The Green Magazine Guide to Personal Finance: A No B.S. Book for Your Twenties and Thirties
Sensible, jargon-free financial advice for people in their twenties and thirties -- from the publishers of the critically acclaimed Green magazine.
-- What's the difference between a stock, a bond, and a mutual fund?
-- Should I invest in a company that guarantees fifteen percent returns or pay off that credit-card balance I've been carrying for six months?
-- How do I get a loan to buy a bungalow or a BMW?
-- What's so great about compound interest anyway?
-- Can I deduct the cost of this book from my taxes?
Providing answers to these questions and sensible money advice for anyone who doesn't want to wade through lots of B.S., "Green Magazine's Guide" contains savvy, straight-up guidance that demystifies all types of personal financial matters, including every flavor of investing, retirement planning, credit-card debt, student loans, first-time home buying, insurance, and taxes. It also includes plenty of valuable information on learning to live within your means, dealing with deadbeat roommates or spend-thrift boyfriends, or putting on a cheap wedding.
What sets "Green Magazine's Guide" apart from other personal financial books is that it addresses every issue in a way that is easy to understand. Author Ken Kurson's engaging yet always pragmatic money-speak is enlivened with examples, pie charts, comics, and dead-on humor. His advice doesn't sound like Dad, but it is every bit as solid. "Green Magazine's Guide" is the only book that speaks to all those whose cynicism toward money does not exclude them from seeking their fortunes.