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:

“Helaine Olen explains in simple language why most Americans are never going to understand the myriad complexities of investing and borrowing, leaving us all vulnerable to being ripped off in oh so many ways. Combining thorough research with passionate writing, Pound Foolish tells us what to do to protect ourselves and our hard-earned money.” –DAVID CAY JOHNSTON, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Fine Print