Financial Muscle for Life!

As a professional Financial Planner and a Certified Personal Trainer, I see so many similarities between building a healthy body and obtaining financial success. Build Financial Muscle is here to share strategies to help you achieve financial fitness for a lifetime!

Financial Muscle For Fitness Pros

Fitness Pros - Start Here!

Get your FREE copy of my e-book "Financial Muscle for Fitness Pros" here. This book discusses 12 principles that you use everyday to help others achieve physical fitness. They also apply to financial fitness and your money!

Meet Chris

Chris Ball is the owner of Financial Muscle Planning, a fee-only financial advisory firm in Royal Oak, MI. Chris is also a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer who wants to help you build a lifetime of financial fitness!

Why Build Financial Muscle?

Build Financial Muscle is a real labor of love for me. I have a passion to help you achieve a lifetime of financial fitness. There are so many shared qualities between healthy physical habits and strong financial habits. Many of the obstacles you face in building good habits for exercise and nutrition also apply to managing your money! I want to use that knowledge and share strategies to help you reach all your important goals.

I have been interested in exercise for as long as I can remember. As a child, I grew up with asthma and several other health problems. I started a fitness routine in an effort to improve my overall health and well-being. Once I saw the benefits, I really became committed to regular exercise. For the last 25 years I have tried to maintain a routine of various exercises and weight training in order to maintain a strong level of physical fitness. I am proud to be a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. 

Although I was also interested in investing and personal finance, it took me a long time to learn the fundamentals of managing money. I worked hard right out of high school but never learned how to save money. It seems like I was always in credit card debt and used to waste a lot of money on things I didn’t need. I knew in the back of my mind that I needed to improve but was not sure how to do it. Once I got married, I started taking my financial future seriously. Corporate life was not for me, so I made the decision to back to school and change my career to pursue my passions. 

Financial Muscle Forever

Now I have the thrill of owning my own financial planning firm and I help people every day take control of their finances. Build Financial Muscle is a way for me to encourage people who are interested in physical fitness to take control of their money. If you can get into an exercise routine, you can apply the same principles to money. Building new habits takes time and discipline, but it is worth the effort. I want to make sure this is a place where we keep the message positive and the encouragement strong.

I want to help you avoid costly mistakes and misinformation. My goal is to provide direction and insight that gets you comfortable with a wide variety of financial topics. I want to help get clarity on your short and long term goals so you can plan appropriately. Finally, I want to provide direction and encouragement as you travel the road to success. A great deal of financial planning topics are not overly difficult, but the emotional aspects of money are very powerful.
I look forward to sharing this journey with you – let’s Build Financial Muscle together!

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Financial Plan Example

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Financial Muscle Boot Camp

Financial Muscle Boot Camp

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The Foundation of Financial Muscle


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