Holifield Huntley in the News

News Reports and Articles

“Trust in the Lord…But Check Out the Church,” Wall Street Journal quotes Helen on charitable giving, May 7, 2012.

“How to Plan Your Giving to Maximize Tax Benefits,” St. Petersburg Times column November 23, 2011.

“Same Sex Couples Face Similar Legal Issues Over Finances,” St. Petersburg Times column September 28, 2011.

“Amid near-meltdown in Monday stock markets, advisers urge investors to stay the course,” St. Petersburg Times quotes Helen on the stock market, August 8, 2011.

“Risk is a given within investing,” St Petersburg Times column, July 27, 2011.

“Mastering the Formula Maximizes Your Social Security Benefits,” St. Petersburg Times column, May 25, 2011.

“Five Best Tips to College Graduates from Successful Tampa Bay Business People,” St. Petersburg Times quotes Helen on tips for new grads, May 15, 2011.

“Filling in the Financial Blanks,” Classical Singer magazine quotes Helen on budgeting advice for professional artists, March 2011.

“Life Changes in 2010 May Affect Your Tax Filings,” St Petersburg Times column March 23,2011.

“Look Back, then Plan for Financial Future,” St. Petersburg Times column January 26, 2011.

“Convert to a Roth? Crunch Numbers to Decide,” St. Petersburg Times column November 24, 2010.

“Budget Should Plan for Income Fluctuations,” St. Petersburg Times column, September 22, 2010.

“Shady Debt Management Services Can Make Problems Worse,” St. Petersburg Times column, July 27, 2010.

“If You’re Too Young for Medicare, Consider a Health Savings Account,” St. Petersburg Times column, May 26, 2010. Also published as “Pros and Cons of a Health Savings Account,” in the Columbus, Ind. Republic, June 11, 2010.

“10 Tips: Working Past 65,” St. Petersburg Times quotes Helen on things older workers need to know, March 28, 2010.

“How will your Nest Egg Measure up at Retirement?,” St. Petersburg Times column, March 24, 2010.

“DJ FOCUS: Dividend Fund Catches Investors’ Fancy,” Dow Jones Newswires quoted Helen on the subject of dividend funds. March 9, 2010.

“New Rules Ease Roth Conversions, But Benefits Vary,” The New York Times quoted Helen on the subject of Roth conversions, January 9, 2010.

“Teach Kids to Save–Today and Every Day,” article on Tampabay.com . (Shorter version published in St. Petersburg Times, April 21, 2009.)

“What to do if a windfall comes your way,” article by Helen in Ante Up Magazine, April 2009.

“Business Buzz: Reporter Becomes Financial Planner,” article about Helen in Sarasota Herald Tribune, Nov. 12, 2008.

Other Publications

Helen helped research two books by best-selling author David Bach: “Fight for Your Money” and “Debt-Free for Life.”


Helen appears periodically on television news programs in the Tampa Bay area.

She also made a national appearance when CNBC’s “American Greed” Series featured the Lou Pearlman investment scam in its episode “Boy Band Mogul.” Helen was interviewed regarding her role in Pearlman’s arrest in Indonesia. Helen covered the Pearlman investment scam as a reporter at the St. Petersburg Times and relayed a tip to the FBI that led to Pearlman’s capture.

Helen has been featured on Bay News 9, ABC Action News 28 and Fox 13’s “Your Turn”.


“Reinventing Yourself” on BusinessJournalism.org. Helen discussed her transition from business reporting and writing to financial advising. Listen here.

“Watching your Dollars and Cents” on “Age With Confidence,” April 8, 2009. Listen here.


Helen also speaks to organizations as her schedule permits.


Helen’s blog can be found here.