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Learn how to live the life you want, not just the life you can afford in this highly engaging, step-by-step guide to winning at personal finance! Managing your money is like going to the dentist or standing in line at the DMV. Nobody wants to do it, but at some point, it's inevitable: you need to clean your teeth, renew your license, and manage your personal finances like a grown-up. Whether you're struggling to pay off student loan debt, ready to stop living paycheck to paycheck, or have finally accepted that your Beanie Baby collection will never pay off, tackling your finances may seem immensely intimidating. But it doesn't have to be. In fact, by approaching it as a game—or something that requires you to set clear goals, as well as face challenges you must "beat"—personal finance can not only be easy to understand, but it can also be fun! In Get Money, personal finance expert Kristin Wong shows you the exact steps to getting more money in your pocket without letting it rule your life. Through a series of challenges designed to boost your personal finance I.Q., interviews with other leading financial experts, and exercises tailored to help you achieve even your biggest goals, you'll learn valuable skills such as:
  • Building a budget that (gasp) actually works
  • Super-charging a debt payoff plan
  • How to strategically hack your credit score
  • Negotiating like a shark (or at least a piranha)
  • Side-hustling to speed up your money goals
  • Starting a lazy investment portfolio...and many more!
  • Simply put, with this gamified guide to personal finance, you'll no longer stress about understanding how your finances work—you'll finally "get" money.
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    Learn how to live the life you want, not just the life you can afford!
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    In Get Money, personal finance expert Kristin Wong shows you the exact steps to getting more money in your pocket without letting it rule your life. Through a series of challenges designed to boost your personal finance I.Q., interviews with other leading financial experts, and exercises tailored to help you achieve even your biggest goals, you'll learn valuable skills such as:
  • Building a budget that (gasp) actually works
  • Super-charging a debt payoff plan
  • How to strategically hack your credit score
  • Negotiating like a shark (or at least a piranha)
  • Side-hustling to speed up your money goals
  • Starting a lazy investment portfolio...and many more!

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          January 22, 2018
          Personal-finance writer Wong provides thorough if uninspired advice for college graduates entering the world of work and money—and for their worried parents. Having grown up broke, Wong speaks eloquently about how intricately a person’s financial and emotional life are interconnected; the emotions involved, and not just the finances, must be managed in order to make any progress. Many people, she writes, just don’t understand how money really works, which explains why so many Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Getting control over one’s money ups the motivation to save, get out of debt, and stick to a budget; to that end, she walks readers through the basics of setting financial goals and writing a budget, developing a frugal mind-set, figuring out the intricacies of credit and taxes, paying off debt, and investing retirement dollars. Wong shines in her encouraging direction to figure out financial priorities to accomplish personal goals, but the financial information itself is fairly stale in both style and execution. This combination results in a sturdy but overfamiliar approach to a much-covered subject.

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          February 1, 2018
          Wong, a frequent contributor to LifeHacker, the New York Times, and New York magazine, covers the basics of managing personal finances. Her book offers advice and recommendations, such as how to interpret financial jargon or investment options, using examples, anecdotes, and quotes from financial experts that illustrate how to put them into practice. As a fun twist, Wong gamifies the book by creating different stages of activities, assignments, and questions for readers to work through. For example, one assignment helps readers determine their money personality by reflecting on their socioeconomic background and how they grew up around money. Each chapter explores various topics, such as filing taxes, managing relationships concerning money, and negotiating for better pay. Well written in a tone that alternates between serious and humorous, Wong's timely, concise, and practical introduction is a quick and leisurely guide to modern financial literacy.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2018, American Library Association.)

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