When it comes to money management, most of us take a hands-off
approach because we're just not confident that we have the know-how
needed. But personal finance is actually more personal than
it is finance. Tim Maurer has made a career out of
distilling complex financial concepts into understandable, doable
actions. In this eminently practical book, he shows readers how
- better understand their values and goals in order to simplify their money decisions
- budget major expenses intelligently
- reduce and eliminate debt
- make vital decisions on home, auto, and life insurance
- establish a world-class investment portfolio
- craft a workable retirement plan
- and more
Readers will be relieved to see that managing their money is actually not as complicated as they thought--and that they can take control of their financial future starting today.
Personal finance is actually more personal than it is finance.
That's why what works great for someone else may not work as well for you. Money management is complex because we are complex. Therefore, it is in better understanding ourselves--our history with money and what we value most--that we are able to bring clarity to even the most confounding decisions in money and life. Tim Maurer has made a career out of demystifying complex financial concepts into understandable, doable actions. In this practical book, he shows you how to
· find contentment by redefining "wealth"
· establish your priorities, articulate your goals, and find your calling
· design a personal budgeting system you can (almost) enjoy
· create a simple, world-class investment portfolio that has beaten the pros
· manage risk--with and without insurance
· ditch the traditional concept of retirement and plan for financial independence
· cheat death and build a legacy
· and more
"Straightforward, candid, and--yes--simple."--Jean Chatzky, financial editor of NBC's Today Show
"Reading this book is like having your own personal financial advisor."--Kimberly Palmer, senior money editor at U.S. News & World Report; author of The Economy of You
"You can't manage your money without thinking about your life--and the system that Tim proposes can make a radical difference in both."--Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup and The Happiness of Pursuit
"Maurer teaches us how to literally redefine wealth in a way that will both honor your life values and priorities while simultaneously reducing your stress."--Manisha Thakor, CFA, director of wealth strategies for women for the BAM Alliance; writer for The Wall Street Journal
Tim Maurer is a speaker, blogger, author, and financial advisor. As a wealth advisor and director of personal finance for Buckingham and the BAM Alliance, a collective of over 140 financial advisory firms serving over 19,000 individuals throughout the United States, he serves as an industry leader to the media and an educator to both consumers and financial advisors. He is a regular contributor to CNBC, Forbes, Time/Money, and on his own website, www.timmaurer.com. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.
Tim Maurer is a speaker, blogger, author, and financial advisor. As director of personal finance for the BAM Alliance, a collective of over 140 financial advisory firms serving over 19,000 individuals throughout the United States, he serves as an industry thought leader to the media and educator to both consumers and financial advisors. He is a regular contributor to CNBC, Forbes, Time/Money, and Forbes.com, and on his own website, www.timmaurer.com. He is the coauthor with Jim Stovall of The Ultimate Financial Plan and was recently chosen as one of only twenty financial advisors nationwide to sit on CNBC's Financial Advisor Council. He makes regular television appearances on Power Lunch, Street Signs, On the Money, and PBS's Nightly Business Report and has been heard on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show, Morning Edition, and Marketplace. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, U.S. News & World Report, and Money magazine, among others. Tim and his wife, Andrea, are the proud parents of two boys and live in South Carolina.