The money book for the young, fabulous and broke
One of America's most trusted finance experts, two-time Emmy Awardwinning television host and New York Times bestselling author Suze Orman understands the tough financial reality that faces young adults today. The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke is Orman's response to a generation saddled with student debt and living off their credit cards.
Young people in their 20s and 30s have found themselves in a tough economic climate, where getting a job right out of college feels like an impossible task. The things their parents taught them to aim for buying their own place, raising a family and enjoying a leisurely retirement seem increasingly unlikely. Enter Orman, with a financial how-to book aimed squarely at unemployed or underpaid recent college graduates: this is not your parents' personal finance book, reads the back cover.
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Organised in 10 thematic chapters, The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke takes readers on a journey through life's most pressing money questions. Beginning with a first chapter demystifying credit scores, and later covering anxiety-inducing topics such as student debt, home buying, retirement, and marriage, Orman offers a comprehensive and engaging overview of how to navigate the post-college years. Often speaking about her own personal experiences, the author breaks down complex money issues and debunks confusing terminology, turning credit scores and Roth IRAs into clean-cut, straightforward concepts. In terms of the breadth of topics covered and its sensitivity to the needs of adults in their 20s and 30s, Orman's innovative guide is the best book for success for a young person dealing with financial fears.
In addition to the content, what sets Orman's book apart as the ultimate financial guide for young adults is its structure. Right from the offset, you'll notice that the book's cover is quite different from your average finance book: the vibrant front sets the tone for the book's dynamic, engaging layout, which is more akin to a popular internet blog than a paperback. Each chapter is broken up into bite-sized chunks that make the information easily digestible, rather than overwhelming. Busy readers will love the contents table provided for each chapter, allowing them to head straight for the relevant information, while the Quick Playback section lays out the crucial take-home points from each chapter in just a few sentences.
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke offers riches far beyond its 400 pages, however. Throughout the book, there are icons that direct readers to a specially designed Young, Fabulous and Broke domain on Orman's website, which offers a range of interactive tools allowing users to customise information found in the book, along with a wealth of specialised information.
Whether read cover to cover or used as a go-to reference guide for specific burning questions, The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke offers perplexed young adults a pragmatic, concise guide to post-college finances that is perfect for busy people, and can also provide struggling parents with insight into the reality their child is facing. When it comes to the best book on how to manage, save and even make money as a young adult dealing with debt and financial insecurity, Orman's handbook is a must-read and the perfect graduation gift.
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