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10 Insights from Pound Foolish, by Helaine Olen

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Helaine Olen is the author of, “Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry,” which was published by Penguin’s Portfolio imprint in January of 2013. She likes to write and report on subjects where life meets money: that can be personal finance, parenting, women's issues, politics, education or career advice. Her goal is to surprise you, provoke you, and make you see the world in a different way.

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  • 1. we help you discover smarter ways to think, grow, and live.
  • 2. This presentation consists of 10 highlights from the interview with Moe Abdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  • 3. Helaine Olen Helaine Olen is the author of, “Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry,” which was published by Penguin’s Portfolio imprint in January of 2013. She likes to write and report on subjects where life meets money: that can be personal finance, parenting, women’s issues, politics, education or career advice. Her goal is to surprise you, provoke you, and make you see the world in a different way. @helaineolen
  • 4. 1 Money and wealth are highly personal. Don’t be swayed by perspectives that misalign with your values.
  • 5. 2 It’s wise to continually enhance your financial literacy. leverage the objective expertise of trusted publication such as the WSJ, New York Times and Reuters.
  • 6. 3 Always be vigilant about your money habits, but also keep an eye on how society spends its money.
  • 7. 4 While we’re each responsible for any financial missteps; it’s important to note that the leading cause of debt are health care and unemployment.
  • 8. 5 Don’t bet on your 401K to secure your retirement; consider a pension plan alternative instead.
  • 9. 5 Don’t bet on your 401K to secure your retirement; consider a pension plan alternative instead.
  • 10. 6 If you’re going to be in the market, consider the advantages of index funds. they’re an efficient alternative that mimics the market.
  • 11. 7 Real estate is tricky and requires diligence to acquire and manage it. It’s a liability until you capture its appreciation.
  • 12. 8 It’s prudent to live within your means; just remember that experiences trump materialism.
  • 13. 9 It’s unlikely that you’ll save your way to success; focus on earning money instead.
  • 14. 10 It’s always a smart assumption to internalize the notion that no one can predict the future. don’t try, create it instead.
  • 15. REALLY REFLECT How do you measure your financial literacy?
  • 16. Connect WITH US! Tell us what you think Chase@33voices.com