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How did you hear about this site InHouston?
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Financial Planning for Life/Investment Management
Niche (Services/Products your company provides:)
Hourly, As-Needed Planning Solutions
Financial Planning for Life
Investment Management
Cash Flow Management
Education Planning
Risk Management Analysis
Retirement Planning
About Me:
New (or rather new) father. Have a son turning one soon.
City, State
Houston, TX
Area of Houston
Open Networker?
Servant Leader, Give It First Networker?
Have Attended Live InHouston Netweaving Events (ever):
Perfect Client
New or expectant parents
Transitional events (parents, divorce, retirement, job-loss)
Those looking to enhance quality of life
Anyone looking for INDEPENDENT, UNBIASED, NO CONFLICT advice from someone with a fiduciary responsibility to the client
Target Market(s)
New/Expectant Parents, Job Transitions, Value independent advice
What does your company do to focus on its purpose?
We allow clients to live fulfilling lives by helping them integrate values as they preserve, accumulate and transition their wealth through solutions that are unbiased without any conflicts of interest and tailored to each of their individual situations.

We do this by:

* Providing expert knowledge of financial, life and investment planning topics to allow tailored solutions to be created to allow clients to improve their long-term financial situation.

* Providing holistic and big picture thinking for each client to enable them to gain a better understanding about their situation and they way each area interacts and effects others.

* Providing a partnership relationship with each client to help educate them on their unique situation as they build and implement their financial plan in order to be as responsive to the individual needs as possible.

* Providing goal setting within the context of the financial planning for life services to better enable clients to articulate their long-term dreams and aspirations and align them with their values.

* Providing perspective to situational events that may impact a client to help look beyond the headline and remove the emotional aspect of decision making.

* Providing unparalled service and always placing the clients interest first to ensure clients remain on track to meet their goals.

* Providing accountability to clients and provide the encouragement needed to follow through on action items.

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Essential information when planning for college funding!

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 12:29pm 0 Comments


The average cost of college ranges from approximately $15,000 to over $36,000 for public and private 4 year institutions, respectively, for the 2009 – 2010 school year. So, whats the best way to pay for it?

I hear this question almost every day from parents. I am one.

There are several variables to consider when you begin developing the college funding plan…


Regrets? Would you have any?

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 1:44pm 0 Comments

I am a planner. I plan. It’s what I’m good at.

Now, as I read A Fantasy That Will Never Happen. Will It? by Stephen Kreider Yoder over the weekend and it made me think back to the decisions I have made over the years that led me to where I am


To understand my point of view,…


I love the smell of volatility in the morning!

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 9:42am 0 Comments

The wild gyrations in the market over the past few weeks – the Dow closing in “correction” territory and below its 200 day moving average. It all

makes me want to say:

I love the smell of volatility in the morning!

Okay, so I’m being a bit facetious as I write that. It does remind me of what I see most mornings on select financial news channels though. I hear things like:



Women and Retirment

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 2:57pm 0 Comments

A new study released by AXA Equitable finds twice as many women are concerned about their retirement than men.

That is not surprising since women face their own unique challenges when it comes to their finances. As a general rule, they will:

  • Earn less during their working years
  • Have longer life expectancy than men
  • Often times put career on hold for family
  • Are less of a risk-taker when it comes…

Money means _______ to me

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 12:54pm 0 Comments

Fill in the blank here: Money means ________ to me.

If you are like most people, you probably filled in the blank with something like:

* Freedom

* Opportunity

* Time

* Autonomy

* Greed

You get the point. Money can mean anything and everything. It just depends on who you ask. And different types of money will mean different things to the same person. Was the money from salary? Or was it found? Or was it gifted?

Odds are, you will… Continue

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At 9:19am on December 20, 2010, Jennifer Fisher said…

Happy Birthday, and may all the wishes and dreams you dream today turn to reality.

At 9:34am on December 19, 2010, Dianne Gilbert said…

Happy Birthday Christopher!  May your day be a great celebration of your life and future!

At 9:08am on May 29, 2010, Jennifer Fisher said…
Thank you for the invitation to connect, Christopher. Have a wonderful weekend.
At 4:05pm on May 17, 2010, Chari Twitty, MCD said…
Thanks for the add Christopher! How are you today??
At 9:04am on December 19, 2009, Jennifer Fisher said…
Happy Birthday. May it be filled with joy, laughter, good friends and good wishes.
At 9:04am on December 19, 2009, Jennifer Fisher said…
Happy Birthday. May it be filled with joy, laughter, good friends and good wishes.
At 12:00pm on November 10, 2009, Mendy K Hassen said…
Thank you Christopher, I am anxious to get involved with this organization.
At 9:05am on July 7, 2009, Lea-Ann Gee said…

Thanks for asking. Glad to connect.

At 4:35pm on July 6, 2009, Kristie Gibson said…

Welcome to InHouston! I love this group and am happy to help any way I can!

At 12:29pm on July 2, 2009, Lea-Ann Gee said…




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