Funny Money: Financial Wit and Wisdom From 50 Top Comedians

1. John Oliver: Know where you stand

John Oliver / Photo by Ovidiu Hrubaru / Shutterstock.com
John Oliver / photo by Ovidiu Hrubaru / Shutterstock.com

“Income inequality: A good way to figure out which side of it you’re on is whether you’re currently paying for HBO or stealing it.”

“The federal estate tax does not apply to 99.4 percent of all farm estates, it also doesn’t apply to 99.86 percent of anyone’s estates. Basically, if you’re not comfortable calling your accumulation of [stuff] an estate, the estate tax probably doesn’t [expletive] apply to you.”

— John Oliver, “Last Week Tonight”

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