Helaine Olen
Helaine Olen Helaine Olen

Helaine Olen is columnist for Slate and the co-author of The Index Card.

Moneybox
Oct. 26 2015 1:10 PMDonald Trump, Citing $1 Million Loan His Dad Gave Him to Start Out: “It Has Not Been Easy”
Video
Oct. 21 2015 7:21 AMWhat Really Happened With Donald Trump’s Atlantic City Casinos?Splashy debuts and four bankruptcies, 30 years in the making.
The XX Factor
Oct. 19 2015 11:47 AMJennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Have Us Wondering: Why Don’t More People Discuss Their Compensation?
The Bills
Oct. 11 2015 9:00 PMThe Get-Rich-Quick Schemers Who Love the GOPDonald Trump, Ben Carson, and Jeb Bush have something in common: “multilevel marketing” companies that prey upon the desperate and broke.
The Bills
Oct. 5 2015 5:13 PMWe’re Doing Security Deposits WrongLandlords in the U.S. have way too much leeway. The U.K. figured out a better way.
Doublex
Sept. 23 2015 1:01 PMThat Creeping SensationAn old retail plague is becoming a year-round phenomenon.
Moneybox
Sept. 17 2015 1:20 AMChris Christie Said Social Security Is Going Insolvent. Oh, Come On.
Moneybox
Aug. 25 2015 11:43 AMDon’t Judge Anyone Who Panicked Over the Market Tumble. It’s Society That’s Made Us So Skittish.
The Bills
Aug. 13 2015 3:24 PMDon’t Fall for Back-to-School Tax HolidaysThey’re basically worthless.
The Bills
July 30 2015 6:25 PMThe Grandparent TrapThe shameful problem of elder financial abuse is only going to get worse.
The Bills
July 21 2015 5:16 PMThe Real Problem With Asking Americans to Work Longer HoursMost of us don’t see what’s wrong with that.
The Bills
July 9 2015 2:17 PMObamacare’s Bill Is DueAnd thanks to skyrocketing premiums, you could be the one paying it.
The Bills
June 26 2015 2:08 PMThe Church of Self-HelpThere’s a reason the poor don’t rise up over inequality. Because our culture shames them.
Moneybox
June 9 2015 2:51 PMMarco Rubio Made Terrible Real Estate Decisions. So Did His Generation.
The Bills
June 5 2015 9:36 AMToss Your Budget
Why a pillar of personal finance isn’t nearly as essential as we think.
The Bills
Oct. 22 2015 12:59 PMHow to Leave Your Fortune to Your DogIf you must.
Moneybox
Oct. 19 2015 7:00 PMWhy You Should Never, Ever, Ever Take “Wealth Therapy” Seriously
The XX Factor
Oct. 15 2015 11:58 AMIf Given the Choice, Americans Prefer Better Benefits to Higher Salaries
Doublex
Oct. 9 2015 4:33 PMFinancial Advice Just for Women Might Seem Like a Great IdeaHere’s why it’s not.
The Bills
Oct. 2 2015 5:54 AMWonks for HireElizabeth Warren challenged a think tank over iffy, industry-backed research. There’s a lot more where that came from.
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Sept. 21 2015 2:45 PM“Whole Foods! We Want the REAL Thing.”Why bougie L.A. residents are outraged over Whole Foods’ new budget grocery store.
The Bills
Sept. 10 2015 2:36 PMThe ApprenticesWith Trump University, Donald Trump allegedly participated in an old, persistent scam: ripping off poor souls who want to get rich quick.
The Bills
Aug. 20 2015 6:55 PMAttacks on Social Security Are Attacks on WomenAnd they’re becoming a mainstay of the GOP primary.
The Bills
Aug. 6 2015 5:41 AMMildly Rich People ProblemsPrivate schools for the ultra-wealthy keep getting more opulent. Is it a problem if the somewhat wealthy feel left behind?
The XX Factor
July 30 2015 2:47 PMWhy Does Every Presidential Campaign Need a “Hairgate”?
How to Be an Adult
July 18 2015 10:30 AMStock Tips for the First-Time InvestorLearn how to intelligently play the stock market long game.  
The Bills
July 1 2015 12:11 PMIn the BagThere’s one thing Primates of Park Avenue definitely doesn’t exaggerate: The obscene power of the designer purse.
The Bills
June 19 2015 12:35 PMThe Financial Services Industry Doesn’t Want to Put You FirstAnd neither does Congress.
The Bills
June 9 2015 1:11 PMThere Is No Perfect Personal Finance VictimYes, some people are irresponsible jerks. But they’re not the real problem.
Moneybox
March 2 2015 6:11 PMThe Semi-Retirement MythDon’t buy the tales of meaningful work into your 70s. Your retirement is inevitable—and bleaker than the last generation’s.

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