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Finally a financial book that I understand.
on February 18, 2013
Financial planning is something that we tend to avoid until it is too late. However this easy to read book brought it all into perspective for me. This book is written on a level that everyone can understand and relate to including the youth, middle age, about to retire and those already retired. I like that Diane encourages financial planning at an early age. However if you missed that opportunity in your life she takes you through the steps to start your financial future at any point in your life.
There were two things in the book that stood out for this reader. I had to face the cold hard facts of writing down everything that I spend in the "cash flow statement". What a reality shock. I know I know; we are always told to do this but this book actually encouraged me to write it down as the example provided included items that I would normally forget. I also found the estate planning chapter of special interest as it is a part of lives that we keep putting off to another day. As I read the chapter I actually found myself quite relived that I am dealing with my estate now and not leaving an "estate mystery" for my children.
There are lots of examples, charts and common sense information. I will be using this book a lot as a reference to help me understand my financial future.