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Personal Finance in Your 20s for Dummies

3.21  ·  Rating Details  ·  165 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
"Personal Finance in Your 20s For Dummies (9780470769058) is now being published as Personal Finance in Your 20s For Dummies (9781119293583). While this version features an older Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the new release and should not be considered a different product." The easy way to avoid early pitfalls on the road to financial success

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ebook, 264 pages
Published December 22nd 2010 by For Dummies (first published December 14th 2010)
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Eli
Jun 22, 2012 Eli rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
THE PROS (such as they are):

As a crash course in personal finance, this book is passable. The structure is sensible, so it's easy to find what you're looking for and skip what you don't need. Unlike some of the other reviews, I didn't find the tone dry or dull -- a little patronizing, sure, but not soporific.

The advice in the initial chapters is pretty rudimentary -- pay your credit card bill in full every month, compare fees before opening a bank account, etc. I'd hope that most people know the
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AnnMarie
Dec 24, 2011 AnnMarie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I did learn some things about investing and IRAs, but sometimes the author is very condescending. An example is in a chapter on how to save money on your cellphone: "Last but not least, be safe with your cellphone, especially when driving, and don't hold your cellphone to your ear when talking because of long-term concerns about the radiation emitted from these phones." Okay, sure, I won't hold the phone up to my ear when I use it--wait, huh? What does any of this have to do with finance anyway? ...more
steph
Eh. It had some good chapters that were really relevant to me and my situation at the moment but then there were some chapters that were not (like the car buying one). This was good however because it is a condensed version of his much larger "Personal Finance for Dummies" book so everything was really simple and easy to understand (exactly how I like it!) and is a good reference book to have on your bookshelf just to check or verify things but if you want a finance book to go more in depth I'd ...more
Ciara Alley
Mar 16, 2013 Ciara Alley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Didn't tell me a whole lot that I didn't already know, and the tone was a little condescending, but it did have some useful overview information.
Magdalena
Well, this wasn't terribly useful. As other reviewers have mentioned, this book isn't particularly targeted at people in their 20s. Actually, I would have thought that the average 20 year old isn't looking for mortgage tips or tips on saving for their children's future college education, but tips on how to pay their own student loans and organize money with his/her first real job- IF they already have a job. Perhaps people in their late twenties and older will appreciate it more.

I'm in my early
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Kaleem M.
Jul 30, 2015 Kaleem M. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is incredibly informative as far as the tools, concepts, jargon and implementation of those concepts. The material itself is not very entertaining, so it's a struggle to get through but the value of the information is priceless. The struggle is well worth the effort in this case
Suci Fadhilah
Jul 08, 2016 Suci Fadhilah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great! Have highlighted some parts which I will re-read again in the future :)
Alesia
Sep 20, 2014 Alesia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
more of the same stuff just slapped a different tittle on it!
Stacy Naberhuis
Having read many finance books before and having a finance major in college, I didn't learn anything new from this book. However, if you don't know much about finances this could be the book for you!
Elaina
Jun 30, 2014 Elaina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Meh. I think this would be better suited for 16-18 year olds maybe? I don't want to assume that all twenty-somethings already know this stuff, but I think most do.
Estela
May 05, 2014 Estela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
É bom na medida que te deixa a pensar sobre o teu futuro financeiro.
Philip DeJong
Apr 17, 2012 Philip DeJong rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: money
It has the very basic facts that you should know about personal finance, but doesn't go into enough detail to really be helpful. It is a very boring read (and i usually enjoy personal finance books. He simply recites facts with no interesting stories or illustrations to make it personal. He completely misses the emotional aspect of managing your personal finances.
Codi
Dec 11, 2013 Codi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for introductory to managing personal finances. It discusses many things I did and did not know. As for the things I know it helped fine tune details I may have not known to look for... Like what to look for in different insurance paperwork.
Brian
Oct 16, 2013 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book, not too long, with a lot of useful information. I thought that 'your money the missing manual' was marginally better in terms of retirement and investment advice though.
Kevin
Jul 19, 2012 Kevin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding book. To the point and filled with specific advice. Only wish I had read it when I was even younger.
Patrick Terrio
Aug 19, 2013 Patrick Terrio rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book was a great resource for me with regards to car buying and introductory retirement planning...sure!
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Mar 21, 2011 Eyzees Izzat is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
sumthing out of ordinary........
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