I speak and write about innovation, investor protection, money management, economics, college financing, retirement and social issues. My latest book is "Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla," a revealing look at the disruptive innovations of one of the world's most ingenious inventors. All told, I've written 16 books including "Keynes's Way to Wealth" and "The Debt-Free Degree." I'm also a contributor to the New York Times, CBS Moneywatch, Morningstar.com and other national publications. I've appeared on CNN, FOX, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, PBS and radio stations from Australia to Israel. This blog delves into financial and social deceptions.