I Hate Financial Planning

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 22, 2004 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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The essentials of personal financial management in a painless, easy-to-follow format

". . . [this] site offers a light touch to a topic that can be bogged down in heavyhanded advice."

--Investor's Business Daily

Three in four Americans hate financial planning, calling it tedious, boring, intimidating, and confusing. I Hate Financial Planning speaks to these people with a refreshing attitude for straightening out their finances. Engaging and humorous, it provides investors with a welcome change of pace from the standard dry, serious tome as it gives them:

  • Everything from essential information to witty, tongue-in-cheek tips
  • Work sheets and checklists for busy readers
  • Answers to some of the most common financial questions
  • Practical tools for planning short- and long-term finances
  • The truth behind numerous well-known-- and dangerously wrong--financial myths
 

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This book was like a kick in the butt for me. It got me thinking about all sorts of money things I have neglected and I am determined to do better. It was funny too so it didnt feel like I was reading a book about finance. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Plan Is a FourLetter Word
1
Chapter 2 Do You Need a Kick in the Budget?
25
Chapter 3 The Good the Bad and the Ugly
43
Chapter 4 You Gotta Play This Numbers Game
59
Chapter 5 The Only Constant Is Change
73
Chapter 6 Home Sweet Investment
105
Chapter 7 Saving for RetirementAnd Other NeverEnding Jobs
131
Chapter 8 Past Performance Is No Guarantee of Future Results
159
Chapter 9 Sickness Disaster Death and Other Fun Topics
189
Chapter 10 Lifestyles of the Ready and Willing
211
Chapter 11 Financial Insecurity
233
Chapter 12 What Makes You Do That Thing You Do?
249
Guide to Financial Jargon
267
Index
283
About the Author
289
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About the author (2004)

Suzanne Olson (Minneapolis, MN) is the editor and public face for ihatefinancialplanning.com, recently voted a top five financial advice website by the Wall Street Journal. With 40,000 registered subscribers, the site averages 6,000 hits a day and has been featured in national media including USA Today and Investor's Business Daily and on "CNN Headline News" and other programs.

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