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Features by Helaine Olen

Get rich by giving up lattes? Not so fast

Why the money you spend on coffee is not, in fact, enough to retire on.
Posted In: coffee, retirement planning

Discriminate against the old? Even the old do it

Academics are increasingly releasing data that they hope will reach those in a position to hire, promote and pay older adults.
Posted In: Retirement, workplace, age discrimination

Financial Feud: Financial Literacy

39 states now have financial curriculum standards in their schools, which means, there's a new teacher in town.
Posted In: Financial Feud, financial literacy, Education, classrooms

Payday lenders need to be more transparent

Last week on Marketplace, a payday loan lender defended his industry, saying as long as customers did the math, he wasn't doing anything wrong. Commentator Helaine Olen begs to differ.
Posted In: payday loans

The financial reality of investing for women

We often hear that women are more risk averse than men. Commentator Helaine Olen says yes, male and female investors may approach risk-taking differently, but that's not why women have less money to put away.
Posted In: Investing, men v. women, women

Retirement -- election no-show

Commentator Helaine Olen says neither President Obama nor Mitt Romeny acknowledge coming 'retirement crisis.'
Posted In: Retirement, Election 2012

Innovations won't resolve personal finance woes

The digital wizardry unveiled at the annual Finovate trade show is great, but it won't help solve the decades-long assault on our personal finances.
Posted In: Personal Finance, financial innovation

Why are people attacking lemonade stands?

One parent wonders why many adults disapprove of where her son is putting his hard-earned lemonade stand money towards.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Kids and money
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