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:

“The cult of ‘personal finance’ sells itself—and preys on pocketbooks—with a wildly false message: that American middle class families only have themselves to blame for their economic troubles. With wit, simple math, and relentless sleuthing, Helaine Olen shows how the personal finance industry has led savers and investors astray, and what you can do to avoid its traps.” –ALYSSA KATZ, author of Our Lot