If you're like most people, you want to get your financial life in order but don't know where to begin. Since its first publication in , Get a Financial Life has helped thousands of people get out of debt, start saving, and begin investing. This updated edition-expanded for the Internet age-includes the latest information on how to: Use the Web to find the best auto loans, mortgages, and credit cards. Invest in the stock market wisely and painlessly.
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More than ever before, people in their twenties and thirties need help getting their financial lives in order. And who could blame them?
These so-called millennials have come of age in the wake of the worst economic crisis A completely revised and updated fourth edition of the New York Times bestseller, designed to guide younger adults through the world of personal finance.
These so-called millennials have come of age in the wake of the worst economic crisis in memory, and are now trying to get by in its aftermath. They owe record levels of student loan debt, face sky-high rents, and struggle to live on a budget in an uncertain economy. With her down-to-earth style, she has taught them how to get out of debt, learn to save, and invest for their futures. In this completely revised and updated edition, Kobliner shares brand-new insights and concrete, actionable advice geared to help a new generation of readers form healthy financial habits that will last a lifetime.
With fresh material that reflects the changing digital world, Get a Financial Life remains an essential tool for young people learning how to manage their money. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published March 21st by Simon Schuster first published May 6th More Details Original Title.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jul 01, Sheri rated it it was amazing Shelves: personal-finance , A comprehensive, easy to read guide to personal finance.
Practical advice on managing your money and avoiding costly mistakes. Although marketed to younger adults, I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to understand money matters and make smarter financial decisions. View all 4 comments. It covers all the basics for a good start to handle your personal finances but even if you are reading this later in life it is great advice to turn things around and get control over your debt and how to save and invest.
Easy to read and understand - a must read for every young person. The sooner the better!!! Jul 26, steph rated it really liked it Shelves: books-read-in , finance , library-la-county.
Honestly one of the best financial books I've read in the last few years. I've been reading this on and off for the last six weeks, part of a chapter here, a chapter there and it's been so helpful. It gives a nice overview of different financial advice that I think can be for all ages, not just 20's and 30's. There are chapters on debt, banking, investing, insurance, renting, home ownership, taxes, military benefits, etc.
The writing is easy to understand and I appreciate that each chapter is broken into smaller sections so it can easily be picked up and digested. Also the newest edition was released in so it's fairly current as of this review. I'll probably buy a copy for my personal collection, I can see myself picking this up for advice in the future when I get to other financial stages of my life owning my own home, hahahhahaha.
Sep 13, Rose rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , reference , quick-read , favorites , productivity , netgalley-read-challenge , self-improvement , books-read-then-immediately-bought , finance. Quick review for a quick read. I think this is another very helpful resource for literature centering on personal finances and money management. This fourth edition of "Get A Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties" cover a lot of ground - from navigating credit scores, credit card and various types of loans to investing in stocks and bonds, finding a bank institution that works for you, and addressing claims during tax filing.
I found the work to be well organized, easy t Quick review for a quick read. I found the work to be well organized, easy to flip through to get to the information I needed so you could skip through the different sections if you needed to find what you wanted - in my case, I went from looking at credit to looking at savings, building an IRA, and options for buying a home since those are things I'm researching specifically.
I originally checked this out as a library read, but I'm definitely making this book a part of my personal library.
I was able to draw quite a bit of information in this read and would recommend it. This book assumes its reader knows essentially nothing - nada - squadoosh - about finance, and manages to do so without assuming a condescending tone.
And I like that. It actually made me feel like, hey, I already know some of this stuff. I am not a complete personal finance moron. To me, the most helpful information was on the topics of investing, car loans and renting vs.
View 1 comment. Dec 04, Colona Public Library rated it it was amazing Shelves: ashley , non-fiction. I've been reading a lot about personal finance recently and I really like this book. It covers all of the basics and this guide is really easy to understand and give you practical and good advise. I would highly recommend to people who are new to learning about personal finance, I'm probably going to pick this book up again to reread some sections like investing and taxes.
Jan 05, Shannon rated it it was ok Shelves: books-reviewed , health-self-improvement. A good book for people who don't know much about money management, investing, buying a house and all the other issues as one accumulates assets and liabilities. Less useful to the experienced but worth a fast read.
Feb 11, Samantha Zee rated it it was amazing Shelves: 5-star-self-help-memoir. Get A Financial Life is literally the textbook-that-reads-more-like-spark-notes to getting your finances in order as a young adult. Both so you can understand some of the steps this book can help you with and also get information to those people who don't have time to read, quickly.
I'll admit, this book can be a bit dry, but it's finance, it's hard to make it super interesting, especially if you aren't in the best place financially and would rather make minimum payments and call it a day. BUT this book doesn't use extra words or try to make this more complicated than it needs to be.
It breaks down common vocabulary words, the steps you need to take, how to take those steps, and it's unbiased in all the options it provides. The sections are clearly marked and you can skim or just head to the portions that apply to where you are at.
There are tons of graphs and charts with examples so you can see how some of the topics covered would actually play out. Every chapter closes with an FAQ section that's actually helpful and a "financial cramming" page that sums up what was in the chapter.
At the end of the book there is a ton of resources for "additional reading" if any of the chapters really grabbed ahold of your interest. There's a few other chapters in there that are also helpful even one on Military Benefits which doesn't apply to me, but I've literally never seen that in a general finance book before , but these are the big dogs that people in their s probably are dealing with.
I'm already past a few of these milestones, but I wish I read this 5 or 6 years ago, because I was a little late to the personal finance game. But also maybe include some money, cause they read a lot in college already - give them some incentive, but also this book. I first gave this a rating of 4 stars, but I have recently re-read portions of it, and decided to raise this to 5 stars.
Actually, I feel very fortunate that I read this when I did, which was just dumb luck I think I bought it at an airport bookstore when I was traveling once shortly after college, and bought it on a whim. It's not that it's the best personal finance book ever written; there may be others that are as good or better.
It's not that it is incredibly detailed; it just covers basic I first gave this a rating of 4 stars, but I have recently re-read portions of it, and decided to raise this to 5 stars. It's not that it is incredibly detailed; it just covers basic topics. However, it is comprehensive, and after reading this in my early twenties, it has enabled me to make smart financial decisions ever since.
None of that is unique, but it's something every something needs to know. Apr 10, Jo rated it really liked it. Helpful and well laid out, but despite my efforts I was so bored. That wasn't Kobliner's fault, she did her best!
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If you're like most people, you want to get your financial life in order but don't know where to begin. Since its first publication in , Get a Financial Life has helped thousands of people get out of debt, start saving, and begin investing. This updated edition -- expanded for the Internet age -- includes the latest information on how to: Use the Web to find the best auto loans, mortgages, and credit cards Invest in the stock market wisely and painlessly Refinance your high-rate debt -- and avoid hidden fees and traps Take advantage of the latest tax breaks -- including deductions for student loans Build a serious nest egg with long-term savings plans like the new Roth IRAs You will also find classic, easy-to-understand advice on money basics -- everything from k s to car leases, from credit reports to life insurance, from buying the right mutual funds to buying a home of your own. No money or other goods were exchanged, and all views are my own. This book is highly informative. It's organized and easy to read, with excellent charts. Kobliner doesn't dumb down the ideas, but she doesn't use fancy terms either.
Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties