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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 work is now featured on websites like Fox Business, USA Today,  ScoreSense, SF Gate, Incomist, and countless others.

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

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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've created engaging content focusing on credit, credit cards, loans, banking, insurance, and other personal finance-related topics. My bylined and ghostwritten content has appeared on Fox Business, USA Today, SFGate, Washington Post, WorldPay, ScoreSense and for multiple banks and investment advisory firms.

Company: Tim Maxwell Writing LLC

I worked there from 1/2015 until now

SEO Content Writer and Topic Creator

As part of The HOTH's Premium Bloggers team, I created SEO optimized content following best practices to rank content on Google. I also pitch strategic topic ideas to clients. I consistently place in the top three in the company's monthly topics contests that are based on client approval metrics. I performed SEO research using Ahrefs and optimize content to improve the client's organic search rankings.

Company: The HOTH

I worked there from 6/2018 until 1/2020

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

Founder / Publisher

Research, write, edit and publish personal finance content. Strategize topic creation using Ahrefs platform and optimize on-page content for SEO benefits. Create graphics and other content for the site's social media channels.

Company: Incomist

I worked there from 3/2017 until now

Content I Write