The Smartest Money Book You'll Ever Read

The Smartest Money Book You'll Ever Read

Everything You Need to Know About Growing, Spending, and Enjoying your Money

Book - 2012
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Stop working for money
and put your money to work for you!

Tens of thousands of readers trust Dan Solin's advice when it comes to investing, managing their 401(k)s, and planning for retirement. Now Solin offers the smartest guide to money management and financial planning yet.

From managing your debt, boosting your savings, and owning (or renting) a home to buying insurance, maximizing investment returns, and retiring when you want to, The Smartest Money Book You'll Ever Read is your road map to financial freedom-and to enjoying yourself along the way.

Publisher: New York : Perigee Book, 2012.
ISBN: 9780399537219
Branch Call Number: 332.024 SOL
Characteristics: xiv, 290 pages ; 22 cm

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Timmeh4248 Jan 19, 2017

It's hard to find a money book to get really excited about because so much of the advice that's out there seems like it should be common sense. Spend less than you earn, save, invest, and avoid debt like the plague. It's all good advice and yet it's not that simple in reality.

The financial industry as a whole is full of people whose only goal is to take money out of your pocket and put it in theirs. Invest in an index fund with Vanguard. It's good advice but he doesn't tell you that you need $10,000 dollars as a minimum investment. I think I have 10k laying around the kitchen somewhere. It's a lazy 10k and needs a job. Ten thousand dollars is a lot of money for most people.

Solin also advocates paying off your largest debts before you start saving. It makes sense because you will pay more in interest than most savings products will give you. Dave Ramsey advocates building an emergency fund then paying down your debts from smallest to largest. Both methods make sense but Ramsey's gives you the ability to feel like you're making progress. We build on success.

This is essentially a book of tips and couldn't be anything else, considering the breadth. I find it useful to read on these topics. Even if I disagree with some of the tactics, it keeps me focused on my goals.

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