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Eric D. Brotman

CFP®, AEP®, CPWA® is Chief Executive Officer of BFG Financial Advisors, a financial advising firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Since 2003, BFG has focused on supporting families and individuals by providing investment, retirement, estate, insurance, and comprehensive financial planning services.

About Eric D. Brotman Expert Guest

With a fierce dedication to spreading financial literacy, Eric has led his team in developing a library of free and affordable resources to help individuals educate themselves on topics in personal finance. Eric is the host of the Don’t Retire… Graduate! podcast, which aims to reshape the way listeners view their career and retirement—separating their identity from their job title and graduating into a productive and enriching retirement. 

Eric’s latest book, “Don’t Retire…Graduate!,” was published in October 2020 and acts as a how-to guide for understanding and implementing vital financial planning concepts. While best used in tangent to professional guidance, the easy-to-understand book can help readers build their own path to financial freedom. He published a workbook by the same name in March 2021, and released the first installment of four online courses that offer depth and detail on the topics in the book.

In addition, he is a recurring contributor to, hosts regular webinars on personal finance topics, and has released a free online course for high school students and young adults through BFG University. 

Eric appears regularly on television on 11 News Sunday Morning on WBAL in Baltimore and has written articles for numerous print and online media outlets, including, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Finance, Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record, and Fidelity Investor’s Weekly. As a sought-after speaker, Eric frequently gives seminars and workshops for companies, membership organizations, and fellow financial advisors.

  • Financial planning and wealth management at every stage of life.
  • Legacy/estate planning.
  • Investing/understanding the stock market.
  • Employee benefits/financial wellness in the workplace.
  • Multigenerational family planning.
  • Teaching personal finance to. kids/financial literacy.
  • Tax planning strategies.
  • Graduating into retirement.
  • Four ways to pay less in taxes.
  • How to achieve and maintain financial independence.




See Eric D. Brotman In Action

  • Paying Over Asking Price For a House: Good or Bad Idea?

  • The Behavioral Investor.

  • Financial Planning for the Do-It-Yourselfer.

  • Financial Advisor Red Flags to Look Out For.