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Our Philosophy

“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.”

– Lawrence Pearsall Jacks – 

Driven, passionate professionals are often consumed by their work. As the quote describes, they can hardly distinguish between work and play. If this describes you, then you likely lead a busy lifestyle, with little time to appropriately manage the full spectrum of your personal finances. That’s where the ongoing Financial Fitness program comes in.

Its purpose is to help individuals live financially fit lifestyles by providing an ongoing process of developing and modifying their life goals and determining whether and how they can meet those goals. Carrying out this purpose helps us achieve our mission of building meaningful relationships with our clients and helping them live their best lives. 

Our Value Statements & Principles


We provide organization, helping bring structure to your financial life by getting your financial house in order.


We provide accountability, helping you follow through on financial commitments to achieve your goals.


We provide objectivity, bringing insights to help you avoid emotionally driven, financial decisions.


We provide proactiveness, working with you to anticipate life transitions and be financially prepared for them.


We provide education, educating you on what you need to know to help you succeed.


We provide partnership, helping you live your best life by working with you, not just for you.

Source: Mitch Anthony, “Moving From ROI to ROL”

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Financial Planning, CFP, Financial Advisor

The Patriot Financial Fitness program is provided through Patriot Investment Management Group, Inc. Patriot is an SEC Registered Investment Advisory Firm that was founded in Knoxville, TN in 1993.  Our group of like-minded, fee-only advisors focus on placing their clients’ interests first, provide professional wealth management services to individuals, corporations, foundations, and institutions. Our depth of knowledge, dedication to excellence and commitment to a high level of service uniquely positions us to meet the complex needs of our clients.

Your Personal Trainer

Financial Planner, CFP, Financial AdvisorI help driven, passionate professionals achieve & maintain financially fit and balanced lifestyles. My name is Chris Brown, and I’m a Certified Financial Planner™. My goal is to help you leverage your human capital and properly manage your finances to balance your lifestyle and allow you to enjoy your life today, and in the future.

I’ve always felt you should have a great sense of pride and purpose in anything you do. Consequently, that feeling brought me to the United States Military Academy at West Point to start my education. My short time there, surrounded by some of the most driven, passionate people I’d ever met, instilled a great deal of purpose in me. As a result, I knew I wanted to help these kinds of people live their best life, but how? That purpose pulled me into financial planning.

Financial Planning, Work Life Balance, Goals

The next few years I learned the hard way about the value of balancing your financial life so you can accomplish your long-term goals and still enjoy your life today. Together, my wife, Amy, and I financed and worked to pay for our education, experiencing negative cash flow for eight years. However, through proper management of our finances and leveraging our human capital, we were still able to enjoy those years. Our drive and passion for the work we were doing and would be doing in the future is what helped us succeed through that time. As a result, we have a balanced lifestyle the provides free time and cash flow to do the things we love:  traveling, reading, being physically active, and spending time with our friends and family in Knoxville, TN.

I enjoy working with others who share a similar drive and passion in their own careers and want to help them leverage that sense of purpose. Additionally, managing your health and human capital to prolong your working years and maximize your earning potential can allow you to save less and spend more on your current lifestyle. Summed up: work hard, play hard.  If you love what you do and can’t imagine doing anything else, just like me, then you are a master in the art of living, and this style of financial planning is tailor-made for you.

Want to learn more? Please feel free to reach out to me anytime at cbrown@patriotinvestment.com. If you’d like to see my professional background, please visit my LinkedIn page here.  For an SEC report on my professional conduct, click here.

My Affiliations

Financial Planning, CFP, Financial Advisor

Financial Planning, CFP, Financial Advisor

Financial Planning, CFP, Financial Advisor