A practical way to think about money today
Author and CNN veteran money correspondent Christine Romansbelieves we should live by three qualifiers: living within ourmeans, living with less debt, and being less vulnerable. While somemay say this is old-fashioned, today it's hard to argue withRomans' view.
Smart is the New Rich explores how adopting a newapproach to money can lead to a healthier financial lifestyle. Eachchapter opens with a question about money to begin the conversationabout earning, saving, spending, growing, and protecting yourmoney. Using checklists and quizzes, Romans guides you through the"New Normal," helping you to think differently about your money andrelearning good habits for prosperity.
* Reexamines the money rules abandoned during the consumer bubbleand poses the essential questions we should ask ourselves beforespend our money
* Provides an interactive, step-by-step guide to all thingsmoney, from credit, debt, and savings to investing, taxes, andmortgages
* A companion Web site allows you to chat with other readersabout jobs, mortgage rates, investing, and saving
For thirty years, the financial rules for life revolved aroundabundant credit. That bubble has burst. Smart is the NewRich addresses why these rules no longer apply, and revealswhat it will take to make the right money choices movingforward.