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Brett Arends, born in Poughkeepsie, New York, is an American writer and journalist. Since 2007, Arends has been a columnist for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and other Dow Jones publications, such as MarketWatch. He was a contributing editor and wrote a weekly column for WSJ's personal finance magazine, SmartMoney, until it closed in 2012. He now writes for the Wall Street Journal's online edition's R.O.I. or Return on Investment, daily.
Prior to joining WSJ, Arends was a columnist and reporter for the Boston Herald and TheStreet.com, a financial news service. He has also written for Private Eye and the Daily Mail in London. He is a former analyst and consultant for the McKinsey & Co., a management consulting firm. He took a "double first" in History at Cambridge, and received his master's degree from Oxford University.
In 2012, Arends received a Best in Business Journalism award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) for his columns in TheStreet.com. He was also part of a Boston Herald team that won two SABEW awards in 2006. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, The John Batchelor Show, and many other radio and TV programs.
Arends' publications include:
- The Romney Files: From Bain to Boston to the White House Bid. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012. ISBN 9781479100910. — A biography of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney
- Storm Proof Your Money: Weather Any Economy, Rebuild Your Portfolio, Protect Your Future. Wiley. 2009. ISBN 978-0-470-48268-1. — A book about personal finance
- Spread Betting: The Football Fan's Guide to Spread Betting. Little, Brown Book Group. 2002. ISBN 9780751534115. — A book about sports gambling
- "Topics - Brett Arends". MarketWatch. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- "Brett Arends". SmartMoney. Archived from the original on 23 December 2012.
- "Brett Arends - News, Articles, Biography, Photos - WSJ.com". WSJ. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
- James J. Cramer (4 December 2007). Jim Cramer's Stay Mad for Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich (Make Your Kids Even Richer). Simon and Schuster. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-4165-7740-9. LCCN 2007037828.
- Chris Roush (13 February 2012). "Arends joins SmartMoney - Talking Biz News". talkingbiznews.com. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
- The Society of American Business Editors and Writers. "SABEW Announces Winners in Its 13th Annual Best in Business Journalism Contest". PR Newswire. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012.
- "Sticker shock: Why are glasses so expensive?". 60 Minutes. CBS News. 15 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- Matt Taibbi (29 August 2012). "Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- The Romney Files: From Bain to Boston to the White House Bid. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2012. ISBN 9781479100910.
- Storm Proof Your Money: Weather Any Economy, Rebuild Your Portfolio, Protect Your Future. Wiley. 2009. ISBN 978-0-470-48268-1. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- Spread Betting: The Football Fan's Guide to Spread Betting. Little, Brown Book Group. 2002. ISBN 9780751534115.
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