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  • ASIN: B00005WCAQ
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)
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Format: Hardcover
Makes a great reference guide. Very comprehensive. Covers so many topics. I also highly suggest reading More Wealth without Risk and Financial Self Defense by Charles Givens, covers many topics untouched by Quinn and much easier to read. Quinn's book makes for a great reference guide and should be on your book shelf.
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By A Customer on July 7, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Ms Quinn has written a very good book on personal finance. I bought this book when I saw it was recommended by Charles Schwab. The book is very big and it is a lot of reading, although, easy to read and understand. I don't totally agree with her opinion on stock splits. They are tricky. If you check AMTD, AMZN, CMGI, MSFT, LU and a few others, you will see that it is indeed easy and predictable to more than double your money very quickly with splits. On the other hand check NBTY, RI and some others-- dead in the water. Obviously, I play splits and believe in them, but you have to be careful. I do prefer to see someone like JBQ warning investors on splits than seeing others pushing splits as a get rich quick scheme. It doesn't work all of the time. Overall a good book. I also suggest More Wealth Without Risk and The Millionaire Next Door. These are also "Wealth Building Books" not "Get Rich Quick Books". Nice book. But I wouldn't make this your only financial book.
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Format: Hardcover
First of all, this book is really only about 150 pages of information expanded into 1,000 pages of fluff. The best of what is in here, can be found on the internet....FREE. Why pay Quinn???However, if you really insist on reading this book, check it out at the library for FREE. Or buy it at a used book store for a buck or two. Just remember to take the jacket off when you are out in public so you don't embarass yourelf.For some real real meat, I recommend Invest 101 or Talking Money.Another important point, Making the Most of Your Money is now over 6 years old and outdated, BUT judging by Quinn's recent articles, her philosophy has not kept up with the times. So don't get too excited if a newer version of Making the Most of Your Money comes out. It will just be"same ole, same ole."Save your money. Only one who makes the most of their money with this overhyped tome is Quinn.
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Format: Hardcover
Unquestionably, this is one of the worst financial books I have ever read. Easy to see why all of the 1 star reviewers are not too happy. I gave the book 2 stars for Quinn's writing abilty. -3 stars for financial information.
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Format: Hardcover
Quinn does offer some good nuggets of advice in her program.
The problem is that the good stuff is so interspersed with b.s. and is confusing.
Quinn does recommend cash value insurance
On page 296-"Premiums normally stay the same", Comparinh to term, "Policy preiums are level:, "tax protect [cash value]",
"for those who want certaintly"
On page 326 Cash value vs term and a mutual fund. "You will be better served to keep cash value insurance"
On replacing policies, term for cash value, Quinn states on page 328
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"You'll be raiding your cash values which may be earning a attractive yield"
On discussing Insurance Fee Advisors, Quinn states;
"Typical fee of $100-$250 per hr may be a bargain"
Quinn also recommends Single premium insurance which is whole life with a tax deffered option. Even annuities are a better choice (although not my choice!)
For most people term or lpt (level premium term) are far better choices than whole life.
5 star reviewer, try reading the whole book!
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Format: Audio Cassette
Yes, they should sell this as a 2-1
deal. The books would make great
bookends---that would be the best
use of MsQuinns material! Most of what Quinn offers is basic and general, much is outdated for the
times and in many places, Quinn shows that she is a journalistic paper financial authority only. There is better information out there by authors who are more up on the times and have researched more
carefully their material. .
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Format: Hardcover
Not only is the personal finance and investing advice way off, so is the college funding advice. I recommend "How to Go to College Almost for Free" by Kaplan and "Schlorships 2002" (KAPLAN) by Gail Schlacter for some real advice on getting your children to college without costing a fortune.
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Format: Hardcover
I first came across this book in 1992, thought it was an okay book but passednd purchased a book by Terry Savage instead.Recently I came across the "new and revised" version of Making the Most of Your Money and found it to be pretty much the same book, only with expanded pages. So again I passed, especially when I found out that it was released in 1997.I would recommend Terry Savage "The Savage Way", Suze Orman "9 Steps to Financial Freedom" or Dr Danko's excellent work "The Millonaire Next Door" for some real information on personal finance.Also I don't agree with Quinn's recommendation of cash value life insurance. In this regard, I strongly recommend Suze Orman who has a full assualt on the schemes of cash value insurance and even suggests that some people may not need life insurance at all.Be very careful where you get your money advice from. It seems that everyone has their hands in your pockets.Save your money and skip this book. Not that good and way out of date.
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