By Jessica Shambora
October 28, 2008

“Human beings must have savings. This is not just a good idea. It’s the difference between life and death, terror and calm. So start saving right now, and don’t stop until you die.”

–Ben Stein, renowned lawyer, writer, actor and economist, in The New York Times on Sunday. This is the “main lesson” of the global economic crisis–and though such wisdom seems totally obvious, it’s “still unlearned,” he says.

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