The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke

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The New York Times bestselling financial guide aimed squarely at Generation Debt--and their parents--from the country's most trusted and dynamic source on money matters.

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke is financial expert Suze Orman's answer to a generation's cry for help. They're called Generation Debt and Generation Broke by the media -- people in their twenties and thirties who graduate college with a mountain of student loan debt and are stuck with one of the weakest job markets in recent history. The goals of their parents' generation -- buy a house, support a family, send kids to college, retire in style -- seem absurdly, depressingly out of reach. They live off their credit cards, may or may not have health insurance, and come up so far short at the end of the month that the idea of saving money is a joke. This generation has it tough, without a doubt, but they're also painfully aware of the urgent need to take matters into their own hands.

The Money Book was written to address the specific financial reality that faces young people today and offers a set of real, not impossible solutions to the problems at hand and the problems ahead. Concisely, pragmatically, and without a whiff of condescension, Suze Orman tells her young, fabulous & broke readers precisely what actions to take and why. Throughout these pages, there are icons that direct readers to a special YF&B domain on Suze's website that offers more specialized information, forms, and interactive tools that further customize the information in the book. Her advice at times bucks conventional wisdom (did she just say use your credit card?) and may even seem counter-intuitive (pay into a retirement fund even though your credit card debt is killing you?), but it's her honesty, understanding, and uncanny ability to anticipate the needs of her readers that has made her the most trusted financial expert of her day.

Over the course of ten chapters that can be consulted methodically, step-by-step or on a strictly need-to-know basis, Suze takes the reader past broke to a secure place where they'll never have to worry about revisiting broke again. And she begins the journey with a bit of overwhelmingly good news (yes, there really is good news): Young people have the greatest asset of all on their side -- time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 153 x 203 x 24mm | 567g
  • Riverhead Books,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1594482241
  • 9781594482243
  • 226,065

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An especially useful book for people who are young, in debt, and inexperienced. Fabulous! --The Miami Herald

Ah, how we wish we'd read something like this when we were young, fabulous, and stupid. Financial advice for the loan-saddled, credit-card-maxed-out twenty-five to thirty-five-year-old set. --The Seattle Times

Orman does a good job of addressing in her friendly, conversational style the financial topics relevant to a younger audience. --The Kansas City Star

Orman has made her reputation being a financial know-it-all, and she is out in full force with her latest. As always, she doesn't mince words... Orman's writing is direct, her tone friendly. Orman believes in empowering her young readers by talking to them straight... Each page draws you in with tips, questions, strategies, and lots of information. It is a lively book. --Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Downright useful... Orman takes on the financial woes of the under-thirty-five crowd in this how-to book that tackles the mystery behind credit ratings, when to finance your dream business with credit-card debt, and how to talk to your boyfriend about his check-bouncing habit. --Publishers Weekly

The first to target teens and twentysomethings, and she adapts her message appropriately, offering 'The Lowdown' on topics from credit scores to career moves to consolidating school debt. --Newsweek

Written in a noncondescending manner, and Orman modifies some of the suggestions she has made for her older readers. --New York Post

Unlike other finance books, this one is accessible and addresses real problems. In her usual passionate tone, Orman counsels how to consolidate student loans, how to squeeze a bit more money out of your paycheck if you're making just enough to get by, how to deal practically with credit-card debt, how to shop for a new or used car, what type of auto insurance to purchase, and how to focus on getting the right job. --The Hartford Courant
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About Suze Orman

Suze Orman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, #1 New York Times bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today. Orman has written nine consecutive New York Times bestsellers and has written, co-produced, and hosted seven PBS specials based on her books. She is the seven-time Gracie Award-winning host of The Suze Orman Show, which airs on CNBC. She is also a contributing editor to O: The Oprah Magazine. Twice named one of the "Time 100," Time magazine's list of the world's most influential people, and named by Forbes as one of the 100 most powerful women, Orman was the recipient of the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign. In 2009 she received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and in 2010 she received an honorary doctor of commercial science from Bentley University. Orman, a Certified Financial Planner(TM) professional, directed the Suze Orman Financial Group from 1987 to 1997, served as Vice President--Investments for Prudential Bache Securities from 1983 to 1987, and was an account executive at Merrill Lynch from 1980 to 1983. Prior to that, she worked as a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery in Berkeley, California, from 1973 to 1980.
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6,287 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
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2 5% (341)
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I did learn one thing from this book about saving money - don't buy a finance book that's not been written in your own country. Possibly helpful for those in the US but not anyone outside of itshow more
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