Tim Parker

Expertise: Personal Finance
Education: University of Cincinnati, Wright State University
Location: Bradenton, Florida


  • Tim Parker has spent over 13 years writing about investing and personal finance for everybody from major media companies to personal bloggers
  • He started his career as a public school teacher and is now the president of The Web Group


Tim started in the digital space as a financial blogger when blogging was in its infancy. Over time, he began focusing on providing content for others and later started ECS to meet the growing need for financial content. Today, he is the president of The Web Group, an IT services company based in Bradenton, Florida

Prior to entering the digital space, Tim spent 13 years as a public school teacher and also launched his personal finance website, buildmykingdom.com, a website dedicated to no-nonsense advice for people who don't know as much as they would like about money management.


Tim holds a bachelor's degree in education from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a master's degree in educational leadership from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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