"With over 70% of American workers living paycheck to paycheck, basic money management skills are needed desperately. This is a masterful work that guides us to discover our own money dysfunctions and takes us on a journey to healthy financial behaviors."
-Sally Hass, Employee Benefits Life Planning Manager, Weyerhaeuser Company
"This book combines solid knowledge of societal trends in personal finance with guidance on how to develop a sense of purpose about money and get financially fit for a lifetime. I heartily recommend it."
-Kelvin Boston, host Moneywise PBS Series and author of Who's Afraid To Be A Millionaire?
"The rules have changed on how to achieve the American Dream. What many of us consider a fundamental right will be out of reach unless we get smart and take action now. The authors get right to the point by helping readers define what they care most about and then set them on a path to achieving true financial well-being."
-Carol Anderson, President and CEO of Money Quotient, specialists in financial planning education
"The authors have looked at the current disastrous consumer model and envision a 'New' American Dream. They break the rules, set up a new framework for humanized finances, and challenge consumers to change the future by changing their habits, now."
-Dean Brassington, Financial Educator and U.S. Navy Quality of Life Program and Design Consultant
"The great merit of this book is that it reads like an engaging conversation. Given the mass of undigested financial information, everyone needs this discourse that helps to position and orient oneself in the money universe, and then act. It bridges the gap between a complicated world out there and one's personal and family orbit."
-Jurg Siegenthaler, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, American University
Based on extensive nationwide research conducted by the author and the Institute for Socio-Financial Studies about what people need to learn and do to become financially savvy, You and Your Money gives you the skills you need to be financially competent and self-sufficient...so you can make the right decisions about money-today, tomorrow, always!
You don't need to know everything about personal finance. You do need to know three things: where you stand today, what you can do now, and how to become more financially secure for the rest of your life.
This book helps you answer those three questions. It's easy, readable, practical, and quick.
It gives you simple, common-sense tools for achieving financial success...tools you can use in every part of your life, not just finance!
It brings together real stories from real people. People like you. People who know what they want, and just need to know how to get there.
CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONAL LIFE VALUES PROFILE: The book helps you develop your unique personal profile so you can better assess your own goals and know how to achieve them
GET SAVVY, AND FEEL MUCH MORE IN CONTROL: Easy, quick ways to take charge of your financial well-being
GROW YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT SYSTEM, STEP-BY-STEP: Learn to communicate about money-and find objective, honest help when you need it
PLAN YOUR FINANCES AROUND THE CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE: Plan for life transitions, prepare for disasters, and learn how to recover from financial setbacks
About the Authors xxi
PART I: MAINTAINING A POSITIVE OUTLOOK 1
Chapter 1: The Right Stuff 3
Chapter 2: The "New" American Dream 13
Chapter 3: How We Decide 25
Chapter 4: Your Life Values Profile 33
Chapter 5: Moving to Secure Money Management 51
Chapter 6: A Word About Fear 63
PART II: BEING ACTIVE IN FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 75
Chapter 7: Who's in Charge of Your Financial Well-Being? 77
Chapter 8: Becoming a Savvy Consumer 89
Chapter 9: Getting and Keeping Good Credit 103
Chapter 10: Staying Ahead of Scammers and Thieves 119
Chapter 11: Committing to a Savings Plan 133
PART III: BUILDING A FINANCIAL SUPPORT SYSTEM 145
Chapter 12: Communicating About Money-Count the Ways 147
Chapter 13: Tapping Into the Financial Marketplace 165
Chapter 14: Building Your Assets 181
Chapter 15: Choosing Housing Wisely 201
PART IV: COPING WELL WITH CHANGE AND LOSS 221
Chapter 16: Planning for Life Transitions 223
Chapter 17: Preparing for Disasters 239
Chapter 18: Recovering from Adversity 253
Chapter 19: Finding the Help You Need 265
Appendix: Personal Finance Education Internet Sites 277
Author: Lois A. Vitt
Number of Pages: 336
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publication Date: 13 Apr 2007
- 10% of the profits from this book will be donated under Our Sustainability Commitment.
- For the first and second quarter of the year, we will be donating to Morning Star Community Services CareNights programme. Learn how we work with partners here.
- We are committed to shipping your books using plastic-free packaging.
- Orders from Singapore above S$20 are eligible for free local next-day delivery services.
- All orders are packed and dispatched within 2-7 business days. Business days are Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).
- Vendor: Thryft Singapore
- ISBN: 9780131003101
- While we do our best to ensure the accuracy of cover images, ISBNs may at times be reused for different editions of the same title which may hence appear as a different cover.
Payment & Security
Your payment information is processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information.