Lost and found: unexpected revelations about food and money

From Jackie Cantwell
Author:  Geneen  Roth
Lost and found: unexpected revelations about food and money
Well-known author Geneen Roth was another victim of Bernie Madoff’s investment scheme. What may differentiate her from other victims is her ability to lay bare her deep-seated, once subconscious beliefs about money and share these hard-earned truths with the reader. Her father’s entire family was killed in the Holocaust. Since he felt that God failed him and his family, he trusted no one and his life was dedicated to accumulating wealth and material things. As a young woman, Geneen was torn between wanting independence and depending on her father’s largesse for all her expenses. Geneen draws the parallel between our relationship with our fathers, our money, our choice of mates, and even our relationship with food. She encourages us to see if how we’re actually handling our finances jibes with our concern for the environment, our values, and our responsibilities to our families. She warns us that being willfully ignorant of our relationship with money, as she once was, can have dire consequences to our very souls.

The Teenage Investor: How to Start Early, Invest Often, and Build Wealth

From Margie Hartough
author: Olsen, Timothy
The Teenage Investor: How to Start Early, Invest Often, and Build Wealth
Teens need to start saving money now.   Tim Olsen bought his first shares of stock when he was in second grade. Now at 13, he is practically a Wall Street veteran.   He has written this easy-to-read and fun paperback that gives simple explanations of the tools of investing.  Investing and savings are subjects that high schools don’t spend a lot of time on but should.  He explains the simple truth that time is money: the more time you have to invest, the more money you can make. It’s a lot easier to make a million dollars in 50 years than to make a million dollars in one year. This book gives basic explanations of key investment concepts for the stock market, mutual funds, index funds and bonds.