Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery
Hey all….I just bought this book after following my mother’s advice to do so. She is all about Suze Orman and is always praising her advice and telling me what I should be doing with my finances so I don’t end up in the same situation she did. I am not broke per say, but I do have credit card debt, student loans, and a car loan. I know I don’t handle my money in the most responsible way and that I can at times be frivolous in my spending habits. I have a resolution this year to get ahead with my finances and start saving when I want to be spending. Has anyone else read this book? Have you found it useful? What were the toughest obstacles?
Another plus, there is even a section on combining finances after marriage!
Post # 3
I read this book a couple of years ago and LOVED it! She writes in such an easy-to-understand way. Everything she said made sense, without being complicated with confusing terms, etc.
It helped me be aware of what I could face later on, with car payments, mortgages, etc.
I definitely recommend to anyone who’s looking for startint-out financial advice.
Post # 4
I have that book too! I didn’t love ALL of the advice in it… but I think generally it had very good advice. 🙂
Post # 5
I just checked this book out of the library and am looking forward to some new tips!
A a newlywed/new grad with a husband in grad school living in Southern California, it feels like debt is the least of our problems…money is tight, it’s hard to plan for the future.
but it’s helpful to incorporate advice from several sources in a way that makes sense for your situation!
Post # 6
I’ll give it a chance because of this bee recommendation – otherwise, I really cannot stand her when i see her on tv.
Post # 7
I’ll have to give this a try!
@ Krissycake, ditto.. I used to watch her alll the time, now I’m just sick of her
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery
I know about what you say regarding her show…I never knew why my Mom was all about her. But, after getting started with the book I can see that there are a lot of good points in there and that if you follow them you should see success on some level.
Post # 9
Thanks! I am borrowing this book from the library this week. We are trying to figure out how to manage all our accounts. We each have our own checking/savings/credit card, and we share a joint checking/savings for wedding expenses. We’ll be keeping the joint accounts after the wedding for our joint expenses, but we haven’t fully figured out everything else yet such as joint credit cards, which expenses will come from where, which deposits go where, and how will our taxes be affected. We both work one job each, but I also run a (small) online business as a Sole Proprietor.
Post # 10
Someone posted about this yesterday- I really need to get to reading this!!
Post # 11
ive not heard of the author but before we married i promised myself and my then FI that i would get rid of my CC debt ($28K-yikes!) and i did it within a year and it was such an amazing moment to feel finanically free of debt that i hope you ladies get there soon!
Post # 12
Oh, the book was ready for pickup yesterday so I swung by the library. Started flipping through it this morning.. as someone who has never read a book on finances before, I’d say this book is pretty useful. Finally learned something new about FICO scores and whatnot. Should be pretty useful.
Post # 13
I think I’m gonna be ordering this book – it seems like a good read. Even though I work at bank and constantly suggest to people what they should be doing with their finances – sometimes my own just need a ton of work!
Post # 14
I bought this book right after I graduated college. I loved it! It really helped me get on track and understand how to build credit, etc. I lent it to a coworker and never saw it again which is quite sad. I’m free of debt and we are saving towards a house. My only issue now is that my FI made some serious mistakes in college with a credit card and his credit has greatly suffered.
Post # 15
I just picked this book up from the library – and I read the whole thing in one day!!! I love Suze Orman. I also picked up her other book “Women and Money”. Some of the stuff is a bit differerent for Canada (for example, we don’t have 401(k)s or IRAs, just RRSPs). I also have to look into pensions, since working as a nurse in Canada is a unionized job, you get pensions instead of RRSP matching by your employer! Overall a fantastic read, especially the sections about mortgages and combining you finances after marriage.