SOURCE: Author Brad Berger

Author Brad Berger

September 01, 2015 07:00 ET

New Book, 'Stop Trying to Keep Up With the Joneses,' Offers Money Advice for Ideal Life

TACOMA, WA--(Marketwired - Sep 1, 2015) - Brad Berger, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional with more than two decades of experience, shares advice for living the ideal life in his new book, "Stop Trying to Keep Up With the Joneses - They're Broke Anyway."

"So many people think they need to live the life that someone else prescribes for them," says Berger, a managing partner and owner of Cornerstone Financial Strategies LLC (www.LiveYourIdealLife.com) in Tacoma.

"They haven't examined their own unique situation, evaluated their own values, discovered their dreams, or pursued their goals. They seem to care more about image and the accumulation of things."

In the book, he offers insight on how readers can determine what is truly important to them and make financial decisions that will help lead them to their ideal life.

"Life shouldn't be about trying to keep up with the Joneses," Berger says. "In my experience, they're broke anyway. The people who you think have money, based on the cars they drive, the homes they live in and the vacations they take, may be living paycheck to paycheck, accumulating very little to fund even a meager lifestyle in retirement."

About Brad Berger

Brad Berger, a managing partner and owner of Cornerstone Financial Strategies LLC (www.LiveYourIdealLife.com) in Tacoma, Wash., is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional with more than two decades of experience. He also is the author of the book "Stop Trying to Keep Up With the Joneses - They're Broke Anyway: A Financial Planner's Guide to Living Your Ideal Life." He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as a Scout Platoon Leader in Berlin, Germany, during the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Financial Planning and Investment Advice offered through Financial Advocates Investment Management, a Registered Investment Advisor, DBA Cornerstone Financial Strategies LLC and a separate entity from LPL Financial.

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