MainStreet is thrilled to introduce a new exclusive column by's co-founder and chairman, Jim Cramer, who is also the host of CNBC's "Mad Money" and the author of several books, including Stay Mad for Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich (Make Your Kids Even Richer), Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich, Jim Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World, and You Got Screwed! Why Wall Street Tanked and How You Can Prosper.

Collaborating with Jim will be veteran financial journalist Brian O’Connell, a former Wall Street trader who has authored 14 books, including the "Book of the Month Club" selection: The 401(k) Millionaire. Together, each week, they will be bringing MainStreet powerful insights into how to make the most of your money.

Check out their first column here.

As always, let us know what you think.

Ben Pappas

Managing Editor