Buz’s Bio

BuzPhotoBuz Livingston CFP® provides his clients with professional, unbiased and objective financial planning and investment management.

Buz has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, The Street.com, MSN Money, Yahoo.com, Money, Financial Advisor, Investment News, and several newspapers including the LA Times and the Baltimore Sun. Since 2006 Buz has penned a weekly column in The Walton Sun offering financial advice and commentary. He also worked as freelance columnist with the Motley Fool. In May 2014 Mindful Money, a digital magazine, available on iPhone, iPad and Android published his column on excessive 401K charges. For a free link, click here.

He is a proud University of Georgia graduate (BS in Agriculture,1978) and passed the distinctive CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™  examination in 2003. Buz holds a Certificate in Financial Planning from the College for Financial Planning. He is a Registered Investment Advisor in both Florida and Georgia.

Buz has served his community as Board Member, President and Family Selection Chair, Habitat for Humanity, Walton County.  Currently he is on the South Walton Community Council’s Board of Directors and supports the Cultural Arts Association. Previously he volunteered with The Seaside Repertory Theater, South Walton Turtle Watch and South Walton Fire District’s Pension Board.

For years he pondered how many kayaks a man should own. Now he knows…enough for his grandchildren. Currently he agitates for well-maintained bicycle paths around South Walton and supports South Walton’s magical music scene.