Tim Maxwell
Personal Finance, Credit Education, Financial Literacy
Financial Writer
California State University, Fresno

Tim’s financial articles have appeared on such sites as USA Today, Fox Business, and SFGate. 

When he’s not updating his budget or writing about personal finance, Tim enjoys spending time with his family and cycling in the Sierra Nevada mountains. 

He has written for The Balance since April 2021.


Tim is a former television news journalist turned freelance financial writer and credit card expert with over two decades of experience in the media. 

After working for major media companies such as NBC/Universal and 20th Century Fox, Tim now works full-time as a freelance financial writer. He contributes to publications such as Fox Business, Bankrate, Incomist, and The Balance. 

Tim is passionate about financial literacy and empowering people to take control of their finances.