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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User Review  - empress8411 - LibraryThing

This book is highly informative. It's organized and easy to read, with excellent charts. Kobliner doesn't dumb down the ideas, but she doesn't use fancy terms either. With clear prose, she leads the ... Read full review

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User Review  - kristenn - LibraryThing

Read per the recommendation of several friends. Somehow missed the existence of a newer version and got the 1996 edition from the library. I doubt the actual advice has changed much, however. The ... Read full review


Taking Stock of Your Financial Life
Debt and the Material World
Basic Banking
All You Really Need to Know
Living the Good Life in 2030
Oh Give Me a Home
What You Need
How to Make Your Life
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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 or

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