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Tom Jacobs

Investment Advisor

Tom Jacobs is an Senior Investment Advisor at Maridea Wealth and Huckleberry Capital Management.


Tom began learning about money through his weekly allowance. In quarters. And through his savings account passbook, interest hand stamped. He bought his first shares of stock as a 12-year old learning from his dad. His early investing experience and his parents’ experience of the Great Depression turned him to a life of teaching, writing, and learning to understand money and risk. Tom’s 15 years of weekly columns offer a unique slant on most money concepts, demystifying them with humor and examples from everyday life.


After careers as a teacher and lawyer, he became a Senior Analyst at the Motley Fool. Next he formed and managed his own investment research company with Jeff Fischer from 2003 to 2010, and then returned to The Motley Fool as an advisor and portfolio manager from 2010 to 2015. His book, What’s Behind the Numbers? How to Expose Financial Chicanery and Avoid Huge Losses in Your Portfolio came out in 2012, and his latest just out, Rule of 72: How to Compound Your Money and Uncover Hidden Stock Profits, is for the Main Street investor. Prior to joining Maridea, Tom was an Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager with Dallas’s Echelon Investment Management and an Investment Advisor and Partner at Huckleberry Capital Management.


Tom received his law degree from the University of Chicago and his M.A.T. and B.A. from Cornell University. He lives with his husband, whom you can hold against him, in Marfa, a groovy art town of 2,000 in Texas’s Big Bend.


Tom is also a frequent featured speaker for investor groups around the US, including recent engagements in Boston, Orlando, Houston, Los Angeles, and many other cities across the country.