I’ve been fortunate to have built a good relationship with the media over the years. I receive anywhere from three to ten “media requests” each week from a wide variety of sources ranging from The Wall Street Journal to the Two Cents blog. However, I have no interest in answering many of these because they are encouraging stock picking, market timing, and other bad financial behavior. When I do come across something of interest, I’ll email a few comments and offer my assistance; this frequently results in a short conversation with the reporter and a brief quote.
Here are some of the more recent articles where I was quoted:
Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal
Lucy Lazarony, Money Talks News
Tom Herman, The Wall Street Journal
Barbara Friedberg, U.S. News & World Report
Alessandra Malito, MarketWatch
Janna Herron, USA Today
You can also see a broad list of articles where I was quoted.
Besides what’s listed above, two of my more interesting media opportunities happened in the last couple of weeks:
- I responded to a media request from an online magazine covering “dumb things young folks do with money” – a great topic. I offered my assistance and spent 30 minutes with the article’s author discussing a variety of “dumb things.” I had not heard of the magazine prior to our discussion, and I did no research on the magazine’s coverage or intended audience. When the article was posted, I was happy to see I was widely quoted in an excellent article on the topic. However, I was surprised to see some four-letter words in the article (no, not from me) and this led me to look through the other articles available in the magazine. While far from “adult,” let’s just say I won’t be working with this magazine going forward and I will be more careful with the publications I work with in the future.
- This week I was contacted by an 8th grader who is writing an essay about why we should/shouldn’t get rid of the penny. She saw my article on the topic and wanted additional thoughts. Even my kids have never quoted me in their work, so I find this pretty cool to help.