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

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 17, 2009 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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The bestselling book that the New York Times hailed as “a highly readable and substantial guide to the grown-up realms of money and business,” Get a Financial Life is a must-read for anyone in their twenties and thirties (or beyond) who wants to understand the basics of personal finance.

If you’ve been meaning to get your finances in shape but have no idea where to start, this is your playbook. Get a Financial Life busts open the system, teaching tricks for becoming master of your own money universe. No matter what’s happening in the economy, all the guidance you need is right here. You’ll learn how to:

• Pay off your credit cards and student loans and live debt free
• Start saving, even if you’re living paycheck to paycheck
• Take advantage of the latest tax rules and save a bundle
• Find smart investments while still supporting socially responsible companies
• Come up with a down payment and buy a home, even in a tough economy
• Afford grad school
• Protect yourself from identity theft

And you’ll discover why a 401(k) is your best friend—in boom times and even if the market is tanking.

From tracking your spending to finding deals on insurance to navigating the new world of homebuying, this easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide provides an up-to-date road map of the world of personal finance. Whether you earn $30,000 or $300,000, are single or married, are drowning in debt or just looking for ways to keep your savings secure in uncertain times, you’ll find the answers you need in Get a Financial Life.

“A daring book….A life’s worth of smart financial advice” (Newsweek).
 

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Good intro to personal finance. - Goodreads
I doubt the actual advice has changed much, however. - LibraryThing
It's organized and easy to read, with excellent charts. - LibraryThing
Great advice for getting financially organized. - Goodreads
It's solid advice for younger people. - LibraryThing
I bookmarked a lot for later reference! - Goodreads

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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

Review: Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance In Your Twenties and Thirties

User Review  - Ellena Lawrence - Goodreads

Good book, good for general advice but get a Canadian book if you looking for more detailed information Read full review

Contents

Get a Grip
12
Dealing with Debt
33
Basic Banking
83
All You Really Need
101
The Brave New World
137
Oh Give Me a Home
168
Insurance What You Need
207
How to Make Your Life
259
Making the Most
299
Special Acknowledgments
307
Index
325
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About the author (2009)

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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