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Jane Bryant Quinn

2014 Speaker

Jane Bryant Quinn is a leading commentator on personal finance, with books and columns read and trusted by millions. Her 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 ever since. The third edition, “Making the Most of Your Money NOW,” was published in January, 2010. Quinn’s column in the AARP Monthly Bulletin addresses the many issues of mid- and later life, such as saving money, managing debt, planning for retirement and investing. She also covers financial topics on her own website, Quinn’s newest book, “How to Make Your Money Last,” will be published next October. In 2010, she co-founded The Daily Voice (, which brings local news to communities, online. Her career includes long-running columns in Newsweek magazine, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day and a newspaper column syndicated by the Washington Post. She has also worked in television, as a financial correspondent on the “CBS Morning News,” “Evening News with Dan Rather” and on PBS, she hosted her own program, called “Take Charge!” @janebryantquinn