Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties (2 Cassettes)

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If you're like most people in their twenties and thirties, you don't feel like you're in control of your financial life. But if you want to take full advantage of the best financial opportunities, it's important that you get started right away. Get a Financial Life shows you how to manage your money and make it grow. In it you will learn how...

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Overview

If you're like most people in their twenties and thirties, you don't feel like you're in control of your financial life. But if you want to take full advantage of the best financial opportunities, it's important that you get started right away. Get a Financial Life shows you how to manage your money and make it grow. In it you will learn how to:


  • Refinance your high-rate credit cards and student loans
  • Start investing in the right mutual funds
  • Find low-cost auto loans and mortgages
  • Make the most of tax deductions you never knew existed
  • Use tax-advantaged savings plans to build a serious nest egg

From 401(k)s to health insurance to stocks and bonds, this book focuses exclusively on what you really need to know at this stage in your financial life. Whether you earn $15,000 or $150,000, whether you're single or married, whether you're financially inclined or financially challenged, this book will let you manage your money with the smallest possible investment of time and effort.

Whether they're financially inclined or financially challenged, Get a Financial Life will let listeners manage their money with the smallest possible investment of time and effort. A breakthrough guide to mastering money.

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Those in their twenties and thirties have special financial concerns, including paying off college loans, obtaining credit cards, buying a car, and financing a first house or apartment. Kobliner, a contributing writer for Money magazine, provides some assistance here. She "focuses exclusively on what you need to know now when you're just starting to pay attention to money matters whether you earn $15,000 or $150,000, whether you're single or married, whether you're financially inclined or financially challenged." Those consulting this book will find useful information and advice, from buying insurance to filing an income tax return. Helpful features include a bibliography of information resources and lists of agencies to contact. This source provides a helpful road map for young people striving for financial security.
-- Lucy T. Heckman, St. John's University Library, Jamaica, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671575571
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, 1 cassette, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Pages: 5
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.83 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 15
1 Crib Notes: A "Cheat Sheet" for Time-Pressed Readers 17
2 Taking Stock of Your Financial Life: Figuring Out Where You Are and Where You Want to Go 30
3 Debt and the Material World: Finding the Best Loans and Getting Yourself Out of Hock 47
4 Basic Banking: Learn How to Get the Most from Your Bank for the Least Amount of Money 76
5 All You Really Need to Know About Investing: For New Investors, the Feeling Is Mutual (Funds) 94
6 Living the Good Life in 2030: Think It's Crazy to Worry Now About Retirement Then? It's Crazy Not To 125
7 Oh, Give Me a Home: Advice on Getting an Apartment or House of Your Own 140
8 Insurance: What You Need and What You Don't: Finding the Right Policies and Forgoing Coverage You Can Do Without 176
9 How to Make Your Life Less Taxing: Put More Money in Your Pocket and Less in Uncle Sam's 217
Further Reading 249
Acknowledgments 255
Index 265
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