Eric Tyson is a best-selling personal finance book author and has
penned five national best sellers. He is also the only author to have
four of his books simultaneously on Business Week's business book
His Personal Finance for Dummies, a Wall Street
Journal best-seller, won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Business
Book of the Year. Eric's syndicated newspaper column is read by millions of readers weekly. He is
a former columnist and award-winning journalist for the Sunday San
Eric's work has been featured and quoted in hundreds of local and national publications and media outlets including Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, Money, Worth, Parenting, USA Today and on the NBC Today Show, ABC, Fox News, CNBC, PBS Nightly Business Report, CNN, and on CBS national radio, NPR's Marketplace Money and Bloomberg Business Radio. He's also been a featured speaker at a White House conference on retirement planning.
After working as a management consultant to Fortune 500 financial
service firms, which provided him with an inside perspective on the workings of the industry, Eric founded
in 1990 the nation's first financial counseling firm which worked
exclusively on an hourly basis. He started his new company to provide objective, cost-effective personal financial
advice. Through family and
friends, Eric had seen many otherwise intelligent people make
major mistakes in managing their money.
addition to his counseling work and three decades of investing experience, Eric also has made an impact in
the writing and media fields. Much of the personal finance writing and
reporting he saw and heard was biased, jargon-laden and, in some cases,
filled with bad advice. For example, rather than telling people the
hard truth - that one must live within one's means as a prerequisite to
building wealth - many publications offer up hyped and unrealistic "get
rich without making sacrifices or taking risk" type approaches.
addition to his writing and counseling, Eric also taught the nation's
most highly attended personal financial management course at the
University of California. He has spoken at many corporations and
non-profits. He earned his
bachelor's degree in economics at Yale and an MBA at the Stanford
Graduate School of Business.
Eric is the only best-selling
personal finance author who has an extensive background as an
hourly-based financial planner and who does not accept speaking fees,
endorsement deals or fees of any type from companies in the financial
services industry or product or service providers recommended in his articles, books and his publications.