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Book Review: 'Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry'

Book Review
Title: "Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry"
Author: Helaine Olen
Publisher: Portfolio-Penguin, 2012; 304 pages; $27.95

Ahh, personal finance pundits. With the exception of political commentators and televangelists, few can match their consistently dramatic and loud performances, in which they show few qualms about hollering and hooting at the very members of their audience they are supposedly trying to help.