About the Author

Tom Anderson, Author

About the Author

Tom Anderson

My mission is that you borrow the least amount necessary, at the lowest rates possible, and have the highest probability of achieving your long-term goals. My hope is that these books help you balance enjoying life today, being prepared for the curve balls life sends us all, and being on track for the future you have dreamed about. You deserve more – and I think you will be surprised when you learn about the power of assets and liabilities working together in a balanced approach.


Tom Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author and nationally renowned financial planning expert. While traditional wealth management focuses primarily on client assets, Tom challenges conventional wisdom by demonstrating the Value of Debt in evaluating individuals’ complete financial picture.

Tom is the founder of Supernova Companies, a financial technology company that provides a comprehensive platform focused on managing both sides of an individual’s balance sheet. He has trained more than 10,000 financial advisors nationwide on how to implement his balanced, holistic wealth management strategies.

A former wealth management advisor, Tom was recognized as one of the top 40 advisors under 40 by On Wall Street Magazine and named five times by Barron’s Magazine as one of America’s Top 1,200 advisors: State by State.1 His first book, The Value of Debt, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and was named the #2 business book of 2013 by WealthManagement.com. His second book, The Value of Debt in Retirement, has been featured in the NewYork Times, USA Today, Forbes, the Washington Post, CNBC, Fox Business,and Bloomberg.

Tom has his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, where he achieved a double major in finance and international business. He is fluent in Spanish and has lived and worked in Spain and Mexico. His extensive academic studies at some of the top schools in finance and economics, international experiences, and institutional background deliver a unique perspective on global markets.

Tom lives in downtown Chicago with his three children and beautiful Goldendoodle, Harry, who is named after one of Tom’s greatest influences, Nobel Prize-winning economist Harry Markowitz.

1 Source: Barron’s “Top 1,200 Advisors,” February 24, 2014, and March 5, 2016, as identified by Barron’s Magazine, using quantitative and qualitative criteria and selected from a pool of over 4,000 nominations. Advisors in the Top 1,200 Financial Advisors have a minimum of seven years of financial services experience. Qualitative factors include, but are not limited to, compliance record and philanthropic work. Investment performance is not a criterion. The rating may not be representative of any one client’s experience and is not indicative of the financial advisor’s future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors pays a fee to Barron’s in exchange for the rating. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.

“Trying to achieve financial success without using one side of the balance sheet is like trying to swim without using one of your arms: you’ll survive, but you won’t be winning any races. Tom has explained how to strategically and prudently use debt to build wealth and live a better life.”

Raj Date Former Deputy Director, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Managing Partner, Fenway Summer Ventures January 30, 2017

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