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

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

• Author of In Sickness and In Health: Love, Disability, and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of Inter-abled Romance (Beacon Press: 2018) and the memoir Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity (Skyhorse: 2012)

• Contributor to Financial Advisor magazine

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

• Former contributing editor for Institutional Investor 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.