Welcome to my website.
I’ve been a self-employed New York-based personal finance columnist and business reporter for over 20 years. On this site, you’ll find a few of my favorites among the many hundreds of articles and columns I’ve written.
I'm currently Newsday's weekly 'Ask the Expert' personal finance columnist, a Reuters contributor, and a contributing editor to AARP the Magazine.
My work has appeared in print publications- everything from the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsday, Working Woman, Parade, and Martha Stewart Living to CFO, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, and Global Investor - as well as in online publications including CBS moneywatch.com, investmentnews.com, and AARP Bulletin. (For a full list of the newspapers, magazines, and websites I’ve written for, please see my LinkedIn profile).
My award-winning ‘Family Finance’ column ran in Newsday every Sunday from 1990 through 2008. I now write Family Finance online @ www.lynnbrennersfamilyfinance.com.
I’m also the author of several books, including Smart Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisers, (a Small Press award winner) and Building Your Nest Egg with Your 401(k).
I have been interviewed numerous times on television (CNBC, CNN-FN, Fox, WNET) and on National Public Radio as an expert on personal finance.
I’m a native New Yorker, a diehard NY Mets fan, and a passionate theater lover. My favorite writer, first, last and always, is William Shakespeare.
Excellence in Financial Journalism Award from the New York State Society of CPAs for "Family Finance"
Editorial Excellence Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors
Articles of Excellence Awards from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
Small Press Award for Smart Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisers