How to Ruin your Financial LifeBook - 2004
Anyone can write a book about how to get rich. The bookstores are full of them. But it takes Ben Stein, economist, finance expert for Barron's, commentator on finance for Fox News and (fairly) successful investor, to write a book called How to Ruin Your Financial Life.Written with the same cheekiness as his bestselling How to Ruin Your Life, Stein's latest book is a humorous road map that shows readers how to make something useful of the money that comes in and out of their lives. Millions every decade follow the rules but wind up in bankruptcy court. Stein shows readers how to follow the rules-in reverse gear-and be better off.Some of the tongue-in-cheek rules are Collect as Many Credit Cards as You Can and Use Them Frequently; Compete with Your Friends to See Who Can Own the Most Expensive and High-Status Possessions; Know in Your Gut That Only Suckers Work Hard for Money and That Smarties Like You Only Have to Find an Angle; and Bear in Mind That Only "Little People" Pay Their Bills or Taxes. Finally, here is a laugh-out-loud way to educate oneself, friends and family about how money really works.
Publisher: Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House, c2004
Branch Call Number: 332.024 Stein
Characteristics: xix, 131 p. ; 19 cm
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