"Oh, what a public and private moaning goes on these days about the vanished virtue of thrift! Politicians and financial leaders publicly deplore, "Everybody wants to spend; no one wants to save. The grit and self-reliance that built the nation have given way to self-indulgence, irresponsibility and the welfare state." Husbands and wives privately despair. There is so much they need and so little to spend. No matter how hard they try, they can't seem to hang on to a cent, and they squirm with guilt. It is to those who despair and those who squirm that these pages are directed. The aim is to clean out the debris that clutters up the subject - to sweep out some of the slogans, moral tensions and untested assumptions, dust off some plain facts andhelp you make realistic decisions on the matter of saving money."
Good Reading Rack Service, 1957