Media News

Longtime personal finance journalist Waggoner has retired

April 21, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

John Waggoner

John Waggoner, a longtime personal finance journalist, retired last week.

He has been writing for AARP for the part five years.

He previously was at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as senior associate editor. Waggoner also worked at Investment News covering mutual funds, ETFs and investing in general from January 2016 to June 2018.

He previously spent nearly 26 years — from September 1989 to June 2015 — working for USA Today’s Money desk. He wrote a weekly personal finance column, which was nominated twice by Gannett for a Pulitzer. He covered stocks, mutual funds, bonds and the economy on daily basis, typically producing 130 or so stories a year — not including web-only stories.

Waggoner is the author of three books — “Bailout: What the Rescue of Bear Stearns and the Credit Crisis Mean for Your Investments,”  “The Fast Forward MBA in Investing” and “Money Madness: Strange Schemes and Extraordinary Manias on and off Wall Street.”

He holds two degrees from Northeastern University.

Subscribe to TBN

Receive updates about new stories in the industry daily or weekly.

Subscribe to TBN

Receive updates about new stories in the industry.