Beth Kobliner

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Beth Kobliner is a personal finance commentator and journalist, and the author of the New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life as well as a new book for parents, Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not). Beth was selected by President Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, dedicated to increasing the financial know-how of kids of all ages and economic backgrounds. A former staff writer at Money magazine, Beth has contributed to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Today, Sesame Street, and NPR.

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Get a Financial Life


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February 06, 2009

This is going to sound strange, but one of the greatest discoveries I’ve made as a grown up is that flossing your teeth is the key to life. Stay with me here. If you start flossing as a teenager and continue to floss every day (maybe even every other day), you’ve made a long-term investment in your oral hygiene, aka your mouth. You won’t have major tooth decay. You won’t have bleeding gums. And best of all, when you eat spanakopita or any other dish with spinach, that little green speck won’t get stuck between your teeth (which will also relieve casual acquaintances of the anxiety-provoking question, Should I... see more

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