The Road to Wealth: A Comprehensive Guide to Your Money: Everything You Need to Know in Good and Bad Times

The Road to Wealth: A Comprehensive Guide to Your Money: Everything You Need to Know in Good and Bad Times

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by Suze Orman
     
 

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Completely revised and updated for the realities of today's world, The Road to Wealth is Suze Orman's most authoritative and accessible resource for every stage of your financial life.

Millions of readers have embraced Suze Orman's New York Times_bestselling The Road to Wealth since it was originally published in 2001. But the world

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Completely revised and updated for the realities of today's world, The Road to Wealth is Suze Orman's most authoritative and accessible resource for every stage of your financial life.

Millions of readers have embraced Suze Orman's New York Times_bestselling The Road to Wealth since it was originally published in 2001. But the world has changed vastly since then, and it's more important than ever for readers to have access to accurate and practical answers to every question they have about their financial futures-questions Suze answers in The Road to Wealth. Compassionate, straightforward, and easy to understand, this updated edition gives readers invaluable advice about:

- Credit cards and the new bankruptcy laws
- FICO scores
- Changes in student financial aid
- Changes in the real estate market and mortgages
- Stocks and bonds
- The latest retirement investment strategies, including the new Roth 401(k)
- Mutual funds and annuities
- Wills and trusts
- Social Security
- Life insurance
- Disability and long-term care insurance
- Identity theft (and what to do if you're a victim of it)

With her exhaustive knowledge of all aspects of personal finance and her understanding of the role that money plays in people's lives, Suze Orman has written one of the most comprehensive resources of useful financial information in print today. Whether you're starting a new job or planning for your retirement, buying your first home or investing in the stock market, the revised edition of The Road to Wealth has the information you need to ensure that you make the most of what you have.

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Suze Orman, one of the most trusted and insightful financial experts working today, wrote The Road to Wealth with a single overarching goal in mind: to empower readers to act in their own best interest by giving them honest and useful knowledge about money matters. Orman's earlier bestsellers, The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and href="http://shop.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?sLinkPrefix&isbn=1573221252">The Courage to be Rich, taught people to overcome the emotional, psychological, and spiritual obstacles that prevent them from taking proper control of their finances and their lives. Unlike these books, The Road to Wealth is more of an encyclopedia that covers all of life's major financial stages, from debt reduction to marriage, home buying, and retirement. Written in a friendly question-and-answer format and filled with practical information, this book will prove invaluable to anyone who wishes to make the best possible use of their money.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553528381
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/24/2001
Edition description:
Abridged, 5 CDs, 6 hrs.
Product dimensions:
5.67(w) x 4.93(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Suze Orman is the author of the #1 bestsellers The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and The Courage to be Rich. Her two PBS specials based on these books are among the network's most successful fundraisers ever., Orman is currently a financial contributor to NBC News' Today, and a contributing editor to O: The Oprah Magazine. A sought-after speaker, she has lectured widely throughout the United States and has been featured in Newsweek, People, The New Yorker, Modern Maturity, The New Republic, Smart Money, and USA Today. She also has appeared on Dateline, Larry King Live, CNN, CNBC, Good Morning America, The View, and numerous times on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Suze Orman lives in northern California.

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The Road to Wealth: A Comprehensive Guide to Your Money: Everything You Need to Know in Good and Bad Times 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE BOOK IS GREAT! IT GIVES YOU EASY TO UNDERSTAND INFORMATION ABOUT ALL THE TOPICS YOU REALLY NEED TO GRASP IN ORDER TO PLAN YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE. FOR THOSE OF US THAT ARE YOUNG AND HAVE NO CLUE HOW TO INVEST FOR OUR FUTURE THIS BOOK IS AWESOME.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great and insightful book. Suze does it again in a way like only she knows how. Her knowledge filled instructions speak directly to me and help guide me to a strong financial foundation. My only complaint about the book is that it wasn't written 25 years ago, so my parents could have saved for my education. That way I wouldn't be up to my eyes in school loans and credit card debt from buying college books. I hope anyone reading this review will learn from Suze so your children won't be buried up to their eyes like me. My parents didn't have any 'Suze Ormans' in their day to advise them. You will have no excuses. I also loved the book Back On Track To Financial Freedom, By: Andrew J. Green. He handles things a little different but the outcome is the same, Debt free and financially secure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this book was a requirement for an econ class, I thought Suze Orman would be a safe choice after seeing her on Oprah a few years ago and being intrigued by what she had to say. The Road to Wealth gave a good, basic idea of stocks, mutural funds, college loans, etc. I also enjoyed the encyclopedia-like format, it made it easy to read and reference the more important sections. Her advice for the most part was to the point and interesting, but unfortunately not a lot of it pertained to me, thus drawing the book out even longer. I would recommend this book to those people who are interested in getting started in the stock market or in the financial world, but others should probably try something else.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has been my financial bible and provides a great deal of valuable information. I have relied of Orman's guidance and have been pleased with both the advice and the results. Recently I was searching for a way to reduce the risk of my family's stock market investments. I was surprised to find my 'bible' had no help in this area. But, I did find a new book (after seeing it mentioned in USA Today) to be helpful with a strategy that provides just the risk reduction I was seeking. In addition, I was pleased to find the book easy to understand. I recommend THE SHORT BOOK ON OPTIONS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I have read by this genius. It will be the last. It appeared she simply had a stack of encyclopedias on life and money and randomly selected topics. There was no direction and absolutly no depth. This was simply Bruce Williams on paper. I will say, that on TV she appeared very knowledgable on any topic given to her by the audience. This book simply seems like a unnecessary follow up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first experience with Suze Orman, and I'm impressed. Her advise is accurate, to the point, and is presented in a very enjoyable manner. When I received 'The Road to Wealth', I began with chapter 5: paying for college. As a father of two young children, I'm concerned with the future education of my children, but was confused with the myriad of savings programs for college and the tax advantages of each.I was also concerned how these programs would affect future financial aide from state or federal programs. Within an hour of starting the chapter, I had a strong understanding of these programs and which ones were best for me. I was also able to outline a plan for my parents who wanted to help with their grandchildren's college expences. Plus the book is loaded with web sites to do more research. This chapter alone paid for itself a hundred fold. I was so excited that I had to share my review right away. This book is a must have for anyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Covers most of the basics. It's great for those who are starting from ground zero and for those who might have some holes in their general knowledge of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, health care, insurance, loans, etc. By no means detailed, but good for learning the lingo. Please save yourself the pain and do not buy the audio book. Suze Orman reads it herself and lets just say that it leaves a lot to be desired.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read both Road to Wealth and 9 Steps and I could not be more pleased. They are both practical, inspiring and fun. It is amazing how some of the things we do financially and emotionally tie us down to living 'check to check' and we don't even know it. I have given both out as gifts and will continue to. (I can finally afford to without worrying) If you are looking for a great map to financial stability click the buy button.(You won't regret it...I didn't)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is truly outstanding! I have seen Suze Orman's articles in O Magazine and decided to read her book. I hardly knew anything about retirement and Roth IRA's. After just a few days of reading her book, she has taught me so much and inspired me to start thinking about how to save for retirement. I just turned 30 and thought I was too young to worry about that. She explains differently! Her book also covers many financial topics......how to buy a house......secrets about credit cards...all sorts of stuff. The best thing about the book is that it is easy to understand . She explains it so that common people can understand ! Thanks Suze!!