Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties

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First published in 1996, this book helped define the financial consciousness of a generation. The entire book has now been updated with late-breaking information to address dramatic financial developments such as Roth IRAs, student loan deductibility, check cards, and the rising impact of the Internet.

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"Newsweek"A daring book....A life's worth of smart financial advice. Stuart Varney"CNN Business News"I have six children who will soon need "a financial life." This is the kind of basic, readable book they should have. Linda Stern"Newsweek"A daring book aimed at Generation Xers unafraid of a blunt author who will tell them what to do fast....A life's worth of smart financial advice. Paul A. SamuelsonInstitute Professor Emeritus, MIT; Nobel Laureate in EconomicsShaw said youth is wasted on the young. I suspect the Kobliner financial wisdoms will work out well at all our ages. Paul A. SamuelsonProfessor of Economics Emeritus, MIT; Nobel Laureate in EconomicsShaw said youth is wasted on the young. I suspect the Kobliner financial wisdoms will work out well at all our ages. Burton G. MalkielChemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics, Princeton University; author, "A Random Walk Down Wall Street"One of the best guides to help young people get a handle on money matters. Saul HansellBusiness Reporter," The New York Times""Get a Financial Life" is an expert yet reassuringly simple guide to mastering your money, for people trying to keep afloat in the wake of the baby boomers. Paul A. VolckerFormer Chairman, Federal Reserve BoardWith all those new choices, personal financial decision making is getting more and more complicated, even for the computer generation. Beth Kobliner's book provides a much-needed and sensible guide. Dean ShepherdAnchor, CNBCLaying a solid financial foundation is one of the most important and rewarding tasks facing young people today. In "Get a Financial Life," Beth Kobliner has created a great guide that will make the job much easier and a lot more fun. Deborah Stead"The New York Times"A highly readable and substantial guide to the grown-up worlds of money and business. Backed up by bibliographies, source lists, and useful phone numbers, this book could be tucked into one of those ubiquitous backpacks to guide novices through the thickets of apartment rentals, mortgage applications, taxes and more. Its strength is in explaining both the principles and the practicalities involved in each chunk of the landscape. Dean ShepherdAnchor, CNBCLaying a solid financial foundation is one of the most important and rewarding tasks facing young people today. In "Get a Financial Life," Beth Kobliner has created a great guide that will make the job much easier and a lot more fun. Paul A. VolckerFormer Chairman, Federal Reserve BoardWith all those new choices, personal financial decision making is getting more and more complicated, even for the computer generation. Beth Kobliner's book provides a much-needed and sensible guide. Burton G. MalkielChemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics, Princeton University; author, "A Random Walk Down Wall Street"One of the best guides to help young people get a handle on money matters. Paul A. SamuelsonInstitute Professor Emeritus, MIT; Nobel Laureate in EconomicsShaw said youth is wasted on the young. I suspect the Kobliner financial wisdoms will work out well at all our ages. Stuart Varney"CNN Business News" Deborah Stead"The New York Times"A highly readable and substantial guide to the grown-up worlds of money and business. Backed up by bibliographies, source lists, and useful phone numbers, this book could be tucked into one of those ubiquitous backpacks to guide novices through the thickets of apartment rentals, mortgage applications, taxes and more. Its strength is in explaining both the principles and the practicalities involved in each chunk of the landscape. Saul HansellBusiness Reporter," The New York Times""Get a Financial Life" is an expert yet reassuringly simple guide to mastering your money, for people trying to keep afloat in the wake of the baby boomers. Paul A. SamuelsonProfessor of Economics Emeritus, MIT; Nobel Laureate in EconomicsShaw said youth is wasted on the young. I suspect the Kobliner financial wisdoms will work out well at all our ages. Linda Stern"Newsweek"A daring book aimed at Generation Xers unafraid of a blunt author who will tell them what to do fast....A life's worth of smart financial advice. "Newsweek"A daring book....A life's worth of smart financial advice.

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Personal finance for twenty- and thirtysomethings ...

Get a Financial Life is the perfect resource for people in their twenties and thirties trying to get a handle on their finances. It covers everything from reducing your checking account bank fees to finding affordable health insurance. It also includes a easy-to-follow investment guide, suitable for beginners as well as veterans. The book has really struck a chord with its audience: it is the best-selling personal finance guide of 1996, appearing at the top of business bestseller lists in the New York Times, Business Week and USA Today.

Beth Kobliner has been writing about personal finance for a decade. A graduate of Brown University, Kobliner got her start in the world of financial writing as research associate for Sylvia Porter, the pioneer of personal finance journalism and a syndicated columnist in over 150 newspapers around the country.

In 1988, she was hired as a staff writer at Money magazine, where she has since written dozens of articles. In 1994 and 1995, she was selected by TJFR Business News Reporter, the leading trade publication for financial journalism, as one of the country's most promising financial journalists under the age of 30.

In addition to her work as a print journalist, Kobliner is interviewed regularly on television and radio as a financial expert. She is a regular commentator on the nationally syndicated public radio program "Sound Money." She has been featured on ABC's "Good Morning America", NBC's "Today", and "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Kobliner is currently a contributing writer for Money. She lives in New York City with her husband and their daughter.

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