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Subject: Re: Books to read Date: 1/22/2001 1:24 PM
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The Idiot's Guide to Personal finance in your 20s & 30s

Now this has promise. Can you give a paragraph book review?

It's broken into five parts:
1. The Real World - 6 chapters on bank accounts, finding your first apartment or moving for the perfect job after college, credit card basics, buying a car

2. On your own and loving it- 5 chapters on budgeting, wants vs needs, savings, more credit basics.

3. Coasting along - 4 chapters on taxes, insurance, basic investments

4. To everything there is a season - 5 chapters on life changes (getting married, having kids) pension plans, other retirement plans, more investing, hiring a financial advisor.

5. So, You're thinking about buying a house - 5 chapters on researching what you can afford, finding a realtor, mortgages, taxes and homeowner's insurance.

It's written in the conversational style of most of the "Idiot's Guide" series. It's very basic stuff, but could be a good intro for someone who doesn't know some of it.


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