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No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Lessons for Young Adults

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PRAISE FOR JOHN SPOONER

Do You Want to Make Money or Would You Rather Fool Around?

"John Spooner is a national treasure."
The Boston Globe

"Best common-sense investment advisor since Peter Lynch."
—Tom Stemberg, cofounder of Staples

"Spooner is a stockbroker with a gift of gab...diverting reading for both those enthralled by the stock market and those appalled by it."
New York Times

"I paid a billion dollars to get John Spooner back."
—Sandy Weill, former Chairman of Citibank, to Mort Zuckerman, owner of the New York Daily News

Sex and Money: Behind the Scenes with Big-Time Brokers

"The people are as entertaining a crowd of real-life eccentrics as has ever been collected between covers."

People Magazine

"Wall Street is an erogenous zone, hilarious saga...a crossword puzzle account of the investment banking culture."
The Wall Street Journal

"One of the finest books ever to educate that mass of people who insist on challenging the stock market."
London Daily Mail

"If I had to take one book to a desert island, it would be Sex and Money because it is one of my favorite subjects."
—Jack Nicholson

Smart People

"Written with a grace and a love for people befitting a novelist. The smart people Spooner knows are wonderfully courageous, full of surprise, and eminently entertaining."
Los Angeles Times

Confessions of a Stockbroker: A Wall Street Diary

"Not only one of the best books I have read about Wall Street....but one of the funnier books I have read on any subject."
Businessweek


JOHN D. SPOONER is the only investment advisor/novelist in America. His bestselling nonfiction includes Do You Want to Make Money or Would You Rather Fool Around? as well as Confessions of a Stockbroker, Smart People, and Sex and Money. His novels include Class and The Foursome. His book No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Letters to My Grandchildren has been a Boston Globe #1 bestseller and ranked #2 on Amazon's bestselling business books list.

www.johndspooner.com

Acknowledgments xiii

INTRODUCTION 1

PART I BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL

CHAPTER 1: Take the Pro to Lunch 9

CHAPTER 2: Beware of Experts 11

CHAPTER 3: If Your Company Is Bought by Another 13

CHAPTER 4: Entitlement 15

CHAPTER 5: Don’t Be a Wise Guy 17

CHAPTER 6: A Little Bit of New Jersey or Brooklyn 19

CHAPTER 7: Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Stupid or Provocative Questions 21

CHAPTER 8: Laughter Can Diffuse the Problems 24

CHAPTER 9: You Never Know Anyone until You Deal with Their Money 27

CHAPTER 10: Plan for the Worst Case, Not the Best, in Business and in Life 29

CHAPTER 11: So You Want to Be in the Investment Business 32

CHAPTER 12: Do Your Homework 35

CHAPTER 13: How to Get Good Press and Publicity 37

CHAPTER 14: Acts of Kindness 38

CHAPTER 15: Tipping 40

CHAPTER 16: Resumes Redux 42

CHAPTER 17: Always Have a Fallback Plan 44

CHAPTER 18: Blood and Water 45

CHAPTER 19: Media Translations 47

CHAPTER 20: So You Got Fired 49

CHAPTER 21: Provocative Headings 52

CHAPTER 22: Getting Rich: The Ups and Downs 54

CHAPTER 23: Branding: Pulling the Wagon 57

CHAPTER 24: Tribes 60

CHAPTER 25: Weekends 62

CHAPTER 26: Being an Entrepreneur: What It Takes 63

PART II BECOMING FINANCIALLY SECURE

CHAPTER 27: Interest Rates 73

CHAPTER 28: Insider Trading 75

CHAPTER 29: Do You Want to Make Money, or Would You Rather Fool Around? 77

CHAPTER 30: Doing Stock Research 80

CHAPTER 31: Make Long-Term Money with Simple Themes 83

CHAPTER 32: Can You Do It Yourself? 87

CHAPTER 33: Getting to Peace of Mind 89

CHAPTER 34: Picking Someone to Watch over Your Money 91

CHAPTER 35: When You’re Frightened by the News 93

PART III BECOMING YOUR OWN PERSON

CHAPTER 36: The Actor and the Actress 97

CHAPTER 37: Having Something to Trade 99

CHAPTER 38: The 110 Percent Rule 101

CHAPTER 39: Life Lessons: Don’t Look Back 104

CHAPTER 40: Get Your Elders’ Stories 107

CHAPTER 41: Don’t Be a Trustee or an Executor∗ 111

CHAPTER 42: Buying and Selling Jewelry 114

CHAPTER 43: Social or Country Clubs 118

CHAPTER 44: The Incremental Pain in the Butt Theory 120

CHAPTER 45: Every Family Is a Soap Opera 122

CHAPTER 46: Fathers and Sons 124

CHAPTER 47: When Family or Friends Are Afflicted 127

CHAPTER 48: Go to the Source 129

CHAPTER 49: Philanthropy 131

CHAPTER 50: Keep the Markers out There 134

CHAPTER 51: Raising Children 136

CHAPTER 52: Marriage 138

CHAPTER 53: Divorce 141

CHAPTER 54: Someone to Love You 144

CHAPTER 55: Medical Smarts 148

CHAPTER 56: Taking Care of the People Who Take Care of You 153

CHAPTER 57: Losing a Parent 156

CHAPTER 58: Getting Smart Lawyers on Your Side 159

CHAPTER 59: Last Chapter 163

About the Author 167

Other Books by John D. Spooner 169

Index 171