At last, a book about money that tells it straight: put it under
the bed. All of it. Sure, it makes for easy access to burglars but better them than
the felons passing themselves off as financial advisors or acting as foot-soldiers
for organisations with words like union, mutual, trust, alliance, equitable or assurance
in their name.
Mean With Money, inspired by Hunter Davies’ well-loved column
in The Sunday Times, is wilfully short on practical advice but offers instead
good humour and much-needed empathy as we face the corporate horror of high-handed
and indifferent financial institutions
Davies, one of Britain’s most celebrated writers, also looks at ingenious
ways to save money (cut your own hair, for starters) and what to do with it when it
arrives. Along the way, he reveals details of his regular visits to McDonald’s (it’s
free to use their toilets), the eccentric old ladies who staff his local Oxfam shop
and the swim that cost him £333.
Famous for seminal works on The Beatles, football, and subjects as diverse
as lottery winners and walking disused railway tracks, Davies is, once more, on top
form. Go get ‘em Hunt.
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