Helaine Olen
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Helaine Olen is a former columnist for Slate and co-author of The Index Card. She was the host of the Slate Academy series the United States of Debt.

The United States of Debt
Nov. 10 2016 1:00 PMAmerica’s Foreclosure Crisis Is Far From Over. So Why Don’t We Hear About It?Millions have lost their homes. They’re still in debt today.
Moneybox
Nov. 9 2016 2:15 AMThe Stock Markets Are Reacting Badly to the Prospect of a President Trump
Moneybox
Nov. 8 2016 9:21 AMNow Startups Have Figured Out How to Make Money on “Volunteer” Rides to the Polls
Moneybox
Nov. 1 2016 12:21 AMWe Now Have an Even Clearer Picture of How Brazenly Trump Tried to Avoid Paying Taxes
The Bills
Oct. 27 2016 6:00 AMAsk Me Again on Nov. 9Why so many Americans are putting off major financial decisions until this election is over.
The Bills
Oct. 19 2016 11:17 AMIs It OK to Cut My Trump-Supporting Relatives Out of My Will?Your personal finance questions, answered.
The Bills
Oct. 13 2016 3:59 PMWhy the Wells Fargo Scandal Is DifferentWhen banks screw up, their CEOs rarely take the fall. Why not this time?
Moneybox
Oct. 9 2016 10:52 PMDonald Trump Admitted He Didn’t Pay Taxes—and Then Blamed Hillary
The Bills
Oct. 6 2016 1:25 PMHow Do You Help a Parent With a Spending Problem?Your personal finance questions, answered.
Moneybox
Sept. 27 2016 1:00 PMThe Cost of Pet Health Care Could Be Rising Faster Than the Cost of Human Health Care
The Bills
Sept. 23 2016 12:00 PMMy Husband’s a Financial Dictator! What Do I Do?Your personal finance questions, answered.
Moneybox
Sept. 20 2016 5:45 AM13 Questions the Senate Needs to Ask Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf
The Bills
Sept. 9 2016 7:38 AMI’m a Saver. My Partner’s a Spender. Are We Doomed?Your personal finance questions, answered.
The Bills
Sept. 8 2016 10:30 AMWhy Banks and Politicians Love Shaming the ArtsBecause they’re an easy scapegoat for a much bigger problem.
The Bills
Aug. 24 2016 9:15 AMShould I Make My 25-Year-Old Daughter Get a Credit Card?Your personal finance questions, answered.
The Bills
Nov. 9 2016 6:07 PMClinton Lost the Economic ArgumentIt was the way she could have eased Trump voters’ racism, and she blew it.
Moneybox
Nov. 8 2016 8:58 PMDonald Trump’s Election Night Party Is Charging $13 for Wine and $7 for Soda, but It’s Probably Not His Fault
The Bills
Nov. 2 2016 9:15 AMMy Cat Is Sick, Expensive, and Keeping Me in Debt. Is It Time to … You Know?Your personal finance questions, answered.
Moneybox
Oct. 28 2016 1:58 PMThe Feds Raided the Scammers Behind Those Fake IRS Robocalls. It’s Not Enough.
Moneybox
Oct. 20 2016 12:17 AMTrump’s Defense of His Tax Avoidance Is Getting Even More Brazen
Moneybox
Oct. 15 2016 9:41 AMDonald Trump Also Gave One of His Accusers Some Really Bad Financial Advice
Moneybox
Oct. 11 2016 4:08 PMThe Next President Might Be Able to Fire One of Our Most Important Consumer Watchdogs for Any Reason. Yikes.
Normal
Oct. 7 2016 2:24 PMThere’s Nothing Wrong With Thinking of Your Pet as a “Child”
The Bills
Oct. 3 2016 9:59 AMThe Real Scandal of Donald Trump’s Massive Tax DeductionsThat they’re totally legal. And they’re only available to people like Trump.
Moneybox
Sept. 26 2016 10:25 PMIt Sure Sounds Like Donald Trump Just Admitted He Doesn’t Pay Taxes
Moneybox
Sept. 20 2016 1:20 PMElizabeth Warren to Wells Fargo’s CEO: “You Should Give Back the Money That You Took”
Moneybox
Sept. 14 2016 5:51 PMWill the Feds Go After Wells Fargo’s Executives?
Moneybox
Sept. 8 2016 5:55 PMWells Fargo Must Pay $185 Million After Opening Customer Accounts Without Asking. That’s Not Enough.
Future Tense
Aug. 24 2016 11:15 AMAfter the HackVictims of data breaches often get free access to identification protection services. Is that enough?
The Bills
Aug. 12 2016 9:37 AMI Think I Might Get Stiffed Out of My Inheritance! What Do I Do?Your personal finance questions, answered.

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