Wrapping your mind around your money -- Master your universe -- Freedom from debt -- The home dilemma -- Rest insured : solving the insurance rubik's cube -- The investment industry : friend and foe -- Don't fight the markets -- Putting your money to work -- Real retirement planning -- Life (and death) events -- Putting it all together -- Sources, support, and supplemental reading.
This book breaks financial planning and money management into bite-size pieces, and gives you advice you can act on immediately. Solin shows you how to: analyze your money problems and get motivated to solve them; get out of debt fast, and draw up a budget you can live on--and live with; blow off commission-driven advisers and take control of your financial future; buy the life and health insurance you need--and only what you need; invest so that your money works for you, not someone else. Whether your goal is to save money, get out of debt, make the right real estate move, cut college costs, retire early, or leave a legacy, this book shows you what to do and when to do it. And along the way, Solin points out pitfalls that cost you money while enriching banks, brokers, and lenders.--From publisher description.