Crib notes: cheat sheet for time-pressed readers who need help now Get a grip on your financial life: figuring out where you are and where you want to go Dealing with debt: finding the cheapest loans and getting yourself out of hock Basic banking: how to keep your costs low and your money safe All you really need to know about investing: getting a foothold in this rocky landscape The brave new world of 401(k)s: don't let the market meltdown be your excuse for missing the best savings deal around Oh, give me a home: new rules for getting a house or apartment of your own Insurance: what you need and what you don't: finding the right policies and skipping coverage you can do without How to make your life less taxing: put more money in your pocket and less in Uncle Sam's Making the most of military benefits: know what you deserve if you serve.
From the Publisher: With 100 NEW FINANCIAL web sites! 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 1996, 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 401(k)s to car leases, from credit reports to life insurance, from buying the right mutual funds to buying a home of your own. Whether you earn $20,000 or $200,000, Get a Financial Life will help you navigate the new world of personal finance.
"A Fireside book." "Completely updated for the new economy."
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KF315 .K63 2009
9780743264365 (trade paperback edition) 0743264363