Lorraine Spurge presents a series of tips, primarily directed to novices in the business or work world, on how to make money, save it and invest it. Her section on making money deals with finding a job you like, creating a family budget and buying a house. She discusses banking basics, different investments, kids’ financial training, the stock market, taxes and long-term planning. Given the writing style and the focus on the family and kids, the book seems to be primarily directed toward women who are just starting their businesses or who hold entry-level jobs. Spurge’s book will seem too basic to those who were not financially born yesterday. Many of the suggestions will seem obvious or repetitive of other manuals, like career-planning books such as What Color is Your Parachute. However, if you are newly hatched and blinking wide-eyed at the bright world of financial self-sufficiency, getAbstract has just the book for you.
About the Author
Lorraine Spurge began her career as a secretary and went on to the highest ranks of the investment world. She is credited with raising more money for American businesses than any other woman on Wall Street. She has been a consultant for numerous companies, including MCI, Time-Warner, Mattel, Chrysler, Viacom and Revlon. Today, she heads her own firm, Spurge Ink!, which publishes business, career and investing information for individuals.