He has spoken at the New York Money Show, the National Home Center Show and the University of Chicago Business School. John's articles have appeared in Reader's Digest, The New York Times, Modern Maturity, Parade, Smart Money, Popular Science, Health, Better Investing, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Barron's, New Choices, The Chicago Tribune and newspapers across North America. He earned his B.A. in psychology and M.A. in communications from the University of Illinois-Chicago and resides north of Chicago with his wife and two daughters.