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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

Twitter Feed: @MKTWJaffe

Books:Getting Started in Finding a Financial Advisor,” (John Wiley & Sons, 2010), “The Right Way to Hire Financial Help” (The MIT Press, 2001) and “Chuck Jaffe’s Lifetime Guide to Mutual Funds” (Perseus Books, 2000).

Biography:
Chuck Jaffe is senior columnist for MarketWatch.His weekly columns are syndicated nationally, and his “Your Funds” column is the most widely read feature on mutual fund investing in America. He is also the host of “MoneyLife with Chuck Jaffe,” a weekday radio show/podcast.

Throughout his career, Jaffe 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.

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

Prior to joining MarketWatch, Jaffe 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, Pennsylvania. His business journalism career includes Florida stops at the St. Petersburg Times and the Bradenton Herald.

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    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.

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