Karin Price Mueller is a New Jersey-based writer with a specialty in personal finance and consumer issues. She tackles complicated money questions with an easy-to-digest style, providing financial advice for beginners and seasoned investors alike.

Karin writes a weekly consumer affairs column called Bamboozled for The Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper. Also for the Ledger, she writes a weekly money makeover column called Get With The Plan and the Ask The Biz Brain column. Karin also regularly contributes to Inside Jersey, the Ledger’s monthly magazine.

When she’s not writing money stories, Karin juggles her at-home duties as mom to three, family budgeteer, chocolate chip pancake master, carpooler, social director, soccer coach, tutor and Harry Potter/Star Wars factchecker. Then there’s the ongoing task of explaining to her shopaholic sister why it’s better to put that $500 in an IRA instead of buying those designer strappy sandals.

Karin lives in New Jersey with her husband, three kids, two guinea pigs and two English Mastiffs: Mojo and Buddha. Whatever they don’t eat goes into Karin’s retirement savings accounts.


Introducing: Alexander Fezza as the new supervisor of Karin’s website. Alexander is attending Biotechnology High School, and is a writer on his school website’s news page.

Credit where credit is due: This web site was formerly supervised by intern extraordinaire Jessica Iannetta. Jessica is a senior at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she is majoring in newspaper journalism and political science. She is also the news editor for SU’s independent student newspaper, The Daily Orange.  Her work can be seen here.