Get a Financial Life

Get a Financial Life
Author: Beth Kobliner
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 355
ISBN: 9781439158401
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: 340
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.

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: 330
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.

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!

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: 322
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.

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: 2011-01-15
Editor: Crown Pub
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9780307588739
Language: en
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A guide to starting over financially after losing a spouse, declaring bankruptcy or foreclosing a home provides coverage of topics ranging from debt and housing to insurance and savings. Original.

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: 286
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.

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.

Jacob s Eye Patch

Jacob s Eye Patch
Author: Beth Kobliner Shaw,Jacob Shaw
Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781476737362
Language: en
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Being different can be hard. This funny, spirited story—written by bestselling author of Get a Financial Life Beth Kobliner Shaw with her son Jacob, and illustrated by award-winning picture book artist Jules Feiffer—encourages young readers to embrace the thing that makes them unique... Jacob is in a hurry—a really big hurry—to get to the store to buy a special toy. There's only one left, and if he doesn't get to it soon, he'll never forgive his mom and dad for making him late. Strangers often stop Jacob's parents on the street to ask about him. See, Jacob is unusual: He has an eye patch. Jacob knows people like to ask questions, but do they have to ask right now? Luckily, Jacob gets to the store in time, and he meets a new friend who has something different, too. In the end, Jacob's journey makes him more aware of other people’s feelings. Jacob's Eye Patch is the go-to book for talking about differences that kids can enjoy and parents can turn to for guidance. Everyone has something different! What’s your something? Share your child’s story at JacobsEyePatch.com.

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Starting Your Financial Life

The Wall Street Journal  Guide to Starting Your Financial Life
Author: Karen Blumenthal
Release: 2009-04-07
Editor: Currency
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307452665
Language: en
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Your Road to Lifelong Financial Independence It’s about time you felt empowered to better manage your money because–in tough economic times more than ever–your financial freedom depends on making smart choices. But it’s hard to know where to begin, especially when you’re just starting out. And of course, it only gets more complicated as you go through life: How do you establish good credit? Do you buy or rent? What kinds of health coverage do you really need? How do you actually stay afloat in an uncertain market? The Wall Street Journal Guide to Starting Your Financial Life gets you off on the right financial foot, from tackling everyday choices like cell-phone plans and pet ownership to big decisions such as smart investment strategies and buying a car or a house. You’ll learn: • How to open your first checking and savings accounts, get your first credit card, and establish good credit • The ins and outs of starting a job, including information about taxes, choosing health insurance options, and saving for retirement • How to budget for big purchases and expenses, such as paying off student loans, buying a car, and affording your housing • Strategies for buying the little things you want and need without going broke • The basics of investing, how to manage an inheritance, and the documents you need to protect your assets This valuable resource puts you in the driver’s seat, so you will be in control of your money and on your way to achieving lifelong financial independence across any economic terrain.

Your Money Or Your Life

Your Money Or Your Life
Author: Joseph R. Dominguez,Vicki Robin
Release: 1999
Editor: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Pages: 364
ISBN: 0140286780
Language: en
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Offers a nine-step program for living more meaningful lives, showing readers how to get out of debt, save money, reorder priorities, and convert problems into opportunities

Money A Love Story

Money  A Love Story
Author: Kate Northrup
Release: 2013-09-10
Editor: Hay House, Inc
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9781401941765
Language: en
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Having a good relationship with money is tough—whether you have millions in the bank or just a few bucks to your name. Why? Because just like any other relationship, your life with money has its ups and downs, its twists and turns, its breakups and makeups. And just like other relationships, living happily with money really comes down to love—which is why love is the basis of money maven Kate Northrup’s book. After taking the Money Love Quiz to see where on the spectrum your relationship with money stands—somewhere between "on the outs" and "it’s true love!"—Northrup takes you on a rollicking ride to a better understanding of yourself and your money. Step-by-step exercises that address both the emotional and practical aspects of your financial life help you figure out your personal perceptions of money and wealth and how to change them for the better. You’ll learn about thought patterns that may be holding you back from earning what you’re worth or saving what you can. You’ll learn how to chart your current financial life and create a plan to get you to where you want to be—whether that’s earning enough to live in a penthouse in Manhattan or a cabin in the Rockies. Using client stories and her own saga of moving from $20,000 of debt to complete financial freedom by the age of 28, Northrup acts as a guide in your quest for personal financial freedom. She’ll teach you how to shift your beliefs about money, create a budget, spend in line with your values, get out of debt, and so much more. In short, she’ll teach you to love your money, so you can love your life.

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.

What to Do with Your Money When Crisis Hits

What to Do with Your Money When Crisis Hits
Author: Michelle Singletary
Release: 2021
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9780358572107
Language: en
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A direct, incisive guide for consumers to know how to protect and handle their money in the face of a financial crisis

How to Ruin Your Financial Life

How to Ruin Your Financial Life
Author: Ben Stein
Release: 2010-07
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781458776587
Language: en
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Anyone can write a book about how to get rich. The bookstores are full of them. They rarely work, though, which isn't suprising since the people who write them rarely know much about money. But it takes Ben Stein, economist, finance expert for Barron's, commentator on finance for Fox News, and (fairly) successful investor to write a book called How to Ruin Your Fiancial Life. This book is a humorous road map showing you how to make something useful of the money that comes in and out of your life. Follow the rules-in reverse gear-and you're bound to be a lot beter off than you are now. Follow the rules as they're written-and you're highly likely to wind up in bankruptcy court-as million do every decade.

The Money Code

The Money Code
Author: Joe John Duran
Release: 2013-01-22
Editor: Greenleaf Book Group
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781608324385
Language: en
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FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Does it seem like there is never enough money to do everything you want? Do you want to feel confident about the financial decisions you make? Have you ever felt frustrated talking about money with your loved ones? You are not alone. Unfortunately, most of us were never taught how to think and communicate about money. The Money Code is a modern tale of one person's journey to uncover the five secrets to living his one best financial life. Through his voyage, you will learn how to: - Prevent bad decisions about money - Identify your Money Mind‚ Fear, Happiness, or Commitment and how it affects every financial decision you make - Use a custom checklist to improve your entire financial life - Clearly discuss decisions about money with the ones you love - Finally take control of your financial life

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