Money Coach Lynnette Khalfani Offers Views on Presidential Candidates’ Economic Platforms

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Lynnette Khalfani, The Money Coach and author of ZERO DEBT: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom (Advantage World Press; $14.95; Oct. 1, 2004; ISBN: 1-932450-75-0), offered her views on President Bush and Sen. John KerryÂ?s economic plans during an interview on WWRL, Monday, October 4, 2004 with host Sam Greenfield. Lynnette discussed topics including politics, the economy, and how the election will affect average Americans financially.

A former Wall Street Journal reporter for CNBC, Lynnette has interviewed thousands of financial experts, and personally paid off more than $100,000 in credit card debt. Now she shares the secrets to wealth in her new book, ZERO DEBT. It’s based not just on Lynnette’s professional knowledge, but also on her first-hand experience.

“Unfortunately, neither of the candidates is making consumer debt a top priority in their campaigns – even though Americans are deep in debt and filing for bankruptcy at record levels,” Lynnette says. “Mr. Kerry, however, has made some interesting proposals to help consumers in debt. One of them would require greater disclosure by credit card companies, forcing them to reveal the true cost of credit in bold type by stating how long it would take a person to pay off his or her debts if only minimum payments were made.”

Lynnette, a veteran financial news journalist, currently writes a weekly newspaper column called “Financially Fit.” Lynnette is also the author of Investing Success: How to Conquer 30 Costly Mistakes and Multiply Your Wealth! (Advantage World Press; $24.95).

A frequent guest on TV and radio shows across the country, Lynnette is a popular national speaker on money management, debt elimination, financial planning and investing. She has also been the Personal Finance Editor for Dow Jones Newswires, a correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer, a writer for FOX-TV in Philadelphia, and a reporter for the Associated Press in Los Angeles. Visit Lynnette’s web site and sign up today for her free personal finance newsletter at

Media contact: Benita Gold at 212-678-0469 or Benita

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