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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Gail!,
This review is from: Money Rules (Paperback)First purchased this book on my iPhone but after reading it I realized I wanted a copy of it as well! Awesome easy read with tons of info. Gail is on top with this one!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very easy read, some great tips ("Rules"),
This review is from: Money Rules (Paperback)Who doesn't love Gail? The brevity of each chapter is fantastic for the modern era of blogs and internet attention spans, while Gail's sharp no nonsense writing/wit fit this style very well. I found the tips to be very well done.
My only complaint would be that in a few instances I found her removing the personal from personal finance, and saying that some rules apply to "everyone" when they clearly don't (eg Not "everyone" needs a 6 month emergency fund sitting in a 100% liquid high interest savings account earning 1% interest after tax when inflation is at 2%+; most people do, but many do not). This over generalizing is a common problem in the personal finance world, and she's less guilty of it than most of them, so still 4 stars.
A great read for anyone interested in improving their finances.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of good information,
This review is from: Money Rules (Paperback)I received this book as a gift. I am a big Gail fan, and have found useful material in all of her books. This latest book presents a lot of topics which most people (especially Canadians) can relate to, no matter their income or personal situation in life.
Long-time fans will feel a sense of déjà vu because some of the book's material has already been introduced on her blog and pod casts, however it's information that is worth preserving and makes for a good book. She has put effort into refining certain topics and writing them in a way that make them easier to digest. The chapter arrangement is random so if you take turns reading aloud with a friend, you can take time to stop and discuss ideas, then pick up the book later, without feeling like the flow of the book got interrupted.
What I enjoy about Gail's writing is that she does not shy away from plain truths, her topics range from basic steps to the more advanced, and she has a gift for explaining more complicated ideas (see umbrella analogy).
PS: the paper back edition has a nice embossed cover if you care about that sort of thing.
5.0 out of 5 stars A staple for every home.,
This review is from: Money Rules (Paperback)Wish this book had been around when I graduated from high school, instead of coming around after I divorced. Divorced a money moron too! A fabulous guide to money in middle life for everyone :)
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent financial help for real life,
This review is from: Money Rules (Paperback)This book is a wonderful compilation of easy-to-understand, no-nonsense tips for managing your money. It's like having a money-savvy best friend holding your hand to walk you through all areas of personal finance, with a generous helping of I-know-you-can-do-it / stop-lying-to-yourself / what-do-you-really-want-from-your-life.
The 'rules' are arranged in a perfect order that never leaves you feeling overwhelmed. With only one or two pages per rule, it's very easy to pick up where you left off (if, like me, you have to read it in small spurts).
I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to figure life out, wanting to live the best life possible and unsure where to start, or trying to get their personal finances just a little better organized.
5.0 out of 5 stars So true,
This review is from: Money Rules: Rule Your Money, Or Your Money Will Rule You (Kindle Edition)I would recommend this book to those people out there who are clueless about personal finance. I was glad to realize that I am already following a lot of those rules. I'll admit that I am learning a few things ( not done reading it). Great Job Gail!!
4.0 out of 5 stars Short Summaries,
This review is from: Money Rules (Paperback)great book. Love the short summaries
This book is easy to read and remember all the rule Gail talks about
5.0 out of 5 stars Confessions of a money moron,
This review is from: Money Rules: Rule Your Money, Or Your Money Will Rule You (Kindle Edition)Self-diagnosed as a money moron, I am using this book to bring balance back into my relationship so my wife doesn't have the stress of my bad habits.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be called money for dummies,
This review is from: Money Rules (Paperback)I bought this book for my 22 year old daughter. I thought I knew everything but it seems I didn't. It was a quick read as well there is a very good index which you can refer to if you need to reread a section. Gail makes learning about a serious subject funny. Great for all ages. Recommended Gail tells it like it is.
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Money Rules by Gail Vaz-oxlade (Paperback - Dec 6 2012)
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