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A review of Jonathan Clements’ “The Little Book of Main Street Money”

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Wiley’s Little Book series is a wee bit confusing in that there’s The Little Book That Beats the Market*, which is a stock-picking book. Then, in the same series there’s John Bogle’s The Little Book of Common Sense Investing*, a book essentially about indexing or passive investing. So, you read one book and say, “That […]

How NOT to Conduct an Interview

Friday, June 12th, 2009

I’m working on a review of Jonathan Clements’ new book, The Little Book of Main Street Money. While I’m doing that, watch this interview Jonathan did on Getting Your Money’s Worth. Try and count how many times Jonathan is cut off mid-sentence. Jonathan Clements on Getting Your Money’s Worth with Judith West I still haven’t […]

Jonathan Clements on the Credit Crisis and Current Economy

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

In early December I received an email from an AFM reader. This is what he said: Dear JLP, I have wondered for some time now whether Clements, who I consider the most calm and reassuring voice around, could be persuaded to comment in public about our current economy. You mentioned recently he had sent you […]

Some Interesting Findings From a myFi Survey

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Jonathan Clements, former columnist for the Wall Street Journal and now the Director of Financial Guidance at myFi.com, sent me a copy of the press release for a recent survey that was conducted for his firm. Here are some of the findings: If the current financial crisis were a baseball game, the typical American thinks […]

Sad News: Jonathan Clement’s LAST Column for the Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

My Wednesday morning ritual is coming to an end. Every Wednesday for the past 11 or years, I have made it a point to check out what Jonathan Clements had to say in his Getting Going column. I opened today’s paper to find out that this morning’s column titled, Parting Shot: What I Learned From […]

Who Makes the Investment Decisions in Your Household?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Here’s today’s Question of the Day: Who makes the investment decisions in your household? I got the idea for this question from Jonathan Clement’s Getting Going column titled He Invests, She Invests: Who Gets the Better Returns? (free), in today’s Wall Street Journal. The column looked at the differences in the investment style of men […]

12 Ways to Make Your Kids Financially Savvy (Advice From Jonathan Clements)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Jonathan Clements wrote a great article in yesterday’s WSJ titled 12 Ways to Make Your Kids Financially Savvy ($). I have highlighted Jonathan’s “12 Ways” and added my thoughts to each one. Jonathan does state at the beginning of his article that not everyone will agree with his methods, so keep that in mind when […]

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