During our usual internet rounds, we stumbled across this awesome collection of financial advice illustrated on napkins. No, it’s not the ravings of your Aunt Kathy after a few too many cocktails—it’s advice and principles from financial planner Carl Richards, from the New York Times Bucks Blog. Don’t balk at the napkins: it worked for J.K. Rowling!
His simple black-and-white graphs and Venn diagrams caution against investing based on past performance, having inflated expectations, and trusting magazine covers. On one point we disagree: trusting “generic financial advice,” (such as that found on a—fantastically riveting—blog) isn’t a mistake. If it were, how could we trust decidedly generic napkins?
We grabbed a few of our favorites, but head over to The New York Times to see the rest.