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The Motley Fool You Have More Than You Think: The Foolish Guide to Personal Finance (Motley Fool Books) Paperback – January 2, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0743201742 ISBN-10: 0743201744 Edition: Rev Exp

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  • Series: Motley Fool Books
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; Rev Exp edition (January 2, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743201744
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743201742
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #495,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tom and David Gardner cofounded The Motley Fool, a multi-media financial education company, in 1993. Since then they have co-authored four New York Times bestsellers, including The Motley Fool Investment Guide and The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule Makers.

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If you're just getting started, read this book!
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I HIGHLY recommend this book for your first one if you're absolutely clueless about personal finance.
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This book is very easy to read and is entertaining to boot.
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51 of 58 people found the following review helpful By secret squirrel on December 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
the same great motley investment lessons, but unfortunately awash in a sea of wordy babble and silliness. save yourself some money and download the free '13 steps' PDF from the motley fool website -- you'll get 80% of everything in this book, and you'll get in in 60 pages instead 300, for free! that last 20% you can find on the motley site anyways. i haven't read the other motley books but if you're heckbent to buy a book i've got to believe 'the MF investment guide' is better than this.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jason Scheuerman on January 22, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is one of the better beginning books for getting your finances straight and generally taking control of your money. It's very entertaining while giving good advice on money management, reducing debt, and where to put your money for investing once you've taken the steps necessary to pay off those darned credit cards. It also helps to dispell some of the mysticism surrounding common investment vehicles (like mutual funds, stocks, etc.) and puts them in terms that the average Fool can understand. I would definately recommend it for someone who is getting started or doesn't know much about how to keep what they have and make more with what they've got.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Gene Twilley VINE VOICE on September 29, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book was a great read - I think tha's probably one of the benefits of reading a book on finances written by two English majors.

Pros:

- Helps you understand where to start in your personal world of finance. I especially enjoy the fact that there is an especially abhorrent attitude towards debt (i.e. - pay what you owe before you every try to put that money anywhere else).

- These guys don't promise any fast cash, but employ a methodology that tends to scream, "slow and steady wins the race!"

- The advice is sound, and there isn't any threatening terminology to find yourself lost in.

- Like I said before, it's a great read. You aren't necessarily reading a manual written by guys who want to lay out the bare facts. You will be reading an entertaining and thoughtful tome on how to have fun with the way you think for your financial future.

- The authors don't seem to assume any drastic steps here - just being smarter with what you have.

Cons:

- While the book helps you start in your personal world of finance, it still leaves a lot for you to figure out on your own. In the end, I was still wandering around the Internet trying to find more information. The book shows you a good direction in which to move, but it doesn't necessarily show you the door in.

- The book isn't written for everyone. The authors admit this throughout their writing also.

- Shameless self-advertisement - but it's funny at the least.

My general perspective:

(Third time, at least) This is a GREAT book. Even if you don't think that you can trust yourself to make a deposit in a savings account, give this book a chance.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Eric J. Kristoff on August 25, 2001
Format: Paperback
The financial advise in this book is plenty sound, but at times simplistic. I did get huge mileage out of the car negotiating advise (the book paid for itself almost a thousand times over) though! Generally, the book has an enthusiastic, pep-talk feel to it that will make the late starter feel much less panicked, and the early bird alot less intimidated.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lisa M. Stephens on January 2, 2002
Format: Paperback
For someone like myself who is just beginning to take an interest in investing and finance, this book was wonderful! It is written in a humorous, fun way that truly keeps you interested in what can be very dry content. It got me excited about keeping more and making more money! If you have advanced knowledge in investing, it may be too basic for your level. If you're just getting started, read this book! You'll love it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By G. J Wiener on August 23, 2003
Format: Paperback
It's amazing that I have owned this book for such a long time and NOT reviewed it. What an oversight as it certainly is one of my most highly acclaimed books regardless of category.
Much of the information still sticks with me today. Whereas the book is about investing your money wisely, it just does not talk about the stock market. Most important of all, David and Tom Gardner (The Two Motley Fools) discuss how to keep more of the money you earn. This can be done by avoiding excessive gambling and overindulgence in your State Lotteries. Also this can be done by failing to pay yourself first as illustrated in the chapter entitled The Ten Most Common Financial Mistakes. Gosh the example of the multiple uses of one's shirt is hilarious.
Although the Gardner's have their biases when discussing investment vehicles, the humor shines through as well as some common sense. Truthfully, Mutual Funds do have their purposes for some people in some scenarios. However, the reasons against Mutual Funds are certainly noteworthy. The approach to constantly research and adjust one's portfolio is strongly encouraged here which a big plus is.
Most important of all, the tone of the book is not filled with heavy jargon. The handy glossary in the back of the book smoothes out any questions that a reader might have. And the light hearted humorous approach makes this book FUN! Therefore, run down to your book store and pick up this gem immediately.
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