Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People

ISBN-10: 0743269942
ISBN-13: 9780743269940
Edition: 2006
List price: $26.00
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Description: Are you too busy to pay much attention to your money? Do you worry that maybe you haven't been doing the right things? This book is for you, from Jane Bryant Quinn, the most trusted voice in personal finance today. Her classic bestseller, Making the  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 1/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Are you too busy to pay much attention to your money? Do you worry that maybe you haven't been doing the right things? This book is for you, from Jane Bryant Quinn, the most trusted voice in personal finance today. Her classic bestseller, Making the Most of Your Money, guided a generation toward smart and sensible financial choices. Here she strips away the extras, choosing the best financial ideas and products available today. They're all you need to create a successful and long-lasting financial plan. It's money management the No Worry way. To start with, she tells you to forget all the complicated stuff the financial industry sells. You don't need it, it costs too much, and some of it is downright bad. It's designed to make the banks, brokers, and insurance companies rich, not you. The best ideas (a super-short list!) are simple, low in cost, and easy to use. They're also sophisticated and smart. The strategies shown here are followed by some of the most successful planners and money managers around today, yet they're something everyone can understand. They'll give you what you need from your money -- regular savings, financial security, long-term investment growth, personal control, and best of all, peace of mind. Once you've set up a No Worry plan, you won't have to pay much attention to it. The choices you'll find here are all good ones. All you have to do is arrange for automatic payments and contributions and then get on with the rest of your busy life. You can focus your energies on your job, family, leisure, and friends, secure in the knowledge that your finances are okay. Here's what you'll do on the No Worry plan: Save more money without feeling pinched Get rid of debt the automatic way Keep yourself safe, with the right amount of insurance at the lowest cost Zero in on the right mortgage, every time Pick the best college savings plan for your kids Understand your finances, in ways you never did before Find the smartest and simplest ways of investing money, to earn superior returns over the long run The investment ideas alone will open your eyes to the newest strategies for accumulating wealth (without making big mistakes!). Jane Bryant Quinn will change the way you think about money. She has the answers busy people need.

Jane Bryant Quinn was born February 5, 1939. She is a recognized as one of the nation's leading financial strategists. She has written columns in magazines such as Newsweek, The New York Daily News and Good Housekeeping. Her books "Making the Most of Your Money" and "Everyon's Money Book" were Book of the Month selections. She has contributed to the development of the financial software, Quicken which is a personalized financial planning guide. She has also appeared on CBS Morning News and Good Morning America. She is the recipient of an Emmy Award and the Gerald Loeb Award for a Lifetime Achievement and for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. 030 .

Introduction
Getting Started: Why Am I Even Reading This, I Don't Have Time!
Spending and Saving: I'm Too Busy to Budget, Fuhgeddaboudit
Wipe Out Your Debt: Financial Ecology: Use Your Money, Don't Throw It Away
Your Safety Net: I Really Don't Mean to Scare You, But...
Buying a House: At Last-A Way Through the Mortgage Maze
Paying for College: College! Yikes! No Way Can I Save That Much
Better Investing: Good News: The Smartest Investments Are the Simplest Ones
Wrapping Up: Keeping Score, Keeping Track, Keeping Cool
The Ballpark Estimate
Acknowledgments
Index

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