Archive for the ‘Book Reviews’ Category

Book Review: The Lives of Animals by J.M. Coetzee

Book Review: The Lives of Animals by J.M. Coetzee

By The Banker | Book Reviews

I’m breaking a series of self-imposed rules in reviewing The Lives of Animals by J.M. Coetzee, assigned to me by a ‘virtual book club’ I joined. First, the book has nothing to do – apparently[1] – with money or finance, so has no place on this blog. Second, obviously, one should never join a book [&hellip

Book Review: The Earl Next Door by Charis Michaels

Book Review: The Earl Next Door by Charis Michaels

By The Banker | Book Reviews

I’m not sure what overlap exists between romance novel readers and Bankers Anonymous readers. Since money and romance mix so poorly I do sometimes think I am in the anti-romance business, continuously attempting to debunk non-rational notions. But we all need a little fun and fantasy wherever we can get it. You have to love [&hellip

Book Review: Money Mindset by Jacob Gold

Book Review: Money Mindset by Jacob Gold

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Insurance, Investing, Personal Finance, Taxes

In The Money Mindset – Formulating a Wealth Strategy in the 21st Century, Jacob Gold traces the key components for building financial fitness, such as finding the right mindset, understanding risk, asset allocation, and diversification. He introduces the importance of understanding taxes and insurance. He gets the big picture on taxes, which is that you [&hellip

Book Review: Being Mortal - Medicine and What Matters In The End, by Atul Gawunde

Book Review: Being Mortal – Medicine and What Matters In The End, by Atul Gawunde

By The Banker | Book Reviews

I have a theory: The definition of ‘being wealthy’ links in some way to thinking about, and being cognizant of, death. Death Death of course gives me the willies. I actually get vertigo if I think about it in bed just before falling asleep. I suddenly feel wide awake and unsettled. The whole thing feels [&hellip

Book Review: Capital In The Twenty-first Century by Thomas Piketty

Book Review: Capital In The Twenty-first Century by Thomas Piketty

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Inequality, Taxes, Wall Street

Once in a while I read a book and think “That! That is the one that will determine my definitive worldview on a subject.” This happened when I read Paul Kennedy’s The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers twenty-five years ago, and nothing has shaken my belief in Kennedy’s thesis.[1] Thomas Piketty’s Capital in [&hellip