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Thursday, December 24, 2009

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Making the Most of Your Money Now

Author: Jane Bryant Quinn
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ASIN: 0743269969

About This Book

Jane Bryant Quinn's Making the Most of Your Money has been called the best personal finance book on the market. Now Quinn's bestseller has been completely revised and updated for 2010 as a guide to financial recovery, independence, and success in the new economy.

Getting your financial life on track and keeping it there is important. Quinn outlines steps to help you make smart and profitable decisions at every stage of your life. Are you single, married, or divorced? A parent with a paycheck or a parent at home? Getting your first job or well along in your career? Helping your kids in college or your parents in their older age? Planning for retirement? Already retired and worried about how to make your money last? We think you'll reach for this book again and again as your life changes and new financial decisions arise.

Here are just a few of the important subjects Quinn examines:

  • Setting priorities during and after a financial setback, and bouncing back
  • Getting the most out of a bank while avoiding fees
  • Credit card and debit card secrets that will save you money
  • Family matters - talking money before marriage and mediating claims during divorce
  • Cutting the cost of student debt, and finding schools that will offer big "merit" scholarships to your child
  • The simplest ways of pulling yourself out of debt
  • Why it's so important to jump on the automatic-savings bandwagon
  • Buying a house, selling one, or trying to rent your home when buyers aren't around
  • Why credit scores are more important than ever, plus tips on keeping yours in the range most attractive to lenders
  • Investing made easy - mutual funds that are tailor-made for your future retirement
  • What every investor needs to know about building wealth
  • How an "investment policy" helps you make wise decisions in any market
  • The essential tax-deferred retirement plans, from 401(k)s to Individual Retirement Accounts - and how to manage them
  • How to invest in real estate at a bargain price (and how to spot something that looks like a bargain but isn't)
  • Eleven ways of keeping a steady income while you're retired, even after a stock market crash
  • Financial planning - what it means, how you do it, and where to find good planners

Jane Bryant Quinn is the author of the bestselling Making the Most of Your Money and Everyone's Money Book. She writes regularly for Newsweek and Good Housekeeping. She lives in New York City.


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