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Not for the expert OR beginner
Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2010
You'll notice the range of opinions say this is for the expert or beginner. It's for neither, except that the experts can stand around at parties and talk about Mr Stein's new book, laughing at the financial humor. At times he goes into abbreviations and acronyms, so deep into investing concepts that he puts the beginner to sleep, then later veers into what I call "invest wisely" common sense advice, such as giving money to your kids--didn't know this was a parenting book.
He also contradicts himself. I bought this based on his interview on one of the early morning news shows, and he specifically said to never invest on your own, to always get an adviser, because, hey, they're the experts and how could you possibly know how to invest. In the book he goes the complete opposite, making the case that financial planners are as good as flipping a coin, and they're probably unethical anyway.
His movie on intelligent design was excellent and still goes unanswered, but this book was not worth my time.