Tim Maurer is an advisor, speaker and author of Simple Money: A No Nonsense Guide to Personal Finance. As the Director of Personal Finance for BAM Advisor Services, he works with individuals, families and organizations. Tim is a graduate of Towson University, and now teaches financial planning at his alma mater.
Tim also co-authored with best-selling author, Jim Stovall, “The Ultimate Financial Plan: Balancing Your Money and Life.” Tim is a CNBC contributor and also writes weekly for Forbes.com.
A central theme drives Tim’s writing and speaking: Personal finance is more personal than it is finance. Regardless of our income or net worth, Tim strongly believes 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, Tim educates at private events as well as on television, radio, in print and via online media. Tim has a passion for relational communication, and has been featured on CNBC, 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.
Tim is a husband and father first and lives in Charleston, South Carolina where he and his wife, Andrea, are the proud parents of two boys, Kieran and Connor, and are active members of their community. Outside of personal finance, Tim’s favorite pursuit is music, and he plays the drums and sings in an indie-bluesy-jazzy-rock band and at his church. He is also part of a group dedicated to serving the second poorest country in the Western hemisphere, Nicaragua, through micro-finance and entrepreneurial ventures.
Tim is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) professional. You can follow him on Twitter at @TimMaurer.