Audio Resource: Financial Advice from Jonathan Clements of WSJ

I have been a fan of Jonathan Clements, a personal finance columnist for the WSJ, for some time.   He provides some good financial tidbits that your students will benefit from in this interview he gave in late December.  Rather than listen to the whole interview, here are the key insights (I have provided start and stop times from the interview):

  • 8:00 – 11:00:  Four step approach that investors can use to create a portfolio.  Discusses the challenge of so many investment choices and how to overcome it.
  • 11:00 – 12:15:  Why he is a fan of indexing when it comes to investing
  • 15:10 – 18:20:  Takes a contrarian view of budgeting and discusses what really matters when it comes to spending and saving.