Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Economics and Finance, c2011.
ix, 386 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Introduction and overview -- "Day-old bread" is worth $20,000 a year -- Managing your credit and your cash -- To rent or to buy : that's the question -- How much insurance should Noah have carried on his ark? -- The most expensive U.S. colleges are the best bargains -- Minimizing the bites of the tax collectors -- Bernie Madoff : mugger, con, or scam artist? -- The Merrill Lynch hustle : can you trust the brokers? -- Why are there 10,000 mutual funds and only two and a half automobile firms? -- If you won $100,000 in the lottery, how should you invest the money? -- An overview of financial planning -- Your social security benefits could be worth $300,000 -- If you don't know how much to save for retirement, you won't save enough -- Three plans so you won't outlive your assets -- A cruel choice : paying for medical recoveries or health care -- You can't take your money with you, but you can say where it goes -- Ciao and shalom.