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Your Money: The Missing Manual

Your Money: The Missing Manual

By J.D. Roth

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Chapter 1: It's More Important to Be Happy Than to Be Rich

Websites and Articles:

How Money Affects Happiness

It's Not About the Money


Chapter 2: The Road to Wealth is Paved with Goals

Websites and Articles

The Road to Success

Tools and Resources to Help You Achieve Your Goals

Coping with Mistakes and Setbacks


Chapter 3: "Budget" Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Websites and Articles

Building a Budget That Works

Sticking to a Budget

Automating Your Budget


Chapter 4: Defeating Debt

Websites and Articles

The Power of Positive Cash Flow

The Basics of Debt Reduction

  • Get Rich Slowly "A Rough Guide to Repaying Student Loans" article
  • Smart Money "Digging Out of Medical Debt" article
  • Get Rich Slowly "Best High-Yield Money Market & High-Interest Savings Account Rates" article
  • Vertex debt-reduction calculator
  • Vertex video demo on debt-reduction calculator
  • Curbing Compulsive Spending


    Chapter 5: The Magic of Thinking Small

    Websites and Articles

    Frugal Tactics Anyone Can Use

    Phone company discounts

    The Tyranny of Stuff


    Chapter 6: How to Make More Money

    Websites and Articles

    Working for Others

    Working for Yourself

    Other Ways to Make Money


    Chapter 7: Banking for Fun and Profit

    Websites and Articles

    Choosing a Bank

  • Community development banks
  • Credit union locator
  • Shared-branch banking
  • FDIC
  • BauerFinancial star ratings
  • BankRate Safe & Sound ratings
  • Ally Bank
  • Capital One
  • Citibank
  • EverBank
  • HSBC Direct
  • ING Direct
  • MoneyRates
  • BankRate
  • Get Rich Slowly "Online Banking: 13 Choices for Higher Interest and Increased Security" article
  • USAA
  • Finding Accounts That Meet Your Needs

    Making the Most of Your Accounts


    Chapter 8: Using Credit Wisely

    Websites and Articles

    Credit Cards

    Your Credit Report

    Your Credit Score


    Chapter 9: Sweating the Big Stuff

    Websites and Articles

    Buying a Car

    Finding Deals on Vacation and Travel


    Chapter 10: House and Home

    Websites and Articles

    The Eternal Question: Rent or Buy?

    Buying a Home

    Owning a Home


    Chapter 11: Death and Taxes

    Websites and Articles

    An Introduction to Insurance

    What You Need to Know About Taxes

    A Brief Overview of Estate Planning


    Chapter 12: An Intro to Personal Investing

    Websites and Articles

    Why Invest?

    The Tools of Investing

    Being on Your Best Behavior

    Common-Sense Investing


  • The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
  • Den of Thieves by James B. Stewart
  • The Four Pillars of Investing by William Bernstein
  • How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street by Allan Roth
  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John Bogle
  • The New Coffeehouse Investor by Bill Schultheis
  • Personal Investing: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
  • The Random Walk Guide to Investing by Burton Malkiel
  • Stocks for the Long Run by Jeremy Siegel
  • Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investing by David Swensen
  • Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes (and How to Correct Them) by Gary Belsky and Thomas Gilovich
  • Your Money and Your Brain by Jason Zweig
  • Chapter 13: Retirement: The Final Frontier

    Websites and Articles

    Figuring Out How Much to Save

    Why You Should Start Saving Today