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Shoo, Jimmy Choo!: The Modern Girl's Guide to Spending Less and Saving More [NOOK Book]

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Remember when Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw faced the brutal realization that she couldn’t buy her apartment because she’d already spent her money on a closet full of Manolos? Well, if Carrie had met Catey first, she’d own her co-op and be on her way to a comfortable retirement! 

Catey Hill is the online money expert for the Daily News Web site—and author of this humorous, practical “girlfriends guide” to personal finance for 20- and 30-something females. (The ones ...

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Shoo, Jimmy Choo!: The Modern Girl's Guide to Spending Less and Saving More

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Overview


Remember when Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw faced the brutal realization that she couldn’t buy her apartment because she’d already spent her money on a closet full of Manolos? Well, if Carrie had met Catey first, she’d own her co-op and be on her way to a comfortable retirement! 

Catey Hill is the online money expert for the Daily News Web site—and author of this humorous, practical “girlfriends guide” to personal finance for 20- and 30-something females. (The ones with the designer shoes…and maxed-out credit cards.) With a hip, “I’ve been there” voice along with worksheets and exercises, she helps women evaluate why they spend, get out of debt, and create a savings and retirement plan that even allows for the occasional splurge. Among the topics she covers: student loans, car payments, investing, saving for a home, and more.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402776823
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 198,221
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Part I Style, Diet, and Fitness . . . for Your Finances viii

An Introduction to Savvy Money Management (And Why You Need to Start, Like, Now)

Chapter 1 The Money Makeover 2

How to Determine if Your Finances Need a Little (or Not So Little) Touch-Up 2

Chapter 2 Dress for (Financial) Success 8

How to Get What You Want out of Life . . . at Least Financially

Part II (Spending) Style 26

An Introduction to Your Spending Style (And Why It Might Be So Last Season)

Chapter 3 Take on the Trends 28

How to Track Down the Demons That Drive You to Designer Shoes

Chapter 4 Blow Out Your Budget

How to Build and Stick to a Spending Plan (No Matter How Much You Love-Shoes!)

Part III (Debt) Diet 80

An Introduction to the Debt Diet (And How It Will Trim Down Your Debt-For Good)

Chapter 5 The Plastic Purge 86

How to Cure the Plastic Plague (aka Credit Card Debt)

Chapter 6 The Skinny on Student Loans 98

How to Pay Off Your Alma Mater for Good

Chapter 7 Car(b) Control

How to Pick and Pay for Your Ride

Part IV (Financial) Fitness 118

An Introduction to Financial Fitness (And How It Will Beef Up Your Bottom Line Once and for All)

Chapter 8 Climb the Career Ladder 120

How to Navigate Your Way to Your Dream Job and a Pretty Paycheck

Chapter 9 Race Toward Retirement 129

How to Retire Well Before You're Ancient

Chapter 10 Work Out Your Worth 143

How to Invest Your Retirement Savings

Chapter 11 Sweat Your Savings 161

How to Buffer Yourself from Life's Little Challenges

Chapter 12 Step Toward Security How to Get the Best Insurance to Protect-You and Your Assets 168

Chapter 13 Push for a Pad 183

How to Buy a Home (or at Least Become a SavvyRenter)

Chapter 14 Tackle Your Taxes 204

How to Finesse Uncle Sam into Padding Your Pocketbook

Chapter 15 Lift Up Your Love 222

How to Make Your Relationship Work (Well, the Money Part Anyway)

Index 236

About the Author 248

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2009

    Happy new year honey, stop spending so much money!

    My wife spends like a maniac - guess what I'm getting her for the holidays? Shoo, Jimmy Choo! This book is great - got all the money management basics anybody needs, written in a way I know my wife will relate to. This would be a great gift for your wife/girlfriend/daughter -- perfect for the New Year's resolution YOU want her to make, especially during these tough times.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

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    Perfect for Getting On Track

    I didn't know anything about finances before I read this book. I really had no idea about anything and have always lived in fear of my credit score. But after reading Catey Hill's book it all makes sense! And she makes saving sound like fun, because it is! Do not skip her little activities throughout the book, especially the goal-setting and retirement parts... they really do help you! I also found the "Spending Style" section very helpful too because she broke down what percent of your paycheck should be spent.

    I continue to refer to the book as I get more and more out of debt and I actually can't wait to start opening new accounts, like an MMA and a Roth IRA. The disappointment was that it wasn't longer because it became very list-y towards the end. There's a lot of explaining and walking-through in the beginning, but once you start getting through the book she begins just listing what things mean and I wished she would elaborate. Overall, this is a great starter book to finances.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2009

    Great practical advice delivered in a fun way.

    This is really a timely book, filled with great tips on how to remain independent financially while maximizing your assets. It helps you sort out your choices and make good decisions that won't get you in the hole. And it's really fun to read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 13, 2009

    Great read!

    I got an advance copy of Shoo Jimmy Choo from the magazine where I work, and I thought it was great! It's got all the money basics you need to know - getting out of debt, saving for retirement, buying a home, etc. - but it's not dry and boring like some other personal finance books I've seen. The author's got a breezy, witty tone and she knows what she's talking about at the same time. I def. recommend this book to any woman who wants to manage her money better!

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