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Get A Financial Life

Get A Financial Life

Personal Finance In Your Twenties And Thirties

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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).
  • Touchstone | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439158401 | 
  • March 2009
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Introduction

A lot has happened since 1996, when I wrote the first edition of Get a Financial Life.

The Internet has revolutionized the way many people interact with the world. The economy has experienced the greatest period of prosperity it has ever known. In the last three years of the 1990s alone, stock values doubled, and just about any stock with a "dot com" after its name has seemed like a winning lottery ticket.

Despite these changes, the premise of the original edition of Get a Financial Life still holds: Many people in my generation -- those now in their twenties and thirties -- do not expect to live as... see more

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