Alpha Geek’s parents invariably add to our library at Christmas. This year, they gave him a copy of Panic! The Story of Modern Financial Insanity.
Since starting on the accounting degree, I’ve developed a bit more of an interest in this subject. By Christmas afternoon I was several chapters into it. I’d thought I had at least a basic understanding of the securities market, but after reading about margin calls, apparent discounts, and arbitragers, I looked over at my husband and said, “I feel stupid.”
He looked back at me with that I-shouldn’t-say-it smirk he gets. “Maybe that’s why my parents got this for me, and you got Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul.”
I gave him the finger and went back to reading his book.
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