A Personal Finance Columnist Is Remembered for Her Personal Touch

The legacy of Dallas Morning News journalist Pamela Mary Yip, who passed away over the weekend at age 59.

When the Financial Planning Association of Dallas-Fort Worth holds its annual honors dinner on Thursday, it will also be honoring the late Pamela Mary Yip. In the wake of the Dallas Morning News journalist’s death this past weekend due to brain cancer, the organization will be donating all proceeds from the event to the Pamela Yip Scholarship Fund for CPA Students.

Before joining the News in 1999 and making her mark as a personal finance columnist, Yip worked at the Houston Chronicle, USA Today and UPI. In the obituary put together by staff writer Joe Simnacher, recently retired News business editor Dennis Fulton pays Yip the highest compliment:

“I’ve never worked with a reporter who cared more about her beat, her sources and her audience,” he said. “Readers often wrote to her for financial advice, and she answered each one with great care. The empathy she showed was unparalleled.”

Readers are also sharing how much Yip’s columns helped them over the years:

Yip’s last column was published in June. She was 59. RIP.
 
[Photo via: Society of American Business Editors and Writers]