I write investing, personal finance and profiles for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, CBS MoneyWatch and Financial Planning. Author of Investing 101.

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I'm an award-winning financial writer, who spent 18 years at the Los Angeles Times and now write for CBS News, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, Inc. and Reuters, among others. Among the awards I'm proudest of are the Betty Furness Consumer Media Service Award from the Consumer Federation o...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporter, Los Angeles Business Journal (if you don't count the unpaid internship at the LATimes

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

Makes it simpler to find consumers who might be affected by a particular news event