John Wasik has written 10 books, five of them on investing and retirement. His books include The Merchant of Power, The Bear-Proof Investor, The Kitchen-Table Investor, Retire Early, The Late-Start Investor, The Investment Club Book, The Green Business Sourcebook, Green Marketing & Management, The Green Supermarket Shopping Guide and The Electronic Business Information Sourcebook. He has spoken all over the U.S. and has won 18 awards for his writing and investigative journalism.
As a columnist for Bloomberg News, his work appears weekly on the Bloomberg Professional Service, www.bloomberg.com and has appeared in newspapers on five continents. Before joining Bloomberg, he was special projects editor for Consumers Digest magazine and has been a professional journalist for almost 30 years.
His expertise on personal finance is sought after on a regular basis in the broadcast media. He has appeared on NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, CNN, CNNfn, Bloomberg TV and on radio stations from Australia to Boston.
Covering topics that include investing, retirement. college planning, taxes and real estate, he has focused on how to bring balance to everyday life. His philosophy is that a sound "personal ecology'' can make anyone's life sustainable through a diversified harmony between, work, leisure, family and community. His books and speeches illustrate how money can become a servant in this process and create a prosperous and happy life.
Published on Five Continents
In addition to his speaking and book writing, his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Financial Post, The Washington Post, Reader's Digest, Parade, Barron's, Popular Science, Health, New York Newsday, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Pittsburgh Press, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, The Seattle Times, The Orange County Register and dozens of other papers.
He holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in Communications from the University of Illinois-Chicago and is a certified retirement counselor (InFRE). He's a member of SABEW, SPJ and The Chicago Headline Club. He lives in Lake County, Illinois, with his wife and two daughters.