The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke by Suze Orman (2005, Hardcover)
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- SynopsisA financial guide aimed squarely at "Generation Debt"-and their anxious parents-from the country's most trusted and dynamic source on money matters. You've got student-loan debt that is a multiple of your entry-level salary. An obscene amount of your take-home pay goes out the window every month for rent on a dinky apartment in a cool neighborhood. Lucky you have that credit card with the ever-increasing charge limit! How else could you afford those fabulous shoes? "Hey, guys, the next round's on me!" What difference does it make? Your goals are totally unattainable and the idea that you'll ever get control of your money is ludicrous, so why even try? Okay. It's scary. Suze Orman knows you better than you know yourself. And now, the world's most trusted expert on personal finance, the #1 New York Times-bestselling author, is going to break it down for you. Whether you're twenty-five and single, a thirty-year-old newlywed, or married with kids and a mortgage at thirty-five; whether you're broke or making ends meet; whether you're financially aware or financially clueless, Start Smartwas written with you in mind. Beginning with a quick diagnostic section that tells you where you are (vs. where you think you are) and outlines your priorities (1, 2, 3...) for getting out of the red and into the black, Start Smart acts as a sort of "route planner," identifying the easy money moves to get you on the road to recovery and within reach of your dreams. If you've never cracked a financial book in your life, if you can't deal with the unwieldy, impenetrable tomes currently on offer, if you've zoned out every time a parent has tried to share some wisdom about money-Start Smartis the book you need. You will learn: - how to get a grip on credit card debt - why student-loan debt is not the worst thing in the world - how your credit score plays into nearly every financial move you will ever make - how to make the most of the benefits that come with your first real job - how to buy your first home - what you need to know before you move in together - what kind of insurance-auto, home, renter's, health-you need and what you don't - what to do if you're self-employed,Be sure to catch Suze Orman's latest PBS special based on The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke, which will air the weekend of March 4th on stations across the country. Check your local listings for airtimes. The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke is financial expert Suze Orman's answer to a generation's cry for help. They're called "Generation Debt" and "Generation Broke" by the media -- people in their twenties and thirties who graduate college with a mountain of student loan debt and are stuck with one of the weakest job markets in recent history. The goals of their parents' generation -- buy a house, support a family, send kids to college, retire in style -- seem absurdly, depressingly out of reach. They live off their credit cards, may or may not have health insurance, and come up so far short at the end of the month that the idea of saving money is a joke. This generation has it tough, without a doubt, but they're also painfully aware of the urgent need to take matters into their own hands. The Money Book was written to address the specific financial reality that faces young people today and offers a set of real, not impossible solutions to the problems at hand and the problems ahead. Concisely, pragmatically, and without a whiff of condescension, Suze Orman tells her young, fabulous & broke readers precisely what actions to take and why. Throughout these pages, there are icons that direct readers to a special YF&B domain on Suze's website that offers more specialized information, forms, and interactive tools that further customize the information in the book. Her advice at times bucks conventional wisdom (did she just say use your credit card?) and may even seem counter-intuitive (pay into a retirement fund even though your credit card debt is killing you?), but it's her honesty, understanding, and uncanny ability to anticipate the needs of her readers that has made her the most trusted financial expert of her day. Over the course of ten chapters that can be consulted methodically, step-by-step or on a strictly need-to-know basis, Suze takes the reader past broke to a secure place where they'll never have to worry about revisiting broke again. And she begins the journey with a bit of overwhelmingly good news (yes, there really is good news): Young people have the greatest asset of all on their side -- time.
- AuthorSuze Orman
- Number Of Pages400 pages
- Publication Date2005-03-03
- PublisherPenguin Publishing Group
- Copyright Date2005
- Weight20.7 Oz
- Height1.2 In.
- Width6.3 In.
- Length8.4 In.
- Grade From12
- Grade Toup
- Age Range18 - UP
- LC Classification NumberHG179.O7576 2005
- Dewey Decimal332.024
- Dewey Edition22
Most relevant reviews
- minicini313cynt...Oct 24, 2015by
I purchased book for my young adult niece
My niece carries book with at all times she tells me the book is fill with learning tools she will use through out her life.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
- osuna_jorgeSep 01, 2010by
Very informational book, to control personal finance.
I like the fact that the book is written for the common citizen, explaining everything in plain, simple terms, and takes You trough the journey of responsably handling Your finances very easily.
It can be a finance handbook even to the non-broke, and I consider finance education very important in today's situation.
Would recommend it very much, to be used as a guide to future planning.
- djw5656Sep 05, 2009by
The Money Book for the Young Fabulous And Broke
I had to buy this book for a college clas that I am taking and I was dreading having to have to read it. But... it turned out to be very easy to read, it was very insightful & helpful. Plus, it was full of great advice and tips and I learned a lot about money management from it.
- mariposa19leiop...Jun 09, 2007by
Finally a Book about Personal Finance for my Generation
For some reason the topics of personal finance and credit were not a part of the curriculm at my alma mater. I guess investing and budgeting is something that educators assume we, twenty-somethings should already know. The fact is many of us, including myself, do not have a clue where to start. That's why I absolutley love this book. Suze explains how credit works, what is a fico score, and how to better manage personal finance. Each chapter is broken down with easy explanations and with links to go to for more information. There is a glossary and index. It is a wonderful, informative book and probably the best ten dollars I have spent!
- 509grannyAug 09, 2008by
Educational book on investing for everyone
For the young singles and married couples it is an educational tool that opens up their financial lives for discussion and planning for their future. It covers many different areas of investing and is clearly explained.
Even though I am a senior citizen I bought the book and found it very informative. I have grandchildren that ask questions about investments and thought it was much easier to purchase the book for them to read instead of my telling them. It is a gift that I plan to give all of them.