The turmoil in Greece sounds confusing. The outcome is unknown. How might it affect the money in Americans’ portfolios? Lawrence Officer, UIC professor of economics, can discuss (via telephone) what investors should know.

Explaining how business and the world work in laymen’s terms is one of the things that drives Lawrence Officer. A professor of economics at UIC, Officer is co-founder of

His most recent book is 2009′s “Everyday Economics: Honest Answers to Tough Questions,” and he is the author or editor of 13 others.