UPON GRADUATION from high school in 1941, my first job was as an office boy at DuPont. At Christmas, my boss handed me a present of $25, equal to a third of my monthly salary. No one has ever spent as many hours on calculations and projections as to how such a windfall should be invested. The result: I purchased a lifetime subscription to Reader's Digest. By age 80, that had averaged out to 3.4 cents per issue.
- D.W., Solvang, Calif.