If you are a regular reader of our Web site, you no doubt are familiar with the byline of Jeff Cox.
He's one of our primary reporters for subjects surrounding markets, the economy, and general investment trends. He is also a contributor to NetNet, our Wall Street blog, and makes appearances on the CNBC network from time to time.
In his spare time (insert smirk here) he has written a book ... Debts, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy ... in conjunction with Peter Tanous, a finance professional and author.
I'll warn you. The book is pretty grim and paints a thoroughly bleak picture of the economic state the country is in. But it also offers some solutions for getting out of the situation generally and protecting one's finances individually.
Congratulations to Jeff.
Excerpted with permission of the publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., www.wiley.com, from Debt, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy by Peter Tanous and Jeff Cox (c) 2011 by Peter Tanous and Jeff Cox