Good investing ideas, often contrarian, constitute my brief, here at Forbes. com. Key to that is helping you to build a solid financial future. Sometimes that involves steering clear of bad if enticing investment ideas. Sometimes it means taking a chance on an unloved but worthy stock. Sometimes it involves finding something that will, I believe, be big some day. Helping me are some of the wisest financial advisors in the U.S., who I interview. I used to be the Money & Investing Editor at Forbes. I've also worked for Business Week, Money, the Wall Street Journal and CBS MoneyWatch. Now I'm markets editor at Chief Investment Officer. In 2011, I wrote a book, TAMING THE BEAST, which is excerpted on this site. It's all about how to be a smart investor.