The Wall Street Journal’s two top personal finance journalists, Jonathan Clements and Jason Zweig, both now at The Wall Street Journal tackle the three greatest financial challenges facing Americans.

Jonathan Clements and Jason Zweig video and more below

Action Point

Treat Your Social Security As A Bond Holding

For instance $21,000 of Social Security income a year is equal to holding a $700,000 portfolio of 10 Year Treasury bonds yielding 3 percent.

Book

The Little Book of Main Street Money: 21 Simple Truths that Help Real People Make Real Money

One investment

CLEMENTS: INTERNATIONAL DIVIDENDS WisdomTree DEFA Equity Income (DTH)

ZWEIG: INFLATION PROTECTION

TIPS, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Or I Savings Bonds Both available at: treasurydirect.gov

 

Jonathan Clements just returned to the paper to write a weekly column for The Wall Street Journal Sunday, having spent the last five years as Director of Financial Education for Citigroup’s Personal Wealth Management business. Before that Jonathan spent 18 years at the Journal where he wrote the  “Getting Going” personal finance column. He is the author of several books including The Little Book of Main Street Money: 21 Simple Truths that Help Real People Make Real Money.

Jason Zweig has written The “Intelligent Investor” column for the Journal since 2008. It is considered a must read by many WEALTHTRACK guests. Prior to that Jason was a Senior Writer for Money magazine. He is particularly well known for his research on the neuroscience of investing and how the brain can sabotage our financial judgment! He wrote one of the first books on the subject, titled Your Money and Your Brain: How the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich. He is also the author of The Little Book of Safe Money: How to Conquer Killer Markets, Con Artists, and Yourself.

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Jason Zweig