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Finding Hope in Despair: What I Learned Hiking the Entire Keystone XL Pipeline

The following is an excerpt from the new book Trespassing Across America by Ken Ilgunas (Blue Rider Press, 2016): 

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Wake Up, America! We're Paying Billions for Personal Financial Advice, and It's Making Us Poorer

Wake up, America! We're paying billions for personal financial advice, and it's making us poorer. From financial "coaches" to leading academics paid to tout dangerous products, members of what former financial columnist Helaine Olen calls the "personal finance industrial complex" are ripping us off, preying on our fears and ensuring that our financial futures are anything but secure. Olen exposes the bogus -- and well-compensated -- advice issuing from the mouths of slick celebrities like Suze Orman, David Bach, Dave Ramsey, and Jim Cramer. She blasts through the mirages of 401(K)s, mutual funds and gimmicks of the do-it-yourself retirement plan that America has foolishingly embraced, along with the real estate schemes and stock market fantasies we turn to when the numbers in our savings accounts don't add up.

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