Don't forget to join me online Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. at for a live discussion of "The Richest Man in Babylon." Also visit the site to learn who, out of more than 1,000 entries, won a free copy of the book.

Next month's selection: "Take On the Street: What Wall Street and Corporate America Don't Want You to Know," by Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Levitt was fighting for the rights of small investors long before it was politically correct. "This book is intended to give investors a guide to avoiding pitfalls they never knew existed," he says in the introduction.

For a chance to win a free copy, send me your name, address, and daytime and evening phone numbers on a postcard or index card (no envelopes, please, and no e-mailed entries). Send the card in care of the Color of Money Book Club, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. Include the name of the book. Entries must be postmarked by Nov. 10.

To participate in the Color of Money Book Club, all you have to do is get the recommended book and read it. Club members can join me in a regular online discussion about the club choice, or write (or e-mail) me a letter (100 words or less) with your comments about the book. A Live Online discussion with Arthur Levitt is scheduled for Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. at

-- Michelle Singletary