"This book makes it easy to dramatically improve your finances. Even if you've never thought about how to save money or plan for your retirement, Ilyce Glink gives you a roadmap for success."
-- Bob Pisani, stock market reporter, CNBC
"Trying to get your finances in order can be overwhelming. There's so much to do, and so little time-or interest-in doing it. But along comes Ilyce Glink with a brilliant idea. What if you broke all those necessary tasks into fifty simple steps? Take one small step each day or each week and by the end of the year, your financial life is fixed. It's a painless way to get started."
-- Kathy Kristof, syndicated financial columnist and author of Investing 101
"I loved it. I took the book with me on a cross-country flight and you would have thought I was flying at supersonic speed because the time flew by. I read it cover to cover and was not only entertained but time and again I kept wondering, why didn't I think of that."
-- Clark Howard, syndicated radio talk-show host and author of Get Clark Smart
and Consumer Survival Kit III
From the Inside Flap
Everything you need to know about personal finance -- whether you're just starting out or starting over.
The hardest part of attaining personal financial freedom is getting started. Ilyce R. Glink makes it a snap. The smart, simple strategies presented in 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Personal Finances let you take immediate control of your money. With her trademark wit, friendly style, and crystal-clear examples, Ilyce Glink helps you set financial goals and reach them. Topics include:
* Starting Out * Budgets and Savings * Credit, Credit Reports, and Debt * Investing Yourself in Investments * Big Purchases * The Ins and Outs of Insurance * Taxes * Marriage, Partnerships, Children * Planning for Your Retirement