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Braden Howell

Financial Adviser

Braden Howell is a Financial Adviser with Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser, and an agent with New York Life Insurance. As a founding principal of Bethel Financial Group, Braden specializes in providing tailored solutions to business owners and affluent professionals in areas of retirement, business, and estate planning. Braden’s approach is to help bring clarity, direction and peace of mind to clients when it comes to their finances so they can focus on what matters most to them; their families, their businesses, and their communities. Braden left a career in sports media to join New York Life in 2006 because he wanted to do something that he felt would have a lasting impact and make a difference in people’s lives. A desire to educate and serve others is the foundation upon which Bethel Financial Group was formed.

Braden’s dedication to serving his clients has also brought him career success, including being a member of the Million Dollar Round Table* (2014, 2015), a three-time New York Life Council qualifier (2012, 2013, 2014), a two-time member of the New York Life Long Term Care Circle of Champions** (2006, 2007), and achieving Annuity Elite status in 2012. Braden is also a past president and former Chairman of the Dallas Executives Association, and is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

As an active member in the community, Braden currently serves on the Stewardship committee at his church, Park Cities Baptist church, and he and his wife, Rebecca, also serve on the leadership team of their Sunday School Class. Braden has been a featured speaker about Long Term Care planning to the Baby Boomer’s Ministry, and also teaches a Crown Financial Ministries class at the church. Braden attended Greenhill School in Addison before going on to graduate from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in Journalism. In addition to being active in the community and his church, Braden’s favorite pastime is spending time with Rebecca and playing with their three young children.

*The Million Dollar Round Table(MDRT), the Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.
**New York LIfe award based on Sales Production 



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