Ted Bauman: Offering Financial Expertise to the Masses

Ted Bauman has always drawn on his deep desire to help others as a source of drive and inspiration. He feels fortunate to be able to realize his dreams through the sharing of his vast knowledge of finance and economics in conjunction with the development of his writing skills. Currently, Bauman operates “Smart Money” which is a weekly stock trading service and offers his business perspective to others through this, his newsletter, and other writing formats.

Following in the footsteps of his father, renowned financial writer Robert Bauman, Ted Bauman greatly enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He has been published in several journals, is the author of a newsletter published by Banyan Hill known as The Bauman Letter, and recently co-authored a book with his father called Where to Stash Your Cash (Legally). Some of the international journals to feature his work include the Journal of Microfinance, Small Enterprise Development, and Environment and Urbanization. In addition to these international journal publications, when Bauman was living in South Africa he was published several times in such features as Cape Times, Cape Argus, New Internationalist, and Mail and Guardian. He considers writing to be the most satisfying part of business, so after years of work with nonprofits, consulting positions, and acting as fund manager to housing projects, Ted has dedicated himself to writing and research full time.

Before finding his niche as a financial writer, Ted Bauman traveled extensively and did vast amounts of research. Bauman was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Maryland; however, he emigrated to South Africa as a young man. He is a proud graduate of the University of Cape Town and holds degrees in both Economics and History. Over the course of a 25 year career in South Africa, Ted Bauman held several different executive roles with various non-profit companies. Most often he served as a fund manager for a low cost housing project. He also was employed as a consultant thanks to his expertise in economics by the South African government and even the United Nations, as well as several non-profit agencies.

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