Gail Marksjarvis

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Gail MarksJarvis

Gail MarksJarvis is a financial columnist for the Chicago Tribune, a TV commentator and the author of the best-selling book “Saving for Retirement (without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery).”

Her columns on the markets, economy and personal finance strategy run in newspapers throughout the country, and she has won over a dozen awards ranging from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism’s “Best Financial Columnist” to a “National Clarion Award” for human rights reporting.  She has judged journalism competitions ranging from SABEW’s Best in Business to the Loeb Awards book category.

Her book helps novice investors invest successfully in 401(k)s and IRAs, and it’s received widespread national media praise. Oprah Winfrey placed it on her “select” list and Kiplinger named it “One of the Great Money Books for Young Adults.”

MarksJarvis has been a regular commentator for PBS’s Nightly Business Report and delivers analysis and advice regularly on WGN-TV and radio, CLTV, and WTTW public television in Chicago.  She is a frequent commentator for National Public Radio, and has appeared on CNBC, PBS NewsHour, Talk of the Nation, the CBS Early Show and NBC, CBS and ABC affiliates throughout the country. Prior to the Chicago Tribune, she was a business reporter for public radio’s Marketplace program, USA Today, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press.


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