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The Money Book for the Young Fabulous & Broke by Suze Orman

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The Money Book for the Young Fabulous & Broke by Suze Orman

My mom recently gave copies of The Money Book for the Young Fabulous & Broke by Suze Orman to both me and my sister. My parents have always taught us how to manage our money and save and use credit cards in a smart way. However, now that I'm newly married and house hunting with my husband, and my sister and her fiancé are fresh out of college and starting their lives together while planning a wedding, things have gotten a lot more complicated than they used to be! This book is wonderful because it is written for a younger generation which means Orman assumes that the reader will probably have student loans, credit card debt, and no idea what their FICO score is. She keeps things basic and writes in a way that is easy to follow. The book is organized very logically, starting with chapters on your credit score, credit cards, and student debt, moving on to saving and investing, and finishing off with great advice on buying a car or a home. There is even a chapter all about "Love & Money" that really helped me and my husband figure out the best way to merge our finances when we married. Orman is realistic and has advice for you no matter what your situation may be on where the best place is to start. Also, this book is not just for the young! She has common sense tips and user friendly explanations that I think would be helpful to people of any age who want to understand what a 401k is, how mortgages work, and what the heck a FICO score is. I feel like this book has empowered me in a way that few books have and I recommend it highly.

Number of Pages: 
395