author_mikeMichael Molinski was born in Bloomfield, NJ, and grew up mostly in Phoenix, AZ. He is an author, foreign correspondent and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience working for Bloomberg News, Dow Jones MarketWatch, United Press International, and Charles Schwab and Co. He is the author of Investing in Latin America: Best Stocks, Best Funds (Bloomberg Press, 1999), and Small Business in Paradise (Nolo, 2007) and has ghostwritten, edited, and contributed to several other books on business and investments. He spent several years as a foreign correspondent, where he covered everything from the Contra War in Nicaragua to economic crises in Mexico and Brazil, to the Exxon Valdez trial in Alaska. He is also a cofounder of an investment research and communications company, Investing Across Borders, and is personal finance and retirement editor at Fidelity Investments. He was a recipient of the prestigious Knight-Bagehot Fellowship at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and was named one of the world’s top 150 investors by Harriman House. He has undergraduate degrees in journalism and international relations from the University of Southern California, and holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School in New York. He resides in White Plains, NY.