The Truth about Money (3rd Edition)

The Truth about Money (3rd Edition)

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by Ric Edelman
     
 

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Home Sweet Home:
How to buy your first home, your next home and save on taxes when you sell.

A-Z of Investments:
From annuities to zero-coupon bonds, go from owing money to OWNING money. Get out of debt (and stay that way).

Estate Planning & Long-Term Care:
Learn how to protect yourself and your family.

Overview

Home Sweet Home:
How to buy your first home, your next home and save on taxes when you sell.

A-Z of Investments:
From annuities to zero-coupon bonds, go from owing money to OWNING money. Get out of debt (and stay that way).

Estate Planning & Long-Term Care:
Learn how to protect yourself and your family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060566586
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/23/2003
Edition description:
3rd Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.07(d)

Meet the Author

Ric Edelman is Barron's #1 independent financial advisor, the bestselling author of seven books on personal finance, and host of The Ric Edelman Show, heard on radio stations nationwide. Ric's firm, Edelman Financial Services, manages $5 billion in assets and has been helping people achieve financial success for twenty-five years.

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Truth about Money (3rd Edition) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic. It is comprehensive for the average person who needs to know about crucial areas in personal finance. The author covers everything, and not only on a superficial level, but quite a bit in depth. One aspect that I really appreciate is that he doesn't just say, 'This is good, but this is bad', he really takes the time to explain how certain market forces work, as a working background, then says, 'And that is why this is good' - and in that way enables the reader to be able to analyze certain investments, not just memorize specifics. For instance, his section on explaining bonds was really eye-opening. Finally, he does all of this in a very conversational manner, so you don't get bored like other techincally oriented books might induce. This is a must-own, mini-finance dictionary for the person who is asking, 'How do I start understanding all this finance stuff?'
Voxover More than 1 year ago
Ric's book is very readable and insightful. I almost wish that it the lessons it contains were taught in High School. Ric demystifies money management and inspires people to take control of their financial future
Guest More than 1 year ago
For several years, I've been weeding through financial books to get different 'professional' opinions and thoughts on money and how to manage assets. If you went to the personal finance section of a bookstore, you'll see dozens if not hundreds of titles. This book is the ONLY book you need- period! Read everything else, then buy this book. All of your necessary questions are answered. I like a guy who says WHY to do what he tells you, and what to expect if you don't follow his advice. I like all of Ric's stuff, but this is the true original, and is the only book you'll need.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great financial overview, and pretty easy to read. It's written in a conversational tone, and covers a plethora of topics. Obviously, if you are seeking in-depth information on a specific topic, you'll want to look elsewhere, but for a wide-angle shot of finance, this is a great book. I also have the Lies About Money, which is really helpful when I was setting up my investing portfolio.
silencedogoodreturns More than 1 year ago
Highly informative and educational. If most people would just read this book, we'd be a far more prosperous nation
RoryNV More than 1 year ago
I first read this book in 1996. It is the definitive work on Personal Finance. I have read all the new editions which are written to keep the information current. One would expect a book on this topic to be dry and boring but this author has a breezy style that uses many anecdotes and analogies which makes it fun to read! My favorite is the story of Jack and Jill and compounding interest! This book has been so helpful that I present it to all the young people in my life upon the graduation from school. It covers everything from retirement planning to estate planning, getting out of debt to investing and home mortgages. I am here today to buy one for a nephew who is embarking on his adult life. The book served me so well, I now listen to Mr. Edelman's weekly radio show and hired his firm to provide financial planning guidance for me and my wife.
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