Andy Clarke

Andy Clarke

Andy Clarke helps lead Vanguard's Corporate Communications department. Before joining Vanguard in 1997, Andy worked at Morningstar as an investment analyst. He is the author of Wealth of Experience, an introduction to investing based on ordinary people's stories about what has—and hasn't—worked as they've tried to meet their investment goals. Andy holds a B.A. in English from Haverford College and is a CFA charterholder.

Recent blog posts by Andy Clarke

Economy & markets

The adoption of a great idea

Joe Davis and Andy Clarke collaborated on this post, the result of a conversation about research that Vanguards Investment Strategy Group has conducted on the adoption and economic impact of "great ideas."… Read more
Investing

Silence is golden

Last Christmas, I bought my son a pair of noise-canceling headphones. Now, even as I raise my voice to a shout, he can’t hear me above whatever is rattling around inside his head.

In short, he’s on his way to … Read more

Personal finance

Me against myself

In sixth grade, I’d take my allowance to Phil’s Pizza, exchange the bills for quarters, and feed a week’s worth of funds into the Pac-Man machine. Within 15 minutes, I was broke. To behavioral economists, I was a case study … Read more

Investing

A failure to communicate

If you first learned how to think about saving and investing as I did, from a passbook savings account, bond funds can seem like a world turned upside down. I was reminded of this a few days ago when an … Read more

Personal finance

Vanguarding in the library

I started Vanguarding in 1997. Since then, I’ve developed better financial behaviors. I pay myself first, automatically directing cash from my paycheck to investment accounts before it can burn a hole in my pocket. I diversify widely, limiting my exposure … Read more

Investing

Lessons from the Attic

On a recent trip to my parents’ house, I sifted through crates of childhood junk that my mother had cleared from the attic. One item in particular caught my eye—an “official program” from a New York Mets game in 1980.… Read more

Personal finance

Give me the simple life

A colleague sent me a link to “The Juggle,” a Wall Street Journal blog that explores “the choices and trade-offs people make as they juggle work and family.”

The topic was financial planning for “people too busy to plan,” and … Read more

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