Tom Martin has become a well-known financial advisor and a go-to resource for national media outlets for discussions around college, student debt, and millennial money. He has redefined what retirement should look like for millennials —that, as a society, we need to stop associating “retirement” with hospital stays, medical bills, and the inability to enjoy a life of leisure. Tom has been featured on The Street, Business.com, Guidevine, Discover, and more. He’s also a thought-provoking speaker and host and enjoys spreading his knowledge about getting a better return on life, finance, entrepreneurship, and investing wisely.
Tom Martin grew up in North Haven, Connecticut. He has a long family history of military service that can be traced back to the American Civil War (1861-1865). Both his father and grandfather served in the U.S. Air Force, with his grandfather being a pilot in World War II. Tom also carried the torch, having served in the U.S. Navy and fought in two foreign wars onboard the U.S.S Leyte Gulf (CG-55), a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser. He was the youngest enlisted to earn a Surface Warfare Specialist (SWS) designation. Today, he resides in Cheshire, Connecticut with his wife and two boys. When he’s not working, he enjoys his time reading and writing about business, finance, and psychology. But nothing gives Tom more joy than the intimate company of close friends and sharing in some laughter.
Tom Martin teaches us that while being fiscally responsible is important, no amount of money can substitute for the value of time and experiences spent with loved ones. When we are gone from this world, nobody is going to be talking about our money or accomplishments. They’ll be talking about the memories we have left with them. Let’s make sure we give them a good story to talk about.