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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John F. Wasik  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1957 in Grayslake, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Wasik was born in Grayslake, Illinois. He earned his B. A. and M. A. from the University of Illinois - Chicago and resides north of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Wasik, one of the leading personal financial journalists in the world. He has spoken all over the U.S. and has won 18 awards for his writing and investigative journalism. Covering topics that include investing, retirement. college planning, taxes and real estate, he focuses 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 speeches illustrate how money can become a servant in this process and create a prosperous and happy life. Wasik has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes,, and AARP Magazine. He was a columnist for Bloomberg News and Reuters, where his columns were published by newspapers on four continents.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 also a member of SABEW, SPJ and The Chicago Headline Club. 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.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) The author can be contacted via [ email] or phone - 847-223-9814.

Selected Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 9789953875903. OCLC Number: 1006304563

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Green marketing
ISBN: 0712108432. OCLC Number: 26378111

Pitman Pub.,. .

Green marketing & management :
ISBN: 1557866341. OCLC Number: 33947015

Blackwell Business,. .

IMoney :
ISBN: 0137127391. OCLC Number: 190860111

FT Press,. .

Keynes's way to wealth :
ISBN: 0071815473. OCLC Number: 852488277

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"How John Maynard Keynes became one of the greatest stock investors of all time--and how you can replicate his successKeynes was not only one of the most influential economists of the 20th Century but also a savvy investor who financially advised Winston Churchill and FDR. Keynes's Way to Wealth presents the legendary economist's most powerful investment principles and strategies, including buying quality stocks and holding them, trading commodities, ignoring short-term news, building portfolios with opposed risks, the upside to being a contrarian, and the power of dividends. Including original research from the Keynes Archive at King's College, the book dissects what Keynes owned, how he bought and sold, and how his theories guided his decisions throughout his life. Ultimately, this is a guide to the portfolio management style of the most successful investors in the world, such as Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, and Charles Munger--all of whom have adopted similar methods as Keynes. John Wasik has covered investor protection issues for more than a quarter century and won 18 awards for his work, most of it for investigations conducted during his 15-year tenure as a special projects editor at Consumers Digest magazine."--

Retire early--and live the life you want now :
ISBN: 0805063498. OCLC Number: 42291036

Henry Holt,. .

Describes a detailed plan for early retirement and gives practical advice on saving, investing, cost cutting, and setting retirement goals.

The audacity of help :
ISBN: 9780470885536. OCLC Number: 649910590

Bloomberg Press,. .

The Audacity of Help explores how Barack Obama's campaign promises compare with the measures Congress has enacted, detailing what Obama has achieved and what is yet to be realized. The book evaluates how the stimulus package will affect health care, education, the environment, energy, taxes, and more, and includes analysis on which sectors will benefit most--Provided by publisher.

The audacity of help :
ISBN: 1576603563. OCLC Number: 318413853

Bloomberg Press,. .

"The Audacity of Help explores how Barack Obama's campaign promises compare with the measures Congress has enacted, detailing what Obama has achieved and what is yet to be realized. The book evaluates how the stimulus package will affect health care, education, the environment, energy, taxes, and more, and includes analysis on which sectors will benefit most"--Provided by publisher.

The bear-proof investor :
ISBN: 9781466871021. OCLC Number: 880353180

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The bear-proof investor :
ISBN: 0805070192. OCLC Number: 48951007

Henry Holt and Co.,. .

The cul-de-sac syndrome :
ISBN: 1576603202. OCLC Number: 263978189

Bloomberg Press,. .

"The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome explores why homeownership has become a fractured dream and presents ways to revive it. Combining analysis with insights into cultural and economic myths, the book provides an incisive look at the consequences of unsustainable lifestyle, exposing its economic, cultural, and market-related roots and the larger effects on the community, economy, and environment"--Provided by publisher.

The electronic business information sourcebook /
ISBN: 0471624640. OCLC Number: 15487318

Wiley,. .

The green company resource guide :
ISBN: 0963253212. OCLC Number: 26336176

New Consumer Institute,. .

The green supermarket shopping guide
ISBN: 9781609413699. OCLC Number: 847845034

Warner Books,. .

A guide for the earth-conscious consumer shows shoppers which products come in packages made from recycled materials, which companies help the environment and which hurt it, how to decode confusing environmental claims on labels, and more.

The green supermarket shopping guide /
ISBN: 0446364665. OCLC Number: 28867209

Warner Books,. .

The inve$tment club book /
ISBN: 0446671479. OCLC Number: 32391747

Warner Books,. .

The investment club book
ISBN: 9781935170419. OCLC Number: 883290256

Grand Central Publishing,. .

One of the hottest trends currently evolving, investment clubs are groups of ordinary people who pool their money to invest in the stock market. This easy-to-understand guide reveals the secrets of some of the country's leading clubs, explains how to start and run an investment club, offers savvy tips on building a portfolio, and more.

The kitchen-table investor :
ISBN: 0805066233. OCLC Number: 44868992

Henry Holt and Co.,. .

The late-start investor :
ISBN: 0805055029. OCLC Number: 38753073

H. Holt,. .

The merchant of power :
ISBN: 1403968845. OCLC Number: 61448256

Palgrave Macmillan,. .

At the height of his career Samuel Insull was one of the richest men in the world, a celebrity businessman who commanded a commercial empire and wielded enormous influence in political and financial circles. Yet he died deeply in debt and almost universally despised by the American public, and today his name has nearly been forgotten. The Merchant of Power recounts the life of this extraordinary man, following him from his impoverished childhood to a job as Thomas Edison's secretary, and on to his pivotal role in the creation of General Electric and his invention of the power grid that sustains major cities even today.

The Merchant of power :
ISBN: 023060952X. OCLC Number: 226357183

Palgrave Macmillan,. .