For me it comes easy, journalists, by their nature, are critical people, but sometimes they get a little help from those who want press coverage. This particular columnist "benefited" from such aid when I read a press release from a well-known professional association and a well-known consumer magazine. The release announced a joint venture promoting financial planning for women.

Part of the release detailed six conclusions of a survey of 697 women, age 25 and older. Two of them bothered me in particular. The first indicates, "Only one out of four women put most of their money into savings, investments or a personal retirement plan." With the word "most," I would think that one out of four would be a great response. Doesn't that professional association and consumer magazine know that the majority of people use most of their money for rent, food, and paying for cars, commuting, utilities, telephones, clothes, and other basic living expenses?

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