Reviews

“Jim Stovall is one of the most extraordinary men of our era.”—Steve Forbes, President and CEO, Forbes magazine

“Jim Stovall is one of the greatest and most inspiring authors of all time. I love reading and re-reading his brilliance. If you are ready to make your life work magnificently and have money flow into your experience – read this masterpiece and share it with those you love & care about.”—Mark Victor Hansen, Co-creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul®

“Money is a tool, and here's a helpful toolbox to put it to good use. Tune out the frenzied stock-traders on TV and read this book.”—Chris Guillebeau, blogger and author of The Art of Non-Conformity

“Jim Stovall and Tim Maurer’s financial know-how and ability to explain it in a way that inspires you to make changes is unmatched. Whether you’re looking for ways to boost your own wealth or just want a better handle on the world of personal finance, this book is for you.”—Kimberly Palmer, author of Generation Earn and personal finance columnist at US News & World Report

"Money is not the root of all evil nor the answer to all your problems. But it is a crucial tool to making your life what you want it to be. This is the message of The Ultimate Financial Plan, but it’s not just a book about the 'philosophy of money.' It’s full of practical, powerful advice for using money to its best advantage without letting it take over your life.”—Robert Brokamp, CFP®, Senior Advisor, The Motley Fool

“In my 38 years of banking, I saw thousands who could have avoided financial and life problems by reading the material in The Ultimate Financial Plan by Jim Stovall and Tim Maurer. This could be the best investment you ever made in yourself.”—Don M. Green, Executive Director, Napoleon Hill Foundation

“The severe recession and financial crisis of 2007-09 have shaken the foundations of the American economy. Its rebuilding and restoration won’t come from looking elsewhere for help, but will take shape through the accumulated actions of individuals and families. To help, Tim Maurer and Jim Stovall have produced a book filled with insight and utility. We would all do well to heed their lessons.”—Carl J. Schramm, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

"Timing is everything, especially concerning your personal finances. As you face your own crossroads in life, this excellent book (like a GPS road map) gives you the timeless, as well as timely truths you need to reach your ultimate financial goals."—Denis Waitley, author of The Psychology of Winning

The Ultimate Financial Plan is a book for our times. The authors demystify the financial industry, explain the financial crisis, and provide readers with a financial road map for navigating each financial milepost of their lives. Stovall and Maurer have artfully combined their personal stories and a healthy dose of inspiration along with a step by step plan for mastering the complexities of our financial lives. However, their greatest gift in assembling this comprehensive and insightful guidebook is reminding us all of the importance of building ‘true wealth.’”—Carol Anderson, President, Money Quotient

The Ultimate Financial Plan is a useful guide to help readers build financial plans that will support their own unique life goals. Jim Stovall and Tim Maurer, provide detailed financial information in a readable, storytelling style that addresses more than just the mechanics of managing money.”—Rick Kahler, CFP®, co-author of Conscious Finance, The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge; Facilitating Financial Health, and Wired for Wealth

The Ultimate Financial Plan is very conversational and it is just spilling over with excellent information. Where most personal finance books are all hat, no cattle, Jim and Tim have really delivered with a lot of actionable, quality advice. They’ve hit the nail on the head when it comes to life and money -- they're so intertwined -- they do a great job of illustrating that your life comes first, and your money should simply fall in line.”—Jesse Mecham, Founder and Creator, You Need A Budget (YNAB.com)

“Practical, personal and fun, grounded in the wisdom of life’s realities, promises and possibilities, The Ultimate Financial Plan puts our personal relationships with money in living perspective without nagging, harping or preaching. It will give you much to talk about and even more to think about. Highly recommended.”—Richard B. Wagner, JD, CFP®, President, WorthLiving, LLC