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"The book’s gem is a personal financial action plan that allows easy assessment of current assets and retirement goals...This book demystifies the many obstacles--from the logistical to the conceptual--to smart financial planning.”
"Eric Tyson is the best personal finance writer at work today. In a field cluttered with hucksters, false gurus, and just plain bad advice, this book delivers powerful common sense. I trust Eric Tyson, and you should, too.”
--Tom Ehrenfeld, former writer and Editor at Harvard Business Review and Inc. Magazine, author of The Startup Garden: How Growing a Business Grows You
"Many people have developed attitudes, beliefs, and fears about money that prevent them from acquiring, investing, and spending it in healthy ways...Eric Tyson helps readers get past all that...and start building happy and healthy financial futures. Everyone can profit from this new book--I did."
--Dr. Brian Russell, Psychologist as seen on CNN, Court TV, and Fox News; Professor, University of Kansas
Transform Your Personal Financial Habits and Attitudes...And Your Life!
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Worried about money? Join the club. Now, do something about it! One of America’s best-selling personal finance authors offers real, practical solutions that work: steps you can take right now to start replacing money anxiety with financial fulfillment and happiness. Eric Tyson gets straight to the point, identifying the habits that put you at risk--and helping you replace them with the habits of financial success. Tyson offers plain-English, no-gimmick techniques you can really use: knowledge you’d have to pay a fortune for, if you could get it at all!
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Millions of people have benefited from Tyson’s best-selling books and award-winning columns. Now he brings together all he’s learned over two decades--including financial management secrets most professionals never tell you about.
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This meaty, action-oriented guide is packed with checklists and worksheets that’ll help you start today, get results fast, and make positive changes that will last a lifetime!
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With more than 5 million books sold, Eric Tyson is one of the top bestselling personal finance authors in the country and has penned five national best-sellers. (He is also the only author to have four of his books simultaneously on Business Week’s business book best-seller list.) His syndicated newspaper column, “Investor’s Guide,” is read by more than 4 million people nationwide. His Personal Finance for Dummies, which was a Wall Street Journal bestseller, won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Business Book of the Year. Eric’s work has been featured and quoted in hundreds of publications and media outlets, including Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Money, Worth, Parenting, USA Today, and on ABC, Fox, PBS Nightly Business Report, CNN, CNBC, and on CBS national radio, NPR’s Marketplace, and Bloomberg Business Radio. He’s also been a featured speaker at a White House conference on retirement planning.
Eric is a former management consultant to Fortune 500 financial service firms. In 1990, Eric founded a financial counseling firm that worked exclusively on an hourly basis. In addition to his counseling work, Eric also hoped to make an impact in the writing and media fields. Much of the personal finance writing and reporting he saw and heard was biased, jargon-laden and, in some cases, provided bad advice. In addition to his writing and counseling, Eric also taught the nation’s most highly attended personal financial management course at the University of California. He has spoken at many corporations and nonprofits. His educational background includes having earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at Yale and an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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Praise for Let's Get Real About Money!
"In this book Eric Tyson adds a welcome, coherent approach for putting your financial life into proper perspective."
—Christopher J. Platt, Senior Editor, Bottom Line/Personal
"It was a pleasure to read this book. Tyson cuts through the marketing hype and helps us make the decisions about money that are best for us and our families."
—Joseph Schmelzeis, President, JPS International, Inc.
"Finally, a much needed break from the seemingly endless stream of 'get rich quick' books that pass for financial advice. Eric Tyson leverages his years of experience and clearly lays out a refreshing way to look at often-overlooked 'real' issues around money—giving the reader a myriad of real-life questions and a practical approach to discovering sensible solutions."
—Craig Litman, Managing Partner, Litman/Gregory Asset Management, LLC
"Eric Tyson uses the latest research and his own experience to clearly explain why many people fail to take the right actions with their money and how to overcome those obstacles."
—Bob Carlson, Editor of Retirement Watch newsletter
"It's about time. Let's Get Real About Money! throws the book at infomercial come-ons and get-rich-quick schemes by properly presenting successful personal finance as a discipline of fiscal fitness."
—Broderick Perkins, DeadlineNews.Com
"Eric Tyson's latest book is a gold mine of excellent advice on personal finances and ways to maximize your wealth. Everyone can benefit from reading this book."
—Russell L. Blaylock, M.D., author of Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life
"Eric has a rare ability to simplify the complex. He truly understands all facets of money, but he doesn't worship it. Eric views money in a refreshingly wholesome way—as a means to an end, not as an end in itself."
—Ray Brown, Real Estate Broker and coauthor of Home Buying For Dummies, House Selling For Dummies, and Mortgages For Dummies
"Whether you consider yourself a financial neophyte or a savvy investor, Eric Tyson provides plenty of useful advice on how to avoid those self-sabotaging mistakes that can prevent you from reaching your financial goals. For those who are wondering why they can't seem to get ahead financially, this easy-to-understand book is essential reading."
—Kalman A. Chany, author of Paying for College Without Going Broke
"Eric Tyson cuts through the get-rich-quick hucksterism of today's greed mongers, offers smart and sensible advice about achieving long-term economic security, and encourages readers to ask the ultimate financial question: What good is money anyway if you sacrifice family, friends, health, and life balance to try and get it?"
—John de Graaf, coauthor of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic and Editor of Take Back Your Time
"Eric Tyson demonstrates once again his leadership and expertise in educating individuals in the many elements of personal financial management, but with a twist: Making the right life choices, not just money, is the goal."
—John A. Haslem, Professor of Finance at the University of Maryland, mutual funds researcher,
and author of Mutual Funds: Risk and Performance Analysis for Decision Making
"Many people have developed attitudes, beliefs, and fears about money that prevent them from acquiring, investing, and spending it in healthy ways. In Let's Get Real About Money!, Eric Tyson helps readers get past all that, shed their budgetary baggage, and start building happy and healthy financial futures. Everyone can profit from this new book— I did."
—Dr. Brian Russell, Psychologist as seen on CNN, Court TV, and Fox News; Professor, University of Kansas
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