Jim Crider


Intentional Living FP

CEO & Financial Planner

Jim Crider


Intentional Living FP

CEO & Financial Planner

Your Life Is Dynamic. We Believe Your Planning Should be, Too. - Jim Crider, CFP®

Fee-Only financial planner in New Braunfels, TX, helping clients locally and across the country achieve early financial independence.

Jim Crider is a fee-only financial planner located in Braunfels, TX (between Austin and San Antonio) Intentional Living FP provides all aspects of financial planning from investment management, tax planning, and debt reduction strategy to help clients gain financial independence.  As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Jim Crider is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice. Jim Crider works with young families to help them acheive early financial independence.


Hello, I'm Jim Crider, founder of Intentional Living FP. I started Intentional Living FP to help families achieve Early Financial Independence. Together, we navigate the decisions, opportunities, and obstacles that you will face so your money is used efficiently and effectively to serve its purpose in your life. 

I live in the once-small town of New Braunfels, Texas with my wife, Kendra, and our three sons, Atticus, Asher, and Arlo. When I’m not engaged in a conversation about life and money, I can be found playing dinosaurs or at the park with our kids, playing board games, or in the mountains on an adventure.


Meet Jim Crider, CFP®, Founder of Intentional Living FP LLC

Prior to starting Intentional Living FP, I worked primarily with the standard clients of most wealth management firms— financially successful families seeking guidance with the wealth they’ve accumulated over decades. While I cherish each client I’ve served, I came to find the clients I enjoy most: families that desire to achieve early financial independence for the sake of spending significant time with the people they care about, doing the things they enjoy.


BBA, Dallas Baptist University


Past Experience

Fidelity Investments, Retirement Planner

PAX Financial Group, Financial Planner

Jim Crider is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.

Intentional Living FP LLC is a boutique, fee-only financial planning firm that specializes in helping families acheive early financial independence. Our clients value family and community and desire the ability to spend more time with those they love. 

Our typical client is a young family desiring early work optionality. More spefically:

  • Accumulators

We specialize in serving families who are navigating life, career, and family decisions. Typically, this aligns with those in their late 20s to early 40s. 

  • Family people

Our clients are family-oriented and value experiencing moments, creating legacies, and sharing passions as they spend significant time with the people they care about doing the things that are important to them.

  • Vision driven

Our clients are seeking early financial independence for the purpose of the freedom to spend significant time with the people they care about and the ability to pursue what is important to them. They align with the term “work optionality” rather than “retirement”.

  • Looking for a guide

Our clients want someone who they can sit and talk with about what they want their life to look like and what they hope to accomplish; to hear if they can do the things they’d like and how to navigate the decisions they have to make along the way.


If you're like our clients, you're looking for how to properly align your money with what is important in your life. Perhaps you desire early work optionality, while still ensuring you enjoy the present. We help our clients navigate the decisions they will face to ensure their money is used to serve its purpose in their lives. 

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Financial Independence
  • Real Estate Strategy
  • Tax Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Early Retirement Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Cash Flow Planning
  • Net Worth Planning
  • College Education Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Growing Families
  • Millennials
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors
  • Entrepreneurs

Working Together

  • House Calls
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Collaborative Plan Creation
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Jim Crider is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Jim Crider is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • XY Planning Network
    Jim Crider is a Member of the XY Planning Network

    The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who are focused on working with Generation X and Generation Y clients. Our mission is to connect consumers with best-in-class financial advisors who specialize in working with clients just like you.

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Office Locations:

  • By Appointment Only
    New Braunfels, TX 78130

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