Nancy Miller

Nancy Miller

The New Wall St.


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Contributor since:March 2009

About Me

I am a financial writer and have worked for or contributed to a number of news publishers. As the song goes, "some are dead and some are living, but in my life, I have loved them all" -- Knight-Ridder Financial, USA Today, Quick Nikkei News, and Barron's -- to name a few. I am grateful to Wall Street for creating a spectacular market smash-up based on the mortgage securities market, my first beat. I'm ever so much more popular at dinner parties these days. I hope you enjoy my blog, it marks my return from the mommy track. There's no tantrum I can't handle.



I'm Known For...

turning financial gobbledygook into plain English. As a writing consultant, I am also known for giving constructive criticism without stepping on toes. It's an art.

My Current Project

Resuming my professional writing career after a decade on mommy patrol.

My Greatest Achievement

Surviving another day with two insanely active boys.

My Biggest Regret

Passing on a big job at a major publisher for a multi-media start-up more than a decade ago. We won't go there.

I Truly Respect

People who can argue a point without venom.

Moments I'd Like To Forget

A lunch with Warren Buffett many years ago. I forgot to ask an important question.

How I Pay For This Wardrobe

Wardrobe? It's called a uniform-- denims and black t's. It's the new media budget.

Blocks I've Been Around

The big, ugly and fascinating: Tokyo, Warsaw

The beautiful and fascinating: Paris, Jerusalem, Djerba, Prague

Just plain interesting: Nairobi, Mombasa

Things That Really Happened

A midnight run in Central Park; a midnight swim in the Mediterranean; a midnight ride on the Orient Express

Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now

On a great adventure.

Why True/Slant

I love new ideas.

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What I'm Currently Addicted To...

Twitter. The people I follow are great curators of and commentators on news and events.

This Is Annoying Me...


This Is Making Me Worry...

The economy. Iran. Nothing too major.

This Is Bringing Me Joy...

The ever-growing gluten-free section at Fairway, my local grocer.

I'm Running From...

the clutter I constantly create.

This Is Helping Me Create...

All the really smart writers sharing their commentary on the web. Thank you.

This Is Making Me Think - Hard...

What to eat for lunch.

This Makes My Teeth Itch

Received wisdom.

Can't Do Without

(In no particular order) breakfast, exercise, news, my family, a sense of humor

Favorite Voices

The Beatles

Mr. Greif, my ninth grade teacher. He taught me how to read.

Norah Jones

Rascal Flatts

Taylor Swift

Del and the boys

My Most Awkward Moment

Working as an usher in McCarter Theatre and realizing I had totally messed up the seating. I'm supposed to be good at numbers.

My Secret Ambition

To be a figure ice skater. Or at least a less awkward skater.

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