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Book Review: Big Hot Cheap and Right, by Erica Grieder

Book Review: Big Hot Cheap and Right, by Erica Grieder

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Taxes, Texas

We’re all about to get dunked[1] by the US Presidential race in a deep-water tank of Texas exceptionalism. With a year-long GOP primary season ahead of us, get ready for Texas Senator Ted Cruz to explain how extremely small government (plus God!) serves us best. Also, prepare for Texas native son (now Kentucky Senator) Rand [&hellip

Book Review: What All Kids (And Adults) Should Know About Savings and Investing

Book Review: What All Kids (And Adults) Should Know About Savings and Investing

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Investing, Personal Finance, Texas

I teach an adult course next month about teaching one’s kids about money and finance. I also engage in home-based experiments on my own guinea pigs (err, children) all the time, trying out lessons on stock investing, or compound interest. But most home-schooling requires a textbook (or e-book), so I was pleased to receive a [&hellip

More Taboo Than Sex - Talking Money With Kids

More Taboo Than Sex – Talking Money With Kids

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Book Reviews, Personal Finance

Children and young people need to understand money and financial choices as much as any other topic, yet they don’t get ‘The Talk’ from their parents about money until they reach age, well actually, never. Most children never get The Talk. We can easily list reasons for this, such as: 1. Most parents are barely scraping by and don’t [&hellip

Book Review: The Turtle of Oman

Book Review: The Turtle of Oman

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Texas

A version of this review ran in The Rivard Report.  An unexpected gift On the Wednesday morning before a Thanksgiving weekend in Big Bend National Park, the poet and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye dropped off a signed copy of The Turtle of Oman, her recently published novel, for my daughters. Touched by this unexpected gift, [&hellip

Book Review: The Mystery Of The Invisible Hand

Book Review: The Mystery Of The Invisible Hand

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Texas

Looking for a last minute book to purchase this holiday season for the bright business or economics student in your life? Perhaps the student in your life appreciates mixing economic theory with murder, as in The Mystery of the Invisible Hand by Marshall Jevons. Marshall Jevons is the pseudonym of economics professors Kenneth Elzinga of the [&hellip