Dave Barry’s Money Secrets

Dave Barry's Money Secrets

I will definitely be adding Dave Barry’s new book
Dave Barry’s Money Secrets to my bookshelf! It’s
not often that I laugh through a book review:

On taxes

“Here’s a tax-saving opportunity few
taxpayers take advantage of: Instead of
simply writing your name, write your
name plus the word DECEASED.”

On the US economy

“… The gross national product is several trillion dollars, of which one-third is sent to the government in the form of taxes for the express purpose of being wasted. Another third goes directly to Bill Gates. The remaining third is divided up into wages and prices, which go up and sometimes, in the case of wages, down, in response to the law of supply and demand, which states that if there are fewer than two outs with runners on first and second base … no, sorry, that’s the infield-fly rule.”

On frugal cars

“We were the only American family that I know of ever to own a Hillman Minx.” Thank God, before Dave started dating, his dad sold the Minx and bought a FORD MUSTANG! No, sorry. Dad bought a Nash Metropolitan. “I was already insecure and self-conscious enough without having to show up at my date’s house driving a vehicle that could easily have been stolen by squirrels.”

Why don’t I ever get asked to do personal finance book reviews on books like this?

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2 Responses to Dave Barry’s Money Secrets

  1. LOL! That sounds like a book I could write! As soon as you finish reading it, let me know. I’d like to link to your review.

  2. RS says:

    That sounds hilarious. I will have to check the library for this one. Thanks for pointing it out.

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