The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s

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Penguin, 2009 - Business & Economics - 362 pages
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Revised and updated, this new edition clearly explains all the basic information everyone in this age group needs to begin planning their personal finances or enhance their current financial plan to yield better returns on their investments, including completely new material on.
Topics Covered 

•Internet banking
•Budget for spiraling food and fuel costs
•College loans management
•Effective 401(k) and retirement planning
•Debit and prepaid credit cards
•Tips about online car shopping
•Online college degrees and what they can get you
•Investment strategies for the next decade
•Home-based employment opportunities
•Financial effects of changing job
•Financial impact of marriage and children
•Home ownership options from building your own to townhouses and condos
•Online mortgage brokers
•Fully updated resources
  

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in your 20'sand 30's (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Nick ryan davis - Goodreads

Very basic. Most of the information is common sense. Read full review

Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in your 20'sand 30's (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Mel - Goodreads

I think overall this is a great book... but after the first portion it didnt really add anything new or useful for me. However, being that I am in Australia, most of the information after that point ... Read full review

Contents

Contents
1
They Didnt Teach This in College
3
Youre Out There on Your Own Now What?
9
Taking a Look at Your Bank Accounts
15
Credit Cards and Debt
27
Safety First
35
Moving Out
41
Full House
48
A Taxing Topic
155
Looking Out for What You Have
169
To Everything There Is a Season
183
Deductions
193
The Game of Life
197
Retirement Funds for the TwentyFirst Century
211
Investing Beyond Retirement Accounts
223
Investment Options
235

Getting Around
53
New or Used?
63
On Your Own and Loving It
67
What Do You Need?
81
Budgets
89
Getting Into the Swing of Savings
103
Use It Dont Abuse It
111
Use It Dont Abuse It III
112
Coasting Along
125
Whats All This Talk About Investments?
137
Whats All This Talk About Investments?
139
Getting Help When You Need It
247
Getting Help When You Need It
248
So Youre Thinking of Buying a douse
261
Where to Get Your Mortgage
291
Ik Paying 1t Off Little by Little
297
Private Mortgage Insurance
305
How Owning a Home Affects Your Taxes
309
Homeowners Insurance
317
Appendixes
327
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Sarah Young Fisher is the owner of Fisher Advisers, an estate/financial planning consulting firm. She is a certified financial planner, a chartered financial consultant, and a certified financial services counselor, and has a master's degree in financial services. She is also the author of "YourMoney," a column found in Consumers Digest magazine.

Susan Shelly is a freelance writer, researcher, editorial consultant, and co-author.

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