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Your Good Life Starts Now
Live beyond your means but spend within them.
Take your steady out for that $350 dinner after the big promotion. You might just have to eat PB&J for a week to make it happen.
Splurge when it makes sense.
Buy the designer jeans you can’t live without in your size, at full price. But you better walk away from last season’s must-have sweater, even if it is 75 percent off!
Make more money with your money.
Invest in stocks to make the big bucks and start saving for retirement now.
You want to be debt-free in your swinging sixties.
Have it all . . . just not all at once.
Want a Mercedes more than anything in the world? You can make it happen . ..but probably not while sharing a summer beach house with your friends.
Finally a savvy, realistic finance book for those of us who love our Starbucks mocha lattes and Razr cell phones but don’t want our Jimmy Choo shoes or Bose headphones buried under a pile of burgeoning debt. Twenty-something financial reporter Farnoosh Torabi tells you that you can satisfy your sophisticated tastes and achieve financial bliss.
The key: prioritizing your expenses according to what you want the most—splurging when you can and saving on other things. From sensible grocery shopping (yes, you can have your organic yogurt and eat it, too!) to cyberbanking, empower yourself to live a guilt-free, Gucci- and gadget-clad good life without sacrificing financial security.
|Publisher:||The Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
FARNOOSH TORABI is a television, print, and Web journalist whose business reports and interviews air on thestreet.com, Google video, and Yahoo! Finance.
Table of Contents
Life. Is. Good. 7
No More Debt Drama 30
Banking in Bed and Scoring 46
Rich People Dress Good 58
Accessorize Right 76
Lucky Money 100
Adults Only! 101
Homeward Bound 130
Cruise Control 157
Social Cents 172
Because Life Happens 187
Getting Covered 200
Just Say No! 218
Money Is Everywhere 228
My Top Ten Titles That Didn't Make the Final Cut 241
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this book for my college-aged daughter who is just getting started on her own. Previewing it, I wanted to get out my highlighter and begin marking in it--I had to hold myself back! Great for women who are just getting started, as well as a refresher in common sence financial goal setting. To all of you women out there, pick a copy up for yourself or your daughters today!
Farnoosh's youthful style (and references) make this a great book for 20-somethings in or about to enter the "real world". I bought this book for my sister, a recent Penn State grad, but figured since Farnoosh is a fellow Penn Stater, I would read it myself. I will admit that, as a 30-something, I did not get all the fashion forward references, but the information was presented in a clear, relevant, and concise format. This is the kind of stuff they never teach in college, and first-time employees are "supposed" to learn on their own...but personal finance is never given its proper due as young professionals move from college to the work world. Get this book for your son, daughter, niece, nephew, friend - anyone about to leave the comfort of a dorm room and enter a world full of the harsh realities of health insurance, 401Ks, and setting a course for their financial future.
I am half way through and I can't put it down. I like the way it is written and I like the advice she gives on everything. I recommend this book.