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Exploring Life & Business with Andrea Scott of Brownstone Tax and Financial Services

Today we’d like to introduce you to Andrea Scott. 

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Hello, I am a 45-year-old mother of two adult children and a Baltimore Native who loves her city and community.

Helping people with their finances has been a passion of mines for many years.

A little background about me. I have over 17 years of experience in the tax and financial services industry. My career in the financial industry began when I began doing my own personal taxes. I soon realized that big companies were charging astronomical fees for their services to me, and my family. These fees were taking away a lot of our hard-earned money. As she began learning tax laws and the proper way to prepare taxes, I began to provide the service to other individuals I knew.

As time passed, and in 2001, at the age of 25, I made the decision to file for personal bankruptcy due to personal circumstances. At that time my inability to not be able to attain an attorney caused me to redirect my services to a preparer that was done at an affordable rate.

These two experiences helped me realize that there was a need to help individuals and families to file for personal bankruptcy due to indigence and also helping individuals and families file their taxes and keep more money in their pockets.

In 2007, Andrea Graduated from the University of Baltimore with her Master’s Degree in Legal and Ethical Studies. Soon after graduation, she formed the company Brownstone LLC.

In 2012, Andrea renamed her company Brownstone Tax and Financial Services. During this transition, she revamped her company to include a variety of other financial services to include: Tax Preparation, Bankruptcy document preparation, Various Insurance products, and Financial Planning.

In 2014 Brownstone Tax and Financial Services became an MBE/WBE certified company through the City of Baltimore.

After working for the State of Maryland for over 20 years, in 2018 I retired and began working my business full time.

As a business owner and mother of 2 and grandmother of 1, I have always felt that is an urgent need for financial education as well as mentorship within my community. This passion was the creation of The Green Dollar Project Inc (501c3).

I am the current owner of the following companies; Brownstone Tax and Financial Services, The Brownstone Training Academy, I am A Maryland Licensed Realtor, and Brownstone Insurance Agency

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
There have been many challenges. Covid has changed the dynamics of so many things, maintaining my business by changing from a more personal face-to-face interaction to a virtual one. Finding talent and individuals that will work towards the mission and vision of the company.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Brownstone Tax and Financial Services?
Brownstone Tax and Financial Services is committed to providing financial services, education. And products that
provide the best financial solutions for individuals and businesses, in a profitable manner by establishing a successful partnership with our customers, staff, and agents. Brownstone Tax and Financial Services is dedicated to providing dependable, honest services and products as well as giving them the opportunity to also become financially independent

We provide the following services

*Financial Education

*Debt Elimination Solutions

*Tax Preparation and IRS Tax Settlements

*Insurance Products as well as Pre-Licensing Education

*Real Estate

What matters most to you? Why?
What matters is making sure that my community has a strong knowledge of financial education, while building strong communities and making sure our families and young children have a fighting chance when it comes to understanding finance and building financial wealth.

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