Not Your Parents' Money Book: Making, Saving, and Spending Your Money

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For the first time, financial guru and TODAY Show regular Jean Chatzky brings her expertise to a young audience. Chatzky provides her unique, savvy perspective on money with advice and insight on managing finances, even on a small scale. This book will reach kids before bad spending habits can get out of control. With answers and ideas from real kids, this grounded approach to spending and saving will be a welcome change for kids who are inundated by a consumer driven culture. This book talks about money through the ages, how money is actually made and spent, and the best ways for tweens to earn and save money.
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About the author

Jean Chatzky is the bestselling author of several books including Pay it Down!, You Don't Have to be Rich and Make Money, Not Excuses. She is the financial editor for The Today Show and has is appeared on Oprah as a money coach several times. She has two children and lives in Westchester County, New York.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Aug 10, 2010
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Pages
176
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ISBN
9781416994732
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Business & Economics
Juvenile Nonfiction / Concepts / Money
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Jean Chatzky
 "From investing in education and affording a home to choosing the right credit products and adequately saving for retirement, Operation Money offers military-specific advice to achieving financial stability." --Michael E. O'Neill, Chairman, Citigroup Inc., First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1969-1971
When it comes to money, military service members and their families face financial challenges that civilians simply don’t. 

While serving on active duty, members of the military are typically asked to move every few years and must learn how to manage money during multiple deployments. And managing the finances means figuring out a way to maintain a balanced budget while communication is limited. Meanwhile, the spouse at home is essentially functioning as a single parent without the necessary skills and tools to make serving as the family’s Chief Financial Officer as easy as possible. 

That is, until now. 

Jean Chatzky, financial editor for NBC's Today show, is here to help with Operation Money, a mission-based guide that provides detailed resources to prevent money problems before they happen; gives you the tools to manage through a tough situation if you’re already facing one; and empowers you to figure out how best to plan for your future—either in or out of the military—and then assists you in doing so. 

The chapters throughout focus on saving, debt, credit, buying and financing a home, buying and financing a car, paying for college, protecting the ones you love with insurance and an estate plan, dealing with a relocation, managing money through a deployment, handling a furlough, retirement, divorce, and the financial aspects of caregiving. 

With contributions from Blue Star Families, MSCNN, and other military related organizations,Operation Money is a must-read for those who serve that are looking to take charge of their financial present and future.

The enhanced edition includes video tips and advice from Jean Chatzky, as well as a bonus section featuring interviews with military spouses and veterans who share their personal financial stories with Jean. 

Operation Money is published and available free-of-charge thanks to the generous support of Citi. For more information on Citi’s support for military veterans and their families, visit www.citisalutes.com.
Jean Chatzky
Can you really start from nothing and become truly secure financially?

What’s the difference between you and Warren Buffett? Between you and your boss? Or between you and your successful neighbor? What do the financially comfortable have that you don’t?

It’s not that those people were born into money, caught a lucky break, or have an Ivy League education. It’s not even that they are smarter than you or make more money than you do each year. So what do they have that you don’t . . . at least not yet? What’s The Difference?

Trusted financial coach Jean Chatzky shares the secrets her groundbreaking research of the self-made wealthy has uncovered so that anyone can break through the barriers that stand between them and true financial freedom. Find out why it’s important to:

• Get happy, but not too happy
• Do what you love, but don’t quit your day job
• Read every day
• Remember that failure is not an option–it’s a necessity
• Harness your intuition to take risks that make sense
• Practice the Kevin Bacon Principle–make connections
• Say thank you–and mean it
• Make your money work as hard as you do

Through candid interviews and a study of more than five thousand people, Jean reveals the traits and habits of those who have moved from the lowest economic strata to the highest. The Difference helps you take a look at where you are now and offers simple strategies for going where you want to go. The Difference, you’ll see, is within you: You have the power to determine your financial future and achieve the next level of wealth.


From the Hardcover edition.
Jean Chatzky
Get Rich, Don’t Bitch

“I don’t have time to deal with my money.”

“Managing money and investing is too intimidating.”

“I’m not a numbers person.”

“My husband takes care of our finances.”

“I’m just not good with money.”


Jean Chatzky has heard all the excuses for why women don’t deal with their finances. She used to make them herself. For the first time, Jean tells you how she made every financial mistake in the book—not paying her bills, going into credit card debt, letting her 401(k) lapse—before finally making the decision to take control of her money and her future.

Whether you’ve made these mistakes or you want to avoid them, if you’re ready to take charge of your financial life then this is the book for you. In it, Jean shares these valuables lessons:

• Where to start

• How to decode financial jargon (it’s easier than you think)

• How to get over your “I’m not smart enough to deal with money” feelings

• Why being a “good-enough investor” will make you more money in the long-term (while trying to be a “great investor” will drive you crazy)

• Why you might think you are bad at math, and why that doesn’t have to be true

• How (and where) to save your money

• Why women make better investors—and higher returns—than men

Jean is famous for her ability to explain money and investing. In a clear and accessible way, she breaks down all the scariest parts of dealing with money—from investing in stocks to saving for your retirement—to make them doable, easy, and yes, even enjoyable. She also includes throughout a “Map to a Million,” great tips on easy and quick financial changes you can make immediately . . . that really add up!


Are You Ready to Be Rich?

If you want to get rich, if you want to be wealthier than you are today, you really need to do only four things. That’s right, just four things.

• You need to make a decent living

• You need to spend less than you make

• You need to invest the money you don’t spend so that it can work as hard for you as you’re working for yourself

• And you need to protect yourself and this financial world you’ve built so that a disaster—big or small—doesn’t take it all away from you

Everything else is just window-dressing. The fees—and how to avoid them. The advisors—and how to hire them. The deals. The scams. The ins. The outs. They are all interesting. Some of them are even quite important. But until you have conquered the heart of the matter, they are all minutia.

The four cornerstones, by contrast, are the meat and potatoes of your financial life. If you do those things today, you’ll start getting rich tomorrow. And once you feel set financially, you’ll be able to start focusing on the truly important things in life. —from the Introduction


From the Hardcover edition.
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