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Freelance Personal Finance Writer

About Me

Tim Maxwell is a freelance personal finance writer and credit expert with over two decades of experience in the media. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication and journalism from California State University, Fresno and has worked for major media companies such as NBC/Universal and 20th Century Fox.

Tim is passionate about financial literacy and empowering people to take control of their finances. A former television news journalist, his articles are now featured on websites like CBS News, Experian, Fox Business, Bankrate, and Capital One.

He writes about a variety of personal finance topics including credit, credit cards, debt, loans, banking, insurance, investment, and retirement.

Industries I Write About


My Writing Samples

Millennials Are Hurrying to Refinance Their Mortgages... Here's Why

Millennials are increasingly choosing to refinance their mortgages but low-interest rates present financial opportunities for people of all age groups.


How to Pay for an Unexpected Expense When You're Unemployed

When money is tight, it’s helpful to know your options for paying off an unplanned expense.


How To Start Saving for Retirement Again in 2021

Don’t let pandemic-related financial challenges set back your retirement plans. Here's how to restart your retirement savings in 2021.


What Is a Virtual Credit Card?

A virtual credit card is a temporary card number designed to protect your actual credit card when you shop online. If you worry about giving out your credit card information online, virtual credit cards can provide an extra layer of security to your online transactions.



Freelance Personal Finance Writer

I write about credit cards, loans, mortgages, banking, real estate, student loans, and other related topics for Fox Business.

Company: Fox Business

I worked there from 12/2020 until now

Freelance Personal Finance Content Marketing Writer

I create engaging content focusing on credit, credit cards, loans, banking, insurance, and other personal finance-related topics. My content has appeared on CBS News, Experian, Fox Business, CreditCards.com, Bankrate, USA Today, Washington Post, and others.

Company: Red Tree Media

I worked there from 1/2015 until now

Freelance Financial Writer

I contribute content focusing on personal finance, credit cards and credit education.

Company: Bankrate

I worked there from 4/2021 until now

Freelance Finance Writer

I write about loans, real estate and personal finance for Credible.

Company: Credible

I worked there from 6/2021 until now

Freelance Personal Finance Writer

I write about credit education and personal finance for Experian.

Company: Experian

I worked there from 11/2021 until now

Freelance Credit Writer

I write credit card reviews and financial articles for CreditCards.com.

Company: CreditCards.com

I worked there from 2/2022 until now

Digital Media Specialist

I worked as part of a team creating digital content for the studio's film and television production departments to be released via Apple, Netflix, Hulu and other streaming platforms.

Company: NBCUniversal Media

I worked there from 11/2015 until 1/2017

Digital Media Specialist

I worked as part of a team creating digital content for Fox's film and television production departments.

Company: 20th Century Fox

I worked there from 4/1997 until 11/2015

Broadcast Journalist

I was a "one-man band" in the field, capturing news and events on camera, interviewing subjects, writing and editing stories for a nightly one-hour newscast.

Company: KMPH Fox 26

I worked there from 1/1991 until 7/1992

Freelance Personal Finance Writer

I write articles about building credit, loans, insurance, taxes and more for CBS News.

Company: CBS News

I worked there from 6/2022 until now

Content I Write