I’m a New York based journalist.

My book The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated, will be published by Penguin’s Portfolio imprint on January 2016. I’m also the author of Pound Foolish,  a book that goes behind the curtain of the personal finance industry to expose the myths, contradictions, and outright lies it has perpetuated.

I am a regular contributor to Pacific Standard magazine and Reuters’ The Great Debate series. My work on  has been published in numerous print and on-line publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The AtlanticSlate.comSalon.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.