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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Money
You're no idiot, of course. You know how to plan a budget, calculate your savings, and even do a straightforward 1040 tax return. But when it comes to taking full control of your finances, your confusion starts compounding. Don't lose interest yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Money, Second Edition gives you the most up-to-date information you need to make s ...more
Paperback, 4th Edition, 368 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Alpha
(first published March 1995)
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I love Idiot's Guide books. They give great overviews of virtually any subject, making them easy to understand and giving references to learn in more depth if we so desire.
My biggest issue with this book is that, as 4th edition (and apparently most current incarnation?), it's still over ten years out of date. Copyright on this is 2005, and I'm reading at the end of 2016. Still, it was full of great info, and I really feel like I learned a lot about personal finances. While the rates and everyt ...more
Had several typographical errors, which at some points could confuse a reader unfamiliar with a given topic. Additionally, the advice seemed good for someone struggling with finances and debt, but the suggested strategies were not always the best plans for ensuring the best overall financial future. [return]Those weaknesses aside, there was a good section on insurance, a category of financial planning missing in several other books on the topic.