I Hate Financial Planning [NOOK Book]


The essentials of personal financial management in a painless, easy-to-follow format

". . . [this] site offers a light touch to a topic that can be bogged down in heavyhanded advice."

--Investor's ...

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I Hate Financial Planning

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The essentials of personal financial management in a painless, easy-to-follow format

". . . [this] site offers a light touch to a topic that can be bogged down in heavyhanded advice."

--Investor's Business Daily

Three in four Americans hate financial planning, calling it tedious, boring, intimidating, and confusing. I Hate Financial Planning speaks to these people with a refreshing attitude for straightening out their finances. Engaging and humorous, it provides investors with a welcome change of pace from the standard dry, serious tome as it gives them:

  • Everything from essential information to witty, tongue-in-cheek tips

  • Work sheets and checklists for busy readers

  • Answers to some of the most common financial questions

  • Practical tools for planning short- and long-term finances

  • The truth behind numerous well-known-- and dangerously wrong--financial myths

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071446044
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 8/22/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Suzanne Olson (Minneapolis, MN) is the editor and public face for ihatefinancialplanning.com, recently voted a top five financial advice website by the Wall Street Journal. With 40,000 registered subscribers, the site averages 6,000 hits a day and has been featured in national media including USA Today and Investor's Business Daily and on "CNN Headline News" and other programs.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments / ix

Introduction / xi


“Plan ” Is a Four-Letter Word

CHAPTER 2 / 25

Do You Need a Kick in the Budget?

CHAPTER 3 / 43

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

CHAPTER 4 / 59

You Gotta Play This Numbers Game

CHAPTER 5 / 73

The Only Constant Is Change

CHAPTER 6 / 105

Home, Sweet Investment

CHAPTER 7 / 131

Saving for Retirement—And Other Never-Ending Jobs

CHAPTER 8 / 159

Past Performance Is No Guarantee of Future Results

CHAPTER 9 / 189

Sickness, Disaster, Death, and Other Fun Topics

CHAPTER 10 / 211

Lifestyles of the Ready and Willing

CHAPTER 11 / 233

Financial Insecurity

CHAPTER 12 / 249

What Makes You Do That Thing You Do?

Guide to Financial Jargon / 267

Index / 283
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