John Bloxham was born in Leicestershire and still lives there with his partner and their two daughters. He is a financial services practitioner, freelance author and Associate Lecturer with the Open University. He teaches courses on personal finance and investment and has also contributed to course and textbook development. His financial industry interests relate to investment theory, particularly with regard to the insights from behavioural finance, and general financial capability amongst the wider public. He is a keen contributor to any project that helps people to control their own finances, or at least to ask the right questions when paying somebody else to help them. He holds the Certificate for Financial Advisers, the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice, and the Advanced Diploma in Financial Services Management.
His other main interest is ancient history, especially classical Greece, and he focuses on two areas: reception of Greek political thought in the modern world and models of the ancient economy. He is currently undertaking research into the appropriation of Greek thought in the US conservative movement and, in a collision between his financial and historical interests, a comparative study of responses to conspicuous consumption in the Roman Empire and twenty-first century Britain.