(Closed) Young, Fabulous and Broke (Suze Orman) great read for the young adult

posted 8 years ago in Money
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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 # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Someone posted about this yesterday- I really need to get to reading this!!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

ive not heard of the author but before we married i promised myself and my then Fiance 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!

goodluck!!!

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
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Busy bee

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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 Fiance made some serious mistakes in college with a credit card and his credit has greatly suffered. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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.

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