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Author: Rick Brooks

Rick Brooks, CFA®, CFP® is a partner of Blankinship & Foster LLC and is the firm’s Chief Investment Officer. He is a lead advisor, counseling clients on all aspects of personal financial management. Rick serves on several boards. He is the Chairman of the Board of Girl Scouts San Diego, and also chairs the San Diego Foundation’s Professional Advisor Council. Rick and his family live in Mission Hills. Rick enjoys spending time with his family, theater, cooking, skiing, gaming and reading.

You’re going to be hearing a lot of people talking about how to ‘prepare your portfolio’ for the election results. I could make a case for lots of different possible outcomes, regardless of whom is ultimately elected. At the endREAD MORE

As of right now, it appears that the current outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic may have peaked in most U.S. states. State and local lock-down orders are being eased, but it’s an open question as to what will pass forREAD MORE

The past two months have been a wild ride, to be sure. With financial markets selling off and government efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak severely restricting both economic and personal activity, it’s very reasonable to be concerned about whatREAD MORE

A college education gives your child a significant advantage in today’s job market, generally delivering higher earnings throughout their entire working life. Over the years, Congress has introduced many different incentives to help families afford the cost. Here are severalREAD MORE

I occasionally hear this question, and the answer is somewhat surprising to those who ask me: even if you do not create a Last Will and Testament, you still have one. It was written by your state legislature. A willREAD MORE

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