I’m a New York based journalist.
My book Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry, was published by Penguin’s Portfolio imprint on January 2, 2013.
I currently maintain a blog on the Guardian’s website. My work on personal finance, parenting, families, books, feminism, politics, and career strategy (yes, I am sometimes capable of merging them all!) has been published in numerous print and on-line publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Slate.com, Salon.com, BusinessWeek, AlterNet.org, Babble.com and The Los Angeles Times, where I wrote and edited the popular “Money Makeover” feature.
I’m the co-author, with Stephanie Losee, of Office Mate: The Employee Manual for Finding and Managing Romance on the Job, a book the The New York Times called “The Rules for the office” and Time Magazine described as ”thoughtful” and “persuasive.” Most important: I wrote a book with a close friend and we remain pals to this day.
My essays have been published in Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit and Devotion , The Maternal is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Social and Political Change and Reality Matters: 19 Writers Come Clean about the Shows We Can’t Stop Watching.
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.