Get a Financial Life by Beth Kobliner
Personal Finance In Your Twenties and Thirties

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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 twenties and thirties (or beyond) who wants to understand the basics of personal finance.

If you’ve been meaning to get your finances in shape but have no idea where to start, this is your playbook. Get a Financial Life busts open the system, teaching tricks for becoming master of your own money universe. No matter what’s happening in the economy, all the guidance you need is right here. You’ll learn how to:

• Pay off your credit cards and student loans and live debt free
• Start saving, even if you’re living paycheck to paycheck
• Take advantage of the latest tax rules and save a bundle
• Find smart investments while still supporting socially responsible companies
• Come up with a down payment and buy a home, even in a tough economy
• Afford grad school
• Protect yourself from identity theft

And you’ll discover why a 401(k) is your best friend—in boom times and even if the market is tanking.

From tracking your spending to finding deals on insurance to navigating the new world of homebuying, this easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide provides an up-to-date road map of the world of personal finance. Whether you earn $30,000 or $300,000, are single or married, are drowning in debt or just looking for ways to keep your savings secure in uncertain times, you’ll find the answers you need in Get a Financial Life.

“A daring book….A life’s worth of smart financial advice” (Newsweek).
 

About Beth Kobliner

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Beth Kobliner Shaw is a personal finance commentator, journalist, and the author of the New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life. She has a regular segment on public radio’s national program The Takeaway, and her work regularly appears in Redbook and Parade. She was recently appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability.
 
Published March 5, 2009 by Touchstone. 352 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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One to strongly consider: flood insurance, since flood damage isn't covered by a standard homeowner's insurance policy.

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Beth Kobliner is a personal finance commentator and journalist, the author of the New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties, and a member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.

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One tax preparer told The Huffington Post that an LGBT couple's returns cost about $1,200 to prepare -- more than twice the cost for a straight married couple.

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