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Money: A User’s Guide

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Summary

Take control of your personal finances with this concise, timely and indispensable guide from acclaimed money expert Laura Whateley.

Ten years on from the financial crash, and we are still bad with money. We press ‘cash only’ at ATMs and accept that we’ll be paying back our student loans with our pension savings.

Money: A User’s Guide cuts through all the panic of personal finances. It will teach you how to get a great credit score and how to save hundreds on bills and offers practical advice on every difficult conversation you’ve been avoiding including:

  • Housing (for renters and buyers)
  • Student Loans
  • Pensions
  • Paying off debt
  • Stocks and shares
  • Ethical investments
  • Money and mental health
  • Money and love

This essential book will give you the confidence and clarity to take back control of your bank account, enabling you to thrive in all areas of your life.

©2018 Laura Whateley (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Everything I've been looking for!

I've been looking everywhere for a book which will explain in simple terms what I need to know about money. I've been putting my head in the sand for far too long but now I have all the tools I need to get started. Thank you!

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Very simple guide to personal finance

Very good book for complete beginners, but doesn't go into much detail. Serves its purpose!

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Useful guide to help you learn about money

Sound solid advice to anyone who wishes or to develop their knowledge about money or enhance their knowledge on money.

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Vital reading

Game-changing book full of practical advice about money. It has made me look at my finances in a completely different way. A must read

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Wish I knew this stuff sooner.

Everything you wish you know after finishing high school and before university. But not to late to read after high school or university.

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Better late than never

I wish I read this book when I was 20/21. I would have made some better decision. Regardless as I’ve just turned 23 I still found this book to be helpful. This is a beginners guide which introduces money issues well and I’ve picked up a few things which I wouldn’t have known.

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Informative, bitesize and easy to action

Since listening to this book I have increased my pension contributions, begun investing and will shortly be changing my bank. I feel informed and empowered and I'd like to think I was fairly "good" and knowledgeable before hand. A must read!

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Great beginners guide to handling your money

This was one of my 1st books about money, I learnt a lot and have taken on a few of the tips.

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Great to gain basic knowledge of personal finance

The book is great for beginners in the UK. Due to different regulations across countries it doesn’t make sense if you don’t live or don’t intend to live in the UK.

The book explains very well the basics of personal finance with good examples

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Such a useful guide

Great explanation of financial products, hiw they work and who they may be useful for. Very practical and would recommend to anyone who does not have a great financial template to work from. If u do are good with finances it also provides much food for thought when it comes to ethics and finances. I now want to have a physical copy of the book, it's been so informative.

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Greatness

I liked the good information . Listen more than once. The first time may be hard to retain because its new information and your brain has to adjust.