Ted Bauman was born in Washington, D.C. to Robert Bauman and Carol Dawson. Raised on Maryland’s eastern shore with three other siblings, Bauman sought to expand his vocational horizons by relocating to South Africa to attend college. This proved to be a great move for the young Bauman, as he quickly took an interest in his local community. Throughout his life, Bauman would work a variety of positions but they all would have one thing in common, they were designed to help people. Bauman saw a need in his community created by poverty, famine, and disease. Since his early days as a student transplant in South Africa, Bauman has looked to his field as a way of contributing to the betterment of society. He wanted to help in the effort to bring relief. He earned two postgraduate degrees in both Economics and History from the University of Cape Town and worked as a South African executive for 25 years to meet this goal. His roles were primarily with non-profit organizations and he quickly cultivated a passion for developing low-cost housing solutions.
Because of his work, Bauman was instrumental in the founding of Slum Dwellers International, or SDI. This international connection between populations was borne out of the need to address the very real problems facing the urban poor. SDI is still active today and spreads across more than 30 countries. This is just one of the legacies created by Bauman as he advanced through his career. He also spent his time working for various domestic and international organizations to answer the need for low-cost housing solutions. Bauman continued to honor the responsibilities given to him and consistently pushed himself harder to complete his goals as a valued executive. In 2013 Baum began to feel that his talent would be of better use in another sector of his field and chose to develop his writing.
As a current Executive Director of Banyan Hill Publishing, Bauman has found a way to reach people on a completely different level. He offers free advice and writes for a weekly newsletter to help his readers become more financially savvy. His areas of expertise are asset protection, privacy, international migration, and low-risk investment strategies. Bauman has even taken the time to successfully co-author the book, Where to Stash Your Cash (Legally). It appears that during a time where many people would be slowing down in their careers, Bauman is conquering another sector of his field.