Most of us have questions about money. How can I build my credit? What can I do to pay for college? What should I look for in a financial advisor? Some of us may even feel as though the questions we have about money are a little stupid.
Liz Pulliam Weston, one of the foremost experts on money, and a popular personal finance columnist, believes that there are no dumb questions about money. Indeed, she tackles some of the most common questions about money — and provides practical answers to them — in her latest book, There Are No Dumb Questions About Money .
This latest book from Liz is actually a collection of some of her Q&A columns. If you have a question about how to manage money more effectively, chances are that you can find the answer in this book.
Preparing for Life Events
There Are No Dumb Questions About Money starts with the basics, and then follows probable life events. Liz has organized this resource in a way that makes sense, and helps you tackle your questions one personal finance topic at a time. She starts with setting financial priorities, and then moves on to talk about defeating debt and building your credit.
I also like how she includes some of her best Q&A columns on questions dealing with relationships and money. It’s important to remember that relationships affect money — and that money affects relationships. Liz includes a chapter on couples and money, as well as a helpful chapter on other family money issues, from handouts for adult children to resolving inheritance issues between siblings.
Other topics covered by No Dumb Questions include investing for retirement, protecting your assets with insurance, reducing the chances of identity theft, buying a home, paying for college, finding a trustworthy money manager, and the basics of estate planning. Nearly every major decision you are likely to encounter in your life is represented in this book.
As always, Liz’s advice is delivered in a straightforward, engaging manner. Her answers are practical and achievable. Not only do you gain valuable advice, but you also learn the “why” behind the suggestions, as well as the “how” when it comes to actually applying what you have learned.
Lay a Solid Financial Foundation
While this book may not answer all of your questions about the more complex aspects of finances, it is a great resource for laying a solid financial foundation, and getting a good start. If you are looking for straightforward advice and help, There Are No Dumb Questions About Money can help you get on the right track with your finances.
The book is designed to help you get on the right track with your money, from starting out be establishing what you want your money to do for you, to executing the plans you have to make the most of your finances.
If you are looking for practical advice to help you manage your money — and then find someone reliable to help you when things get too complicated — Liz Pulliam Weston’s latest book is a valuable resource.