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Here is a review of this new book in the NY Times by Helaine Olen: Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/30/busin ... ?src=busln
IT’S rare to come across a realistic and readable book about personal finance. Most are laden with rosy promises, followed by acronyms and turgid advice. Helaine Olen, a freelance journalist, offers an exception with “Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry” (Portfolio, $27.95). It’s a take-no-prisoners examination of the ways she says we have been scared, misled or bamboozled by those purporting to help us achieve financial security.
It sounds interesting. I wonder if she mentions Bogleheads.org as one of the sane places in the financial world.
Best Wishes, | Joe
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Why spend $27.95 to find out about the Dark Side? Just come here or Marketwatch.com to see it exposed for free - pretty hard to beat that price.
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