Your Money: The Missing Manual
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Your Money: The Missing Manual

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by J. D. Roth
     
 

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Your Money: The Missing Manual. Keeping your financial house in order is more important than ever. But how do you deal With expenses, debt, taxes, and retirement without getting, overwhelmed? This book points the way. It's filled with the kind of practical guidance and sound insights that make J.D. Roth's GetRichSlowly.org a critically acclaimed source of

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Your Money: The Missing Manual. Keeping your financial house in order is more important than ever. But how do you deal With expenses, debt, taxes, and retirement without getting, overwhelmed? This book points the way. It's filled with the kind of practical guidance and sound insights that make J.D. Roth's GetRichSlowly.org a critically acclaimed source of personal-finance advice.

Get the info you need to make sensible decisions on saving, spending, and investing

Learn the best ways to set—and achieve—financial goals

Set up a realistic budget framework and learn how to track expenses

Discover proven methods to help you eliminate debt

Understand how to use credit wisely

Win big by making smart decisions on your home and other big-ticket items

Learn how to get the most from your investments by avoiding rash decisions

Decide how—and how much—to save for retirement

Editorial Reviews

Thomas Duff
J. D. Roth's book is a much-needed dose of reality in the world of personal finance, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone looking to "clean house" when it comes to their financial affairs.

— Thomas Duff,

Artie Alinikoff
Your Money: The Missing Manual is not a cutesy quick-fix for those of you with the 'McDonalds Mentality.'
If you're looking for something like that, keep looking. But if you're looking for a real manual, a text book if you will, on money management, spending habits, and the psychological insight needed to understand why we do some of the dunderheaded things we do, this could be your ticket. Your Money The Missing Manual can show you how to get out of debt and to truly understand what makes you, personally, tick. You will learn how to manage your resources so that you can pursue the things/activities that make you truly happy.

— Artie Alinikoff,

Philip Brewer
If you need a book on personal finance, Your Money: The Missing Manual is a solid choice. It gets all the important stuff right, and does a great job of distinguishing between that stuff (that you have to get right) and the peripheral stuff (that you can do any of several different ways, as long as you do it).

— Philip Brewer,

Miranda Marquit
Your Money: The Missing Manual a good, basic manual on learning how to manage your money in such a way that it doesn't consume you.

— Miranda Marquit,

From the Publisher
If you need a book on personal finance, Your Money: The Missing Manual is a solid choice. It gets all the important stuff right, and does a great job of distinguishing between that stuff (that you have to get right) and the peripheral stuff (that you can do any of several different ways, as long as you do it).

— Philip Brewer,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596809409
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/18/2010
Series:
Missing Manual Series
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
387,580
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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If you need a book on personal finance, Your Money: The Missing Manual is a solid choice. It gets all the important stuff right, and does a great job of distinguishing between that stuff (that you have to get right) and the peripheral stuff (that you can do any of several different ways, as long as you do it).

— Philip Brewer,

Meet the Author

J.D. Roth is an accidental personal-finance expert—a regular guy who found himself deep in debt. After deciding to turn his life around, he read everything he could about money and finance. In 2006, he started the award-winning website Get Rich Slowly, which Money Magazine named the Web's most inspiring personal-finance blog. Over the past four years, Get Rich Slowly has grown into an active community where thousands of readers a month share ideas on how to improve their financial lives. J.D. lives with his wife and four cats in a hundred-year-old house in Portland, Oregon.

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davestruck3 More than 1 year ago
Truth be told, I don't know what I was expecting when I ordered this book. I was prepared for another by-the-numbers financial book, but I was presently surprised. Roth goes to great lengths to get his points across, and does a great job in explaining financial topics that are more obscure, such as CD Ladders. He also does something most other books lack; rather then just rehashing the same old topics, like how to get a free copy of your credit report, he shows the thought process behind making purchases and why they are wrong, then shows you how to make fiscally correct choices. It's not a one stop shop for money advice, but that's where the book really shines. Roth's listing of sources for more information is extensive, ranging from government agency's to other money blogs, hundreds of web sites and more. If you are stuck in the dark about your finances, give it a shot. It's not the only book you'll ever need for your money, but it comes close.
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INDEPENDENTREVIEWER More than 1 year ago
Are you having a problem in being able to save money in these hard economic times? If you are like most of us, then this book is for you. Author J.D. Roth, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that shows you how deal with expenses, debt, taxes, and retirement without getting overwhelmed. Roth, begins by showing you what you need to do to make sensible decisions on saving, spending, and investing. Next, the author explores the best ways to set and achieve financial goals. Then, he explains how to set up a realistic budget framework and learn how to track expenses. The author continues by showing you how to eliminate debt. Next, he covers some of the basics of how to use credit wisely. Then, he shows you how to make smart decisions on your home and other big-ticket items. The author continues by showing you how to get the most from your investments by avoiding rash decisions. Next, he presents various approaches on how to save for retirement. Then, the author presents many practical tips on how to save money. He continues by discussing ways to reduce recurring monthly expenses. Finally, the author gives you practical guidance, advice and sound insights into your personal-financial situation. This most excellent book brings a true tong and cheek approach to financial stability. In other words, this book is a great consolidation of financial common sense wisdom that will benefit even the most accomplished financial novice.