Ron Lieber has been the “Your Money” columnist for The New York Times since 2008. Before that, he was a personal finance columnist for The Wall Street Journal and a writer at Fast Company and Fortune. His first book, co-authored with his friend Colin Hall, encouraged teenagers to take a year off before or during college and was a New York Times bestseller in 1996. His columns about student loans won business journalism’s highest honor, the Loeb Award, in 2011. Ron lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his wife (and colleague) Jodi Kantor, and their 9 year-old daughter. He speaks regularly about parenting, kids, money and values to parents, educators and students of all ages.