The Day Ahead: Don't Be a Chump

At a get-together this weekend, so it was that I found myself at the center of attention, discussing the fiscal cliff. There I was, riffing off fancy facts that were frightening the heck out of teachers, construction workers, and local bank employees. It hurt me that they weren't more knowledgeable on the single biggest economic issue today -- one that stands to swipe money from their pockets as soon as that ball drops in Times Square.

Then, one fella in the group so eloquently told me the fiscal cliff was irrelevant because he read a bunch of stuff saying so. He and I went toe to toe in a debate -- he obviously going down in flames -- and I left him with this cow-like branding: "Dude, you are a finance chump."...679 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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