Lynn O’Shaughnessy has been a professional journalist for three decades. She is a former Los Angeles Times reporter and syndicated columnist, and a financial journalist. Her previous books include Unofficial Guide to Investing, Investing Bible, and Retirement Bible. She has contributed to such publications as BusinessWeek, Money Magazine, USA Today, Chronicle of Philanthropy, AARP The Magazine, Wealth Manager Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, Bottom Line Personal, and Consumer Reports MoneyAdviser. She is a graduate of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia.