I am an advisor, speaker and author. As a wealth advisor and Director of Personal Finance at the BAM Alliance, I am a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner working with individuals, families and organizations. A graduate of Towson University, I now teach financial planning at my alma mater. My second book, co-authored with best-selling author, Jim Stovall, is published by John Wiley & Sons under the title The Ultimate Financial Plan: Balancing Your Money and Life. I am a regular CNBC contributor and write weekly for Forbes.com.
A central theme drives my writing and speaking: Personal finance is more personal than it is finance. Regardless of our income or net worth, I believe it is our underlying values and goals that drive our behavior with money, which ultimately determines our satisfaction in work and life.
Couching timely application in timeless wisdom, I educate at private events as well as in television, radio, print and online media. With a passion for relational communication, I am fortunate to have been featured on CNBC and ABC’s Nightline, on NPR programs The Diane Rehm Show and Marketplace as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, U.S. News & World Report and Money magazine, among others.
I am a husband and father first and live in Baltimore, Maryland where my wife, Andrea, and I are the proud parents of two boys, Kieran and Connor, who help keep us active members of our community. Outside of personal finance, my favorite pursuit is music, and I play the drums and sing in an indie-bluesy-jazzy-rock band and at my church. I’m also part of a group dedicated to serving the second poorest country in the Western hemisphere, Nicaragua, through micro-finance and entrepreneurial ventures.
You can follow me on Twitter at @TimMaurer.