Helaine Olen
Helaine Olen Helaine Olen

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.

Moneybox
Feb. 10 2017 7:53 PMMeet the Teacher Whose Powerful, Christian Defense of Obamacare Made a GOP Town Hall Go Viral
The Bills
Feb. 9 2017 2:49 PMMy Retired Parents Are Never-Ceasing Financial Scolds. What Do I Do?Your personal finance questions, answered.
The XX Factor
Feb. 3 2017 12:33 PMSheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Strategy Is Spectacularly Mismatched to a President Trump
Moneybox
Jan. 25 2017 1:14 PMThe Dow Hit 20,000. That Doesn’t Mean Trump Is Making the Economy Great Again.
Moneybox
Jan. 17 2017 5:08 PMElaine Chao Will Have a Second Income Source When She’s Transportation Secretary: Millions From Wells Fargo
Moneybox
Jan. 12 2017 3:10 PMAmericans Want to Buy Cheaper Medicine From Canada. Why Did 13 Democrats Vote Against Letting Them?
The Bills
Jan. 5 2017 2:54 PMMy Boyfriend Is a Financial Train Wreck. Are We Doomed?Your personal finance questions, answered.
The Bills
Dec. 27 2016 6:15 PMThe Trump PenaltyFive ways many Americans’ finances will take a hit under the Trump administration.
The Bills
Dec. 16 2016 11:57 AMI Love My Job but Can’t Afford Christmas Gifts. What Do I Do?Your personal finance questions, answered.
The United States of Debt
Dec. 13 2016 4:41 PMTrump Isn’t Going to Help With Your DebtIn fact, he might make it worse.
Moneybox
Dec. 6 2016 5:29 PMThe Supreme Court Just Made It Much Harder to Get Away With Insider Trading
Moneybox
Nov. 29 2016 3:31 PMThe Big Problem in Charity That Giving Tuesday Can’t Fix
Moneybox
Nov. 21 2016 4:43 PMMillions Are About to Get a Raise for Overtime Work, and Republicans Are Plotting to Take It Away
The Bills
Nov. 16 2016 3:09 PMShould I Change My Financial Plans Because Trump Won?Your personal finance questions, answered.
The Bills
Nov. 14 2016 1:22 PMTrump Will Tear Down Elizabeth Warren’s Legacy, TooThe senator helped protect consumers from the predations of the financial services industry. Say goodbye to all that.
Moneybox
Feb. 9 2017 7:52 PMThis Republican Senator’s Paid Family Leave Plan Actually Makes Donald Trump’s Look Generous
Moneybox
Feb. 3 2017 6:19 PMTrump Is Trying to Preserve Financial Advisers’ Right to Rip Off Clients Saving for Retirement
The Bills
Feb. 1 2017 3:04 PMSo Do We Have to Boycott Everything Now?Consumers are right to hold companies accountable for dealing with the Trump administration. They should leave the sandwich-makers alone.
The Bills
Jan. 25 2017 9:00 AMMy Wife Has an Inheritance Coming but Wants to Live Like a Pauper. What Do I Do?Your personal finance questions, answered.
The Bills
Jan. 16 2017 5:45 AMWe’re Going to Need That $4,000 BackWhat it’s like to get a raise thanks to the Obama administration’s overtime rules for American workplaces—and then have it taken away.
The Bills
Jan. 9 2017 9:40 PMA Failed Cure for Health Care CostsOnline price-comparison tools were supposed to cut our medical bills. Here’s why they’ve failed.
Moneybox
Jan. 3 2017 3:07 PMThe People Who Evangelized for the 401(k) Now Think It’s Made Retirement Much Tougher
The Bills
Dec. 22 2016 5:07 PMIs That Snuggie the Real Thing?Companies and customers are getting fed up with the counterfeits flooding Amazon. How did things get so bad?
The Bills
Dec. 14 2016 5:33 PMThe Neighbors of White House NorthThe president-elect is causing a miniature recession in the area surrounding Trump Tower.
The United States of Debt
Dec. 13 2016 4:41 PMIf You’re Struggling With Debt, a Trump Presidency Could Make It WorseRead a transcript of the United States of Debt’s sixth episode.
The Bills
Nov. 30 2016 11:33 AMI’m in Debt Because I Got Sick. Is It OK to Raid My Retirement Fund?Your personal finance questions, answered.
The Bills
Nov. 23 2016 5:30 AMGo Ahead, Eat Out on ThanksgivingIt’s way less work, it’s more common than you think, and it’s delicious.
Moneybox
Nov. 17 2016 3:59 PMGoldman Sachs Is Now Pitching Consumer Loans to Cover Bills and Emergencies. How Depressing.
Moneybox
Nov. 15 2016 12:36 PMThe Left Was Skeptical of SEC Chair Mary Jo White. They’ll Miss Her Once Trump Is President.
The United States of Debt
Nov. 10 2016 1:07 PMThe Collapse of the American DreamRead a transcript of the United States of Debt’s fifth episode, which looks at aftermath of the foreclosure crisis.

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