Gary Brooks is a former journalist who is now President of Brooks, Hughes & Jones, a Gig Harbor, Washington based Registered Investment Adviser firm. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ who writes a monthly column on financial planning and investing for The (Tacoma) News Tribune. He also delivers financial insight and commentary via blog at www.BHJadvisors.com. His book, Ineffective Habits of Financial Advisors (and the Disciplines to Break Them), is a collaboration with long-time strategic business consultant Steve Moore. The book is written for financial professionals who want to create more efficient, profitable businesses and do great work for clients.