Advisor Council

Tim Maurer

Tim Maurer, CFP, is a wealth advisor and director of personal finance for Buckingham Strategic Wealth and the BAM Alliance, a collective of more than 140 independent advisory firms with shared values and goals.

A graduate of Towson University, Maurer taught financial planning at his alma mater for seven years and has authored several books. In his third book, Simple Money, he brings the wisdom of behavioral finance to personal finance. He is a CNBC contributor and also writes for Forbes.

A central theme drives Maurer's writing and speaking: "Personal finance is more personal than it is finance," he says. Regardless of our income or net worth, Maurer believes it is our underlying motivations and priorities that drive our behavior with money, which ultimately determines our satisfaction in work and life.

Couching timely application in timeless wisdom, Maurer educates at private events as well as in television, radio, print and online media. With a passion for relational communication, he has been featured on NBC's TODAY, CNBC and ABC's Nightline, on NPR programs The Diane Rehm Show and Marketplace, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Times, Baltimore Sun, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, U.S. News & World Report and Money magazine, among others.

Maurer is a husband and father first and lives in Charleston,South Carolina, where he and his wife, Andrea, are the proud parents of twoboys, Kieran and Connor, and are active members of their community. Outside ofpersonal finance, his favorite pursuit is music, and he plays the drums andsings in a few bands and at his church. He is also part of a groupdedicated to serving the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere,Nicaragua, through microfinance and entrepreneurial ventures.

Follow Maurer on Twitter at @TimMaurer.