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

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Dec. 6 2016 5:29 PMThe Supreme Court Just Made It Much Harder to Get Away With Insider Trading
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Nov. 29 2016 3:31 PMThe Big Problem in Charity That Giving Tuesday Can’t Fix
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Nov. 21 2016 4:43 PMMillions Are About to Get a Raise for Overtime Work, and Republicans Are Plotting to Take It Away
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Nov. 16 2016 3:09 PMShould I Change My Financial Plans Because Trump Won?Your personal finance questions, answered.
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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.
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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.
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Nov. 9 2016 2:15 AMThe Stock Markets Are Reacting Badly to the Prospect of a President Trump
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Nov. 8 2016 9:21 AMNow Startups Have Figured Out How to Make Money on “Volunteer” Rides to the Polls
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Nov. 1 2016 12:21 AMWe Now Have an Even Clearer Picture of How Brazenly Trump Tried to Avoid Paying Taxes
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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.
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Oct. 19 2016 11:17 AMIs It OK to Cut My Trump-Supporting Relatives Out of My Will?Your personal finance questions, answered.
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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?
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Oct. 9 2016 10:52 PMDonald Trump Admitted He Didn’t Pay Taxes—and Then Blamed Hillary
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Oct. 6 2016 1:25 PMHow Do You Help a Parent With a Spending Problem?Your personal finance questions, answered.
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Sept. 27 2016 1:00 PMThe Cost of Pet Health Care Could Be Rising Faster Than the Cost of Human Health Care
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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.
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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.
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Nov. 17 2016 3:59 PMGoldman Sachs Is Now Pitching Consumer Loans to Cover Bills and Emergencies. How Depressing.
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Nov. 15 2016 12:36 PMThe Left Was Skeptical of SEC Chair Mary Jo White. They’ll Miss Her Once Trump Is President.
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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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Nov. 9 2016 6:07 PMClinton Lost the Economic ArgumentIt was the way she could have eased Trump voters’ racism, and she blew it.
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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
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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.
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Oct. 28 2016 1:58 PMThe Feds Raided the Scammers Behind Those Fake IRS Robocalls. It’s Not Enough.
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Oct. 20 2016 12:17 AMTrump’s Defense of His Tax Avoidance Is Getting Even More Brazen
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Oct. 15 2016 9:41 AMDonald Trump Also Gave One of His Accusers Some Really Bad Financial Advice
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Oct. 11 2016 4:08 PMThe Next President Might Be Able to Fire One of Our Most Important Consumer Watchdogs for Any Reason. Yikes.
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Oct. 7 2016 2:24 PMThere’s Nothing Wrong With Thinking of Your Pet as a “Child”
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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.
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Sept. 26 2016 10:25 PMIt Sure Sounds Like Donald Trump Just Admitted He Doesn’t Pay Taxes

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