A personal career change: I join MoneySense in April

On Friday, I announced I am leaving the Financial Post after 19 years to become the editor of MoneySense magazine, effective April 9. I’ll remain at the Post until March 23. You can read the announcement at the MoneySense web site here.

At this stage, it’s not clear how or whether the Wealthy Boomer blog will continue. If it does, it probably won’t be in the current form but in the meantime I may blog a little more on my own site here, which of course exists chiefly to market the book, Findependence Day, and to discuss the philosophy surrounding it.

It’s my belief the financial sections of most newspapers, financial blogs, financial TV shows and personal finance magazines are all talking about basically the same thing: some may term it retirement but I prefer to view it as financial independence. Those who have read the book know the distinction that is made between the two terms throughout the book.

In short, as discussed on the Youngandthrifty review flagged here in the previous blog, it’s all about building wealth to the point you are working because you WANT to, not because you perceive you HAVE to.

Such a late-career change happening while I’m on the cusp of reaching my own personal Findependence Day [I'll be 59 by the time I start the new job] raises some interesting nuances on the whole philosophy,  which I’m exploring in an essay I’m composing and which ultimately will be the basis for another book. If it’s ready later this weekend, I may post it here.

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9 Responses to “A personal career change: I join MoneySense in April”
  1. Cory Papineau says:

    Well let me be the 1st here to congratulate you Jonathan. I am sorry we won’t get to read you in the Financial Post regularly, but I will say that MoneySense is one of the few magazines that I feel add value to the personal finance landscape in Canada and that I subscribe to. Your passion for people’s wellbeing and the knowledge that you share has definitely helped me become a better financial planner and I look forward to where you lead MoneySense over the coming months and years.

  2. Jon Palfrey says:

    Congrats on the great opportunity with MoneySense Jon. Those years since the mid 90s at the Financial Post seem to have flown by! Looking forward to following your continued great work.

  3. Congratulations on the new gig! I love Moneysense and I think you will make a great fit. Thank you also for the mention in your blog post.

    I really really enjoyed Findependence Day, especially since it mentioned hobby blogs and I found that a lot of what was happening with Jaime paralleled with me :)

    I’ll be looking forward to reading your Moneysense editorial column!

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