Accidental personal-finance expert.
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J.D. Roth is an accidental personal-finance expert--a regular guy who found himself deep in debt. After deciding to turn his life around, he read everything he could about money and finance. In 2006, he started the award-winning website Get Rich Slowly, which Money Magazine named the Web's most inspiring personal-finance blog. Over the past four years, Get Rich Slowly has grown into an active community where thousands of readers a month share ideas on how to improve their financial lives. J.D. lives with his wife and four cats in a hundred-year-old house in Portland, Oregon.
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Take the Pain Out of Saving Money
"A book that everyone should have on hand."
"This really is the book I wish Id read, (and kept to refer to) when I was twenty years old and in my first adult job. (Administrative Assistant at a marketing firm in New York City.) Luckily, its still a valuable resource when a gal is working her way through her early forties."
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"...The author doesn't claim to have all the answers: throughout the easy-to-read book there are notes about websites and other books for further reading."
"...a comprehensive book filled with practical advice.
"Your Money: The Missing Manual offers sensible advice for getting the most from your money. "
"Your Money: The Missing Manual is a must read. Everyone will walk away with a few tips that they can apply to your life and save some money in the process."
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"If you need a book on personal finance, Your Money: The Missing Manual is a solid choice. It gets all the important stuff right, and does a great job of distinguishing between that stuff (that you have to get right) and the peripheral stuff (that you can do any of several different ways, as long as you do it)."
"If youve read personal finance advice and never found it very approachable or relatable, Your Money: The Missing Manual is a great solution to that problem."
"...this is a solid 9/10 and recommended."
"...this book is a great consolidation of financial common sense wisdom that will benefit even the most accomplished financial novice."
"All I can say is, where has this book been all my life!...I receive many books that after I read, I give away, I can honestly say that this is one book that I will be keeping for myself. Also, I know this is a book that if one in which I will read over and over and use as a reference guide as I get older."
"Your Money: The Missing Manual is not a cutesy quick-fix for those of you with the 'McDonalds Mentality.'
If you're looking for something like that, keep looking. But if you're looking for a real manual, a text book if you will, on money management, spending habits, and the psychological insight needed to understand why we do some of the dunderheaded things we do, this could be your ticket. Your Money The Missing Manual can show you how to get out of debt and to truly understand what makes you, personally, tick. You will learn how to manage your resources so that you can pursue the things/activities that make you truly happy."
"J. D. Roth's book is a much-needed dose of reality in the world of personal finance, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone looking to "clean house" when it comes to their financial affairs."
"It's a good book to have around, and to get in the habit of reading frequently."
"Your Money: The Missing Manual a good, basic manual on learning how to manage your money in such a way that it doesn't consume you. "
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