Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance In Your Twenties and Thirties

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“A daring book....A life’s worth of smart financial advice.” —Newsweek

The bestselling book that The New York Times hailed as “a highly readable and substantial guide to the grown-up realms of money and business,” Get a Financial Life is a must-read for anyone in their twenties and thirties (or beyond) who wants to understand the basics of personal finance.

If you’ve been meaning to get your finances in shape but have no idea where to start, this is your playbook. Get a Financial Life busts open the system, teaching tricks for becoming master of your own money universe. No matter what’s happening in the economy, all the guidance you need is right here. You’ll learn how to:

-Pay off your credit cards and student loans and live debt free
-Start saving, even if you’re living paycheck to paycheck
-Take advantage of the latest tax rules and save a bundle
-Find smart investments while still supporting socially responsible companies
-Come up with a down payment and buy a home, even in a tough economy
-Afford grad school
-Protect yourself from identity theft

And you’ll discover why a 401(k) is your best friend—in boom times and even if the market is tanking.

From tracking your spending to finding deals on insurance to navigating the new world of homebuying, this easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide provides an up-to-date road map of the world of personal finance. Whether you earn $30,000 or $300,000, are single or married, are drowning in debt or just looking for ways to keep your savings secure in uncertain times, you’ll find the answers you need in Get a Financial Life.

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If you're like most people in their twenties and thirties, you don't feel like you're in control of your financial life. But if you want to take full advantage of the best financial opportunities, it's important that you get started right away. Get a Financial Life shows you how to manage your money and make it grow. In it you will learn how to:

Refinance your high-rate credit cards and student loans Start investing in the right mutual funds Find low-cost auto loans and mortgages Make the most of tax deductions you never knew existed Use tax-advantaged savings plans to build a serious nest egg

From 401(k)s to health insurance to stocks and bonds, this book focuses exclusively on what you really need to know at this stage in your financial life. Whether you earn $15,000 or $150,000, whether you're single or married, whether you're financially inclined or financially challenged, this book will let you manage your money with the smallest possible investment of time and effort.

About the Author:

Beth Kobliner is a contributor to the New York Times, and a former staff writer for Money magazine and financial columnist for Glamour. She's made multiple appearances on Oprah, Today, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and NPR as a personal finance expert. Visit her at www.kobliner.com.

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