Welcome. I’m glad you dropped by, and I hope you’ll read my new personal finance blog, Dori on the Dime, which I’m introducing here.

After years of writing about personal finance, I still have a question of my own every week to track down. They run the gamut, from “Can I really cut the cable TV cord?” to “How do I pay for health care over the next 10, 20, and 30 years, with costs increasing so much?”

By the way, the best personal finance lesson I learned began with a mistake—my own. My first checking account bounced by $0.13, a mystery at the time. I never did figure out where those missing pennies went, but the experience taught me an early and valuable lesson about the importance of reading financial fine print and asking questions.

Join me, and I’ll share what I’m learning with you. And please send me your questions. I’m not a financial adviser, but together we can find the answers to make more informed decisions. If there’s a personal finance question that’s puzzling you, I’d like to hear from you. If you’re an editor or publisher with a mission to help consumers make better decisions managing and investing their money, I’d like to hear from you, too. You can click here to read a few of my bylines, or read about some of the books I’ve written or edited here.