Episode

2/20 Helaine Olen: The Personal Finance Industry Scam

February 20, 2013

Pound Foolish, author Helaine Olen explained her background as a personal finance writer, how the personal finance industry got started, the story of 401ks, the problem with Suzy Orman, how the financial services industry turns what are political problems into a personal problems, the genius of Occupy, the urgent need to regulate and the financial services industry.

On The Better Half: the hilarious story of how the fake Friends of Hamas story spread through the right wing media, CNN cuts off a conversation on conflict of interest to discuss Michele Obama’s bangs, Sam debates the minimum wage with a Libertarian and your calls and IMs.

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