I’m young, I’m fabulous, and I’m broke; so of course I downloaded this book onto my beloved Kindle. Suze Orman’s The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke has taught me so much about my finances in just the first couple of chapters. She breaks down money and credit problems in a way that it is easy to digest. I’m the worst when it comes to numbers (I’m the journalist stereotype), but I’m able to understand how to escape brokedom.
The book also has an online component known as the Action Planner. Each copy has an access code which will allow you to use tools such as the Student Loan Calculator and Get Me Out of Debt Calculator.
I’ve always wanted to be financially savvy but Target, Groupon, and a good sale are my Kryptonite. I’m the type of person that will justify buying something nice for myself because I made it to class on time all week. Yes it’s bad, but don’t judge me. I’m seeking help from Suze!
My goal this year is to save enough cash for graduate school visits in DC and possibly back in New York. I’d rather spend my money on experiences I can look back on, not clothes I’ll get tired of. Oh, and fast food that will go anywhere but my tush.
We’ll see how things go once I finish this book. I don’t want to rush through it, so I’m reading about a chapter a day and making highlights as I go along. If you would like to purchase Suze Orman’s The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke, go to Amazon.com where you can also check out a sample.