How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents by Zac Bissonnette

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Suffice it to say that the book is well-researched and well-argued.
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Striking out on your own for the first time is exhilarating. But in a culture full of bad advice, predatory banks, and splurge-now-pay-later temptations, it can also be extremely dangerous—leading you to make financial decisions that could hurt you for years to come. Combine this with a slumped economy, mounds of student loans, and dubious examples from reality TV stars to politicians to your own parents, and it’s no wonder so many twenty-somethings are struggling.



Twenty-three-year-old Zac Bissonnette—the author of Debt-Free U—knows exactly what you’re going through. He demystifies the many traps young people fall victim to in their post-college years. He offers fresh insights on everything from job hunting to buying a car to saving for retirement that will give you a foundation for a secure, stable, and happy life. In the process, he reveals why FICO scores are overrated, online job applications are a waste of time, car loans are for suckers, and credit card rewards are a scam.



With detours to discuss wine connoisseurs, Really Broke Housewives, and Lenny Dykstra, Zac shows you how to make better choices today so you can be richer, smarter (and better-looking!) for years to come.


 

About Zac Bissonnette

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ZAC BISSONNETTE graduated with an art history degree from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in 2011. He has written for AOL Money & Finance, Time.com, the Boston Globe, the Daily Beast, and the New York Times, among other media outlets.
 
Published April 24, 2012 by Portfolio. 256 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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The Washington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Michelle Singletary on May 04 2012

I’m often asked to recommend a book for a recent college graduate or young adult starting out. Get this book.

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USA Today

Excellent
Reviewed by Kerry Hannon on Jun 03 2012

Bissonnette smoothly covers a lot of ground fast here from buying groceries to credit scores to purchasing a car to shopping for insurance policies, and saving for retirement.

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Philadelphia Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Tara-Nicholle Nelson on Jun 26 2012

Every new adult won't be ready for Bissonnette's book, but the smart ones will.

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Free Money Finance

Below average
Jun 06 2012

So if there's a new grad or other young person in your life, this book would be great for them to check out. But for the more advanced and seasoned money managers out there, there's really nothing new here.

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Okie Talk

Good
May 17 2012

Suffice it to say that the book is well-researched and well-argued.

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