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The Courage to be Rich by Suze Orman
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Dec 06, 2008

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bookshelves: how-to, health
Recommended for: anyone in debt or wanting to buy a house
Read in June, 2008

It's eerie to read this book in 2008, with so many people losing their homes and drowning in credit card debt - this book was a call by Orman at the time (2001) for Americans to live financially smarter, to focus on activities and people in your life rather than things, and to undertake activities to be in a position where such a global financial crisis wouldn't hurt you so severely. The people who followed her advice back then are no doubt patting themselves on the back now. The most practical advice in the book is regarding buying a house - it's what I found most helpful. I would have liked more information on financial planning for retirement (that's probably another book), and I found the book sometimes a bit too elementary for me (I was, and am, already following a lot of her suggestions), but this book would make a great gift for recent college graduates, 20-somethings, even 30-somethings.

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