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2.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to love this book, February 20, 2014
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kerrym1970 (Marlborough, MA) - See all my reviews
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I so wanted to love this book. I have read many books on personal finance over the past year and several of them affected me deeply... made me see things in a different way; gave me concrete ideas for how to do things better. I found this book to be mainly theory and rhetoric; Suze reminds us over and over again that the American Dream as we knew it simply doesn't exist anymore. She extols us time and again to "stand in our truth." She touches on the importance of having good life insurance, and on diversifying our investments. She agrees that we need to spend less, to budget better. But where was the class on actually budgeting better? On how to focus our efforts on effectively paying down our debt? She is emphatic on the concept of an 8-month emergency fund... how does one manage that if one doesn't know how to manage his or her money in the first place? If you are looking for concrete advice and ideas for real personal money management, especially if you are... Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginning money managers, July 20, 2017
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This review is from: The Money Class: How to Stand in Your Truth and Create the Future You Deserve (Paperback)
Purchased this for my mom. A lot of good information in here for the beginner money manager. Good information for all phases of life from good money habits to instill in kids to things to do in retirement. I listened to the audiobook and I found some good novel information as well as some good reminders of things I had already come across in other books. The information in here is not going to be groundbreaking if you have already read several other money management books. I think there is more information here on navigating personal relationships and habits than other books but again not ground breaking just more common sense. But I do recommend it for people who are newer to managing money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great advice that works, July 2, 2017
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While I unknowingly had been following her advice, I feel comfortable and ready to retire when the time comes. I learned a lot about what to think about in retirement, though I am not convinced long term care insurance is worth going into. Everyone can learn something from her awesome book.
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