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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.

If you think financial planning is only for the rich, think again. People from all walks of life can benefit greatly from planning their finances. Developing a sound financial plan and sticking to it can greatly improve your chances ofREAD MORE

We’ve all been dealing with COVID-19 for many months now, and as cases begin to mount again, I’ve been thinking a lot about an interesting conversation I had with my oncologist. First, I have to say those are two wordsREAD MORE

On December 19, 2019, Congress passed a major tax bill that has retirement and estate planning implications for millions of Americans. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) made several changes to the rules governing companyREAD MORE

Are annuities a good idea for meeting your investment and retirement goals? It depends. Under certain circumstances, the right kind of annuity can be very helpful. For example, a Single Premium Immediate Annuity (SPIA) can be a great way toREAD MORE

The stock market drop in February and March was the fastest drop of that magnitude on record. The recovery since late March has been equally breathtaking. In fact, many people we speak with are surprised that the broad stock marketREAD MORE

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