Joe Pinsker

I'm a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where I cover personal finance. My beat is "the pursuit of happiness"—basically, how people feel about money and the economy, and how they're defining a good life.Previously, I was a staff writer at The Atlantic, where I covered business and economics, and then families and parenting. There, I wrote about four-day workweeks, "metacookbooks," the world's happiest countries, long-distance relationships, the "Sunday Scaries" and the nature of modern work, and human-like pet food.I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, went to college in Philadelphia, am based in Durham, NC, and eat the same thing for lunch every (work)day.


I've discussed my articles in interviews with CNN, On the Media, and several other TV and radio outlets.You can get in touch with me at [email protected] and follow me on Twitter @jpinsk.If you'd like to receive a simple email alert when I publish a story, you can enter your email address here.