Book Title:

Get A Financial Life: Personal Finance In Your Twenties And Thirties (Paperback)
by Beth Kobliner (Author)

Editorial Reviews:

Book Description

If you’re like most people, you want to get your financial life in order but don’t know where to begin. Since its first publication in 1996, Get a Financial Life has helped thousands of people get out of debt, start saving, and begin investing. This updated edition – expanded for the Internet age – includes the latest information on how to:

  • Use the Web to find the best auto loans, mortgages, and credit cards
  • Invest in the stock market wisely and painlessly
  • Refinance your high-rate debt – and avoid hidden fees and traps
  • Take advantage of the latest tax breaks – including deductions for student loans
  • Build a serious nest egg with long-term savings plans like the new Roth IRAs

You will also find classic, easy-to-understand advice on money basics – everything from 401(k)s to car leases, from credit reports to life insurance, from buying the right mutual funds to buying a home of your own. Whether you earn $20,000 or $200,000, Get a Financial Life will help you navigate the new world of personal finance.

Midwest Book Review

Written specifically for people in their 20s and 30s and who don’t feel like they are in control of their financial life, Beth Kobliner has written one of the best personal finance books currently available.

Get A Financial Life shows anyone how to manage money and make it grow. It teaches how to refinance high-rate credit cards and student loans; invest in the right mutual funds; find low-cost auto loans and mortgages; make the most of tax deductions; and use tax-advantaged savings plans to build a serious nest egg towards eventual retirement – especially when Social Security is under heavy stress by the time the 20 & 30 year olds are entering their retirement years.

Get A Financial Life is “must” reading for young adults – and has a lot of solid information for the 40 and over crowd as well!


A complete guide to finance for young people in their twenties and thirties provides easy-to-understand explanations of such financial basics as mutual funds, credit cards, medical insurance, debt, housing, and more. 50,000 first printing.

From the Publisher, Simon & Schuster

If you’re like most people in their twenties and thirties, you don’t feel like you’re in control of your financial life. But if you want to take full advantage of the best financial opportunities, it’s important that you get started right away. Get a Financial Life shows you how to manage your money and make it grow. In it you will learn how to:

  • Refinance your high-rate credit cards and student loans
  • Start investing in the right mutual funds
  • Find low-cost auto loans and mortgages
  • Make the most of tax deductions you never knew existed
  • Use tax-advantaged savings plans to build a serious nest egg

From 401(k)s to health insurance to stocks and bonds, this book focuses exclusively on what you really need to know at this stage in your financial life. Whether you earn $15,000 or $150,000, whether you’re single or married, whether you’re financially inclined or financially challenged, this book will let you manage your money with the smallest possible investment of time and effort.