The best for personal finance coverage

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Pound Foolish

Anna Clark of The American Prospect interviewed Helaine Olen, who has a new book out about personal finance called “Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry,” and asked her about the best personal finance journalists in the country.

Here is an excerpt:

Given how much of the personal-finance media come up for critique in your book, what are the best sources of information for those of us trying to understand our money? What do you listen to or read yourself?

Liz Weston, now at MSN, taught me lots about personal finance. She’s a great resource. If you want to pick up a book, I still say Personal Finance for Dummies is the least intimidating book out there. For day-to-day news coverage, Reuters and Bloomberg are just terrific. When Linda Stern — who does the Stern Advice column at Reuters — interviewed me for a feature about Pound Foolish, I told her I was convinced it would have been an even better book if she had written it, and I wasn’t kidding. I also read a lot of economics blogs. Both Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism and Barry Ritholtz at The Big Picture offer first-rate takes on the greater economic world, not to mention daily links features that are great curated guides to the world outside of our own personal microeconomic space.

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