at translating complex financial and political topics critical to people’s
everyday lives. Building on her personal
experience as a press secretary for a U.S. Congressman and her analytical
skills developed as she completed her MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta
Business School, Lita helps people explore difficult
financial and political issues.
Lita focuses on business and personal finance books
including Reading Financial Reports for Dummies,
Trading for Dummies, Bookkeeping for Dummies, Complete
Idiot's Guide to Accounting, Complete Idiot's Guide
to Improving Your Credit Score and the Complete
Idiot's Guide to Value Investing.
In addition she focuses on
retirement issues including the Complete Idiot's
Guide to Social Security and Medicare, the Pocket Idiot's
Guide to Medicare Part D, and Working After
Retirement for Dummies.
As a co-author of
the Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Federal
Reserve, she translated the daunting world of the Federal Reserve and
Fedspeak. As author of the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Social Security
she created what reviewers call, “the
be-all, end-all book when it comes to everything you ever wanted to know about
Social Security and weren't afraid to ask.”
She simplifies the sometimes overwhelming topic of tax breaks and
deductions in the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Tax Breaks and Deductions. Reviewers wrote about her book Complete
Idiot’s Guide to the Politics of Oil, “This book cuts to the chase
and clearly spells out the bottom line on U.S.
foreign policy. You can't spell ‘FOREIGN
POLICY’ without the letters ‘O’ ‘I’ & ‘L’. The ‘Terrorism and Oil’ chapter
should be required reading in our schools."
Lita’s work to help
people navigate the complex world of financial management and help people develop
wise financial strategies to improve their current situation as well as plan
for their future needs includes Streetwise Retirement Planning: Savvy
Strategies and Practical Advice for a Secure Financial Future, Complete Idiot’s
Guide to Accounting and Teach
Yourself Retirement Planning in 24 Hours. She was the Content Director for a financial
services website, MostChoice.com and managed the web site Investing for Women.
has worked as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor. After getting her MBA degree, she served as
associate director of development for President Jimmy Carter’s international
programs at The Carter Center. She is
currently in the process of completing work toward her Certified Financial
Planner designation and is a member of the Financial Planning Association.