Can We Trust The Napkins? Financial Wisdom In Black And White

Can We Trust The Napkins? Financial Wisdom In Black And White

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.

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