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The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Living on A Budget, 2nd Edition (Idiot's Guides) Paperback – December 6, 2005

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Peter J. Sander has an MBA from Indiana University and has worked in high-tech marketing for almost 20 years.   He wrote co-wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Daytrading Like a Pro and The Pocket Idiot’s Guide® to Living on a Budget. He lives in Granite Bay, California.

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Product Details

  • Series: Idiot's Guides
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: ALPHA; 2 edition (December 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592574351
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592574353
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.5 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #361,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jennifer Basye Sander is an author and book packager of more than 50 titles on topics as varied as The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published (over 100,000 copies sold, now in a fourth revised edition) to The Martini Diet, and many more in between. A former editor for Random House, she runs weekend writing retreats in Lake Tahoe, Write By The Lake (www.writebythelake.com), and in Washington's Skagit Valley, Write At The Farm (www.writeatthefarm.com) and teaches at the UC Davis Extension Arts and Humanities Creative Writing Progam.

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71 of 72 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 5, 2001
Format: Paperback
I am horrid at managing my money, and I found this book very helpful. First of all, it is very short and to the point, which is great for those of us with a limited attention span when it comes to financial issues! Second, I like that they recommended budgeting a lump sum for personal "pocket" money and other similar categories, rather that suggesting I track every soda or pack of gum I buy during the month.
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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Enrique Banuelos on March 29, 2000
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The book is great! The first chapter just really opens your eyes to how much money you are waisting or Frittering, is what they call it. There is a lot of tips and savvy saver tips, as well resources. There concept of budgeting is great. It has everything that you need learn and to budget your living with out being deprived. I will recommend this book anyone who is thinking or just wants to know more about beig on a budget.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By D. Fry on October 22, 2006
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I have read several budgeting books, and have even taken a class at my bank about budgeting. All of them left me with the message "you want more money? save some!" without giving me real guidelines on how to do it. I had a financial epiphany when I read this book. I now have a savings account with automatic payroll deduction. This account is for emergencies, fun things like travel, and what I call "sporadic predictables" like car insurance and bills I pay every 10 weeks that often catch me off guard. Then the rest of the money from my paycheck is carefully but flexibly divided into obligations (like mortgage and student loans), controllable necessities (like the electric bill and phone bill), and then spendable money. The confidence I feel now after reading this book is well worth the affordable price. I highly recommend it.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 2003
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This books sets out very simple ideas, strategies and help for any person interested in watching their money. It is a simple planning book for budgeting that any [body] could use. Humor and straight-forwardness are the backbone of the book's help in money problem areas. It is a MUST READ!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D.M.C. on May 30, 2006
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I read this short book in just a couple hours and by the end I had a working budget that is doable for my family's lifestyle. I really like the idea of having separate monthly monetary limits on personal pocket money, family allowance and personal allowance. I definitely had the Starbucks syndrome, where I spend so much money on lunches, coffee and snacks that I was frittering away thousands a year. Having only a certain amount in cash each week in my pocket for all of these little expenses has been really helpful, and I don't have write down everytime I buy a coffee. I also really like the separate savings accounts - for the must fund, rainy day fund, want fund, and other contingencies like insurance and taxes. I just put a certain amount away in a separate account each month and then just pay it when some it comes due. Perfect if you just want a quick guide to making a helpful and uncomplicated budget.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SWHEATH on October 1, 2012
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I bought this book for my wife and I. It provided an easy to understand fundamental basis for developing and implementing a family budget. My wife has gotten much better with money after reading this book and I found some weaknesses in my own strategy as well. A good investment for the few dollars spent. It is a little bit dated and some of the links provided in the text didn't work. Maybe just provide a search and not specific links.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ilan Weinberg on April 20, 2009
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i am terrible with money and my wife is worse. this book is really friendly and we have been reading it individually and discussing it together. it is a really good handbook for getting the spending in order and not painful at all. i reccomend it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gizmo on August 14, 2009
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I consider myself a saver that has no problem with my spending habits so this book served as a real wake up call that i could be saving even more! It provides a nifty worksheet that shows how your finances can be broken down into so that your money is not all in one place. It makes so much more sense to me to have money allocated for different purposes than just putting everything in savings and pulling from there without rhyme or reason. I would recommend this book for newly working adults just out of college, kids going into college, teens and anybody who wishes their money could be stretched further. it's an easy and simple read and even if you're not a fan of reading, this book is practical and relatable that you'll get into it without even thinking about it.
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