I'd say you're a blithering idiot, but because I'm a voracious reader of financial books, I'd buy your audiobook anyway.
Those are the opening words of David Bach's 2004 book, The Automatic Millionaire. I'm now an owner of it, via audiobook format. Yes, I've espoused a less-than-stellar opinion of Bach in previous writings. But I've listened to the only decent audiobook I own — Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover — about 289 times, and it is time for something new ... previous prejudices be darned. Bach says he has a "no-nonsense approach" to learning about money. That's good, because I have a no-nonsense approach to hammering authors who spout lame "systems" with not-quite-realistic requirements and feel-good cheerleading.
My other purchase of the day? I'm a big Ben Stein fan, so when I saw his book How to Ruin Your Financial Life, I had to have it. It's a mere 129 pages long, with big print on small pages, so I have no delusions of literary grandeur here. I know what I paid fifteen bucks for, and that is a laugh. And maybe a good quote or two. You gotta love stuff like this:
See, the credit-card companies have a super-computer buried in the Utah desert under thousands of feet of concrete. Its purpose is to take care of you and help you out. It monitors your credit-card use, and if it finds that you're using too much credit, it cuts you off in terms of new solicitations. The fact is that the credit-card companies only want what's best for you — really. If they send you new credit cards, that means you need new credit cards (as determined by the supercomputer) and that you can handle the load, so fill out those applications, mail them out, and watch the credit cards pour in.
Pure Ben Stein ... so deadpan, and so tongue-in-cheek.