Opinion writer focusing on politics, economics and American life Education: Smith College, BA in English Helaine Olen is a contributor to Post Opinions and the author of "Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry" and co-author of "The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated." Her work has appeared in Slate, the Nation, the New York Times, the Atlantic and many other publications. She serves on the advisory board of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and lives in New York City with her husband, sons and poodle daughter. Honors & Awards:
Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Best in Business awards, Honorable Mention for Commentary, 2017
Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Best in Business awards, Personal Finance, 2016
National Women’s Political Caucus, Exceptional Merit in Media Award, 2013
Books by Helaine Olen:
Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry
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