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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,246 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Suze Orman Narrator: Suze Orman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2004 ISBN: 9780786553334
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The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke is financial expert Suze Orman's answer to a generation's cry for help. They're called "Generation Debt" and "Generation Broke" by the media — people in their twenties and thirties who graduate college with a mountain of student loan debt and are stuck with one of the weakest job markets in recent history. The goals of their parents' generation — buy a house, support a family, send kids to college, retire in style — seem absurdly, depressingly out of reach. They live off their credit cards, may or may not have health insurance, and come up so far short at the end of the month that the idea of saving money is a joke. This generation has it tough, without a doubt, but they're also painfully aware of the urgent need to take matters into their own hands.

The Money Book was written to address the specific financial reality that faces young people today and offers a set of real, not impossible solutions to the problems at hand and the problems ahead. Concisely, pragmatically, and without a whiff of condescension, Suze Orman tells her young, fabulous & broke readers precisely what actions to take and why. Throughout these pages, there are icons that direct readers to a special YF&B domain on Suze's website that offers more specialized information, forms, and interactive tools that further customize the information in the book. Her advice at times bucks conventional wisdom (did she just say use your credit card?) and may even seem counter-intuitive (pay into a retirement fund even though your credit card debt is killing you?), but it's her honesty, understanding, and uncanny ability to anticipate the needs of her readers that has made her the most trusted financial expert of her day.

Over the course of ten chapters that can be consulted methodically, step-by-step or on a strictly need-to-know basis, Suze takes the reader past broke to a secure place where they'll never have to worry about revisiting broke again. And she begins the journey with a bit of overwhelmingly good news (yes, there really is good news): Young people have the greatest asset of all on their side — time.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie | 2/19/2014

    " This was a great book, it probably would have helped me out more to have read it when I was just out of high school before I experienced most of the topics first hand with Rhett. Great info. and tips. I would recommend it to young'ins. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Bell | 2/18/2014

    " I absolutely disagree with her on credit card usage. However, I'm probably not as young and fabulous as the target market for this book. I did really like the chapters on investing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 2/3/2014

    " I first read it in 2005 and it's been a reference book for me ever since. It's very easy to read and understand, but sometimes you just need someone to spell it out to you simply in order to motivate you to change your habits. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maura | 1/22/2014

    " Prior to reading this book, I had no idea what my FISCO was or how to improve it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Autumn | 1/19/2014

    " This book helped me avoid debt and plan for the future! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron | 1/7/2014

    " Fantastic first book on finance! It explains everything you need to know about how to handle your finances when you're in the 20s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 candy | 1/4/2014

    " she gives it to you straight...a money plan...we all need one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bmelchior | 12/22/2013

    " Very, very quick read. Everything's in plain english and covers everything you need to know whether you have a mountain of debt and little-to-know income or if you're heading in the right direction, income's on the rise and just need that extra reassurance and advice "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacie | 12/15/2013

    " Most of it was information I had gathered from watching her show so hard for me to critique it... Really good info if you don't know much about personal finance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Armella | 12/2/2013

    " Suze annoys me on television most of the time, but after reading this book, I want to be exactly like her. Well her financial savviness that is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennie | 11/10/2013

    " I read this book when we were in the process of purchasing our first home and it was so helpful! I also loved the style of the book; concise and easy to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 10/8/2013

    " Great, practical read. Now if I only had the patience to follow through with her tips... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristine | 9/8/2013

    " I go back to this book every few weeks to keep myself in check and I love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlene | 2/2/2013

    " I don't really know much about finances and what I liked about the book was that it was simple. Other finance books are full of so much jargon that I don't understand any of it. This book I read and understood and was able to apply some of the strategies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristie | 12/19/2012

    " Learned a lot about basic money management...very logical and applicable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 7/8/2012

    " Great book for beginners in personal financial management. If you have experience in finance or already have a solid foundation with handling your (financial) sh*t then this book may not be up to your speed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/15/2012

    " This was a neat book. Suze seems a little more understanding then she usually is about how real people live. She doesn't tell you not to use credit cards, etc. but instead tells how to use them wisely, etc. There are also chapters about house buying and other topics. Neat book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/11/2012

    " Goddess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 8/22/2011

    " I am reading this slowly but surely. Good advice and great for young people to read, seriously. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthfatty | 7/31/2011

    " What I learned from Suze Orman's The Money Book for the Young Fabulous and Broke was that I am not so broke it was. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Akira Olivia Kumamoto | 5/25/2011

    " My aunt got it for me when I turned 18... didn't contain anything I didn't already know. Money management for dummies I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C.liddelle.a | 5/1/2011

    " READ IT! Even if you think you're good with money, you could use a lot of help. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 4/29/2011

    " My mom bought this for me back in 2007 when she found it at a library sale. What she doesn't know is thata is definitely gave me great advice to help pay off credit card debt. Thank you mom! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erin | 3/20/2011

    " This book is for those who are very broke. I feel more fabulous after reading it, but didn't get as much out of it as I would have liked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 3/13/2011

    " This book has great financial advice all over the board for young adults. It really helped me to understand how to make the most out of my money "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 3/8/2011

    " Clear, concise, and relatable, I loved how this book offered a wide variety of financial situations, and easy-to-understand solutions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/28/2011

    " She has some awesome advice. Loved reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/16/2011

    " Suze Orman has put together an engaging, easy to read financial manual with great advice for the 'young and fabulous'. I really liked this book and am working on applying it to my often less than fabulous finances. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Morgan | 12/16/2010

    " Some valuable information, but allows too much reliance on credit for my comfort. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 12/11/2010

    " Everyone should read this book. In fact, it should be a required read for freshmen in college. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 10/12/2010

    " livin' that fatabulous life without the ghetto... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 9/25/2010

    " Book has great advice. I like to keep it as a reference and I recommend it to others. Personal finance can be really boring, but the personal stories/examples make it understandable and easy to relate to. "

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About the Author
Author Suze Orman

Suze Orman was aptly named a “one-woman financial advice powerhouse” by USA Today. In addition to hosting the Emmy-winning Suze Orman Show, she has distinguished herself in the financial media world as a columnist, producer, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and a contributing editor to O, The Oprah Magazine. She has twice been named one of Time magazine’s most influential people, as well as receiving numerous humanitarian awards.