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Financial Tips from Jean Chatzky's "Money Rules"

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Today's mom is not afraid to talk about money. Although a lot of us aren't financially savvy, we are more willing to learn and better educate ourselves about the intricacies of money. As a mom of two, I haven't always been savvy about money - making both good and very bad choices. I've finally gotten out of the credit card slump and student loan hump, where I now want to become aware of spending power as well as as becoming more conscious of saving. Since I am not naturally financially savvy, I rely on the help of gurus like Jean Chatzky, a financial editor and author, who recently released an informative and lightweight book, Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Securityto provide consumers with the tips and advice to achieve true financial happiness and success.

A simple, yet profound manifesto on money, this powerful book contains over 90 wealth-building rules including meaningful tidbits like "Date your stocks; don't marry them," "More money won't always make you more happy," "If you can't explain it, don't invest in it" or my favorite, "To spend less, carry Benjamins, not Jacksons." Getting right to the point, Jean makes learning about money, smart, fun and entertaining through her modern set of rules that helped me understand money without the complicated filler that I usually associated it with.

I also loved that the book for Jean's warm and witty tones that included a fun Dos and Don'ts section as it speaks to the "new normal" that so many Americans are dealing with today. A book that is both simple and concise, I really appreciated how entertaining and informative this book was - making it perfect for moms who want to become more conscious about spending, saving and gaining the knowledge to becoming more financially independent.

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