The Motley Fool You Have More Than You Think: The Foolish Guide to Personal Finance

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 2, 2001 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
The Completely Revised and Expanded Edition of the New York Times Bestseller That Focuses on Personal Finance for Every Budget -- and Every Stage of Life
Taking control of your personal finances is the first -- and most important
-- step toward successful investing and a secure future. The Motley Fool You Have More Than You Think, now fully updated and expanded, provides guidance for anyone trying to balance lifestyle aspirations and financial realities. The latest edition of this Motley Fool bestseller covers topics such as:
  • Getting out of debt...and into the stock market
  • Turning your bank account into a moneymaker
  • Using Fool.com and the Internet to learn about all things financial -- from buying a home to getting the best deal on a car
  • Saving enough to send your children to the colleges of their dreams

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
You Have More Than You Think
23
And a Bunch of People Want What You Have
37
Surprise ThemSave It Instead
52
You Can Get and Keep More Than You Think
58
The Ten Most Common Financial Mistakes
108
Make Your Dog a Trick Dog
119
But Profit Off the Savings
131
Opening an Account
215
Buy What You Are
229
Where Do I Fit?
236
Become a Partner
246
The Ten Most Common Investing Mistakes
255
Your First Few Months Investing
271
The Fourteen Things Youve Learned Here
278
Quality of Life
288

Your First Investments
148
When Not to Invest
154
A Stock Primer
160
The First Federal Bank of CocaCola
178
Obviously Great Investments
191
Scribes? Meet Printers
294
Glossary
301
Acknowledgments
309
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About the author (2001)

David Gardner learned from his father how to invest, and with his brother, Tom, started The Motley Fool in 1993 with a mission to educate, amuse, and enrich. Today, the Fool works to empower individual investors, reaching millions every month through its website, premium services, podcasts, radio show, newspaper column, and more. With Tom they have coauthored several books, including You Have More Than You Think, Rule Breakers, Rule Makers, and The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens.

Tom Gardner learned from his father how to invest, and with his brother, David, started The Motley Fool in 1993 with a mission to educate, amuse, and enrich. Today, the Fool works to empower individual investors, reaching millions every month through its website, premium services, podcasts, radio show, newspaper column, and more. With David they have coauthored several books, including You Have More Than You Think, Rule Breakers, Rule Makers, and The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens.

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