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The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Living on a Budget (The Pocket Idiot's Guide)

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The book that shows how to make the most of your money, now updated.

Living on a budget is essential for the vast majority of Americans. This new edition lays out the basics of budgeting, clearly and inexpensively. Readers will discover how to follow a budget, how to make the necessary big purchases, the financial dangers of leasing a car, and how to get their budget on pap
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Paperback, 2nd Edition, 208 pages
Published December 6th 2005 by Alpha (first published April 26th 1999)
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Mark Nenadov
Jul 22, 2011 Mark Nenadov rated it did not like it
This book isn't expensive and it isn't without merit, but I recommend you look elsewhere. With all due respect to the authors, this book is rather gimmicky. The flow of the book is choppy and at several points the authors drop the ball by treating various subject with a degree of shallowness that is disappointing even for such a small pocket book. One example is the treatment of credit cards. They repeat the common mantras about credit cards, but the coverage of situations not to use credits car ...more
Stephanie
Jun 23, 2016 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Loved this book.. if you are looking for a new and fresh way to budget or get some money saving tips.. GET THIS BOOK!

Def. checking out some of the websites they talked about along with new ways to really fine tune my budget <3
withinpeace
Jun 18, 2013 withinpeace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a quick read that you can finish in a few days. I read this book before a few years ago but I wanted to review it's principles in an effort to create more effective budgets. I love the idea of F.A.M. (family allowance money) and P.A.M. (personal allowance money) and pocket money. I decided to just combine pocket money with my personal allowance. I really like the idea of budgeting for categories and not being overwhelmed by trying to track every magazine and soda I buy. While I don't agr ...more
Mmiller400m
Feb 13, 2010 Mmiller400m rated it liked it
Shelves: finance
Very good, short read on 12 steps to setting a budget and sticking to it with a few chapters of hints and tips to help you along the way.
Lesley Looper
This was a quick read, with lots of basic budgeting information, but still a good review.
Amelia
Aug 11, 2013 Amelia rated it it was ok
Okay, really basic.
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