Author working to dispel financial planning myths (as reported by Sam Knight via

Sam Knight at Bloomberg reviews a new book on financial literacy that debunks the ideas of some of America’s most renowned financial experts. Despite the vast increase in financial advisers and planning resources, author Helaine Olen contends that many widespread ideas are simply false. For example, her book dispels the famous notion that forgoing that $5 latte every day can one day net you $2 million in the bank. Instead, it would yield about $170,000. Read more of this review here.  


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