Helaine Olen is a blogger for the Washington Post Opinions section. She's the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling book Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry and co-author of The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to be Complicated. She's been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and took part in Frontline's Emmy award winning The Retirement Gamble. An expert on money and society, she writes and consults on issues including healthcare, retirement, Social Security, student loans and women's financial issues. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, AARP and Slate. She's a frequent public speaker, moderator of political and financial panels, and regular commentator on podcasts and radio shows, including on Marketplace. Business Insider named her one of the \"50 Women Who Are Changing the World.\" She serves on the advisory board of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.