From Publishers Weekly
Aliber, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, advises financial neophytes of all ages on approaching money management over the course of their lifetimes--from paying for college to preparing for retirement. Employing more of a how-to-think than a how-to-do approach, Aliber covers the multitude of common financial decisions: whether to rent or buy, how much insurance one needs, raising a credit score, taking advantage of top-notch state universities, and maximizing tax-advantaged accounts--each section concluding with a takeaway list of steps to immediately implement or to use to guide future decision-making. It's when Aliber enters the more complex realm of retirement income and how to make sure your assets last as long as you do that things grow murky. The book is ideal for younger readers who have simpler financial decisions to make; those focusing on retirement will find Aliber's approach daunting despite his valiant attempts at accessibility. (Dec.) (c)
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"Mr. Aliber's book provides the epitome of financial planning information to help readers analyze and identify the most appropriate financial choices. Its easy to follow and practical format is a must for those readers who want to make strong financial decisions."Jeff Rattiner, President and CEO, JR Financial Group, Inc.
"In the world of financial planning, there is academic literature, and there are practical guides. Aliber, being an academic who has studied many related topics, but who has also dealt with real-world money management, has framed problems and provided concrete solutions in a uniquely compellingand groundedway. In this excellent book lie the answers to your most important financial questions."Annamaria Lusardi, Dartmouth College, and author of Overcoming the Saving Slump