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It's time to make what's good about your retirement plans, better!

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Here Are a Few Things You Should Know About Us

We don’t work on Wall Street or wear expensive suits. We’re not stuffy, pushy or persistent. We are just here to help make life easier for you so you can focus on the things that matter most!





We believe working with a financial planner doesn’t mean you should lose the right to manage your money your way. If you have a preferred asset custodian, insurance provider or tax professional, we encourage you to continue using who you’re comfortable with. And if you’re looking for a change in providers or professionals, we’re happy to help.




Simply put, a fee-only advisor works for you and only you. There’s no big corporation holding us up or holding us back. It’s just us, you and your finances. And that’s how we prefer it. We don’t make money by swaying you toward one service provider or another. We make it by developing a holistic financial plan you can use to reach your financial goals.




As fiduciaries, we’re here to advocate for your financial future. While we develop plans, solutions and strategies, you can have the peace of mind that we’re acting only in your best interest.




Our founder, Matt Buckwalter, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. But why is that important for you to know? Because Matt is held to the CFP® Board of Standards, which contains one of the highest levels of ethical standards in the industry.

We Believe In Simply More Life!

We partner with professionals in and from Nebraska to help them achieve their long-term retirement goals through a simplified and focused process of personal financial planning. We understand that in a world filled with distractions and cultural pressures, it’s crucial to cut through the noise and prioritize the most important strategies. By being consistent in our approach, maintaining unwavering commitment, and providing tailored guidance, we ensure individuals stay focused on their essential priorities. Our approach allows them to experience what we term 'simply more life' – a life enriched with more time and freedom to dedicate to the things that matter most, whether it's family, travel, hobbies, or other fulfilling endeavors.

We Make Retirement Planning Our Priority So You Don’t Have To

It’s Time To Sit Back And Relax

Professionals Helping Professionals

Plan for Retirement

Why Professionals?

You are an achiever who has put a lot of pressure on yourself to be the best at what you do. You built your career by seeking out higher education, working long hours, and committing to high standards. Just like you, we take pride in what we do and enjoy working with those who take pride in their work, too. 

When is it Time for Professional Retirement Planning?

Up until now, you've done the heavy lifting for your retirement planning. You have figured out how much to save and where to put your savings. You've pieced together advice from books and the internet, friends and coworkers, and may have worked with an insurance agent or broker. All the while, you've felt like there ought to be a better way. Now that retirement is just around the corner, you recognize there is a lot at risk and want to get it right.

We May Be a Good Fit If You…

...are an attorney, doctor, professor, or other professional and... 

Are in your 50s or 60s Lincoln, NE MJB Financial Planning, LLC

Are in your

50s or 60s

Want to Worry Less Lincoln, NE MJB Financial Planning, LLC

Want to Focus on Other Priorities

Need help managing retirement savings Lincoln, NE MJB Financial Planning, LLC

Want Help Managing Retirement Savings

Ready to Partner with a Professional Lincoln, NE MJB Financial Planning, LLC

Ready to Partner

with a Professional

So when we say we help you plan for retirement, it is people like you we are talking about.

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Who We Are

Is Rooted In Where We Began

A Message From Matt

Hey there,

I'm Matt Buckwalter, the brains and heart behind MJB Financial Planning, LLC, a registered Investment Advisor in the great State of Nebraska. With dual Masters Degrees from Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, I started my journey as an engineer, spending over a decade in the buzzing world of Intel Corporation in both Arizona and Oregon.

But life has its twists, and my path led me to a more fulfilling venture – helping people with their finances. In 2006, I took the plunge, opening MJB Financial Planning as an hourly, as-needed financial planning practice. Back then, I operated out of my home, not entirely sure where this path would lead. Fast forward to today, and you'll find me meeting clients in offices in Lincoln and Omaha, with a few scattered across the map.

Our tagline, "Simply More Life," isn't just a slogan; it's a personal mantra. Growing up in Nebraska, I discovered the unique blend of my father's wanderlust and my mother's love for our Cornhusker state. It's a sentiment I carry into every client relationship – exploring opportunities while rooted in the solid values Nebraska instilled in me.

I've been told I'm organized and goal-focused, but it's more about understanding the power of structure and process in achieving long-term goals. This skill, honed over time, allowed me to tackle challenges like completing the 2009 P.F. Chang’s Rock’n’Roll Arizona Marathon and finding my way back home to Nebraska.

My Nebraska roots gifted me patience, quiet stubbornness, and an independent mindset – qualities that shape my approach as a Fee-Only, Independent advisor. Market timing and stock picking? Not my style. I believe in a steady, reliable journey toward financial goals.

Family is my anchor. I met my wife in Phoenix, and we now have three children (two grown and living on their own). We share a profound love for dogs and take joy in exploring the world's beauty, capturing it through photos that allow us to focus on the small, beautiful moments. Some of these photos stem from our adventures to the beach or mountains, while others depict everyday life in Nebraska. They serve as grounding reminders of what truly matters in shaping our lives each day and provide a means to share what's "Simply More Life" for us.

Choosing this path wasn't about a paycheck. It was about answering an undeniable call for more – more of who I was meant to be. Today, "Simply More Life" includes helping others shape their financial futures, ensuring they experience the richness of life today and tomorrow.

Join me on this journey. Let's navigate the financial landscape together, because, with MJB Financial Planning, it's not just about money; it's about creating a life that's truly more.

Cheers to more life,
Matt Buckwalter, CFP®
Founder, MJB Financial Planning, LLC

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Matt Buckwalter, MS, CFP®

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Matt Buckwalter, MS, CFP®


Email: matt@mjbfinancialplanning.com

Matt has been offering fee-only financial planning in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska since 2006. Today, he is the Principal advisor at MJB Financial Planning, LLC.

In wanting to offer his clients the best service possible, Matt became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional through rigorous educational coursework, experience, comprehensive testing and a dedication to ongoing education. Matt has taken an oath to adhere to the CFP® Board of Standard's strict standards of ethics. 

Matt is also a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, or NAPFA. This organization is one of the nation’s leading networks of fee-only comprehensive financial planners.

Earning a Bachelor’s of Science and Master of Science in engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Matt went on to earn a Master of Science in family financial planning from Kansas State University.

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Michele Buckwalter

Owner, Office Manager
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Michele Buckwalter

Office Manager

Before joining MJB Financial Planning, LLC as office manager, Michele worked for The Arcand Company in Tualatin, Oregon where she gained valuable experience in accounting.

Michele graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. She was originally born in California, but Michele grew up near the mountains in Eastern Oregon before moving to Chandler, Arizona.

When not at work, Michele is focused on her family and enjoys reading, crafting and volunteering.

Managing Your Money

With a Midwest Mindset

What Does Retirement Planning Mean To You?

You deserve a professional approach to retirement planning because your goals and needs are unique to you. Instead of offering generic services and solutions, we tailor our service to your needs. And because life can be full of surprises, we don't stop there. We help you adapt to the inevitable changes. Our independent approach as a fee-only fiduciary, gives you the added comfort of knowing we are doing what's best for you.


We Help Our Clients

Ongoing Financial Planning
  • Balance today's Lifestyle with tomorrow's goals.
  • Prioritize saving, spending, and paying down debt.
  • Make consistent progress on long-term savings goals.
  • Take action when needing a boost of confidence.
  • Know when things get off track.
  • Adapt to the inevitable changes in life.
Retirement Income Planning
  • Decide how much savings to take from different retirement accounts.
  • Leverage Qualified Charitable Deductions (QCDs).
  • Plan for Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs).
  • Plan for the different income Tiers for Medicare Premiums.
  • Optimize the timing of claiming a pension and social security benefits.
  • Plan for healthcare costs.
Tax Efficient Investing
  • Match portfolio risk to spending goals and risk tolerance.
  • Optimize tax placement of securities.
  • Uncover the true cost of investments.
  • Identify a path to making more of the markets work for them.
  • Manage concentrated stock positions and equity compensation.
  • Stay on track with investments during good and bad markets.
  • Strike a balance between competing family view points.

What Are Your Biggest Financial Concerns?

Let’s See How We Can Help

Here’s How We’ll Work Together

Through a complimentary “Get Acquainted” call, we’ll answer questions about who we are, how we help our clients, and who might be a best fit for the service we offer. This should only take about 15 minutes by phone.

If it looks like we are able to help you in the same way we help our other clients, we’ll invite you for an Introduction to MJB meeting. This meeting is where we will show you how our financial planning process can add the most value to your college, retirement, and legacy planning goals.

When you're ready to come on board, we will then begin the process for creating your unique financial goal plan.

Our Financial Planning Process Includes

Step 1 Initial Financial Plan Lincoln, NE MJB Financial Planning, LLC

Financial Plan

Step 2 Investment Management Lincoln, NE MJB Financial Planning, LLC

Investment Management

Step 3 Tax Planning Lincoln, NE MJB Financial Planning, LLC

Tax Planning

Step 4 Retirement Income Planning Lincoln, NE MJB Financial Planning, LLC

Retirement Income Planning

Step 5 Annual Plan Reviews Lincoln, NE MJB Financial Planning, LLC

Plan Reviews

Our Fees

We are committed to helping our clients meet their planning goals. This partnership isn't about any one single task we may do for our clients but the overall result. We accomplish this as part of our wealth management service, which combines comprehensive financial planning and investment management. It is not a one-time or as-needed service. It's an ongoing relationship that evolves with changing circumstances and an ever-changing world. The fee for our wealth management service is a 1% annualized fee (billed quarterly) on the first $1M in assets.

To get started on the financial planning, we offer a limited scope financial planning service. In this limited engagement, the firm will conduct an assessment of the client’s financial situation following an initial goal-setting meeting and, depending upon the client’s stated financial goals, provide financial planning recommendations in such areas as cash flow planning, goal planning, and investment planning at a conclusory presentation meeting. The fee for this service is $2,500. 

For further information, our fees are disclosed in Item #5 of our firm brochure. This brochure provides clients and prospective clients with information about the qualifications, business practices, and nature of our services.

Are We Right For You?

While we have no minimums, our services are typically most valuable for individuals and couples with retirement savings of more than $750,000.

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