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

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April 27 2016 4:23 PMWhy the Settling of Prince’s Estate Could Get Very, Very Messy
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April 21 2016 11:29 AMAll the Sad, Broke, Literary MenA buzzy Atlantic essay details the dire financial straits of a journalist living in the Hamptons. Great work if you can get it!
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April 13 2016 8:28 AMI Inherited a Fortune. Should I Pay Off My Fiancé’s Student Loans?Your personal finance questions, answered.
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April 6 2016 2:27 PMThe Obama Administration Is Making Retirement-Savings Advisers Put Clients First. And This Was Controversial!
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March 30 2016 7:39 AMMy Ex Won’t Take Me off Our Joint Credit Card. What Do I Do?Your personal finance questions, answered.
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March 18 2016 5:58 AMThink Divorce Is Miserable?Look how bad life can get when divorcees try to retire. Especially when they’re women.
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March 7 2016 4:42 PMNo, the Obama Administration Isn’t Coming After Dave Ramsey and Other Personal Finance Gurus
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March 2 2016 7:15 AMMy Friend Keeps Shaming Me Over My Bankruptcy. Not Cool, Right?Your personal finance questions, answered.
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Feb. 24 2016 4:49 PMThe People Donald Trump Allegedly Ripped Off Through Trump University Look a Lot Like Trump Voters
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Feb. 17 2016 5:26 PMI Have Huge Medical Bills and Gambled Away My Savings. Can I Still Declare Bankruptcy?Your personal finance questions, answered.
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Feb. 11 2016 2:24 PMThis Legal Dispute Says Everything About the Shadiness of Personal Finance Gurus
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Feb. 3 2016 12:10 PMMy Boyfriend Won’t Tell Me How Much He Makes. Should I Insist?This and other personal finance questions, answered.
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Jan. 26 2016 2:42 PMThe Yuckiness of Gerber Life InsuranceThe baby food company also sells insurance for kids. It’s a rip-off.
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Jan. 7 2016 12:35 PMMutual Funds Enrich the Financial Services Industry at Your ExpenseChannel Warren Buffett and invest in low-cost index funds instead.
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Jan. 6 2016 9:15 AMI’m Loaded. Should I Pay Off My Mortgage and My Son’s?This and other personal finance questions, answered.
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April 27 2016 9:00 AMMy Best Friend’s Brother Owes Me Rent Money. Can I Sue Him?Your personal-finance questions, answered.
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April 18 2016 11:08 AMOne Reason Tax Returns Are So Complicated? Because H&R Block and Other Preparers Like It That Way.
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April 12 2016 8:08 AMMelissa McCarthy’s The Boss Tries to Spoof Wealth Gurus. It Ends Up Endorsing Them.
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April 1 2016 2:54 PMThese Firms Are Lying to Either the Government or Their Investors, and Elizabeth Warren Just Called Them Out
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March 28 2016 7:15 AMBook ’EmWhy some libraries offer amnesty to scofflaw borrowers—and others call the cops.
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March 16 2016 1:47 PMShould I Sell My Apple Shares so I Can Freeze My Eggs?This and other personal finance questions, answered.
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March 4 2016 3:08 PMThe Retirement Crisis Is Getting Truly ScaryIt’s time for the presidential candidates to give it the urgency it deserves.
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Feb. 26 2016 6:01 PMSwag ReflexThis year’s Oscars goodie basket is worth a record $230,000. Even the academy is disgusted.
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Feb. 18 2016 7:18 PMMarco Rubio Has One Great Money IdeaHe wants to open up the feds’ retirement plan to anyone. Why isn’t he talking about it?
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Feb. 12 2016 12:30 AMClinton’s Social Security Plan Is a Little Hazy. And Sanders Called Her Out on It.
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Feb. 6 2016 11:37 PMDid the Millionaires Tax Really Cost New Jersey Billions, As Christie Claims? Probably Not.
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Feb. 1 2016 4:20 PMThe Difference Between Good and Bad DebtMore and more of us believe all debt is a curse. A new study shows how wrong we are.
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Jan. 19 2016 5:58 PMShould I Let My Parents Risk Their Retirement to Pay for My Education?This and other personal finance questions, answered.
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Jan. 7 2016 12:12 PMMacy's Is Laying Off 4,350 Workers Because It Didn’t Get What It Wanted for Christmas 
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Jan. 5 2016 3:34 PMA Significant Chunk of Americans Is Still Facing Harsh Medical Debt

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