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Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich

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  • Posted December 23, 2010

    A Great Journey begins with A Great Start

    Most people wake up stressed about money, bills and thier pants size(that's another book). We know what we need to do or do we? The real question is why we do not take action. Common fears are related to needing more time and more information. Well the time is now my friends and the information you need to start your way to a more informed and productive relationship with money is in this book.
    Laura Adams has done it! She has fashioned a book suited for the Baby Boomer and Cyberpunk alike. You need solid well informed information on retirement and planning it is here. If your so tech savey that you do not respect anything unless it has dot something behind it Laura has the pedigree and the links you crave.
    I personally like the fundamentals, just like my old basketball coach,and Laura aka Money Girl covers them with style. She sets you up with that firm foundation of understanding yourself and your current net worth. She coveres all that you need to take those first steps with confidence. This is very important in my mind. Getting this right makes the rest of your plans fall into place.
    Next she gets you up to speed on the things that often are taken for granted, like bank accounts. Face it banks are getting down right Scrooge-like so you better start opening your eyes.
    You want to get out of Debt see chapter 5 ( also don't forget the free ebook Laura put out here on Barnes and Noble)
    Real Estate,Taxes and paying for that rug rats education, Laura covers it.
    She is a real person, in the real world and she is with you via her books and podcast and blogs.
    The Journey is long for sure but with a great start and the support of Money Girl you will be well on your way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2011

    Wonderful quick start to personal finance!

    This book really gets down to the basics of setting up a financial plan and learn about overcoming your financial weaknesses. So many times people get caufht up in these complex financial systems that they fail to realize that they cant reach their goals because they are not facing the reality of their spending habits. This book is great at laying out a plan for you to follow as a reader. My suggestion: create your financial plan as your are reading through this book. Not only will it break this huge task into smaller pieces but then you will have completed your financial plan by the end of the book. Such a rewarding feeling!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2011

    Money Girl Book Receives Prestigious Financial Literacy Award

    The Institute for Financial Literacy honored author Laura D. Adams at their 5th Annual Conference on Financial Education in Chicago, IL with the prestigious Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award. Adams practical and fun new guide to personal finance, Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich won "Book of the Year in the Adult's Money Management" category. The EIFLE Awards were created to acknowledge innovation, dedication, and the commitment of those supporting financial literacy education efforts nationwide. "In these uncertain economic times, financial literacy has never been more important," said Leslie E. Linfield, executive director and founder of the Institute for Financial Literacy. "The EIFLE Awards are one of the most sought-after and prestigious awards in the industry and serve as a testament to their recipients' hard work and accomplishments. These individuals and organizations are assuring financial literacy education is accessible for Americans of all walks of life." Laura D. Adams is the writer and host of the top-rated Money Girl Podcast on the Quick and Dirty Tips digital media network. The show has been downloaded over 9 million times by legions of loyal fans and can be heard for free on the Money Girl blog or on iTunes. Adams makes it easy and fun for listeners to understand complex personal finance topics in under 10 minutes each week. In addition to blogging and podcasting about personal finance, Adams is also a speaker, trainer, coach and entrepreneur. To learn more about her or to connect via social media please visit SmartMovesToGrowRich [dot] com.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

    Great How To Book

    I have a degree in finance so I understand financial theory. This book helps with the practical knowledge necessary on a day to day basis. I am definitely old school so the information regarding protecting my ID, using online banking (and its safety), and understanding the ole credit rating is invaluable.

    I gave a copy to my 17 year old nephew. They don't teach any of this in school. No wonder kids rake in a lot of credit card debt during their college years, never mind the tuition debt. I hope he finds it as helpful as I have.

    The prose is clear and well edited. I found the writing very straight forward and easy to understand. It may not be rocket science but it sure helps cut through the red tape of the financial world!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2011

    Easy to understand and entertaining

    This book walks you through the intimidating topic of finances, but in easy-to-understand language. It's even entertaining, which I wouldn't have expected from a how-to type of book. Great for people who want to understand and take control of their personal finances!

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    Amazing Book! Really Great Read!

    This book is full of smart advice for all ages! Everyone should buy this book! It is a great gift, or a smart investment for yourself. This book flows beautifully and is very easy to read and understand. The sections on investing in your future and saving for your children's education is extremely helpful and something I will refer back to on several occasions. I would recommend this book to anyone! I totally loved it!!

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  • Posted December 31, 2010

    Well written and easy to follow

    This book is a must read for people of all ages because it covers everything from how to create a spending plan (not a budget!) to finding ways to save and invest money. It stresses the importance of having an emergency fund and how much a person might need to save. Retirement is covered extensively, as well as saving for college for the kids. Basically, whatever questions you may have are answered here. Be sure to check this book out!

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  • Posted December 23, 2010

    Very impressed!

    I am very impressed with this book. Everything is very straight forward and easy to understand- but is still able to give a comprehensive overview of a lot of questions about the best way to be managing my money. there are so many questions I don't exactly know who to ask. paying for a financial planner at my age is slightly out of range, but I can get everything from this book. She shows you easy ways to address any financial questions, but with a dialog that's actually a fun read (kinda compare it to bethenny frankels skinny girl book). Highly recommend!

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