Helaine's work has been featured in the following publications:

BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Forbes, Slate, and Salon

About Helaine Olen

I am an Opinion Writer for the Washington Post.  My work on politics, economics, workplace culture and women’s issues has also been published in numerous other print and on-line publications, including The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticSalonPacific Standard, and The Los Angeles Times, where I wrote and edited the popular “Money Makeover” feature.

I’m the author of the critically acclaimed book Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry, and The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be so Complicated, which I co-wrote with Harold Pollack.

What else? I’m a passionate bibliophile, a fan of 1970s pop music and a lover of rummage sales. I live in New York City.

Helaine at the Washington Post

Helaine is an opinion writer for the Washington Post’s Opinion section

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Praise for Helaine’s Books:

“This thought-provoking book alerts us to important issues in today’s postrecession economy.” –Mary Whaley, Booklist