Worth It ... Not Worth It?

Simple & Profitable Answers to Life's Tough Financial Questions


By Jack Otter

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Worth it . . . Not Worth It? demystifies complex, real-world dilemmas and breaks the answers down into simple solutions

Credit or debit? Rent or buy a house? Buy or lease a car? Take or decline the rental car insurance? Renovate the kitchen or finish the basement? Buy stocks or mutual funds?

Every day we are forced to make financial decisions, but the right answers all seem to require complicated, mind-numbing research. And who has time for homework when you're paying for a bag of Fritos at 7-11? Or filling out a payroll form on the first day of a new job? Thankfully, there's Worth It . . . Not Worth It? Organized around six basic topics-Getting Started, Shelter, Automotive, Investing, Family Matters, and Retirement-this handy book is the Swiss Army knife of personal finance.


  • I wish I had written this book! "Worth It/ Not Worth It"-this books is definitely WORTH IT. Jack Otter, is great writer, fabulous editor-and has written a wonderful, fun book that quickly answers your most pressing financial questions. The format is also unique, which I really enjoyed. I think this is a great "gift book" for the graduate season that is quickly approaching. Enjoy!
    David Bach #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish RichFounder of FinishRich.com
  • Where have you been all my life, Jack Otter!

    Gayle King, CBS This Morning
  • The premise of reducing every investment decision to either/or is entertaining, and if it challenges you to think why you are deviating from his suggestions, so much the better.—The New York Times

On Sale
May 1, 2012
Page Count
144 pages
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Jack Otter

About the Author

Jack Otter is the editor of Barrons.com. Formerly the executive editor of CBS Moneywatch.com, he has more than a decade of experience as a business journalist, having been on staff at Newsday and SmartMoney. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two children. Follow him on Twitter @JackOtter.

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