Are You Normal About Money?: Do You Behave Like Everyone Else?
Bernice KannerISBN: 1576600874; 9781576600870;
With more Americans than ever investing in the stock market, has money become more important than sex? Is money the real obsession of our time? This book offers a charming and whimsical look at how we think about and behave with money?our attitudes and idiosyncrasies about every aspect of our finances, from the way we organize money to how we save it, invest it, spend it, agonize over it, cheat for it, and use it as a badge. Kanner pulls together a myriad of surveys, statistics, and factoids to reveal our very personal relationship to money. Sometimes surprising, sometimes hilarious, the results are riveting. Did you know that 25 percent of us would abandon all our friends for $10 million? If you're like most people, you store your paper currency inrigid order?from singles to larger denominations. More than half of us would rather talk about a friend's marital problems than his or her shaky finances. This book also reveals our approach to the fiscal fundamentals?when we...