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Chris Ball

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Name:
Build Financial Muscle
Category:
General Finance
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Start Year:
2017

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
$250,000.00
Location:
Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Financial Planner
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Latest Blog Posts

Watch Out For Budget Vampires Prior to my career as a financial planner, I had a variety of jobs over the years. One of the most interesting positions I had was that of an Energy Manager. I worked for the second-largest school district in Michigan. My job was to monitor the energy consumption at each […] The post Watch Out for Budget Vampires! appeared first on Build Financial Muscle. ...
Posted: Apr 04 2018 @ 8:57 AM
Adult Money Conversations With Kids Living At Home According to research by the Pew Center (Here),  in 2014 for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18-34 were more likely to be living with their parents than they were to be living in another household with a spouse or a partner. Despite the […] The post Adult Money Conversations With Kids Living At Home appeared first on Build Financial ...
Posted: Mar 27 2018 @ 9:52 AM
The luxury car is one of the most hotly debated items in the financial community. There is a good reason for that discussion, since having more car than money is a sure-fire way to destroy your finances. As a financial planner, it hurts me to see clients that have so much of their monthly income […] The post A Lesson in Luxury Versus Reality appeared first on Build Financial Muscle. ...
Posted: Mar 20 2018 @ 10:16 AM
Money: Your Best Frenemy “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends'” – Abraham Lincoln What is your relationship with money' If you are like most people, money might be described as a true “Frenemy”.  Depending on the day, money may be your best friend or your biggest rival. The good […] The post Money: Your Best Frenemy appeared first on Build Financial Muscle. ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 6:42 AM
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool” – Richard Feynman Of Course I’m Honest With Myself “What do you mean, be honest with myself' I know everything about myself!” – That may very well be your first reaction to that quotation.  The reality is, […] The post Money and the Art of Self-Deception appeared first on Build Financial Muscle. ...
Posted: Feb 19 2018 @ 11:43 AM
Is Buying a House Always a Good Decision' The American Dream. It’s a symbol of success and adulthood. For some people it can be a sign of status and a source of great pride. It’s a wonderful tax write off. Plus, it can even be used as a source of cash when you need an […] The post Is Buying a House Always a Good Decision' appeared first on Build Financial ...
Posted: Feb 13 2018 @ 11:38 AM
A Push Toward Financial Fitness The challenge of building new habits is easier said than done.  If you are like most people, it is a real struggle to create positive habits and break bad ones. You have probably started new many new endeavors only to fall right back into old patterns. You have great intentions, […] The post A Push Toward Financial Fitness appeared first on Build Financial Muscle. ...
Posted: Feb 06 2018 @ 8:55 AM
Turn Perfectionism Into Progress It is Friday evening and you are ready to celebrate the end of a long week. You are progressing nicely in your new workout plan and have been eating very healthy. You are even on track to meet your weekly budget amount for dining out. The discipline has been a challenge […] The post Turn Perfectionism Into Progress appeared first on . ...
Posted: Jan 23 2018 @ 3:04 PM
The term “information overload” has become more and more common in recent years. All of us live in unprecedented times with a seemingly endless stream of breaking news, tweets, internet articles, and Facebook posts. We have access to experts in a variety of fields at our fingertips. You can get video instruction in a matter […] The post Financial Fitness in the Age of Information Overload appeared first on . ...
Posted: Jan 16 2018 @ 2:19 PM
Functional Fitness for Your Finances As you unload the groceries from the trunk of your car, you feel a sharp pain in your knee. Your two year old toddler wants to be held and as you pick her up, you hurt your shoulder. You miss two days of work on the coach writhing in back […] The post Functional Fitness for Your Finances appeared first on . ...
Posted: Jan 09 2018 @ 3:02 PM

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