John E. Nelson

John E. Nelson writes and speaks on careers and retirement planning. He is coauthor of What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement. John’s work has been covered in Money, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. His well-being model has been used for employee education by the federal government, AARP, Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” and others. John has taught at the University of Wisconsin, where he’s still trying to find time to finish a PhD. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife and three sons. Read more at

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