Mary Rowland has been a journalist for 30 years, a half dozen of them as weekly columnist for the Sunday New York Times. She wrote a monthly column on practice management for the Bloomberg Wealth Manager for seven years. She writes a column for Financial Advisor (FA) magazine.
Her articles and essays have appeared in Institutional Investor, Fortune, Business Week, USA Today, Ladies’ Home Journal, Family Circle, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s Day, and many other publications. Her book, The New Commonsense Guide to Your 401 (k): Picking Up the Pieces will be published by Bloomberg Press in January 2010.
She speaks frequently to advisors and consumers about money and values. She did a six-week national book tour for her second book, The Commonsense Guide to Mutual Funds. She has written two books for financial advisors: Best Practices for Financial Advisors, (Bloomberg, 1998) and In Search of the Perfect Model: The Distinctive Business Strategies of Leading Financial Planners (Bloomberg 2003). She traveled throughout the U.S. and in England to speak about those books. She also co-hosted a weekly national radio call-in show about investing and personal finance.
Rowland received a master of fine arts in fiction writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2002. She studies theology at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. and has a B.A. and M.A. in Russian history.