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Tom Bauer

Tom Bauer


Tom Bauer was an elementary school teacher and administrator for 30 years before retiring and starting a new career with our team at Compass Financial Resources, LLC, and Ameritime, LLC, in 2009. After going through the financial planning process with Compass Financial in 2004, he realized that this was a group that understood educators and focused on helping them. Instead of helping children prepare for adulthood he now gets to help adults prepare for retirement. He gets the same kind of satisfaction in providing education and seeing people “have the light bulb come on” about how to reach their financial goals.

Tom received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kansas State University. He has also earned a master’s in education administration from Emporia State University and is an Investment Advisor Representative.

Tom and his wife, Karen, have two grown sons and enjoy golfing, traveling and photography. They blend the travel and photography whenever possible. Together they have owned a youth sports photography business for over 20 years and always enjoy the interaction with young people. 

Tom is affiliated with the Arkansas City office.