John Waggoner is USA TODAY's investing columnist, and also covers personal finance, the stock market, and the economy. His investments column runs in a dozen newspapers via Gannett News Service. John writes an online question and answer column on USATODAY.com, and is a regular commentator for PBS's Nightly Business Report. He won the Strong/Medill Financial Writers and Editors for spot reporting in 2001. Waggoner is author of Money Madness: Strange Schemes and Extraordinary Manias On and Off Wall Street (Business One Irwin), co-author of The Parents' Guide to Money, an interactive CD-ROM (Vertigo Development), and author of The Fast Forward MBA in Investing (John Wiley and Sons). Before joining USA TODAY in September 1989, Waggoner was senior editor at The Independent Investor, an investment advisory newsletter. Prior to that, Waggoner was senior editor at The Donoghue Organization.Block, Sandra is the author of 'Busy Family's Guide to Money (USA TODAY/Nolo Series)', published 2008 under ISBN 9781413308365 and ISBN 1413308368.