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BEN MATTLIN is a writer, editor, and essayist in Los Angeles.

(Subjects include Wall Street, investment banking, securities research, portfolio strategies, personal finance, retirement planning, estate planning, annuities, insurance, long-term care, health care, disability rights.)

• Senior writer at Financial Advisor magazine.


• Author of Disability Pride: Dispatches from a Post-ADA World (Beacon Press: 2022), In Sickness and In Health: Love, Disability, and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of Interabled Romance (Beacon Press: 2018), and Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity (Skyhorse: 2012).

• Occasional commentator for The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIMENPR's "Morning Edition," CNN.com, Los Angeles Times, Vox Media, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Newsweek, and Self magazine.

• Former contributor to Institutional InvestorThinkAdvisor, and the late Windows in Financial Services, Dealmaker, Buyside, and Individual Investor magazines.

• Additional credits: The Mark Taper Forum, Blonde and Brunette Productions, and the children's television program Biker Mice From Mars.

• Personal details: born in New York City in 1962, graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1984, lives in L.A. with his wife, two daughters, a cat, and a turtle.