Simple Money: A No-Nonsense Guide to Personal Finance (1st Edition) by Tim Maurer

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In author Tim Maurer’s “Simple Money,” he expounds upon a practice that usually involves practicing finance advice and techniques solely in theory and never in a practical appliance. Therefore, he hopes that with his 1st edition of “Simple Money,” concepts of personal finance management would break down the most complex of theories into mini, convenient, and doable practical exercises. With this book, Tim Maurer dispenses knowledge much more valuable than most books covering finance in that it encourages readers to try out its featured theories in a secured and risk-free manner. “Simple Money” constitutes in a bunch of topics that allow readers to break down and simplify their goals and decisions in order to have a direct, more streamlined money decisions as well as how to budget smartly. “Simple Money” also simplifies other aspects of finances, including the benefits of insurance, investments, and how to realistically plan your retirement. 

In the end, “Simple Money” proves through practice that finances are not as complex as commonly perceived and that the road to a stable future is as easy as getting there.

About the Author

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, ForbesTime/Money, and, and on his own website, He is the co-author 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 LunchStreet SignsOn the Money, and PBS’s Nightly Business Report and has been heard on NPR’s The Diane Rehm ShowMorning Edition, and Marketplace. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Baltimore SunKiplinger’s Personal FinanceU.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.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: The Gift of Money: Money 101
  • Chapter 2: The Gift of Purpose: Personal Principles and Goals
  • Chapter 3: The Gift of Discipline: Household Cash Flow
  • Chapter 4: The Gift of Enough: Debt and Financial Freedom
  • Chapter 5: The Gift of Discernment: Risk Management Decisions
  • Chapter 6: The Gift of Security: Life Insurance
  • Chapter 7: The Gift of Certainty: Auto, Home, and Liability Insurance
  • Chapter 8: The Gift of Health: Health, Disability Income, and Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Chapter 9: The Gift of Clarity: Investing and Portfolio Management
  • Chapter 10: The Gift of Transparency: Annuities
  • Chapter 11: The Gift of Preparation: Tax Planning
  • Chapter 12: The Gift of Learning: Education Planning
  • Chapter 13: The Gift of Fulfillment: Retirement Planning
  • Chapter 14: The Ultimate Gift: Estate Planning Wills
  • Chapter 15: The Gift of Discretion: Choosing a Financial Advisor
  • Chapter 16: The Gift of Action: Your Plan for Money and Life
  • Notes
  • About the Website
  • About the Authors
  • Index