Zombie Economics: A Guide to Personal Finance

Zombie Economics: A Guide to Personal Finance

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by Lisa Desjardins, Rick Emerson
     
 

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If financial guides leave you perplexed (or comatose), you should read Zombie Economics instead. It's compelling, it's straightforward, and it can change your life.

Zombie Economics is for anyone in the midst of financial uncertainty, a place where carelessness and timidity will cost you. From the creeping spread of unpaid bills to the lumbering advance

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If financial guides leave you perplexed (or comatose), you should read Zombie Economics instead. It's compelling, it's straightforward, and it can change your life.

Zombie Economics is for anyone in the midst of financial uncertainty, a place where carelessness and timidity will cost you. From the creeping spread of unpaid bills to the lumbering advance of creditors, Zombie Economics confronts the biggest threats to your personal economy, takes aim, and then takes them down. Specific chapters include:

A Basement Full of Ammo: Saving yourself by saving money

They'll Eat the Fat Ones First: Using fitness as a financial asset

Shooting Dad in the Head: Ending your relationships with the financially infected

With simple, easy-to-use techniques for identifying-and eliminating-your financial weak spots, Zombie Economics turns victims into survivors.

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Library Journal
Desjardins (Capitol Hill correspondent, CNNRadio) and radio broadcaster Emerson deliver woefully incomplete and sometimes irresponsibly bad financial advice, such as directing readers to ask their bank for investing guidance, the sum total of their words on that subject. This seems tremendously short shrift because experts typically advise that retirement saving should be started as early as possible to maximize the effect of compound interest. Furthermore, it is usually recommended that one seek investment guidance from fee-based professionals rather than those who sell commission-eligible products, which is what one normally encounters at the local bank. The inadequate counsel is wrapped in an overabundance of unfunny genre fiction-style zombie adventure narrative. Excluding white space, work sheets, and the zombie gimmick material, the authors manage to include just 124 pages of topical content. VERDICT Although the zombie theme is temptingly timely, the bad far outweighs the good here. Those searching for a personal finance text for the uninitiated would be far better served by Andrew Tobias's classic The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need.—Steve Wilson, Dayton Metro Lib., OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583334270
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
732,759
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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