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  Karin Mueller
Professional/Personal Overview
  Call me for jump-off-the page, entertaining and informative stories about anything money. My comfort zone includes mutual funds, investing strategies, debt/credit issues, budgeting and more. My stories make personal finance relevant, interesting and even fun for the average reader. Explaining the ins-and-outs of everything money to newbies while simultaneously challenging more experienced investors is what I do for a living. I also write about small business money issues. Readers of my Star-Ledger money makeover column swear my stories are what they turn to first on Sundays, and I use my consumer affairs expertise to help readers in a weekly column called "Bamboozled." I also have a wealth of experience writing for Web sites and magazines, and I'm a regular contributor to Entrepreneur.com. If you want clean, on-target copy from a dedicated writer who's never missed a deadline (even my three kids were born early!), give me a call.
Work Info
Book Author 15 Years
Producer (television) 14 Years
Writer 20 Years
Consumer Products 20 Years
Personal Finance 20 Years
Women's Issues 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
The Star-Ledger (11+), Inside Jersey (11+), Consumerist.com (11+)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Highmount Capital (11+), National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) (11+)
Other Work History
I'm a weekly personal finance and consumer affairs columnist for The Star-Ledger, New Jersey's largest newspaper, and I write a weekly column for Consumerist.com.

I also write a personal finance column for Inside Jersey magazine.

I'm a book author, line editor and reorganizer, with a dozen titles under my belt covering both money and new age topics.

Before my writing career, I was a business news producer for CNN-fn and CNBC.

Please visit my web site -- www.KarinPriceMueller.com -- for a large sample of current work.
Computer Skills
MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe Photoshop.
Foreign Language Skills
some French
Available upon request.
2013: NJ Press Assoc., 1st Place, Business & Financial Writing Portfolio
2013: Toastmasters Communications and Leadership Award
2011: N.J. Society of Prof. Journalists, 3rd Place, Public Service-Daily
2010: N.J. Society of Prof. Journalists, 2nd Place, Daily Newspaper Column
2010: Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Best in Business Award
2010: Financial Planning Assoc.'s Heart of Financial Planning Award
2009: Financial Planning Assoc. of N.J.'s Distinguished Service Award
2004: Winner, Financial Planning Association of New Jerseys Friendship Award
1998: Winner, N.Y. Society of CPAs Excellence in Financial Journalism Award
1996: Winner, CableACE Award, Best Business or Consumer Programming Special or Series
1995: Finalist, CableACE Award, Best Business or Consumer Programming Special or Series
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Please visit my web site for a complete archive of my stories.
The Star-Ledger  
(The Star-Ledger, 3/22/2009)
I write a weekly money makeover column called Get With The Plan. Here's a sample. For more Get With The Plan columns, please visit my web site at www.KarinPriceMueller.com.
(The Star-Ledger, 3/17/2009)
Here's a sample of "Bamboozled," my consumer affairs column for The Star-Ledger. See an archive of all my columns at www.KarinPriceMueller.com.
(The Star-Ledger)
This story takes readers step-by-step through the process of hiring a financial advisor.
Contact Info
  Karin Mueller
Manalapan, NJ 

E-Mail: kpmuell@optonline.net
Website: http://www.KarinPriceMueller.com