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Woman's Guide to Family Finances
     

Woman's Guide to Family Finances

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by Ellie Kay
 
In her entertaining signature style, Ellie Kay shows you where the money goes and how to manage it to meet your goals. Whether you're a born spender or a born saver, you'll find practical strategies for making and sticking to a budget, going on a debt diet, saving on essentials, and weathering financial setbacks. Start making those dreams come true today with this

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In her entertaining signature style, Ellie Kay shows you where the money goes and how to manage it to meet your goals. Whether you're a born spender or a born saver, you'll find practical strategies for making and sticking to a budget, going on a debt diet, saving on essentials, and weathering financial setbacks. Start making those dreams come true today with this easy-to-use book from America's Family Financial Expert.

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Publishers Weekly
Kay, a military wife and mother of seven, knows how to stretch a dollar. In this chatty book for women, she highlights seven essentials to any family's financial plan: an emergency fund, life insurance, a will, a retirement account, a good credit rating, a college fund (if there are children) and-unusually-an Internet connection. (This, she says, gives families access to the very best mortgage and insurance rates, among other things.) After presenting various personality types (e.g., "Tightwad Tilly" and "Secure Samantha") and discussing some of the emotional baggage of money, Kay provides nuts-and-bolts information to help readers get out of debt, tithe 10 percent to charity and achieve their financial goals. She has a conversational style and shares many personal stories, such as the time she was a winning contestant on "The Price is Right." The book's breathless tone, marked by an overabundance of exclamation points and italicized sentences, can be wearing at times, but interspersed with the chin-wags are concrete tips on avoiding identity theft, buying a home, selling unused items, surviving a layoff and other topics. (Jan.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764226953
Publisher:
Bethany House Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.57(d)

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Woman's Guide to Family Finances 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to read this book. A simple, inspiring book to help me get my finances in order. This book told me step by step how to budget my finances and become debt free. My favorite part is the fun and encouragement Ellie gives along the way. Thank you!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a banking consultant and MBA, I¿ve gotten the finer aspects of personal money management pretty well nailed down. But I never miss the opportunity to pick up a good financial read, and will say that this book still had yet new ideas and fresh reminders on keeping my family¿s finances in good shape. Great take-aways. The style in which author Ellie Kay writes carries the reader along (with a whole lot of laughs while Kay reveals her hilarious personal foibles) so what could have been a boring tome truly morphs into a page-turner. Don¿t pick it up if you¿ve got insomnia, because you won¿t be falling asleep! I¿ve read Suze Orman, David Bach, Andrew Tobias, and many other best-selling financial books. This one is right up there, and not to be missed. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy some practical and new ideas. I did. Author's website has some interesting video clips of TV appearances, if you've got time to take a look.