“Honesty is the best policy” is an old saying that sadly many individuals do not adhere to. Whenever you meet a person, usually selling something and they cite their credentials with one of them including honesty, my suggestion is to put your hand on your wallet and the other on the door knob and leave! Anyone who professes that they are extremely honest, usually aren’t. For example, How often do you meet individuals who claim that lying isn’t their forte’? Why do they find it necessary to tell you that if in fact it really isn’t? The famous question, “Would I steer you wrong?” speaks for itself. Of course they will particularly if money is involved. Yesterday, a friend of mine told me that a client of his believed a financial adviser who professed profusely that he was reliable and truthful. The adviser said he would turn the man’s three hundred thousand dollars into at least four hundred and fifty thousand. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t. In this case, the man has now been unable to speak to the adviser and it is highly doubtful that he will ever see that money again. The pyramid business opportunities and get rich quick schemes promise the same thing. The seller of the plan professed honesty and integrity. Yet, he is no longer answering his phone and the money has disappeared. Many of the children’s shows’ story lines center around a character lying, getting caught and then learning the valuable lesson of honesty. The same is true in the Good Gus Series. In book four, “Johnny the Cat and Bronco Ride that Bull,” J.C. and Jimmy Ray are told not to go to the end of Main Street to watch the rodeo being set up. They run down the street and as they pass the blacksmith’s shop where their dad works in the afternoons, he calls out to them. They again ignore him which is a lie by omission. Of course, there are consequences for their actions including the rescue of Jimmy Ray. This book along with the Christmas story and three others are available exclusively on Kindle worldwide. If you find family and friends professing their honesty particularity when it involves money, take a few and read “Misplaced Trust” which is also available on Kindle, Nook, Apple and several other popular e-book websites.