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.

The inflation spike we’ve seen over the past several months has been surprising in its magnitude and persistence. Recent readings on inflation have been stunning, hitting heights not seen since the 1970s. In March, the Consumer Price Index rose byREAD MORE

After more than two years of being stuck at home, there are a lot of people who are ready to pick up and go. ANYWHERE! International travel is more “adventurous” in the COVID era- the pandemic is still raging inREAD MORE

I recently had the pleasure of joining my clients for the christening of their new boat. It was one of those rare experiences when you can share the moment as a lifelong dream comes true. This dream was a longREAD MORE

The past couple of years have been challenging on many levels. The COVID-19 Pandemic has been front and center in most Americans’ lives, and as we approach the two-year mark, it’s still affecting us all in one way or another.READ MORE

During the pandemic, more people can be seen out riding electric bicycles (“eBikes”) than ever before. E-bikes are a lot of fun, but there is a risk element involved. There are hundreds of bicycle accidents in San Diego each year,READ MORE

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