Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties

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Simon and Schuster, 2000 - Business & Economics - 333 pages
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With 100 NEW FINANCIAL web sites!

If you're like most people, you want to get your financial life in order but don't know where to begin. Since its first publication in 1996, Get a Financial Life has helped thousands of people get out of debt, start saving, and begin investing. This updated edition -- expanded for the Internet age -- includes the latest information on how to:

  • Use the Web to find the best auto loans, mortgages, and credit cards
  • Invest in the stock market wisely and painlessly
  • Refinance your high-rate debt -- and avoid hidden fees and traps
  • Take advantage of the latest tax breaks -- including deductions for student loans
  • Build a serious nest egg with long-term savings plans like the new Roth IRAs

You will also find classic, easy-to-understand advice on money basics -- everything from 401(k)s to car leases, from credit reports to life insurance, from buying the right mutual funds to buying a home of your own. Whether you earn $20,000 or $200,000, Get a Financial Life will help you navigate the new world of personal finance.

  

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Good intro to personal finance. - Goodreads
I doubt the actual advice has changed much, however. - LibraryThing
It's solid advice for younger people. - LibraryThing
I bookmarked a lot for later reference! - Goodreads

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Good beginner's guide. Heavy on getting out of debt. Read full review

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User Review  - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads

A very helpful guide to personal finance. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
19
Taking Stock of Your Financial Life
33
Debt and the Material World
50
Basic Banking
90
All You Really Need to Know
111
Living the Good Life in 2030
150
Oh Give Me a Home
175
What You Need
213
How to Make Your Life
257
Further Reading
295
Acknowledgments
301
Index
313
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About the author (2000)

Beth Kobliner was a staff writer at Money magazine for eight years and has written for The New York Times. She has appeared frequently as a financial expert on CNN, MSNBC, Today, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She can be reached at beth@kobliner.com or www.kobliner.com.

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