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Hot (broke) Messes: How to Have Your Latte and Drink It Too Paperback – May 20, 2010
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That is not to say that there is no value in this book, because there is. Trejos' background as a financial reporter saved Hot (Broke) Messes for me. There is some wonderfully useful information about monitoring your credit score, managing debt, "good" vs. "bad" debt, how to choose insurance, and more. There is also cutting edge information about the new rules and regulations affecting student loans, credit card debt, and car and home loan options. Trejos offers all of this information in a very understandable way and with input from various financial experts. An extensive appendix also offers tables to help you figure out your net worth and set up your own financial plan and goals.Read more ›
basically, if you need advice about how to avoid painfully expensive shopping/spa rampages through california and avoiding the temptation of going out 7 DAYS A WEEK spending on average 40 DOLLARS PER OUTING then by all means read this book.
there is virtually no applicable advice for the average person and the odds are very unlikely that ms trejos' experience has anything to do with your life.
this book is overall worthless is my estimation and i wouldn't recommend it to anyone because i wouldn't want to admit having read it. the final straw for me was when ms. trejos states towards the end that she has applied the cash advance she received from selling this book towards her credit card debt but she STILL hasn't paid it completely off. it made me feel used that she was so obvious in her book writing aims- she just wants to make money, pure and simple. she doesn't know what she's talking about. she wants to rope you in with a bright pink cover. don't fall for it.
$60 still sounds a little pricey to me, so luckily Trejos provides many useful tips for cutting back on prices, such as scanning eBay for discounted products, requesting samples at cosmetics counters, or using the same products for multiple uses such as toner and make-up remover. There is one tip, however, that I think is particularly helpful:
Start early. There are four essentials: cleanser, sunscreen, night cream, and eye cream. If you get into a skin care routine in your twenties it'll spare you the cost of antiaging products later on in life.
Bottom Line: Start taking care of your skin now AND save money.
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This book is honest and readers can relate to her stories, stresses, wants, needs and mistakes. The advice is also backed by industry professionals with various points of views.Published 22 months ago by Cali_Smile
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I bought this book for my daughter who does not manage her money very well. Easy read with good tips.Published on April 2, 2013 by Wm
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This is a great book that is informational on how to be a bit more financial savvy but also has some great funny stories about the author and her past.Published on July 6, 2010 by Marina C. Gaytan