I Hate Financial Planning: A Guide for People Who Love Money But Hate Planning

Paperback | July 8, 2004

bySuzanne Olson

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The essentials of personal financial management in a painless, easy-to-follow format ". . . [this] site offers a light touch to a topic that can be bogged down in heavyhanded advice." --Investor's Business Daily Three in four Americans hate financial planning, calling it tedious,boring, intimidating, and confusing. I Hate Financial Planning speaks to these people with a refreshing attitude for straightening out their finances. Engaging and humorous, it provides investors with a welcome change of pace from the standard dry, serious tome as it gives them: Everything from essential information to witty, tongue-in-cheek tips Work sheets and checklists for busy readers Answers to some of the most common financial questions Practical tools for planning short- and long-term finances The truth behind numerous well-known-- and dangerously wrong--financial myths

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The essentials of personal financial management in a painless, easy-to-follow format ". . . [this] site offers a light touch to a topic that can be bogged down in heavyhanded advice." --Investor's Business Daily Three in four Americans hate financial planning, calling it tedious,boring, intimidating, and confusing. I Hate Financial Pla...

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Take control of your money no matter how much (or little) you have Planning your financial future isn't exactly a barrel of laughs. Then again, neither is going broke. And to avoid one, you just might have to do the other.I Hate Financial Planningtakes an entertaining approach to one of today's most seriously dull subjects. Packed with...

Suzanne Olson (Minneapolis, MN) is the editor and public face for ihatefinancialplanning.com, recently voted a top five financial advice website by the Wall Street Journal. With 40,000 registered subscribers, the site averages 6,000 hits a day and has been featured in national media including USA Today and Investor's Business Daily an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.06 × 5.9 × 0.83 inPublished:July 8, 2004Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments / ix

Introduction / xi

CHAPTER 1 / 1

“Plan ” Is a Four-Letter Word

CHAPTER 2 / 25

Do You Need a Kick in the Budget?

CHAPTER 3 / 43

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

CHAPTER 4 / 59

You Gotta Play This Numbers Game

CHAPTER 5 / 73

The Only Constant Is Change

CHAPTER 6 / 105

Home, Sweet Investment

CHAPTER 7 / 131

Saving for Retirement—And Other Never-Ending Jobs

CHAPTER 8 / 159

Past Performance Is No Guarantee of Future Results

CHAPTER 9 / 189

Sickness, Disaster, Death, and Other Fun Topics

CHAPTER 10 / 211

Lifestyles of the Ready and Willing

CHAPTER 11 / 233

Financial Insecurity

CHAPTER 12 / 249

What Makes You Do That Thing You Do?

Guide to Financial Jargon / 267

Index / 283