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The Color of Money

Book takes a look at financial advice gurus

With all the financial advice gurus on TV and the Internet these days, how do you know whom to believe? Now comes a book urging caution about ­everyone from best-selling authors to the sponsors ­behind financial literacy initiatives.

The book is written by ­Helaine Olen, who herself writes about money and was a personal finance journalist for the Los Angeles Times. Financial information sold and even given away comes under scrutiny in her book, “Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry” (Portfolio, $27.95), which is the first Color of Money Book Club selection for 2013.

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