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A Today Show contributor and editor for Money magazine, Chatzky walks amateurs through basic decisions like choosing a mortgage, investing for retirement or college, and buying insurance, all in a conversational tone. Some advice is boilerplate (e.g., "When you invest your money, do it in a way that minimizes your tax rate"), but her case studies, clear overviews of financial options and practical tips make it all go down easily. Chatzky's high profile on TV and her five-city author tour and radio satellite tour should quickly land this one on bestseller lists. (Jan.)
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In this highly popularized approach to financial planning, Chatzky (editor-at-large, Money magazine; financial editor, Today show) applies her down-to-earth style to show how money works. Built on her perspective of today's financial planning realities, which include being responsible for financial security and information overload, she relates her own experience and professional knowledge in this succinct discussion of managing credit, understanding equity, investing in bond funds, and saving for college. The delivery will likely appeal more to twentysomethings, especially those needing special attention regarding credit cards, but others who may not desire to listen to Chatzky's "Buffy" sounding narration might instead prefer to direct their attention to the works of Robert T. Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad), Margaret Malaspina (Don't Die Broke), or Jonathan Pond (Your Money Matters), which all cover basically the same material. Recommended only for demand in smaller public libraries. Dale Farris, Groves, TX
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is another good book by Chatzky on personal finance. In this book, the author shows readers how to choose the best mortgage, where to invest for college and retirement, and... Read morePublished on August 14, 2009 by Mariusz Skonieczny
When watching NBC's TODAY show, I look forward
to hearing segments featuring financial editor Jean
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the same old advice we hear from all the financial gurus out there gets dusted off and trotted out yet again. Read morePublished on September 20, 2006 by Elaura Renie
Nowadays, Books on Personal Finance abound. This is just another book in the sea of Personal Finance books. Read morePublished on June 24, 2005 by Sachin Gaikwad
Talking Money will teach you everything you need to know about all aspects of Personal Finance. From credit cards to buying bonds. Read morePublished on October 5, 2003 by Frank Blassie
Poorly written book by a marginally knowledgable person. Miss Chatzky doesn't uncover anything original or even interesting. Read morePublished on January 24, 2002 by karen i.
If only the author and her publisher had spent even half as much time thinking about the content as they obviously did about marketing and publicity strategies, this could have... Read morePublished on February 10, 2001 by Sylvy
If you already own at least one personal finance book then this mediocre one will not tell you anything you haven't already seen, heard or read. Read morePublished on February 5, 2001 by Ruthy
Read it through, then use it as a reference. The questions at the end of each chapter provide a good summary and review. Read morePublished on January 18, 2001 by E. Landsburg