The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money: Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs

The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money: Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs

by Jill Schlesinger


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Why do even the smartest among us make dumb mistakes with our money? Pinpoint your biggest money blind spots and take control of your finances with these tools from CBS News business analyst and host of the nationally syndicated radio show Jill on Money, Jill Schlesinger.
Do you have a “friend” who is super smart, has a great career, holds a graduate degree, has even saved a chunk of money for retirement, but who keeps making the same dumb mistakes when it comes to money? Is this “friend” you?   
After decades working as a Wall Street trader, investment advisor, and money expert for CBS, Jill Schlesinger reveals thirteen costly mistakes you’re probably making right now with your money, without even knowing it. Drawing on heartfelt personal stories (yes, money experts screw up, too), Schlesinger argues that it’s not lack of smarts that causes even the brightest, most accomplished people among us to behave like financial dumb-asses, but simple emotional blind spots. By breaking bad habits and following her practical and accessible rules for managing your finances, you can save tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention countless sleepless nights. The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money tells you what you really need to hear about investing, retirement, college financing, insurance, real estate, and more. It might be the smartest investment you make all year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525622178
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 27,542
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jill Schlesinger is an Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award-winning Business Analyst for CBS News, a weekly guest on NPR's Here and Now, and a Certified Financial Planner. She writes a weekly syndicated column, Jill on Money, and serves as the host of the Better Off podcast and the nationally syndicated radio show Jill on Money.

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Table of Contents

Author's note ix

Introduction xi

Dumb Thing #1 You Buy Financial Products That You Don't Understand 3

Dumb Thing #2 You Take Financial Advice from the Wrong People 21

Dumb Thing #3 You Make Money More Important Than It is 39

Dumb Thing #4 You Take On Too Much College Debt 58

Dumb Thing #5 You Buy a House When You Should Rent 80

Dumb Thing #6 You Take On Too Much Risk 96

Dumb Thing #7 You Fail to Protect Your Identity 112

Dumb Thing #8 You Indulge Yourself Too Much During Your Early Retirement Years 125

Dumb Thing #9 You Saddle Your Kids with Your Own Money Issues 146

Dumb Thing #10 You Don't Plan for the Care of Your Aging Parents 163

Dumb Thing #11 You Buy the Wrong Kinds of Insurance, or None at All 182

Dumb Thing #12 You Don't Have a Will 199

Dumb Thing #13 You Try to "Time" the Market 217

Appendix: Thirteen Smart Things Smart People Should Do 233

Acknowledgments 237

Notes 239

Index 249

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Anonymous 8 months ago
Easy read good advice