Kurson, Ken 1969-
KURSON, Ken 1969-
PERSONAL: Born 1969.
CAREER: Journalist. Worth, staff writer; Source, money columnist; Money, staff member; Esquire, money columnist and contributing editor; Green, founder and editor-in-chief; CNN, Take It Personally (weekly program), commentator; National Public Radio Marketplace (program), regular commentator. Has appeared on financial programs on CNBC and ABC.
The Green Magazine Guide to Personal Finance: A No B.S. Book for Your Twenties and Thirties, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1998.
(With David Faber) The Faber Report: CNBC's "The Brain" Tells You How Wall Street Really Works and How You Can Make It Work for You, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 2002.
(With Rudolph Giuliani) Leadership, Miramax (New York, NY), 2002.
SIDELIGHTS: Ken Kurson is a money columnist and a contributing editor for Esquire. He is the founder of the financial magazine Green, which gives personal financial advice for those in their twenties and thirties. Kurson claimed in Esquire, "I began Green as a personal-finance fanzine, to provide no-BS, hype-free, jargonless financial info."
Kurson is the author of The Green Magazine Guide to Personal Finance: A No B.S. Book for Your Twenties and Thirties, which offers similar advice to that found in his magazine. He gives financial advice on investing, retirement, student loans, credit card debts, home buying, and taxes. He also gives tips on subjects such as how to deal with freeloaders, how to live on your salary, and how to have an affordable wedding. "The book covers all the key personal finance topics, and Kurson's advice is generally sound," commented a Publishers Weekly contributor.
Kurson coauthored The Faber Report: CNBC's "The Brain" Tells You How Wall Street Really Works and How You Can Make It Work for You with David Faber. Faber is the host of CNBC's The Faber Report, which gives an up-to-date investment report two times a day. In The Faber Report Faber and Kurson provide information on how to invest wisely by looking further into a stock option and going past all the information and numbers that don't really matter. The authors explain how to read a company report and find the information that is important. "Faber has penned a helpful, instructive book with appropriate amounts of doubt and optimism," concluded a Publishers Weekly contributor.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Esquire, May, 1998, Ken Kurson, "The Long Green," p. 30.
New York Times Book Review, October 13, 2002, Clyde Haberman, review of Leadership, p. 11.
Publishers Weekly, March 16, 1998, review of The Green Magazine Guide to Personal Finance: A No B.S. Book for Your Twenties and Thirties, p. 46; May 20, 2002, review of The Faber Report: CNBC's "The Brain" Tells You How Wall Street Really Works and How You Can Make It Work for You, p. 60; September 30, 2002, review of Leadership, p. 61.
Utne Reader, July-August, 1996, Paul Lukas, "Green: Personal Finance for the Unashamed," pp. 113-114.
TW Bookmark,http://www.twbookmark.com/ (September 5, 2002).
Write News,http://www.writenews.com/ (September 5, 2002), "Intelligent Life Buys Green Magazine, Personal Finance Magazine."*