Stash Your Swag - 100+ Secret Hiding Places
Tarrin P. Lupo
Nonfiction, Finance/General Nonfiction
DESCRIPTION: Since the latest financial crisis, most everyone has figured out that Big Banks do not have your best interests at heart when it comes to handling your assets. In the not-too-distant past, the American government "legally" seized private property, paying pennies on the dollar for gold and silver while citizens stood by helplessly. So how can you keep your cash and other valuables safe from Big Brother and other thieves? Lupo offers many ingenious hiding places in and around the home.
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REVIEW: It was free, and I thought it would give me some story ideas - one can never have too many story ideas, after all. Unfortunately, I got about what I paid for here. Lupo tries for wit, but falls flat more often than not. He cites a few real-world examples of famous historic hiding places, but not nearly enough to justify the overall repetition and shallow presentation. He also ventures into tin-foil-hat-level Guv'mnt paranoia once or twice. (I also had to wonder about someone who points to the latest financial meltdown as a reason to stash your money all through your home, while ignoring the associated housing market meltdown and mortgage/foreclosure crisis that has forced so many Americans out of their houses. So... what, the intention is to leave your valuables behind when the bank repossesses your property?) In short, I'm just as glad I'm not out any money for this one.