Recently, Ted Bauman of Banyan Hill Publishing spoke with IdeaMensch about his life and career. Mr. Bauman serves as an editor with Banyan Hill, and he is involved in producing “The Bauman Letter” and “Alpha Stock Alert”. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, and he holds degrees in history and economics.
Ted Bauman begins his normal working day by taking his daughter to school. After this, he gets right to work because he believes that the morning hours are his most productive working period. Mr. Bauman works until about 5:00 pm each day.
As a writer, much of Ted Bauman’s work involves research. His research doesn’t just consist of analyzing particular investments. He has to keep up on the latest news from around the world in order to understand how global events might affect his readers’ investment portfolios.
Ted Bauman believes that one of the keys to his success in the field of financial writing is his ability to manage his time well. He has come to realize that he can’t be interrupted during the most productive part of his day. By focusing in on the task at hand each morning, Mr. Bauman is able to complete his research in a timely manner.
Learning and research are import components of Ted Bauman’s career as a writer. Mr. Bauman has stated that he wishes that he had studied technical economics to a greater extent. However, in order to write effectively about economic and financial issues, Mr. Bauman looks over multiple resources from around the world in order to find the most complete and reliable information. He recommends that everyone be actively engaged in learning as much as possible about the areas that they are interested in.
When he first started out working, Ted Bauman worked in restaurants and gas stations. He learned what it was like to live in this world from the perspective of those who don’t have a lot of financial security. This has enabled him to pay attention to the needs of investors from all socio-economic levels.