Helaine Olen

Helaine Olen is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications. Her book, co-written with Stephanie Losee, Office Mate: The Employee Manual for Finding -- and Managing -- Romance on the Job, will be published this fall.

Health care providers are pushing special credit cards as a way for the cash-strapped under-insured to cover their medical expenses. But then the bills start piling up. Read more