My parents tried to teach me about the value of a dollar at a very early age, stressing "if you can't buy it with your own money, you can't afford it." Somehow over the years, I forgot their sage advice. It had carried them through some very challenging financial times, including job losses, unexpected medical bills and of course, much of my own formal education. Jim's book was a valuable wake-up call to me, a refreshing splash of cold water in my face. It pointed out, in simple terms I could easily absorb, that cash is still king in today's world, and that my folks were right (once again). Its comparisons to the Wizard of Oz made this self-realization experience an enjoyable ride as well. And I am no longer waiting for the Wizard in Washington D.C. to fix my financial situation. I believe it is a must read for all, whether you are just beginning your journey, or "playing the back nine" as my kids remind me of my status on a daily basis.
Escaping Oz: Protecting your wealth during the financial crisis
Jim Mosquera, author
The financial shocks to our economy left the public dazed and confused. How could this have happened? Can’t the Federal Government and the Federal Reserve fix this? Who is responsible for this mess? What can I do to help myself and the country? The answers to these questions are revealed inside. These answers are important not just for your family’s welfare but for the broader goal of our country’s future – both political and economic. Politics and economics will become inseparable in the years ahead. It will simply be impossible to have meaningful dialogue on the weighty matter of our economic future without an understanding of how we got here. Escaping Oz presents a very basic, fundamental description of our journey to these problems and what you can do to deal with the crisis. This is not a book about assigning blame or dealing in conspiracy theories. It is a very no-nonsense detailing of how we got here and what we should do to escape the financial quagmire. Those expecting a rescue from our “Wizards” will be placing their welfare in peril.