Ted Bauman Editor of The Bauman Letter and Plan B Club
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised on Marylands Eastern Shore, Ted emigrated to South Africa as a young man. He graduated from the University of Cape Town with postgraduate degrees in Economics and History. During his 25-year career in South Africa, Ted served a variety of executive roles in the nonprofit sector, primarily as a fund manager for low-cost housing projects. During the 2000s, he worked as a consultant, researching and writing extensively on finance, housing and urban planning issues for clients as diverse as the United Nations, the South African government and European grant-making agencies. He also traveled extensively, largely in Africa, Asia and Europe.
In 2008, Ted returned to the U.S., where he served as Director of International Housing Programs for Habitat for Humanity International, based in Atlanta, Georgia. During that time he extended his travels to Latin America and the Caribbean. He continued to research and write on a variety of topics related to international development. In 2013, Ted left Habitat for Humanity to work full-time as a researcher and writer.
Ted has been published in a variety of international journals, including the Journal of Microfinance, Small Enterprise Development and Environment and Urbanization, as well as the South African press, including the Cape Times, New Internationalist, Cape Argus, and Mail and Guardian. More recently, he coauthored the book Where to Stash Your Cash (Legally) with his father Robert Bauman.