This is a convenient and conservative, if not complete guide to 72 investment vehicles, ranging from Christmas Club savings to scripophily (defunct stock and bond certificates). Each is described in 3 to 20 pages under a standard set of headings. These include ``minimum required investment,'' ``expected return,'' ``fees,'' ``tax consequences'' (which the publisher promises to update prior to publication), ``risks,'' and so on. Purchase guidelines and caveats are collected under ``Tips.'' One of the most useful and also most frustrating sections is ``How To Invest,'' where information/purchase addresses and further-reading advice are provided only infrequently. Overall, though, the work's consistent, well organized approach makes it a useful public library selection. Justine Roberts, Univ. of California at San Francisco Lib.