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

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Simon & Schuster, 1996 - Finance, Personal - 283 pages
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If you're like most people in their twenties and thirties, you don't feel like you're in control of your financial life. But if you want to take full advantage of the best financial opportunities, it's important that you get started right away. "Get a Financial Life" shows you how to manage your money and make it grow. In it you will learn how to:

Refinance your high-rate credit cards and student loans

Start investing in the right mutual funds

Find low-cost auto loans and mortgages

Make the most of tax deductions you never knew existed

Use tax-advantaged savings plans to build a serious nest egg

From 401(k)s to health insurance to stocks and bonds, this book focuses exclusively on what you really need to know at this stage in your financial life. Whether you earn $15,000 or $150,000, whether you're single or married, whether you're financially inclined or financially challenged, this book will let you manage your money with the smallest possible investment of time and effort.

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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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A very helpful guide to personal finance. Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Beth Kobliner is a personal finance commentator, journalist, and the author of the "New York Times "bestseller "Get a Financial Life". She's currently writing a new book for parents, "Make Your Kids a Money Genius (Even If You're Not)". Beth was recently appointed by President Obama to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, a new bipartisan committee dedicated to increasing the financial know-how of kids of all ages and economic backgrounds. As a member of the last Council, she spearheaded the creation of the national initiative "Money as You Grow".

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