About Jonathan

Jonathan Clements is the founder and editor of HumbleDollar. He’s also the author of a fistful of personal finance books, including How to Think About Money, and he sits on the advisory board and investment committee of Creative Planning, one of the country’s largest independent financial advisors.


Jonathan started writing his WSJ column at age 31. No, he doesn’t look this young anymore. Not even close.

Jonathan spent almost 20 years at The Wall Street Journal, where he was the newspaper’s personal finance columnist. Between October 1994 and April 2008, he wrote 1,009 columns for the Journal and for The Wall Street Journal Sunday. He then worked for six years at Citigroup, where he was Director of Financial Education for Citi Personal Wealth Management, before returning to the Journal for an additional 15-month stint as a columnist.

An avid bicyclist and occasional runner, Jonathan was born in London, England, and graduated from Cambridge University. He worked for Euromoney magazine in London before moving to the New York area in 1986. Prior to joining the Journal in January 1990, he covered mutual funds for Forbes magazine. Jonathan has written six personal finance books and contributed to two others. He has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, NBC’s Today Show and Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, and has been a guest on public radio.

Want to hire Jonathan to speak at your next event? Send an email to Jonathan(at)JonathanClements.com. Be warned: There’s more than one author called Jonathan Clements. Don’t be fooled by these imposters.

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