Your Money: The Missing Manual

April 9, 2010 by  
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About the Book

Keeping your financial house in order is more important than ever. But how do you deal with expenses, debt, taxes, and retirement without getting overwhelmed? Your Money: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly Media, $21.99 USD) by acclaimed personal finance blogger J.D. Roth points the way. It’s filled with the kind of practical guidance and sound insights that makes Roth‘s GetRichSlowly.org a much-admired source of personal-finance advice.

“I’ve spent the past four years learning about personal finance. But none of the books I read were exactly the sort of thing I wished I’d had when I was struggling with money a decade ago,” explained Roth, who founded GetRichSlowly.org in April 2006. “I wrote Your Money: The Missing Manual for people with everyday jobs and everyday worries; a book they could use to get their feet under them and actually get started with saving and investing.”

You won’t find any get-rich-quick schemes here, just sensible advice for getting the most from your money. And even if you have perfect credit and no debt, you’ll learn ways to make your rosy financial situation even better.

Your Money: The Missing Manual walks you through all of the important stuff you need to know, including:

  • What you need to make sensible decisions on saving, spending, and investing
  • The best ways to set and achieve financial goals
  • How to set up a realistic budget framework and learn how to track expenses
  • Discover proven methods to help you eliminate debt
  • Understand how to use credit wisely
  • Win big by making smart decisions on your home and other big-ticket items
  • How to get the most from your investments by avoiding rash decisions
  • Decide how–and how much–to save for retirement

Your Money: The Missing Manual is aimed at folks at every financial stage, from students to homeowners and those facing retirement.

“Everyone worries about money. And it’s tough to know what’s the best course of action,” said Roth. “My book can help readers make better decisions, find the tools to improve their financial situations, and, most of all, be happier about their relationship with money.”

About the Author

J.D. Roth is an accidental personal-finance expert–a regular guy who found himself deep in debt. After deciding to turn his life around, he read everything he could about money and finance. In 2006, he started the award-winning website Get Rich Slowly, which Money Magazine named the Web’s most inspiring personal-finance blog. Over the past four years, Get Rich Slowly has grown into an active community where thousands of readers a month share ideas on how to improve their financial lives. J.D. lives with his wife and four cats in a hundred-year-old house in Portland, Oregon.

For practical tips from J.D. on how to save money, see: http://answers.oreilly.com.

My Take on The Book

All I can say is, where has this book been all my life! This book is full of down-to-earth practical tips that will help you to become, if not a money expert, at least a well-informed consumer of money related issues.

The book also provides so many tips on saving money that are easy enough for each and every person to try without any effort whatsoever.

I receive many books that after I read, I give away, I can honestly say that this is one book that I will be keeping for myself. Also, I know this is a book that if one in which I will read over and over and use as a reference guide as I get older.

This is a must have for anyone trying to understand money or who is trying to save a little money for their family. Check it out today!

If this book sounds like something that you have an interest in having as a part of your own library you can find it on Amazon!

This book was written for O’Reilly Media who provided the complimentary book in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author: Chris:
A father of two who works to balance working full time in college administration along with trying to regain his kingdom on a daily basis. Exploring the joys and challenges of being a father, parent and husband, you can explore the divadom with him daily at Dad of Divas.
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