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Jane Bryant Quinn

Jane Bryant Quinn

MoneyWatch contributor Jane Bryant Quinn is a nationally known commentator on personal finance, with books and columns read and trusted by millions. In her long career, she has established herself as America's most reliable voice for people trying to manage their money well. In her public policy writings, she addresses matters of top concern to everyone, including investor protection, health insurance, Social Security, and the sufficiency of retirement plans.

Jane's best-selling book, Making the Most of Your Money, is a comprehensive guide to personal finance, named by Consumers Union as the best personal finance book on the market. The first edition, published in 1991, has been in print and popular ever since. The third edition, Making the Most of Your Money NOW, was published in December, 2009. In 2006, she wrote Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People, her personal list of the best, low-cost strategies for saving more money, finding good insurance, planning for college tuition, investing for retirement, and other personal financial topics.

Jane is married and has two children and six stepchildren. She was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and lives in New York City.

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In any city, the most expensive insurer may charge 50 percent more than the least expensive for the very same policy. You might waste hundreds of dollars if you can't be bothered to shop around.

Kids and Education

Make a clear distinction between what you can't afford and what you don't think is worth paying for.

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