The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 3, 2005 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
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Be sure to catch Suze Orman's latest PBS special based on The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke, which will air the weekend of March 4th on stations across the country. Check your local listings for airtimes.

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke is financial expert Suze Orman's answer to a generation's cry for help. They're called "Generation Debt" and "Generation Broke" by the media — people in their twenties and thirties who graduate college with a mountain of student loan debt and are stuck with one of the weakest job markets in recent history. The goals of their parents' generation — buy a house, support a family, send kids to college, retire in style — seem absurdly, depressingly out of reach. They live off their credit cards, may or may not have health insurance, and come up so far short at the end of the month that the idea of saving money is a joke. This generation has it tough, without a doubt, but they're also painfully aware of the urgent need to take matters into their own hands.

The Money Book was written to address the specific financial reality that faces young people today and offers a set of real, not impossible solutions to the problems at hand and the problems ahead. Concisely, pragmatically, and without a whiff of condescension, Suze Orman tells her young, fabulous & broke readers precisely what actions to take and why. Throughout these pages, there are icons that direct readers to a special YF&B domain on Suze's website that offers more specialized information, forms, and interactive tools that further customize the information in the book. Her advice at times bucks conventional wisdom (did she just say use your credit card?) and may even seem counter-intuitive (pay into a retirement fund even though your credit card debt is killing you?), but it's her honesty, understanding, and uncanny ability to anticipate the needs of her readers that has made her the most trusted financial expert of her day.

Over the course of ten chapters that can be consulted methodically, step-by-step or on a strictly need-to-know basis, Suze takes the reader past broke to a secure place where they'll never have to worry about revisiting broke again. And she begins the journey with a bit of overwhelmingly good news (yes, there really is good news): Young people have the greatest asset of all on their side — time.

  

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Informative, easy to read $$$ advice! - Goodreads
This book is a really good reference book. - Goodreads
I found it to be a useful quick read with great tips. - Goodreads
A quick browse - some interesting tips! - Goodreads
Suze Orman gives wonderful advice. - Goodreads
Suze gives some good tips. - Goodreads

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I read this book in late 2013, about 7 years after she released this book, but the information was still useful and relevant. If you are a recent graduate, or if you are just looking for basic ... Read full review

Review: The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke

User Review  - Eudith - Goodreads

I read this book in late 2013, about 7 years after she released this book, but the information was still useful and relevant. If you are a recent graduate, or if you are just looking for basic ... Read full review

Contents

For the Young Fabulous Broke
CAREER MOVES Survivingon a toosmall paycheck Paying your dues Dealing with office politics Effective job hunting 3 GIVE YOURSELF CRED...
RETIREMENT RULES
INVESTING MADE EASY
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Suze Orman, America's most recognized expert on personal finance, is also the author of Women & Money; The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke; The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life; The Road to Wealth; The Courage to Be Rich; and The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom.

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