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Gail Liberman

Alan Lavine and Gail Liberman are husband-and-wife syndicated columnists for the Boston Herald, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Palm Beach Daily News, several Scripps Howard newspapers, America Online, CNBC.com, MyFinancialAdvisor.com, Your Money Report, Fundsinteractive.com, Allaboutfunds.com, Financial Planning.com, and Quicken.com. They also write a biweekly consumer banking column for Dow Jones MarketWatch. They have been guests on Oprah, CBS's The Early Show, Fox and Friends, CNN, CNBC, The 700 Club, and PBS. Among the publications in which they've been quoted: The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, USA Today, New York Times, Business Week, Investors Business Daily, The Washington Post, Redbook, First, Town and Country, Bride's, and Elle. They live in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Alan Lavine, author of the nation's longest-running mutual fund column, was on the ground floor of the mutual fund industry as the former director of research for IBC/Donoghue, now iMoneyNet. He also pens a regular column for the Journal of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors and has written for the New York Times, Individual Investor, American Banker, American Lawyer, and Financial World. During the 1980s, his family finances research was cited by the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. A frequent guest lecturer at Cornell University, Lavine has spoken before such groups as the American Psychology Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Massachusetts Psychological Association, and Morningstar, Inc.'s Mutual Fund Conference.

Gail Liberman helped found Bank Rate Monitor (now Bankrate.com) in North Palm Beach and was editor of the publication for 15 years. She holds a Florida real estate license and a Florida mortgage broker license. An award-winning journalist, she launched her career with the Associated Press, United Press International, and United Feature Syndicate.