Summary of Get a Financial Life
Copyright © 1996, 2000, 2009 by Beth Kobliner. Reprinted by permission of Fireside, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., N.Y.
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Books like Beth Kobliner’s have to earn their place on your bookshelf. After all, these days plenty of personal finance advice is available for free on the Internet. That said, this book is a wise investment for early-career professionals who would like advice about getting out of debt. Although its guidance is solid-if-predictable, it is well-researched and straightforwardly written. Kobliner provides an authoritative "further reading" list for those who want to delve deeper into how to get their finances on an even keel. This book does not promise to make you rich overnight, and it doesn’t exactly qualify as a page-turner, but it lends a helping hand. getAbstract recommends it to young people whose financial life is just a bit too exciting.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to create a financial safety net,
- How to get the most bang for your investment buck,
- How to reduce your indebtedness and
- How to trim your tax bill so you have more money to save.
About the Author
Beth Kobliner was a staff writer at Money magazine and a contributor to The New York Times. She frequently appears on CNN, MSNBC and other news programs. She began her career researching and writing columns for personal finance guru Sylvia Porter.