MONEY: Investing With Friends And Family

Last year more than one in 10 entrepreneurs
borrowed from friends and family, according to the National Small Business Association. Think you’ll need to go this route? Tap your support system the right way.

For a story for MONEY magazine’s April issue, I spoke to family business consultants to uncover three strategies for “keeping up relations when your brother is the banker.” Click here to read the piece.

Amanda Knox Coverage: A Cut Above The Rest

What better way to make your Amanda Knox coverage stand out on the newsstands than with…a set of knives and a pizza cutter? Well, that’s exactly what Italy’s Oggi magazine did. Knox, recently declared not guilty of playing a role in the fatal stabbing of her flatmate in Perugia, has been the topic of debate over the course of the week. But editorial statements are rarely made by giveaways, let alone cutlery sets. I’m glad the pizza cutter got thrown in though; perhaps it was a nod to the one Knox used to cut her freedom slice on Wednesday. Either way, the knives are probably worth more than the magazine.