Karen Aho is a freelance writer in Boston.

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Kay Bell is a native Texan, professional journalist and self-proclaimed tax geek, as evidenced by her two popular tax blogs, Don't Mess With Taxes and Eye on the IRS. She is the author of "The Truth About Paying Fewer Taxes" (2009) and editor of Bankrate.com's tax section.

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Charley Blaine is an editor at MSN Money and covers the stock markets. He was editor of Family Money magazine and Family Money Interactive. He also was business/financial editor of the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and a business writer at USA Today. He is a former Bagehot Business Journalism Fellow at Columbia University in New York.

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Michael Brush is an award-winning New York financial writer who has covered business and investing for The New York Times, Money magazine and the Economist Group. Michael studied at Columbia Business School in the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship program. He is the author of "Lessons from the Front Line," a book offering insights on investing and the markets based on the experiences of professional money managers. Click here to find Brush's most recent articles.

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Scott Burns is a personal-finance columnist who has been nationally syndicated since late 1980. He graduated from MIT in 1962 and studied writing with Archibald MacLeish at Harvard.

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Jeff Cade is a freelance writer in Phoenix. He formerly worked at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix and the San Diego Tribune. His work also has appeared in Rotarian magazine.

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Jim Cramer is a contributor to MSN's Top Stocks blog. Cramer is co-founder and chairman of TheStreet.com. He contributes daily market commentary for TheStreet.com's sites and serves as an adviser to the company's CEO. He is also the host of CNBC's "Mad Money" and the author of several books. A frequent contributor to Time magazine, Cramer also writes about the stock market for New York magazine, was a founder of and former columnist for SmartMoney magazine and helped found American Lawyer magazine. He worked at Goldman Sachs from 1984 to 1987." Click here to find Cramer's most recent Top Stocks blog posts. To find the most recent videos from TheStreet, click here.

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Leah L. Culler is a freelance writer and editor living in the Washington, D.C., area.

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Harry Domash publishes the Winning Investing stock and mutual-fund advisory newsletter, the Dividend Detective Web site for dividend investors and writes an online investing column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Domash has two investing books out, the most recent being "Fire Your Stock Analyst," published by Financial Times Prentice Hall.

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MP Dunleavey wrote the award-winning Women in Red series for MSN Money. She is the author of "Money Can Buy Happiness." Dunleavey lives in the Catskills with her husband and son.

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Bill Fleckenstein is the president of Fleckenstein Capital, which manages a hedge fund based in Seattle. He also writes a daily Market Rap column on his Fleckensteincapital.com site. Click here to find Fleckenstein's most recent articles.

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Donna Freedman is a freelance writer, baby sitter and handywoman in Washington state. Look for her spending tips on the Smart Spending blog. Click here to find Freedman's most recent articles and blog posts.

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Melinda Fulmer is a freelance writer in Los Angeles. For nine years she was a staff reporter at the Los Angeles Times, covering everything from food to real estate. She can be reached at melinda.fulmer@gmail.com.

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Philipp Harper writes about business, the economy and politics for national and regional publications.

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Judi Hasson is a Washington, D.C., journalist who has covered the nation's capital for more than 25 years for publications such as USA Today and Congressional Quarterly.

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Sally Herigstad is a certified public accountant and author of "Help! I Can't Pay My Bills," published by St. Martin Griffin Books. She is a personal-finance writer who has been contributing to Microsoft and MSN Money since 1998.

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Catherine Holahan is a former writer and video journalist with MSN Money.

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John Pearley Huffman is a writer living in Santa Barbara, Calif. His work appears regularly in The New York Times, Car and Driver, Popular Mechanics and Hot Rod.

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Richard Jenkins is the former editor-in-chief of MSN Money. Before joining MSN Money in 1996, he spent 17 years at newspapers in Southern California, most recently as deputy editor of the Los Angeles Times online service and news editor for the paper's daily Business section. He is also the author of "Supercomputers: The Parallel Processing Revolution." He retired from MSN Money at the end of 2009.

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Emma Johnson is an award-winning journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Psychology Today and Glamour. Previously, she has been an Associated Press financial writer, editor of a news digest in Bulgaria and a health care reporter for a daily newspaper in the Phoenix area.

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Jim Jubak is the author of "The Jubak Picks: 50 Stocks That Will Rebuild Your Wealth & Safeguard Your Future" and MSN Money's long-running "Jubak's Journal" column. Previously, he served as senior financial editor at Worth magazine and as editor of Venture magazine. Jubak was a Bagehot Business Journalism Fellow at Columbia University and has also written "The Worth Guide to Electronic Investing" and "In the Image of the Brain: Breaking the Barrier Between the Human Mind and Intelligent Machines." As an investor, he says he believes the conventional wisdom is always wrong -- but that he will nonetheless go with the herd if he believes there's a profit to be made. He lives in New York. Click here to find Jubak's most recent articles and blog posts on MSN Money.

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Brent Kessel writes the "Mind Over Money" multimedia series for MSN Money. He is the author of "It's Not About the Money" and is one of the top 250 financial advisers in the U.S., according to Worth magazine. Kessel is also the co-founder of Abacus, a leading sustainable investing and financial planning firm.

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Kathy Kristof is a syndicated financial columnist and the author of "Investing 101" and "Taming the Tuition Tiger." She's received numerous awards and honors, including Consumer Federation of America's 2008 Betty Furness Consumer Media Service Award.

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Lucy Lazarony is a freelance writer based in Florida.

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Marilyn Lewis is an award-winning writer with a passion for getting readers clear, straight information that helps them stay out of financial trouble. A former reporter for The San Jose Mercury News, she works from her home in Port Townsend, Wash. Contact her at MarilynLewis@Outlook.com.

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Peter Lewis was a Seattle Times staff reporter for many years and now writes for regional and national publications.

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Katherine Reynolds Lewis is a freelance writer and blogger based in the Washington, D.C., area who specializes in money, work and family. Her freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, Parade, Slate and The Washington Post Magazine. Previously, she worked for The Bond Buyer, Bloomberg and Newhouse News Service.

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Mitch Lipka has been warning people about scams and shining light on questionable business practices for more than 20 years. Mitch, the consumer columnist for The Boston Globe, has also been a reporter and editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, Consumer Reports, South Florida Sun-Sentinel and AOL.

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Diane Mapes is a Seattle freelance writer and the author of "How to Date in a Post-Dating World." She's a regular contributor to MSNBC.com and can be reached via her Web site, Single Shot Seattle.

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Suzanne McGee spent 13 years as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Toronto, New York and London. Today, she writes about business, finance, the art market and philanthropy for publications such as Barron's, Institutional Investor and Worth. She travels whenever she can find the time and shares her Brooklyn, N.Y., home with too many books.

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Teresa Mears is a veteran writer and editor in Florida. After 30 years as a newspaper journalist at papers ranging in size from the weekly Portland (Tenn.) Leader to The Los Angeles Times, she launched Miami FL on the Cheap and related blogs, part of the Cities on the Cheap network. She also writes the weekly On the Cheap column for The Miami Herald. She doesn't clip coupons, but she does shop at Goodwill. Click here to find Mears' most recent blog posts.

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Tim Middleton writes about investing for a variety of publications, and is a radio commentator for WCBS in New York. A former reporter for the Dow Jones News Service and editor at Crain's New York Business, Tim works from home in Short Hills, N.J.

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Anthony Mirhaydari is the founder and publisher of the Edge, a new investment advisory newsletter. Previously, he was a senior research analyst with Markman Capital Insight, an advisory and money management firm, and a business consulting analyst with Moss Adams focusing on the financial-services industry. He studied finance at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business, graduating magna cum laude. Mirhaydari lives in the Seattle area with his wife and two children. Click here to find Mirhaydari's most recent articles and Top Stocks blog posts.

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MoneyShow.com is where the world's top advisors help make individuals better, smarter investors. Click here to see the most recent videos from MoneyShow.com.

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Lynn Mucken is a freelance editor and writer based in San Diego and a former longtime journalist at The Seattle Times.

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Lynn O'Shaughnessy, a former Los Angeles Times reporter, has been writing about personal finance since 1992. She is the author of the "Retirement Bible."

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Editor Bev O'Shea lives and works in the foothills of the Appalachians. A former copy editor for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Orlando Sentinel, she joined MSN Money in 2007.

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Christopher Oster is the managing editor of MSN Money. Previously, he was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal and a senior writer at SmartMoney magazine.

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Kathleen Peddicord is the publisher of International Living, a 25-year-old business that publishes several free e-letters, a monthly print newsletter, and a growing line of books and reports, all detailing the best places in the world for Americans to live, travel, and invest. Eight years ago she decided to bite the bullet herself, and moved her family of four from Baltimore, Md., to Waterford, Ireland. Since mid-2004, she has been dividing her time between Waterford and Paris, France.

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Kim Peterson is a freelance journalist focusing on technology from her home base in San Jose, Calif. She previously was a technology reporter for The Seattle Times and a business reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune. To find Peterson's most recent Top Stocks blog posts, click here.

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Ron Prichard is investing editor for MSN Money. A longtime journalist, Prichard has written and edited for the Eastside Journal in Bellevue, Wash., and several Gannett newspapers, including the Westchester (N.Y.) Journal News and USA Today. A graduate of California State University, Long Beach, Prichard lives in Seattle.

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Michelle V. Rafter is a business reporter and editor whose stories on technology, work and business have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, NBCNews.com, Enterpreneur.com, Inc.com, and other publications. She previously wrote an Internet column for Reuters and worked as a financial and technology staff writer at the Orange County Register.

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Gina Roberts-Grey is an award-winning writer in Baldwinsville, N.Y. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including AARP magazine, Glamour, Good Housekeeping and Self.

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John B. Saul has worked as an editor at several newspapers. Since 2005, when he left The Seattle Times after 28 years, he has taught journalism at four colleges while writing and editing for various publications.

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Jeff Schnepper is the author of the best-selling "How to Pay Zero Taxes," which is in its 29th edition. He has written several other books on finance and taxation including "TurboTax Deluxe," "How Much Is It Worth? Asset and Business Valuation," "The New Bankruptcy Law: A Professional Handbook" and "Inside the IRS: How It Works (You Over)." A former professor of taxation, accounting and finance, Schnepper has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and has appeared on numerous national and local TV programs. He lives in New Jersey. You can find Schnepper's most recent articles here.

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Giselle Smith is a freelance writer and editor in Seattle.

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Christopher Solomon is a freelance writer in Seattle. A former reporter for The Seattle Times, he writes regularly for The New York Times and has written for Outside magazine, Ski and Skiing magazines, and Men's Journal.

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Amey Stone is MSN Money's deputy managing editor, based in New York. Before joining the site in December 2010, she was the editor of DailyFinance, AOL's flagship business news and investing site. She was also the founding editor of AOL sites BloggingStocks and WalletPop. Stone also spent 12 years as a writer at BusinessWeek, covering personal finance, investing and the economy. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children.

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SwitchYard Media is a multimedia journalism studio in Seattle.

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Editor Julie Tilsner has written for BusinessWeek, the Los Angeles Times, Parenting, Redbook, AOL and other publications. She lives in Los Angeles County with her family and loves to drink wine and practice yoga, although not generally at the same time.

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Allan Townsend is the site manager for MSN Money. He is a veteran journalist from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications at Washington State University and contributes to the blog, "A little bit about a lot of stuff." Allan is an Emmy Award-winning television news producer. He lives with his family in New York City.

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Liz Weston is the author of "The 10 Commandments of Money: Survive and Thrive in the New Economy" and "Your Credit Score: How to Fix, Protect and Improve the 3-Digit Number That Shapes Your Financial Future." She is a personal-finance columnist for MSN Money and author of the question-and-answer column "Money Talk," which appears in newspapers throughout the country. Formerly a personal-finance writer for the Los Angeles Times, Weston is a graduate of the certified financial planner training program at University of California, Irvine. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. Click here to find Weston's most recent articles on MSN Money. Her work also can be found on Ask Liz Weston.

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Jeff Wuorio is a small-business and personal-finance writer. He is the author of a number of books, including "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Retirement Planning."

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