I've been reading Lynn O'Shaughnessy's work now for several years and feel that she is the top financial columnist in the country (I still love Kathy Kristof and Jane Bryant Quinn). Unfortunately, the San Diego Union Tribune feels that Lynn is expendable. We all know how local newspapers are having financial troubles and that they are having to make big changes to stay in business, but it seems that throwing out your best financial columnist won't save you money - it will lose you money.
I subscribe to the Tribune mainly because of Lynn, I could get delivered to me three other newspapers - I chose the Tribune because Lynn has consistently delivered Personal Finance columns that are edgy, right, and help the people of San Diego (not to mention the rest of the country that reads her).
I don't want Lynn's column to be cut, it is too valuable and has saved countless people thousands of dollars over the years. Simply put, she will make you money if you read her column or prevent you from making stupid mistakes (which don't always seem so stupid). It is now time to give back to Lynn and thank her for her service to us all these years, WE NEED TO SAVE LYNN.
What I need for you to do is send an e-mail to the following e-mail addresses and let them know that you want Lynn to stay and if she doesn't you will seriously consider dropping your subscription (I will be drop mine if the column is cut). The addresses are:
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Please forward this to anyone you might know who lives in San Diego (for that matter, anyone).
Lynn is a talented writer and she'll get another gig, but we need to show our support and pray that she keeps this gig, as we are the one's who benefit.
Scott Dauenhauer, CFP, MSFP, AIF