Eric Tyson is the author of "Paying For College For Dummies®." He is a syndicated personal finance writer, lecturer, and counselor. He is dedicated to teaching people to manage their personal finances better. Eric is a former management consultant at Bain & Company to Fortune 500 financial service firms. Over the past three decades, he has successfully invested in securities as well as in real estate, started and managed several growing businesses, and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Yale and an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

An accomplished freelance personal finance writer, Eric is the author of four other national bestsellers in the For Dummies® series, including Personal Finance For Dummies, Investing For Dummies, Home Buying For Dummies, and Real Estate Investing For Dummies (which he coauthored). Eric was an award-winning journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle/Examiner. His work has been featured and praised in hundreds of national and local publications, including Kiplinger’s, the Wall Street Journal, Money, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and on NBC’s Today show, Fox News, PBS’s Nightly Business Report, Fox Business, CNBC, CNN, the Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC, Bloomberg Business Radio, CBS National Radio, and National Public Radio.

Eric has counseled thousands of clients on a variety of personal finance, investment, and real estate quandaries and questions and is a much-sought-after speaker.

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