Conflict of Interest: When you’re earning 5% interest in a money market account and paying 18% interest on a credit card.

User’s Manual: No one knows. No one has ever read one. (Not to be confused with the well-thumbed usurer’s manuals on the shelf of every pawn shop and check cashing store in America.)

Bond Yields: Moments in the market when bonds let other bonds go first.

Face Value: The extra price you pay for a bond with an attractive certificate.

Indentures: Only old folks buy bonds, so they need indentures.

Millionaire: Someone with a net worth of $5 million or more.


Tomorrow: What to Say to Someone With $5 Million

 

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