The title of this publication is misleading; it is not an investment manual. Rather, it is an excellent dictionary on the language of money. The book begins with a 15-page essay on low-, medium-, and high-risk investments and how inflation affects interest. The main body of the book is a dictionary. Entries are arranged alphabetically, but a term may also be listed under a broader topic such as stock or insurance. The volume is thoroughly cross-referenced and whenever a defined term is used in another definition, it is in italics. Also included in separate sections are money slang terms and acronyms. All definitions are very clearly written with the average person in mind. Recommended for public libraries and as a supplement to other finance dictionaries for academic libraries.-- Judith Nixon, Purdue Univ. Lib., West Lafayette, Ind.