The 250 Personal Finance Questions You Should Ask in Your 20s and 30s

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Personal finance problems like college loans, credit card debt, and badly planned "budgets" have helped identify young adults these days as "Generation Debt." Written in an easy-to-read, accessible Q&A format, this comprehensive book acts as a financial advisor for folks who are just starting out on their own.

You will get the basics of money management as you learn how to: make a budget and stick to it; build an emergency fund; get out of debt as easily and quickly as ...

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Overview

Personal finance problems like college loans, credit card debt, and badly planned "budgets" have helped identify young adults these days as "Generation Debt." Written in an easy-to-read, accessible Q&A format, this comprehensive book acts as a financial advisor for folks who are just starting out on their own.

You will get the basics of money management as you learn how to: make a budget and stick to it; build an emergency fund; get out of debt as easily and quickly as possible; splurge—the smart way; and more. Saving young adults from feeling like they're facing impossible odds, this book will explain, ease, and eliminate your worst financial fears.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781598698633
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 935,170
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Debby Fowles (Georgetown, ME) held a B.S. degree in management and had more than twenty years of accounting and business experience. Ms. Fowles wrote several articles as the About.com Guide for Financial Planning.

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Table of Contents

Introduction v

Part I Getting Started

1 Setting Goals 2

2 Building a Budget 11

3 Saving Money 21

4 Banking with Confidence 29

Part II Managing Debt

5 Tackling Student Loans 39

6 Handling Credit Cards 49

7 Considering Car Loans 58

8 Filing for Bankruptcy 66

Part III Getting Established

9 Launching Your Career 74

10 Renting an Apartment 84

11 Buying a Home 92

12 Getting Married 101

13 Staying Single 109

Part IV Planning for Tomorrow

14 Insuring Your Future 118

15 Paying Taxes 126

16 Investing Wisely 133

17 Preparing for Retirement 141

18 Creating an Estate Plan 149

Appendix A Glossary of Financial Terms 157

Appendix B Internet Resources 162

Appendix C List of Questions 167

Index 182

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Simple advice for YOUNG ADULTS - cool gift for college grad

    Steers more towards early 20's (or 30's if you've been living in moms basement and taking the city bus, i guess). Great advice for anyone just starting out on thie rown - very well rounded, from cars, to going to going out, to 1st apartment or buying a first home.

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