Helaine Olen on the Dark Side of Personal Finance
In our latest Masters in Business podcast, we speak with Helaine Olen, personal finance columnist for Slate and Inc. magazine.
Olen tells the story of how she accidentally began writing about personal finance, accepting a freelance assignment that turned into a career. We discuss her distaste for the “gurus, pundits, self-anointed experts, crackpots, cranks, and outright frauds who populate the backwaters and slipstreams of American finance.” You definitely want to hear what she has to say about personal finance sages such as Suze Orman, Dave Ramsey and Robert Kiyosaki. A graduate of Smith College, Olen is the author of "Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry," and co-author of "The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be so Complicated."
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