May 02, 2024

Buckingham Extends Offering with Introduction of Family Budget Services

St. Louis, MO - Buckingham Wealth Partners, a leading name in comprehensive financial advisory services, is thrilled to announce the launch of its latest venture, Buckingham Family Budget Services. This offering is a key division within the Buckingham Wealth Partners network and complements its holistic wealth planning offering.

Family Budget Services further equips Buckingham’s community of advisors with the tools needed to support clients’ budgeting conversations and fills a needed gap in building wealth. In addition to supporting Buckingham’s advisor community, made up of over 230 Buckingham Strategic Wealth advisors and a network of over 1,000 independent advisors who are part of Buckingham Strategic Partners, Family Budget Services offers independent consulting, regardless of an affiliation with Buckingham. Led by Director of Family Budget Services Rob Bertman, CFA, CSLP®, CFP®, formerly of Family Budget Expert, this service helps families face their spending issues head-on and deliver life-changing results, both financially and emotionally.

"At Buckingham, we understand that every family has unique challenges in reaching their financial goals, but the ability to align on a budget doesn’t have to be one of them," said Adam Birenbaum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Buckingham Wealth Partners. “With the addition of Rob Bertman, and his incredible capability to help families with cash flow and budgeting solutions, our team is best prepared to help clients navigate their financial journeys with confidence."

With over 20 years in the financial industry, Rob shifted his focus from a VP and partner in investment management after noticing a gap in services that balanced both the financial and emotional needs of budgeting. He started “Family Budget Expert” in 2015 to deliver a collaborative process that helps families create a simple and flexible budgeting system, while providing the guidance and accountability needed to make this happen. “I am passionate that a budget doesn’t have to feel like a negative thing. I love seeing both the financial improvement and the relationship transformation that comes from working together through our process,” said Rob. “Those ‘aha!’ moments when a couple realizes that they can keep spending on what they enjoy and still reduce their expenses is magical.”

Family Budget Services helps clients overcome obstacles in their budgeting with a goal to spend less, argue less and keep the lifestyle they love. The process includes one-on-one conversations directly with clients over a 12-month period to refine their spending plans and encourage constructive ways to create effective habits. For more information about Buckingham Family Budget Services visit

In addition to Buckingham Strategic Wealth and Buckingham Strategic Partners, Buckingham Family Budget Services joins a list of incremental services offered through the Buckingham network including Buckingham Integrated Tax Solutions®, Buckingham Business Solutions™, Buckingham Retirement Plan Solutions and Buckingham Institutional Services™.



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