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Timothy Baker

Personal Finance, Retirement, Investing
“Our goal is to amplify wealth by the most logical means available. We believe that advice and investment design should rely on long term, proven evidence, and every investor should have access to it. ”

WealthShape LLC

Job Title:

Founder & CEO


Timothy Baker, CFP® is the founder and CEO of WealthShape, an independent wealth management firm dedicated to fiduciary advice and evidence based investment management.

He spent over a decade developing a new client investment experience to specifically address the major problems facing today's financial services industry.

Financial planning should be modern and more accessible.

Portfolio management should be based on empirical evidence.

Services should be responsibly delivered as a fiduciary.

Throughout his career he’s held positions as an advisor, consultant, portfolio manager, and vice president for institutional money management firms with billions of dollars in assets under management. These experiences led to a new way of thinking about personal finance based on a combination of three critical elements: digital age financial planning, low cost factor-based investment management and fiduciary advice delivered by CFP® professionals.

WealthShape works with clients in Connecticut and throughout the country to deliver evidence based investment solutions and high quality advice at a low cost. Clients receive access to all investments, goals and progress in one easy to understand, secure location. The company operates under the belief that financial planning shouldn’t be static but rather vibrant and ongoing all while upholding the highest level of fiduciary responsibility.

Advice and Investment Management for Individuals and Families     

Retirement Plan Services for Businesses     

Tim’s regularly appears as a guest on SiriusXM Business Radio and frequently contributes to media outlets including Investopedia, The Wall Street Journal, Investment News, US News & World Report, Financial Advisor IQ and AdvisorHUB. He holds a MBA with a concentration in Finance, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and an active member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). He guest lecturers on personal finance via electronic media and at various locations throughout the northeast U.S. including his home state of Connecticut where he resides with his wife Danielle and their daughter Ripley.


BS, Business Administration, Southern Connecticut State University
MBA, Southern Connecticut State University

Fee Structure:

Fee-Only Fiduciary
Asset-Based, Fixed

CRD Number:



WealthShape, LLC provides this communication as a matter of general information. No one should assume that any discussion or information contained in this material serves as a receipt of, or as a substitute for, personalized investment, tax or legal advice.

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