Summary of Get a Financial Life

Personal Finance in your Twenties and Thirties

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Recommendation

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
  • How to trim your tax bill so you have more money to save
 

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Getting Your House in Order
If you can’t save money no matter how hard you try, you have something in common with most people, but you ought to change that as soon as possible. Follow these seven basic laws to put your financial house in order: Get health insurance...
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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.


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