'Pete the Planner' Joins IBJ's Roster of Expert Columnists
Indianapolis Business Journal has added popular personal finance pundit Peter Dunn — better known as Pete the Planner — to its robust roster of expert columnists.
Dunn’s column, which will focus on helping readers build wealth and keep it, will run every other week, starting March 15. It will appear in the print issue of IBJ and at IBJ.com.
“We’re thrilled to have Pete join our lineup of writers,” said IBJ Editor Greg Andrews. “He’s developed a strong following not just locally but nationally, with financial guidance that’s indispensable for everyone from young professionals to longtime CEOs.”
Dunn is the author of 10 books, including a series called “Your Money Life,” to guide readers through decades of financial decision-making. Dunn is host of “The Pete the Planner Show” on WIBC-FM 93.1 and has appeared regularly on CNN Headline News, Fox News, Fox Business and a number of nationally syndicated radio programs.
At IBJ, Dunn said he intends to write for readers who have a higher income and higher net worth — and therefore myriad financial opportunities — but who still face questions and tough decisions about spending, saving and investing.
“It's not about frugality,” Dunn said. “I think people mistake me for this frugal guy. I'm not. I'm someone that realized we have a finite number of resources and a finite amount of time. How can I convince you to do the right thing that you want to do?”
Dunn joins a talented team of financial columnists. Mickey Kim, chief operating officer and chief compliance officer for Kirr Marbach & Co., has been writing about investing for IBJ since 2011. Jalene Hahn, a certified financial planner with WWA Planning and Investments, started writing for IBJ last year.
IBJ also runs columns from experts in economics, workplace issues and politics in its weekly print edition and at IBJ.com. In addition, IBJ has two daily news emails and seven weekly newsletters focused on specific topics or industries and regularly sends emails with breaking news. Go to IBJ.com to subscribe or to sign up for email newsletters.