MEET CHRIS BALL

I am a professional financial planner, certified personal trainer, author, and speaker. I am extremely passionate about assisting others to make transformations in their lives, both physically and financially! I have had the great honor to serve others and help them overcome obstacles to achieve their best shape possible.

Before I pursued my passion for all things financial muscle, I worked in a variety of positions in information technology and energy management. My career prior to starting my business was much like the character Peter in the movie Office Space! It’s a funny story that brings a lot of laughs from my friends and family. Once I finally got my situation in order to pursue my dream business, it’s been such a joy.

I am the owner of Financial Muscle Planning LLC which provides personalized fee-only financial planning, and Build Financial Muscle LLC which provides client education and advice using old-school and cutting-edge principles through this website.

I was born and raised in the Metropolitan Detroit area and I have been a lifetime Michigan resident. I still resides with my wife Isabella in the Great Lakes State. Michigan has been a great place to live, however the older I get the crankier I get about winter!   

WORK WITH CHRIS

Please enjoy everything Build Financial Muscle has to offer. I look forward to interacting with you on the blog, podcast, and on social media. If you are interested in working with me one on one for your personal financial planning needs, please contact me at chris@buildfinancialmuscle.com anytime!

 EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Bryant University – Financial Planning Course (2016)
  • Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examination , NASAA Series 65 (2016)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer (2014)
  • Project Management Institute , Certified Project Management Professional (2008)
  • Charter Oak State College – Bachelors of Science in Business (2007)

VOLUNTEERING / IMPORTANT CAUSES

  • Secretary/Treasurer – Fredi the Pizzaman Foundation

The Fredi the Pizzaman Foundation is an IRS 501c3 registered charitable organization. The Fredi the Pizzaman Foundation provides support and funding to educational programs designed specifically to assist persons with Autism and other developmental disorders, special education needs, and trouble with social interaction and communication.  

My friend Fredi “The Pizzaman” Bello is passionate about assisting families with children affected by Autism. He has donated thousands of dollars to educational programs committed to helping children with Autism and other social interaction challenges. These programs truly are life-changing for these wonderful and special kids. I am honored to serve as the Secretary for the Foundation. For more information on how you can help us out visit:

http://www.fredithepizzaman.com/

  • Supporter – Kennedy’s Disease Association

Kennedy’s Disease is an adult-onset disease with symptoms generally developing between the ages of 30 to 50. Kennedy’s Disease is often misdiagnosed as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Both the spinal and bulbar neurons are affected causing muscle weakness and atrophy throughout the body. It is most noticeable in the extremities (legs/arms) , face, and throat causing speech and swallowing difficulties. There are many other symptoms associated with the disease. Fortunately, life expectancy is noted to be at or almost normal. However, most patients end up  struggling with daily activities for the rest of their lives as the symptoms progress. 

It takes an enormous amount of research funding in order to find treatments for diseases such as Kennedy’s. There has been exciting progress in recent years toward finding effective treatments and preventative measures. However, there is a long way to go in order to find a cure. 

One of my best friends is affected by this disease, and I am so impressed with the attitude and outlook he has toward his condition. He is a wonderful husband and father, and works hard everyday to support his family and not let his symptoms stop him. I am so hopeful that treatments can be developed to help improve his quality of life and others who suffer from Kennedy’s Disease. 

https://www.kennedysdisease.org

 

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