Will Kenton

  • • 10 years of experience as a writer and editor for digital publications
  • • Developed Investopedia's Anxiety Index and its performance marketing content initiative
  • • Former managing editor of Kapitall Wire, Editor in Chief and lead contributor to Cultural Capitol, freelance writer and editor for Time Inc., Rizzoli International Publications, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Awl and others

 

Experience

Will has written about money and culture for over ten years. In the late aughts he was Editor in Chief of Cultural Capitol, a theater arts blog, and in the mid-teens he was the managing editor of Kapitall Wire, a stock investing blog. At Investopedia he was the creative force behind Investopedia's Anxiety Index.

While earning a Master of Arts at the New School for Social Research, he was an associate editor of the New School Economics Review and focused on behavioral economics and the psychological side of money matters.

Will is also a published playwright, whose one act "Lilith" won a spot in the Red Bull Theater's annual short play festival.

Education

Will holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Political Science from Ohio University. He received his Master of Arts in Economics at The New School for Social Research. He earned his Master of Arts and his Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature at New York University.

Quote from Will

"Money is inseparable from how you experience it. Whether we are an advanced trader or a young person budgeting for the first time, we need to understand how our experiences make us predictably irrational, so we can make smarter investing decisions."

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