Business: Reads to Riches

Guides to the joys of cash

Perhaps a windfall-profits tax should be levied on prolific financial journalists in these inflationary times, because the inkwell is as mighty as the oil well. Anyone who can write with wit or apocalyptic certitude about how to cope with shrinking purchasing power and vanishing nest eggs does not have to worry about where his—or her—next Mercedes 300 is coming from. In women's magazines, articles on sex have almost taken a back seat to advice on money management. Bookstores are crammed with many new volumes about the joy of cash and the juggling of credit. But among...

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