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Chris Ball

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Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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There is a harsh reality in today’s work force. I am not naturally a cynic nor do I typically have a negative outlook, but experience is a great teacher. Regardless of how good you are at your job, how long you have been with a company, or how much value you bring the table, there … Job Uncertainty – Coping With a Difficult Situation Read More » The post Job ...
Posted: Nov 11 2018 @ 12:56 PM
Money friction can end up being the main source of disagreement in a relationship. You are probably familiar with the common statistic that roughly half of American marriages end in divorce. Out of those marriages, estimates are that between 35 to 50 percent of them ended because of money problems and disagreements. Throw in a … Money Friction – How Can You Strengthen Your Relationships? Read More » The post ...
Posted: Nov 10 2018 @ 12:55 PM
Goals are an incredibly powerful tool in achieving success in life. Unfortunately, most people would rather go to the dentist than sit down and set financial goals! It takes effort and many people find it hard to sit and focus on determining exactly what they want out of life. I would encourage you to look … Financial Goals – What Do You Want Your Money To Do? Read More ...
Posted: Nov 09 2018 @ 5:29 PM
There is one regular bill you pay that I would like you to give more attention to. You probably do not even think about this bill or notice it at all. Yet, it is one of the biggest ones you pay – taxes. It usually depresses too many people, but do you ever look at … Pay Yourself First – How Can You Get Started? Read More » The post ...
Posted: Nov 09 2018 @ 12:54 PM
More money or more month. Which one do you have left over at the end of each month? Do you have more days of the month left when the money is gone?  Too many people live paycheck to paycheck and assume that they will be able to keep their jobs and the lifestyle it supports. … More Month Or More Money – Which One Do You Have? Read More ...
Posted: Nov 08 2018 @ 12:55 PM
I am sure you are familiar with people who are known for a fear of commitment. For a variety of reasons, they have avoided any long-term relationships or obligations. They may even talk constantly about settling down with a marriage partner, getting into shape, or finally finishing their degree. It is likely they struggle with … Procrastination and Money – How Can You Overcome the Challenge? Read More » The ...
Posted: Nov 01 2018 @ 12:05 PM
“The best offense is a good defense”. That popular phrase usually applies to sports. However, you can make a strong case that it is also very appropriate for your finances!  You are aware of the fact that you need to increase risk in order to gain greater returns. Likely, your emotions tell you to play … Diversified Portfolio – Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket Read More ...
Posted: Oct 29 2018 @ 10:29 AM
Every day, we are all inundated with advertisements. Whether we are watching television, surfing the internet, or reading a magazine, advertisers are working hard to grab your attention and your money. The financial industry is no different. Investment advice often comes in a nice commercial package. Chances are you will see several ads in a … Investment Advice – Avoid the Noise and Build Your Own Strategy Read More ...
Posted: Oct 29 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Part of the challenge people face when planning for the future is figuring out exactly where to put their money. There are so many different plans out there that it can be confusing. This may cause people to just avoid the pain of trying to make a decision.  One important strategy in your retirement planning  … IRA Accounts – Take Advantage of These Important Tools Read More » The post ...
Posted: Oct 29 2018 @ 8:22 AM
Retirement seems so far off for many of us that we do not give it much thought, except for the times we have a really lousy day at work! With so many people worrying about their current day-to-day circumstances, it is difficult for many to imagine retirement planning so far into the future. Statistics show … Retirement Planning – It’s Never Too Early To Start Read More » The post ...
Posted: Oct 29 2018 @ 6:49 AM


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