By Beth Kobliner
#5546. The bestselling book that the New York Times hailed as a highly readable and substantial guide to the grown-up realms of money and business, Get a Financial Life is a must-read for anyone in their 20s and 30s (or beyond) who wants to understand the basics of personal finance.
Young adults tend not to think about growing older, and they are at a time in their lives when it is hard to have the discipline to start setting money aside in anticipation of the retirement years.
Kobliner, who writes for Money magazine, attempts to reach younger readers by speaking their language and tailoring fairly standard financial counsel to the needs and circumstances of those just starting out on their own.
She gives advice on budgeting, credit, banking, investing, retirement planning, home buying, insurance, and taxes. In addition, she provides tips on car loans, credit cards, ATMs, bank accounts, mutual funds, retirement savings plans, apartment renting, and paying back student loans.
352 pages. Softcover. 2009.