The Joy of Money - "jargon - free" practical dictionary of business vocabulary
Having worked for a long time in the
City and written an investment column for the Financial Mail on Sunday,
the overwhelming feedback I got from readers and my non-City friends
was that I should write an easy-to-read book clearly explaining finance
and its terminology, which wouldn’t put them to sleep. There are
already a lot of highly respected, competent technical books available
about share markets, economics, accounting, etc. My purpose in writing
this book is not to compete with them. I just want to make finance fun!
Use this guide when you come across some financial phrase or word that
you don’t understand in the papers or on telly, look it up in the book
and, hopefully, gain instant enlightenment! Entries are in alphabetical
order, and I have aimed to explain what the words in the world of money
actually mean. However, anything that’s related to pensions is to be
found under the heading of pensions. The same treatment has been
applied to mortgages, health insurance and derivatives.