About Dan Kadlec


Dan Kadlec

Daniel J. Kadlec is an author and journalist whose work appears in TIME and MONEY, among other outlets. He has written three books, including his most recent A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement, and Success co-authored with Ken Dychtwald and published by HarperCollins.

Kadlec is the founder and editor of Right About Money, a media platform that follows global trends in financial literacy. He pioneered major media coverage of financial education and has reported and spoken around the world on the need for financial instruction in schools, especially, but also in the workplace, home and community.

Kadlec has appeared on Oprah, CNN, CNBC, Good Morning America, and many other programs. The New York Press Club and National Headliners have recognized his columns on the economy and investing. His writing is prominent in submissions that earned TIME the coveted magazine award for General Excellence.

Kadlec joined TIME as a Senior Writer and columnist in 1996 and left his full-time position in 2007, when he became a contributing writer for both TIME and MONEY and began to devote most of his time to writing books and other projects. His focus has long been on the economy, personal finance, and other matters of individual well being. He has written extensively on many aspects of business. Cover stories he authored for TIME include one on the low-carbohydrate diet fad and another on economic trends that will keep many Americans at work until they’re 80. Covers he edited at TIME include one on the real estate boom. He is the former editor of the TIME Generations section, which was written for baby boomers.

Kadlec came to TIME from USA Today, where he was the creator and author of the daily column Street Talk, which anchored the newspaper’s business coverage. Kadlec first joined USA Today in 1986 as a business writer. He left briefly in 1989 to become part of the editorial leadership that launched the St. Louis Sun. He rejoined USA Today in 1990 as an editor, and began the Street Talk column in 1992.

Kadlec holds a B.A. in Communications from Marquette University, where the College of Communications recognized him in 2005 with its top alumni honor, the By-Line Award. He and his wife, a marketing executive, have three grown-and-flown children and live in the greater New York City area.


Right About Money

Dan Kadlec is the founder and editor of Right About Money, a media platform that powers financial literacy. Right About Money informs global thought leaders, policymakers, and educators about trends in financial education, and advances their understanding of how best to boost personal money skills. At Right About Money, we...

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