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Title:
Everything you know about money is wrong : overcome the financial myths keeping you from the life you want
Author:
Ramsey, Karen.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : ReaganBooks, 1999.
Physical Description:
xvi, 205 pages ; 19 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780060392734
Format :
Book

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If only I had more money, I'd be happy. I have to pay off my mortgage as soon as I can. I can't go on vacation because I can't afford it. My kids need the "latest thing," brand new. I'll have the life I want later.Any of these sound familiar?Of course they do--they're notions that are so well established in our minds, they feel like common sense. But they're all wrong.For most of us, money is a taboo subject rarely discussed with our friends, family, or significant others. We think everyone else knows more about this important subject than we do -- so like sex, we joke about it and avoid dealing with it. Our lack of knowledge leads to faulty ideas that drive our lifestyle decisions -- often in the wrong direction.Now, Karen Ramsey, an experienced, fee-only certified financial planner, shatters those myths and shows anyone how to take control of their finances and realize their dreams. Divided into two parts," Everything You Know about Money Is Wrong" begins by exploding our twenty-one biggest money myths. Do you think you should pay off your mortgage as soon as possible? Do you have to save, no matter what? Do you think that it's mandatory to fund your children's college tuition? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you need the insights and wisdom Ramsey delivers, using examples from her clients' own lives.In part two, Ramsey outlines her proven, easy-to-follow personal spending plan that will help you get your financial li


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Part I The Money Myths
Myth #1 More Money Will Make Me Happierp. 1
Myth #2 I Can't Talk About Moneyp. 6
Myth #3 I Don't Like My Job but I Can't Afford to Leave Itp. 16
Myth #4 I Can't Buy or Do Something because I Don't Have the Moneyp. 23
Myth #5 I Have to Pay for My Kids' College Educationp. 29
Myth #6 I Should Buy a Home because It's a Great Investmentp. 38
Myth #6 I Should Buy a Home because It's a Great Investmentp. 38
Myth #7 I Won't Have "Made It" until I Buy a Homep. 45
Myth #8 I Should Pay Off My Mortgage Earlyp. 51
Myth #9 I Must Buy the Very Best for My Childp. 55
Myth #10 I Can't Say No to My Kidsp. 61
Myth #11 My Financial Problems Are the Fault of My Significant Otherp. 71
Myth #12 I Don't Have to Worry About Money Issues--My Partner Takes Care of Thatp. 79
Myth #13 When I Buy Expensive Gifts It Shows I Love That Person Morep. 86
Myth #14 I Have to Fully Fund My Retirement Plan Every Yearp. 93
Myth #15 I Will Retire at Age Sixty-Fivep. 100
Myth #16 I Have to Buy the Latest Upgradep. 113
Myth #17 I Can Plan for Retirement Laterp. 120
Myth #18 I Have to Save, Save, Save!p. 125
Myth #19 It Is Selfish to Spend Money on Myselfp. 130
Myth #20 I Can't Charge What I'm Worthp. 137
Myth #21 I Will Be Satisfied Laterp. 146
Part II How to Create Your Own Personal Spending Plan
Introductionp. 157
Chapter 22 Budgets Don't Work--Just the Facts, Pleasep. 159
Chapter 23 Goal Setting--Passions Includedp. 169
Chapter 24 Putting It All Togetherp. 176
Chapter 25 Where to Go from Herep. 185
Acknowledgmentsp. 189
Appendixp. 191
Also Available from the Authorp. 198
Indexp. 199

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