Friday, April 12, 2013
Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry
Hucksters. I’ve always been a bit repulsed by the popular purveyors of financial advice, and it was a pleasure to find a kindred spirit in Helaine Olen when I read her book, Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry. Olen calls out the hucksters and describes how their advice is often false. She does this in a lively writing style, and with a bright spotlight, as the subtitle indicates. My takeaway: be the advisor not the client. That’s where the money is. Read a sample. If you like what you find, chances are you’ll enjoy the whole book. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Pound Foolish from amazon.com.