Asking For Directions: A Personal Finance Story (Chap. 13)

Authors’ note:

Explaining personal finance can be pretty dull. That’s a problem, if you need to learn about personal finance.

On a plane from St. Louis to Seattle, I decided to try and fix the problem. What if I could wrap some personal finance concepts inside of a quirky (funny?) short story? My goal here is to present some information, and then add another step in the story. So, when you get to the end, you’ve been reminded of an personal finance concept- but you’ve received the information in a light-hearted way.

Anyway, that’s the goal here. The stories are written in chapter order, so that there is a logical flow for the reader. Enjoy!

The Buick was going 15 miles an hour in a 30 zone- and occasionally drifting into the other lane. Greg checked his mirrors and drove around the Buick, a little annoyed that the driver might cause an accident. He didn’t get a good look inside the car as he drove by, but figured it was someone older.

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