About the Author
Janet Bodnar, Kiplinger's Personal Finance deputy editor and mother of three, is a nationally recognized expert in the field of children's and family finances. Janet's column appears in Kiplinger's magazine, and weekly on Kiplinger.com. She has appeared on Oprah, the Today show, Good Morning America, the Early Show on CBS, and is frequently quoted in publications ranging from Parents to The Wall Street Journal. An award-winning journalist, she has covered a wide range of personal finance topics on investing, money management and the economy, and is a regular guest on the CBS-TV affiliate in Washington, D.C.
Bodnar was also recently named an AOL Coach. The AOL Coach program is a new AOL offering made in conjunction with Better Life Media, intended to provide to consumers avenues for self-improvement, and featuring such top-selling life-improvement authors as John Gray, Tom Peters, and Stephen Covey. Content and other resources offered by the AOL Coaches is available to AOL members at AOL keyword "coaches".