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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

Is This Gambling or What? Living Financially Secure and Planning for Retirement

Taught by Brad Waddoups


Day Time Location
Thursday, August 1 4 p.m. Ricks 173
Friday, August 2 2 p.m. Ricks 161
Brad Waddoups

Brad Waddoups


Waddoups has a degree in Marketing, an M.B.A., and is a Certified Investment Manager Analyst (CIMA). He graduated from Ricks College, Utah State University, University of Phoenix, and attended specialized course work at Wharton School of Business. He has spent 28 years as a financial advisor.

Waddoups and his wife Linda met at Ricks College 30 years ago. They have two children, a 25-year-old son who is home off a mission attending BYU-Idaho, who will soon graduate with a degree in Biology. He is going to be pharmacist. They also have a 15-year-old son who thinks he’s Daniel Boone. They hoped for three girls between the two sons but that’s not what the Lord blessed them with. They feel very blessed to have these two wonderful sons.

Waddoups is an avid gardener, skier, runner, hiker, fly-fisherman and reader. He spent 18 straight years in four different bishoprics and serves as a stake president currently.

Class Outline

Starting a financial journey from burdens to blessings: a 12-step program.  

Members of the class will discuss information and specific steps to help them make sense of their finances and have hope in the journey.  

Learning Objectives:

Understand and believe the 12-steps to financial security.

1. Pay an honest tithe.

2. Prepare and live within a budget

3. Establish an emergency fund

4. Avoid unnecessary debt, especially consumer debt.

5. Participate in an appropriate insurance program

6. Food storage

7. Work towards home ownership

8. 15%+ Retirement Savings

9. Proper Diversification

10. Ongoing Education

11. Seek Advice from a qualified and licensed financial advisor

12. Be wise 

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