Dolores Kong joined Financial Perspectives Planning Services, Inc. as a planner in 2001 after nearly two decades in journalism, most recently as a personal finance reporter at the Boston Globe.
She has completed the Boston University Program for Financial Planners and passed the rigorous national Certified Financial Planners examination. Dolores, a member of Financial Perspectives' strategic alliance team with Tax Man, also holds both the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. She is a registered representative with DMC Financial Services, A Division of Fechtor, Detwiler & Co., Inc.
Dolores is a regular guest on "The Bob Glovsky Show" and "Live Money with Steve and Ginger" on Business 1060 AM and she wrote the weekly "Dollars & Sense" column in the Sunday Boston Globe's Business & Money section. She has appeared on New England Cable News' Globe at Home segment on money and moderated sessions on long-term care at the Globe's Money Matters conference.
Throughout her journalism career, first at the Cape Cod Times and most recently at the Boston Globe, Dolores has been recognized for her work. She is a Pulitzer prize finalist in public service, a George Polk Award winner, and a recipient of other honors.
Dolores graduated cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a bachelor's degree in English. She attended the graduate journalism program at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and was valedictorian of her class at F.D. Roosevelt High School in Brooklyn. She is also treasurer of the New England chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association and executive committee member of the Boston Newspaper Guild.
Dolores and her husband, Dan Ring, are authors of two hiking guides to Acadia National Park, published by Globe Pequot Press in 2001. They enjoy hiking, backpacking, jogging, and cross-country skiing together.