How do you know when there’s too many personal finance books out there? When comedian Dave Barry does one. In his new book Money Secrets: Why Is There A Giant Eyeball on the Dollar?, he pokes fun at corporations, Suze Orman, and everyone else.
He shares such gems as the solution to soaring college costs: Don’t let your kid study too much, so they can’t get into private school. State schools are much cheaper. Just like the gurus, he’s got a financial assessment quiz for you, with questions like:
How are you planning to pay for retirement?
2. Social Security
3. Selling your kidneys.
How do you assess potential investments?
1. Determine the P/E ratio.
2. Historical performance.
3. The name of the jockey.
By Jonathan Ping | Book Reviews | 2/8/06, 10:54am