Lost in (white) space

On any given story, I typically interview six or seven sources, sift through half a dozen research papers, and Google the

Lost in white space

Lost in white space

bejesus out of any topic remotely related to the subject. At the end of the month, you – the reader – get about 700 words of that work. Yes, it’s the best 700 words. But hours of insight end up on the magazine version of the cutting room floor, sacrificed to a bigger font size and stylistic white space.

That’s not a complaint. Magazines need good content, but they need to look good too. I just didn’t want all of that great investing advice, given by people much smarter than myself, to get lost in the ether.

This blog is basically my notebook as a writer for a prominent personal finance magazine. You’ll see, hear and read interviews I conduct with mutual fund managers, book authors, professors and basically anyone who knows anything about investing in the stocks, bonds and funds that we rely on to grow our wealth.

Thanks for reading,

Joe Light

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  1. […] a couple days ago. While I’m happy with the final product, it’s a classic example of why I started this blog. For space issues, editors and I cut the story down to 650 words or so. But as you can imagine, […]


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