Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Re: Basic Book Recommendation
Old 12-18-2006, 04:36 PM   #41
Full time employment: Posting here.
Alex's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 696
Re: Basic Book Recommendation

Originally Posted by Nords
Dang, it's almost as if the government seems to want the public to be financially ignorant and pay extra taxes.

If the schools don't teach financial management to our kids, how can they expect the parents to do it?!? Oh, wait, financial managment is just basic math and doesn't require partial differential equations...

Seriously, are any of you parents expecting the schools to show your kid how to balance a checkbook when they're not even allowed to teach how to put on a condom or shoot a firearm?
I always wear a condom and shoot my gun whenever I balance my checkbook. ......

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.--Drew Carey
Alex is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Basic Book Recommendation
Old 12-18-2006, 06:31 PM   #42
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,407
Re: Basic Book Recommendation

I've always been irritated by the school's irresponsibility regarding finances.
I have been irritated, too. But let's say you were able to convince the local school board to have a seminar in money management and investing. You'd say "I'd be happy to come in and teach the kids about investing." But someone on the board would say, "You don't have any credentials," and they would bring in a certified financial planner, who would teach them that the kids need to pay someone 1.5% to buy load funds for them.

TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The book, The New Health Insurance Solution Martha FIRE and Money 20 05-15-2006 10:16 AM
Book recommendation Sam Other topics 17 04-24-2006 08:16 PM
Book recommendation Arif Other topics 16 04-18-2006 07:24 PM
Book report: Life 2.0:... Nords Other topics 4 03-02-2006 03:42 PM
Book report: "The Way We Never Were" Nords Other topics 9 05-17-2005 09:57 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:38 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.