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Book Review: Words and Money by Andre Schiffrin

Book Review: Words and Money by Andre Schiffrin

By The Banker | Book Reviews

Somewhere on my Top 5 thematic topics on Bankers Anonymous is a hard-core media critique – which I refer to in kinda-joking-kinda-not joking shorthand as the “Financial Infotainment Industrial Complex.” When I read the Wall Street Journal or listen to financial news on the radio I find myself talking back – usually although not always [&hellip

Book Review: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Book Review: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Personal Finance

Can you simultaneously find something personally un-appealing, yet respect its effectiveness, when considered on its own terms?  Of course you can. For example that’s my summary view of Miley Cyrus’ amazing career so far.  I did not enjoy reading Napoleon’s Hill’s Think and Grow Rich – indeed some parts are pretty darn annoying – but [&hellip

Book Review: Going Going by Naomi Shihab Nye

Book Review: Going Going by Naomi Shihab Nye

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Texas

Teen romance novels for girls are not exactly the bread-and-butter of Bankers Anonymous book reviews, but stick with me for a little while, I’ve got my reasons. Going Going by San Antonio poet and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye is not your typical teen romance novel, although it does follow the arc of a sixteen year-old [&hellip

Book Review: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

Book Review: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Personal Finance

I’m making my way through a list of some of the most popular personal finance books,[1] and next up is The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth, by T. Harv Eker. Even though Eker offers some important insights, I can’t in good conscience recommend this. First, the good parts Eker [&hellip

Book Review: Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes

Book Review: Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes

By The Banker | Book Reviews

One of the challenges of trying to teach and write about finance is figuring out the right balance between factual/rational information and psychological/irrational awareness. We can all “know” the right ten things to do with our money, or we can all learn five correct financial math techniques as much as the next person – but [&hellip