The July Installment of the Billfold Book Club: Helaine Olen’s Pound Foolish
If you’re looking for something to read over the long weekend — I mean, I don’t know about you, but my Kindle is stocked with library books for the long weekend — I’m going to suggest Helaine Olen’s Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry, our Billfold Book Club selection for July.
We’ll be discussing the book on Wednesday, July 23, which will give you plenty of time to read the whole thing, but — if you’re anything like me — you’re going to pick this book up and not be able to put it down until you’re done.
This book is phenomenal and unexpected. You’ll learn things you had no idea were true (like, did you know women in America didn’t have the right to own credit cards until 1974?) and trust me, the chapter on the 401(k) will shock you.
Also, Helaine Olen drew the same conclusion that I did about Suze Orman (specifically, that there are two Suzes), so I am predisposed to like her.