The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money

The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money

Thirteen Ways to Right your Financial Wrongs

Book - 2019
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"Do you have a 'friend' who is super smart, has a great career, holds a graduate degree, has even saved a chunk of money for retirement, but who keeps making the same dumb mistakes when it comes to money? Is this 'friend' you? After decades working as a Wall Street trader, investment adviser, and money expert for CBS, Jill Schlesinger reveals thirteen costly mistakes you're probably making right now with your money without even knowing it. Drawing on heartfelt personal stories (yes, money experts screw up, too), Schlesinger argues that it's not lack of smarts that causes even the brightest, most accomplished people among us to behave like financial dumb-asses, but simple emotional blind spots. By breaking bad habits and following Jill's pragmatic and accessible rules for managing your finances, you can save tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention avoid countless sleepless nights. Practical, no-nonsense, and often counterintuitive, The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money tells you what you really need to hear about retirement, college financing, insurance, real estate, and more. It might just be the smartest investment you make all year." -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780525622178
0525622179
Branch Call Number: 332.024 Sc
Characteristics: xx, 257 pages ; 24 cm

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VaughanPLDaniela Mar 19, 2019

This was probably the first personal finance book that didn't put me to sleep! Jill Schlesinger is a wonderful writer who touches on some important financial principles that are often missed by the smartest and wealthiest of us. From mitigating risk to protecting your identity and planning for the care of your aging parents, Schlessinger hits on all the relevant money issues we face today. I learned many valuable strategies while reading the true and often tragic stories of those who made relatively common but financially disastrous errors. A must read for those at any life stage! Sidenote: the content is best suited to an American audience, but the information is still vital to Canadian readers.

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