Handicapping the Long Shots

Last night I spent some time on the phone talking to my son about a wide range of topics. We covered the most important one first: Do we go to opening day or wait until Monday when the Yankees come to town? In the spirit of fatherly excess, I suggested doing both.

Eventually the topic turned to the world, business, the economy and the stock market. My son is working his way up the managerial ranks with a large storage facility company and is starting to generate a little excess cash. He is finally ready to have a serious talk about investing. I gave him a couple of books he needs to read and told him we would talk about it this weekend and I would start teaching him what he needs to know....672 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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