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Two Incomes and Still Broke?: It's Not How Much You Make, But How Much You Keep
by Linda Kelley
Linda Kelley demonstrates how to keep close track of every expenditure in two-income families, obvious and not-so-obvious: child care, personal upkeep, transportation, meals, time-savers, quick shopping as opposed to smart shopping, federal taxes (Uncle Sam's hearty meal), state taxes (courtesy of Uncle Sam's hungry nephews), Social Security, deductible job expenses, perks ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published April 28th 1998 by Three Rivers Press (CA)
(first published April 16th 1996)
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I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I picked it up thinking it would be a typical family money-management book, with the usual about budgeting and saving for retirement. (I read those types of books for fun, but they all say pretty much the same thing.) Instead, this book turned out to be about how to determine the value of being a two-income household. I haven't seen any other books like this one, so it was much more interesting to read than I expected. I don't think I'd recommend it as ...more