Get a Financial Life

Get a Financial Life
Author: Beth Kobliner
Release: 2017-03-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781476782386
Language: en
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First published in 1996, this book helped define the financial consciousness of a generation. The entire book has now been updated with late-breaking information to address dramatic financial developments such as Roth IRAs, student loan deductibility, and the rising impact of the Internet.

Get a Financial Life

Get a Financial Life
Author: Beth Kobliner
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1439158401
Language: en
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The bestselling book that the New York Times hailed as “a highly readable and substantial guide to the grown-up realms of money and business,” Get a Financial Life is a must-read for anyone in their twenties and thirties (or beyond) who wants to understand the basics of personal finance. If you’ve been meaning to get your finances in shape but have no idea where to start, this is your playbook. Get a Financial Life busts open the system, teaching tricks for becoming master of your own money universe. No matter what’s happening in the economy, all the guidance you need is right here. You’ll learn how to: • Pay off your credit cards and student loans and live debt free • Start saving, even if you’re living paycheck to paycheck • Take advantage of the latest tax rules and save a bundle • Find smart investments while still supporting socially responsible companies • Come up with a down payment and buy a home, even in a tough economy • Afford grad school • Protect yourself from identity theft And you’ll discover why a 401(k) is your best friend—in boom times and even if the market is tanking. From tracking your spending to finding deals on insurance to navigating the new world of homebuying, this easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide provides an up-to-date road map of the world of personal finance. Whether you earn $30,000 or $300,000, are single or married, are drowning in debt or just looking for ways to keep your savings secure in uncertain times, you’ll find the answers you need in Get a Financial Life. “A daring book….A life’s worth of smart financial advice” (Newsweek).

Get a Financial Life

Get a Financial Life
Author: Beth Kobliner
Release: 2000
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 333
ISBN: 9780684872612
Language: en
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Provides financial advice that speaks the language and answers the questions of the generation just starting out on the road to financial responsibility. Reprint.

Get a Financial Life

Get a Financial Life
Author: Beth Kobliner
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Touchstone Books
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0743264363
Language: en
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Provides financial advice that speaks the language and answers the questions of the generation just starting out on the road to financial responsibility. Reissue.

Wealthing Like Rabbits

Wealthing Like Rabbits
Author: Robert R. Brown
Release: 2014-08-25
Editor: Redford Enterprises
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780993842313
Language: en
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With Canadian personal savings lower than ever before and household debt going through the roof, many people are in dire need of financial advice. But can a book that includes sex, zombies, pancakes, and Star Trek really help? You might be surprised. Wealthing Like Rabbits is a fun, entertaining guide to personal finance that proves sound money management doesn’t have to be painful and neither does learning about it. Combining a unique blend of humour and perspective with everyday common sense, Robert R. Brown takes you through the basics of financial planning by using anecdotes and pop culture to shed light on some of the most important, yet often mismanaged aspects of personal finance. Covering subjects ranging from retirement savings and mortgages to credit cards and debt, this book will arm you with simple strategies to help you balance your life goals with your financial responsibilities. Wealthing Like Rabbits is a smart, accessible, never-boring romp through personal finance that you will certainly count as one of your best investments ever.

Rich Bitch

Rich Bitch
Author: Nicole Lapin
Release: 2015-03-01
Editor: Harlequin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781460349205
Language: en
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Talking about money sucks; but so does being broke. Do your eyes glaze over just thinking about the mumbo-jumbo of finance? Do you break out into hives at the thought of money? Well, sister, you are not alone. In RICH BITCH, money expert and financial journalist Nicole Lapin lays out a 12-Step Plan in which she shares her experiences, mistakes and all, of getting her own finances in order. No lecturing, just help from a friend. And even though money is typically an off-limits conversation, nothing is off-limits here. Lapin rethinks every piece of financial wisdom you've ever heard and puts her own fresh, modern, sassy spin on it. Sure, there are some hard-and-fast rules about finance, but when it comes to your money, the only person who can spend it is you. Should you invest in a 401(k)? Maybe not. Should you splurge on that morning latte? Likely yes. Instead of nickel-and-diming yourself, Nicole's advice focuses on investing in yourself so you don't have to stress over the little things. But in order to do that, you have to be able to speak the language of money. After all, money is a language like anything else, and the sooner you can join the conversation, the sooner you can live the life you want, RICH BITCH rehabs whatever bad habits you might have and provides a plan you can not only sustain, but thrive with. It's time to go after the rich life you deserve, and confident enough to call yourself a RICH BITCH.

This is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order

This is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order
Author: John Schwartz
Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780399576812
Language: en
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A New York Times correspondent shares his financial successes and mishaps, offering an everyman's guide to straightening out your money once and for all. Money management is one of our most practical survival skills—and also one we've convinced ourselves we're either born with or not. In reality, financial planning can be learned, like anything else. Part financial memoir and part research-based guide to attaining lifelong security, This Is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order is the book that everyone who has never wanted to read a preachy financial guide has been waiting for. John Schwartz and his wife, Jeanne, are pre-retirement workers of an economic class well above the poverty line, but well below the one percent. Sharing his own alternately harrowing and hilarious stories—from his brush with financial ruin and bankruptcy in his thirties to his short-lived budgeted diet of cafeteria french fries and gravy—John will walk you through his own journey to financial literacy, which he admittedly started a bit late. He covers everything from investments to retirement and insurance to wills (at fifty-eight, he didn't have one!), medical directives and more. Whether you're a college grad wanting to start out on the right foot or you're approaching retirement age and still wondering what a 401(K) is, This Is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order will help you become your own best financial adviser.

Broke Millennial

Broke Millennial
Author: Erin Lowry
Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781524704056
Language: en
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WASHINGTON POST “COLOR OF MONEY” BOOK CLUB PICK Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck and Get Your Financial Life Together (#GYFLT)! If you’re a cash-strapped 20- or 30-something, it’s easy to get freaked out by finances. But you’re not doomed to spend your life drowning in debt or mystified by money. It’s time to stop scraping by and take control of your money and your life with this savvy and smart guide. Broke Millennial shows step-by-step how to go from flat-broke to financial badass. Unlike most personal finance books out there, it doesn’t just cover boring stuff like credit card debt, investing, and dealing with the dreaded “B” word (budgeting). Financial expert Erin Lowry goes beyond the basics to tackle tricky money matters and situations most of us face #IRL, including: - Understanding your relationship with moolah: do you treat it like a Tinder date or marriage material? - Managing student loans without having a full-on panic attack - What to do when you’re out with your crew and can’t afford to split the bill evenly - How to get “financially naked” with your partner and find out his or her “number” (debt number, of course) . . . and much more. Packed with refreshingly simple advice and hilarious true stories, Broke Millennial is the essential roadmap every financially clueless millennial needs to become a money master. So what are you waiting for? Let’s #GYFLT!

Simplify Your Financial Life

Simplify Your Financial Life
Author: Dawn G. Starks
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Greenleaf Book Group
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781632992840
Language: en
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Who says your financial life has to be hard? It can be simple—just make a date with your money, and you’ll be on your way! It turns out that many of us have spent years being fed inaccurate information about how money works and about our abilities to manage it. Author Dawn Starks, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner and financial advisor, is here to change those beliefs and prove that managing our money is not as difficult as we’ve been led to believe. When she established her financial planning firm in 1999, her goal was to streamline the financial planning process for her clients. Now she has compiled her best tips to help you. Are you eager to shed the notion that managing money is hard? Would you like to put your financial life on a better track? Then this book is for you. Simplify Your Financial Life contains 104 lively, accessible tips that illustrate how we can change our mindsets, lay good foundations, get organized, and create easy-to-implement systems so that we can stop worrying and spend more time doing the things in life we love. Tips on budgeting, spending, getting out of debt, saving, and investing fill out this friendly volume for people at any stage of life. In addition to her commitment to simplifying financial planning, Dawn has embraced the personal benefits of minimalism and simple living. In 2018, she launched her online business, SimpleMoney, where she writes and teaches about personal finance while sharing the benefits that simple living and minimalism can bring.

How to Ruin Your Life

How to Ruin Your Life
Author: Ben Stein
Release: 2010-07
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9781458776594
Language: en
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How to Ruin Your Life is a powerful self-help tool in the form of a work of humor. It is sardonic advice, presented with tongue in cheek, explaining how people can ''ruin' their lives. The essays cover topics such as ''Convince Yourself That Youre All That Matters,' Think the Worst of Everyone,' ''Pour Salt on Those Wounds,' and ''You Can Change People.' Seriously, though, to anyone who reads this book, it is an earnest warning about falling into traps of self-destructive behavior that can ruin any man or womans life. More than that, it comprises 35 steps that - if read and understood - provide a road map to making life work in the most effective way possible. It is humor and self-help all in one, delivered by Ben Stein, a man who has witnessed more than his share of people who did ruin their lives - as well as those whose lives have been wildly successful.

My Money My Way

My Money My Way
Author: Kumiko Love
Release: 2022-02-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9780593418857
Language: en
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Does fear and insecurity keep you from looking at your bank account? Is your financial anxiety holding you captive? You don’t have to stress about money anymore. YOU can take back control. As a newly divorced single mom making $24,000 per year and facing down $77,000 in debt, Kumiko Love worried constantly about money. She saw what other moms had—vacations, birthday parties, a house full of furniture—and felt ashamed that she and her son lived in a small apartment and ate dinner on the floor. Worse, when her feelings began to exhaust her, she binge-shopped, reasoning that she’d feel better after a trip to the mall. On the day she needed to pay for a McDonald’s ice cream cone without her credit card, she had an epiphany: Money is not the problem. Self-Doubt is the problem. Shame is the problem. Guilt is the problem. Society’s expectations for her are the problem. She is the solution. Once she reversed the negative thinking patterns pushing her toward decisions that didn’t serve her values or goals, her financial plan wrote itself. Now, she’s not only living debt-free in her dream home, which she paid for in cash, but she has spread her teachings around the world and helped countless women envision better lives for themselves and their families. Now, building on the lessons she’s taught millions as the founder of The Budget Mom, she shares a step by step plan for taking control back over your financial life—regardless of your level of income or your credit card balance. Through stories from navigating divorce to helping clients thrive through recessions, depression, eviction, layoffs and so much more, you will learn foundational practices such as: How to use your emotions to your financial advantage, instead of letting them control you How to create a budget based on your real life, not a life of self-denial How to create a motivating debt pay-off plan that makes you excited about your future, instead of fearing it My Money My Way will give you the tools to align your emotional health with your financial health—to let go of deprivation and embrace desire. Love’s paradigm-shifting system will teach you how to honor your unique personal values, driving emotions, and particular needs so that you can stop worrying about money and start living a financially fulfilled life.

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Starting Fresh

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Starting Fresh
Author: Karen Blumenthal
Release: 2011-12-20
Editor: Currency
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780307588746
Language: en
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Three years after the economic meltdown began, many of us are still reeling from its devastating effects. Maybe you're among the millions of homeowners who fell behind on their mortgages or you lost your home to foreclosure. Maybe you lost your job and have struggled to find a new one, meanwhile struggling with a drastically reduced income. Or perhaps you're one of the roughly 1.5 million Americans filing each year for bankruptcy. Or maybe you emerged from the meltdown relatively unscathed, but you've been recently divorced or widowed. Now, along with all the other accompanying emotional hardships, you must deal with a household budget that is dramatically changed. Maybe you experienced an unexpected health crisis that drained your savings or retirement account. Or perhaps you've simply grown tired of having so much debt. As tough as these situations are, they aren’t hopeless.. You have options. When the old \ rules for managing your finances no longer apply, you can take control of your situation, wipe the slate clean, and start over. Here, in the accessible, empathetic, and easy-to-understand style the Wall Street Journal Guidebook series is known for, veteran WSJ personal finance reporter Karen Blumenthal walks you through everything you need to know to leave the past behind you and get your financial life back on track. This includes how to: -Build a trusted team of professionals to help you navigate your new financial landscape -Get your credit record - the support beam of your financial scaffolding - back in order -Recalibrate your budget and weigh your big ticket expenses -Determine whether you can afford to stay in your home -Adjust your debts to your new situation -Assess your health coverage and other necessary insurance -Invest for your future retirement and other needs -Craft a sustainable plan for long-term financial health Whether you're recently divorced or widowed, or have declared bankruptcy or lost your home to foreclosure, or simply want to start with a clean slate, you can make a fresh financial start. Covering housing, insurance, health care, investing, debt, taxes, wills, and more, this book shows readers at all life stages and income levels how to adapt and adjust their finances to their new circumstances and get on the path to a better financial life.

The Index Card

The Index Card
Author: Helaine Olen,Harold Pollack
Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780698186651
Language: en
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“The newbie investor will not find a better guide to personal finance.” —Burton Malkiel, author of A RANDOM WALK DOWN WALL STREET TV analysts and money managers would have you believe your finances are enormously complicated, and if you don’t follow their guidance, you’ll end up in the poorhouse. They’re wrong. When University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack interviewed Helaine Olen, an award-winning financial journalist and the author of the bestselling Pound Foolish, he made an off­hand suggestion: everything you need to know about managing your money could fit on an index card. To prove his point, he grabbed a 4" x 6" card, scribbled down a list of rules, and posted a picture of the card online. The post went viral. Now, Pollack teams up with Olen to explain why the ten simple rules of the index card outperform more complicated financial strategies. Inside is an easy-to-follow action plan that works in good times and bad, giving you the tools, knowledge, and confidence to seize control of your financial life.

One Year to an Organized Financial Life

One Year to an Organized Financial Life
Author: Regina Leeds,Russell Wild
Release: 2009-12-29
Editor: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780738213675
Language: en
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Presents a week-by-week plan to achieve financial peace of mind, with advice on such topics as sticking to a budget, curbing credit card debt, saving on taxes, refinancing a mortgage, and planning for a child's college education.

Financial Literacy for Millennials A Practical Guide to Managing Your Financial Life for Teens College Students and Young Adults

Financial Literacy for Millennials  A Practical Guide to Managing Your Financial Life for Teens  College Students  and Young Adults
Author: Andrew O. Smith CFO
Release: 2016-08-22
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781440834035
Language: en
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A modern primer on consumer finance and personal money management intended for readers aged 15 to 30, this guide can also serve as a primary text for high school, college, or adult education courses on personal finance. • Provides an understanding of the structure and institutions constituting the U.S. economic system • Shares knowledge about consumer finance and financial planning to enable young people to make better choices in their lives • Shows how to save and invest prudently and use debt wisely and effectively • Prepares millennials for the financial impact of life events so they will be empowered to take control of their financial futures • Includes a series of tips that summarize the important lessons from the book

Money Rules

Money Rules
Author: Jean Chatzky
Release: 2012-03-13
Editor: Rodale
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781609618605
Language: en
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Outlines simple steps for saving, investing, increasing, and protecting income in order to achieve financial stability.

Start Here

Start Here
Author: R. D. Norton
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: AIER
Pages: 81
ISBN: 9780913610671
Language: en
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Why Didn t They Teach Me This in School Workbook

Why Didn t They Teach Me This in School  Workbook
Author: Cary Siegel
Release: 2017-06-15
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1543294375
Language: en
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"This workbook includes 55 practical reinforcement exercises that enable students to actively learn each principle."--Back cover.

How To Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio

How To Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio
Author: Ben Stein
Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9781118951316
Language: en
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An economist, financial commentator, and media personality provides the rules that every would-be investor needs to know, so that they can do the exact opposite and actually make money.

Get Good with Money

Get Good with Money
Author: Tiffany the Budgetnista Aliche
Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Rodale Books
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780593232750
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER • A ten-step plan for finding peace, safety, and harmony with your money—no matter how big or small your goals and no matter how rocky the market might be—by the inspiring and savvy “Budgetnista.” “No matter where you stand in your money journey, Get Good with Money has a lesson or two for you!”—Erin Lowry, bestselling author of the Broke Millennial series Tiffany Aliche was a successful pre-school teacher with a healthy nest egg when a recession and advice from a shady advisor put her out of a job and into a huge financial hole. As she began to chart the path to her own financial rescue, the outline of her ten-step formula for attaining both financial security and peace of mind began to take shape. These principles have now helped more than one million women worldwide save and pay off millions in debt, and begin planning for a richer life. Revealing this practical ten-step process for the first time in its entirety, Get Good with Money introduces the powerful concept of building wealth through financial wholeness: a realistic, achievable, and energizing alternative to get-rich-quick and over-complicated money management systems. With helpful checklists, worksheets, a tool kit of resources, and advanced advice from experts who Tiffany herself relies on (her “Budgetnista Boosters”), Get Good with Money gets crystal clear on the short-term actions that lead to long-term goals, including: • A simple technique to determine your baseline or “noodle budget,” examine and systemize your expenses, and lay out a plan that allows you to say yes to your dreams. • An assessment tool that helps you understand whether you have a “don't make enough” problem or a “spend too much” issue—as well as ways to fix both. • Best practices for saving for a rainy day (aka job loss), a big-ticket item (a house, a trip, a car), and money that can be invested for your future. • Detailed advice and action steps for taking charge of your credit score, maximizing bill-paying automation, savings and investing, and calculating your life, disability, and property insurance needs. • Ways to protect your beneficiaries' future, and ensure that your financial wishes will stand the test of time. An invaluable guide to cultivating good financial habits and making your money work for you, Get Good with Money will help you build a solid foundation for your life (and legacy) that’s rich in every way.