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Chuck Jaffe

author Image Chuck Jaffe is a senior columnist with MarketWatch. Through syndication in newspapers, his Your Funds column is the most widely read feature on mutual fund investing in America. Chuck has authored three personal financial books, including “Getting Started in Finding a Financial Advisor” (John Wiley & Sons, 2010).


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Areas of Expertise: mutual funds, personal finance

Books:Getting Started in Finding a Financial Advisor,” “The Right Way to Hire Financial Help” and “Chuck Jaffe’s Lifetime Guide to Mutual Funds

Biography:
Chuck Jaffe is senior columnist for MarketWatch. His three weekly columns are syndicated nationally to a weekly audience of more than 20 million readers; his “Your Funds” column is the most widely read feature on mutual fund investing in America. His “Stupid Investment of the Week” column highlights the conditions and characteristics that make a security less than ideal for average investors. His stories, and the investments he has attacked, represent a rogues’ gallery of dreadful issues and bad ideas.

Throughout his career, Chuck has won a number of awards for business journalism. In 2009, Chuck was named to MutualFundWire’s list of the 40 Most Influential People in Fund Distribution, the only journalist to make the list.

Chuck has been the host of two different radio shows, and currently hosts two weekly podcasts for MarketWatch. In addition, Chuck has been a frequent guest on CNBC, Nightly Business Report, Fox Business News, National Public Radio and more.

Prior to joining MarketWatch, Chuck spent nine years as personal finance and mutual funds columnist at The Boston Globe. He moved to Boston after six years as business editor and columnist at The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa. His business journalism career includes Florida stops at the St. Petersburg Times and the Bradenton Herald.

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  1. Financial Planning »

    How to Check Out a Financial Advisor

    Before hiring an advisor, make sure he is the right person for the job. Here are some questions to ask.

    April 2011 | Journal