Your Money: The Missing Manual

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  • Copyright: 2010-03-18
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc

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With the recent global economic meltdown, keeping your financial house in order is more important than ever. But tackling your finances can seem overwhelming. This book guides you every step of the way. It's packed with practical tips advice for getting -- and keeping -- your finances in order.

Author J.D. Roth, founder of the widely-acclaimed blog GetRichSlowly.org, covers all the money-management bases, from saving and spending to getting out of debt to investing and planning for retirement. You won't find any get-rich-quick schemes here, just sensible advice for getting the most from your money. Even if you have perfect credit and no debt, you'll learn ways to make your rosy financial situation even better.

-Get the information you need to make sensible financial decisions, from saving to spending, investing to retiring

-Gain solid advice from the viewpoint of someone who's been there (in debt, that is) Learn the best tips that J.D. Roth has compiled on his blog GetRichSlowly.org, recently named the most inspiring money blog by Money Magazine

-Discover strategies for improving your financial situation and keeping your accounts in order Find out about sound investment options

-Learn about several useful websites that can help you manage your money

Author Biography

J.D. Roth is an accidental personal-finance expert--a regular guy who found himself deep in debt. After deciding to turn his life around, he read everything he could about money and finance. In 2006, he started the award-winning website "http://www.getrichslowly.org/", which Money Magazine named the Web's most inspiring personal-finance blog.

Table of Contents

The Missing Creditsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Blueprint for Financial Prosperity
It's More Important to Be Happy Than to Be Richp. 7
How Money Affects Happinessp. 8
It's Not About the Moneyp. 16
The Road to Wealth Is Paved with Goalsp. 23
The Road to Successp. 24
Tools and Resources to Help You Achieve Your Goalsp. 29
Coping with Mistakes and Setbacksp. 33
"Budget" Is Not a Four-Letter Wordp. 37
Mapping Your Financial Futurep. 38
Building a Budget That Worksp. 38
Sticking to a Budgetp. 44
Automating Your Budgetp. 48
Why Budgets Failp. 51
Defeating Debtp. 53
The Power of Positive Cash Flowp. 54
The Basics of Debt Reductionp. 57
Curbing Compulsive Spendingp. 65
Start Nowp. 71
Laying the Foundation
The Magic of Thinking Smallp. 73
Why Frugality Mattersp. 74
Frugal Tactics Anyone Can Usep. 77
The Tyranny of Stuffp. 96
Leading a Rich Life on a Budgetp. 99
How to Make More Moneyp. 101
Working for Othersp. 102
Working for Yourselfp. 111
Other Ways to Make Moneyp. 118
A Pep Talkp. 127
Banking for Fun and Profitp. 129
Choosing a Bankp. 130
Finding Accounts That Meet Your Needsp. 135
Making the Most of Your Accountsp. 139
Using Credit Wiselyp. 147
Credit Cardsp. 148
Your Credit Reportp. 158
Your Credit Scorep. 161
Final Thoughts on Creditp. 165
Sweating the Big Stuffp. 167
Counting the Dollarsp. 167
Buying a Carp. 168
Finding Deals on Vacation and Travelp. 185
Cash Is Kingp. 193
House and Homep. 195
The Eternal Question: Rent or Buy?p. 196
Buying a Homep. 200
Owning a Homep. 210
Death and Taxesp. 219
An Introduction to Insurancep. 219
What You Need to Know About Taxesp. 230
A Brief Overview of Estate Planningp. 239
Building a Rich Life
An Intro to Personal Investingp. 245
Why Invest?p. 246
The Tools of Investingp. 250
Being on Your Best Behaviorp. 255
Common-Sense Investingp. 261
Retirement: The Final Frontierp. 271
What Will Retirement Look Like?p. 272
Figuring Out How Much to Savep. 273
Why You Should Start Saving Todayp. 276
A Brief Guide to Retirement Accountsp. 279
Early Retirement and Other Dreamsp. 288
The Final Frontierp. 290
Friends and Familyp. 291
Financial Blueprintsp. 292
Friends with Moneyp. 292
Love and Moneyp. 296
Church, Charity, and Communityp. 304
True Wealthp. 307
Indexp. 309
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Great book April 20, 2011
I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of information it has in the book as well as tons of links it has for additional information on various topics. Seriously, this is a well written book. It is not a "self-help" book like many people think, or expect. It is more of a guide textbook to show you how you might be able to be satisfied with less, and how to, and why, to save more. As for me, I'm very happy to deal with ecampus. I bought a lot of stuff from ecampus and they always deliver it fast and in great condition. I have never had any problems with ecampus.
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