October 18, 2004



When it comes to matters of finance, I have a mind like an over-ripened casaba melon that's been left in the sun to rot.

Thank God there are people like Liz Pulliam Weston out there.

Liz is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated personal finance columnist who can make the most complex money topics understandable to the average reader. Or, at least, that's what her Web site says.

But I can independently confirm that, yes, it spaeketh the truth. I worked with Liz almost 15 years ago (Jesus Jones on a jump rope, could it be that long ago?!?!?) when we were both stuck at The Anchorage Times in Alaska. Despite her ownership at the time of a Suzuki Samurai, I can attest that Liz is indeed plenty smart.

Liz appears weekly on CNBC's “Power Lunch,” has worked for papers like the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times and Orange County Register and writes the syndicated "Money Talk" column.

Which, of course, is why she gets to write books like “Your Credit Score: How to Fix, Improve and Protect the 3-Digit Number that Shapes Your Financial Future.”

I have two friends who have written hurricane books. I only have one who has written a book about money. There's a reason: It's tough stuff to make readable. Liz does. Go buy it.

Pimping? Done.

Posted by Jeff at October 18, 2004 06:46 AM | TrackBack