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The dumb things smart people do with their money : thirteen ways to right your financial wrongs / Jill Schlesinger.

Schlesinger, Jill, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9780525622178
  • Physical Description: 257 pages : 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library 332.024 SCHLESI 34510011075866 Non-Fiction Available -

Content descriptions

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Formatted Contents Note:
You buy financial products that you don't understand -- You take financial advice from the wrong people -- You make money more important than it is -- You take on too much college debt -- You buy a house when you should rent -- You take on too much risk -- You fail to protect your identity -- You indulge too much during your early retirement years -- You saddle your kids with your own money issues -- You don't plan for the care of your aging parents -- You buy the wrong kinds of insurance, or none at all -- You don't have a will -- You try to "time" the market -- Appendix: Thirteen smart things smart people should do.
Summary, etc.:
"Do you have a "friend" who is super smart, has a great career, holds a graduate degree, has even saved a chunk of money for retirement, but who keeps making the same dumb mistakes when it comes to money? Is this "friend" you? After decades working as a Wall Street trader, investment adviser, and money expert for CBS, Jill Schlesinger reveals thirteen costly mistakes you're probably making right now with your money without even knowing it. Drawing on heartfelt personal stories (yes, money experts screw up, too), Schlesinger argues that it's not lack of smarts that causes even the brightest, most accomplished people among us to behave like financial dumb-asses, but simple emotional blind spots. By breaking bad habits and following Jill's pragmatic and accessible rules for managing your finances, you can save tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention avoid countless sleepless nights. Practical, no-nonsense, and often counterintuitive, The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money tells you what you really need to hear about retirement, college financing, insurance, real estate, and more. It might just be the smartest investment you make all year"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    The CBS News business analyst explores the common mistakes that intelligent people make with money, drawing on heartfelt stories to identify psychological blind spots that contribute to personal finance difficulties.
  • Baker & Taylor
    The Emmy Award-nominated CBX News business analyst and host of Jill on Money explores the common mistakes that intelligent people make with money, drawing on heartfelt stories to identify psychological blind spots that contribute to personal-finance difficulties.
  • Baker & Taylor
    "Do you have a "friend" who is super smart, has a great career, holds a graduate degree, has even saved a chunk of money for retirement, but who keeps making the same dumb mistakes when it comes to money? Is this "friend" you? After decades working as a Wall Street trader, investment adviser, and money expert for CBS, Jill Schlesinger reveals thirteen costly mistakes you're probably making right now with your money without even knowing it. Drawing on heartfelt personal stories (yes, money experts screw up, too), Schlesinger argues that it's not lack of smarts that causes even the brightest, most accomplished people among us to behave like financial dumb-asses, but simple emotional blind spots. By breaking bad habits and following Jill's pragmatic and accessible rules for managing your finances, you can save tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention avoid countless sleepless nights. Practical, no-nonsense, and often counterintuitive, The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money tellsyou what you really need to hear about retirement, college financing, insurance, real estate, and more. It might just be the smartest investment you make all year"--
  • Random House, Inc.
    You&;re smart. So don&;t be dumb about money. Pinpoint your biggest money blind spots and take control of your finances with these tools from CBS News Business Analyst and host of the nationally syndicated radio show Jill on Money, Jill Schlesinger.
     
     &;A must-read . . . This straightforward and pleasingly opinionated book may persuade more of us to think about financial planning.&;&;Financial Times
     
    Hey you . . . you saw the title. You get the deal. You&;re smart. You&;ve made a few dollars. You&;ve done what the financial books and websites tell you to do. So why isn&;t it working? Maybe emotions and expectations are getting in the way of good sense&;or you&;re paying attention to the wrong people. If you&;ve started counting your lattes, for god&;s sake, just stop. Read this book instead.
     
    After decades of working as a Wall Street trader, investment adviser, and money expert for CBS News, Jill Schlesinger reveals thirteen costly mistakes you may be making right now with your money. Drawing on personal stories and a hefty dose of humor, Schlesinger argues that even the brightest people can behave like financial dumb-asses because of emotional blind spots. 
     
    So if you&;ve saved for college for your kids before saving for retirement, or you&;ve avoided drafting a will, this is the book for you. By following Schlesinger&;s rules about retirement, college financing, insurance, real estate, and more, you can save money and avoid countless sleepless nights. It could be the smartest investment you make all year.

    Praise for The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money

    &;Common sense is not always common, especially when it comes to managing your money. Consider Jill Schlesinger&;s book your guide to all the things you should know about money but were never taught. After reading it, you&;ll be smarter, wiser, and maybe even wealthier.&;&;Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle and The $100 Startup

    &;A must-read, whether you&;re digging yourself out of a financial hole or stacking up savings for the future, The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money is a personal finance gold mine loaded with smart financial nuggets delivered in Schlesinger&;s straight-talking, judgment-free style.&;&;Beth Kobliner, author of Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You&;re Not) and Get a Financial Life
Subject: Finance, Personal

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