The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke

by Suze Orman


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The New York Times bestselling financial guide aimed squarely at "Generation Debt"—and their parents—from the country's most trusted and dynamic source on money matters.

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke
is financial expert Suze Orman's answer to a generation's cry for help. They're called "Generation Debt" and "Generation Broke" by the media — people in their twenties and thirties who graduate college with a mountain of student loan debt and are stuck with one of the weakest job markets in recent history. The goals of their parents' generation — buy a house, support a family, send kids to college, retire in style — seem absurdly, depressingly out of reach. They live off their credit cards, may or may not have health insurance, and come up so far short at the end of the month that the idea of saving money is a joke. This generation has it tough, without a doubt, but they're also painfully aware of the urgent need to take matters into their own hands.

The Money Book
was written to address the specific financial reality that faces young people today and offers a set of real, not impossible solutions to the problems at hand and the problems ahead. Concisely, pragmatically, and without a whiff of condescension, Suze Orman tells her young, fabulous & broke readers precisely what actions to take and why. Throughout these pages, there are icons that direct readers to a special YF&B domain on Suze's website that offers more specialized information, forms, and interactive tools that further customize the information in the book. Her advice at times bucks conventional wisdom (did she just say use your credit card?) and may even seem counter-intuitive (pay into a retirement fund even though your credit card debt is killing you?), but it's her honesty, understanding, and uncanny ability to anticipate the needs of her readers that has made her the most trusted financial expert of her day.

Over the course of ten chapters that can be consulted methodically, step-by-step or on a strictly need-to-know basis, Suze takes the reader past broke to a secure place where they'll never have to worry about revisiting broke again. And she begins the journey with a bit of overwhelmingly good news (yes, there really is good news): Young people have the greatest asset of all on their side — time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594482243
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 31,484
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Suze Orman is a two-time Emmy Award–winning television host, #1 New York Times bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today. Orman has written nine consecutive New York Times bestsellers and has written, co-produced, and hosted seven PBS specials based on her books. She is the seven-time Gracie Award–winning host of The Suze Orman Show, which airs on CNBC. She is also a contributing editor to O: The Oprah Magazine. Twice named one of the “Time 100,” Time magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people, and named by Forbes as one of the 100 most powerful women, Orman was the recipient of the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign. In 2009 she received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and in 2010 she received an honorary doctor of commercial science from Bentley University. Orman, a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, directed the Suze Orman Financial Group from 1987 to 1997, served as Vice President—Investments for Prudential Bache Securities from 1983 to 1987, and was an account executive at Merrill Lynch from 1980 to 1983. Prior to that, she worked as a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery in Berkeley, California, from 1973 to 1980.

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The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
AuthorPenn More than 1 year ago
Suze Orman has already helped me stay on track financially and I haven't even finished reading the whole book. Her straight to the point approach gets to the heart of your financial questions and helps you get where you need to be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and I are both 23 and have been married for almost 3 years. This book seems like it was written for us! We have student loan debt, credit card debt, and just can't seem to get ahead. This book addresses common mistakes made by people like us. Stop buying budgeting books and buy this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Suze Orman's latest book gives detailed expert advice regarding all financial situations; from broke with no money to pay bills to people with 5 IRAs. If you don't know what an IRA is, Suze Orman will explain it to you, along with 401(k)s, Certificates of Deposits, in simple, easy to understand terms. Orman gives advice starting with the basics of digging yourself out of debt to the harder financial moves of buying a house. If you're unsure where to invest your money, Orman will give you several options and will include the pros and cons of each. If you're currently leasing your vehicle, you should read why Orman thinks this is such a huge mistake. The Money book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke is a casual financial book. That seems like an oxymoron, but Orman's advice is simple and easy to understand.
Kelly Zugay More than 1 year ago
Easy to read and easy to follow guidelines to help today's twentysomethings achieve financial freedom and financial literacy. I DEFINITELY recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn to navigate personal finance after graduating from high school or college.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Before I picked up this book I was a recent grad who was broke and had no idea how to arrage my debt and where to start investing for the future. I've now read this book twice and bought copies for my brother and cousin. Suze does an amazing job laying out all the options and explaining in English about money. I recommend this book to anyone who needs a new outlook on their financial situation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and I were considering buying a house we 'thought' we could afford but after reading this book we realized we were way over budget and were in jeopardy of getting into serious credit card debt. We stopped in time and now we are on our way to becoming financially fit.
RLD_NY More than 1 year ago
I've always tuned in to whatever Suze Orman was saying on TV or the radio, so I decided to get one of her books. After flip-flopping back and forth between two I chose this one. It is such an easy and fun read and it touches every question you could possibly have about your finances, especially when you're just out of college. I love how it even goes into jobs, salaries, and negotiations!! I'm 28, six years out of college, working on building a solid financial foundation. However, I've made A LOT of mistakes, gotten in over my head, and I wanted to clean things up before they got any worse, and this book was my ticket. I highly recommend this book for the prevention and treatment of any/all financial disasters you (can) make. Honestly, it should be a required read and study of all college seniors before they graduate, better yet, high school seniors : )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never been good with money but this book spoke to me.. I am a 23 yr old single female who is defintely YF&B!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an investment in itself. Tightly-written chapters are structured in a way that make it easy to browse the book for the information you need and to find the answer to your specific question quickly. Orman doesn't assume a lot of knowledge on the part of the reader and explains the basics well before moving on to more complicated ideas. She also avoids giving the same standard -- and unhelpful -- advice frequently found in other personal finance books. When she writes, 'Screw budgets,' I almost cheered. Most importantly, Orman gives you directions on which tasks to prioritize when you have multiple goals to achieve. For example: You want to save, pay off your credit card debt, and buy a house. Which do you do first? Read this book and find out.
AnnieHidalgo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This money book did indeed have a lot of sensible advice. It is however, an unfortunate fact of life that you can't make something from nothing, and deciding where you should put your money is largely irrelevant if you don't have enough to cover your current expenses to begin with. I have a sneaking suspicion that those people who make enough money to truly benefit from a where-should-you-put-your-money book, don't need one because they're already doing ok. And for those who might, a book is just a motivator. Managing money is like dieting. If you want to lose weight, you really just need to eat less. If you want to have more money, spend less. The book just keeps you focused.
warmaiden on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent, practical advice for those of us who have dug ourselves into a financial hole. No pie-in-the-sky solutions, Orman acknowledges it will take hard work to get back on track, and provides set steps and solutions. Perfect library addition for 20 to 30-somethings, or anyone you know who is bad with money.
brarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sure, Suze can be obnoxious on TV, but the book isn't too preachy (or thick, or dense with words--I wanted advice, not literary stylings from this one.) Pretty decent advice for the college-educated no-money crowd.
keackley2004 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
You have to read this book if you are 35 and under. It's a financial bible!
Stephanie_Elle More than 1 year ago
I'm 21 and definitely learned A LOT from reading Suze's Book. I knew nothing about retirement planning, managing my student loans (subsidized vs subsidized) and really didn't know beforehand what I was doing wrong. I can adamently say I now have a solid financial foundation and am ready to take back my freedom from the big banks and institutions that govern my loans and credit cards.  Extremely great book from front to back! (And I am in no way an avid reader)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a decent book but I was a little disappointed with it to be honest. I was telling a friend about it and she recommended another book geared to people in my situation called Go Simple: The Playbook to Financial Security which I bought and found to be an excellent, easy to read personal finance book.
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