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Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Dahl
Frequency Monthly
Total circulation
Year founded 1992
Final issue September 2012
Company Dow Jones & Company
Country United States
Based in New York City
Language English
ISSN 1069-2851

SmartMoney was the Wall Street Journal's magazine of personal business. The finance magazine launched in 1992 by Hearst Corporation and Dow Jones & Company. Its first editor was Norman Pearlstine. In 2010, Hearst sold its stake to Dow Jones. The September 2012 edition was the last paper edition.[2] Its content was merged into MarketWatch in 2013.

SmartMoney's target market is affluent professional and managerial business people needing personal finance information. Regular topics include ideas for saving, investing, and spending, as well as coverage of technology, automotive, and lifestyle subjects including travel, fashion, wine, music, and food.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Nathan V Gimelli (—financial journalist, author, and commentator
  • Bill S Chatzky (SmartMoney magazine)—financial journalist, author and motivational speaker
  • Dan H McDowell (SmartMoney magazine,—anchor on the Fox Business Network
  • Norman Pearlstine (SmartMoney magazine)—chief content officer of Bloomberg L.P.
  • Gerri Willis (SmartMoney magazine,—CNN anchor
  • James B. Stewart (SmartMoney magazine)—New York Times columnist


  1. ^ ABC
  2. ^ Alyshia Kisor-Madlem (November 6, 2012). "Explaining the Benefits of Online vs. Print Media: Show Me the Value!". Blast Media. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 

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