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Get Money: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford
Contributor(s): Wong, Kristin
ISBN: 0316515655     ISBN-13: 9780316515658
Publisher: Hachette Books
    OUR PRICE: $15.29  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: March 2018
Annotation: Presenting a series of challenges designed to boost one's personal finance I.Q., interviews with other leading personal financial experts and goal-attaining exercises, a personal-finance expert teaches us how to live the life we want, not just the life we can afford. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Finance, Personal.
BISAC Categories:
- Business & Economics | Personal Finance | Money Management
- Business & Economics | Personal Finance | Budgeting
- Business & Economics | Personal Finance | Retirement Planning
Dewey: 332.024
LCCN: bl2018037623
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.50" W x 1.00" (0.60 lbs) 296 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): Kristin Wong regularly writes about personal finance, career, and human behavior for Lifehacker, The New York Times, and New York Magazine. She's also written about the economy for NBC News, and her work has been featured in Business Insider, Forbes, and MSN Money. She has produced online videos about Millennials and money for companies like Fidelity and Kristin has also won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, LA Web Fest, and the Worldfest International Film Festival. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2018 January #4)

Personal-finance writer Wong provides thorough if uninspired advice for college graduates entering the world of work and money—and for their worried parents. Having grown up broke, Wong speaks eloquently about how intricately a person's financial and emotional life are interconnected; the emotions involved, and not just the finances, must be managed in order to make any progress. Many people, she writes, just don't understand how money really works, which explains why so many Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Getting control over one's money ups the motivation to save, get out of debt, and stick to a budget; to that end, she walks readers through the basics of setting financial goals and writing a budget, developing a frugal mind-set, figuring out the intricacies of credit and taxes, paying off debt, and investing retirement dollars. Wong shines in her encouraging direction to figure out financial priorities to accomplish personal goals, but the financial information itself is fairly stale in both style and execution. This combination results in a sturdy but overfamiliar approach to a much-covered subject. (Mar.)

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