Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich

Quick & Dirty Tips

Laura D. Adams

St. Martin's Griffin

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Tired of worrying about your financial situation but aren’t sure what to do or where to start?  Stop stressing! No matter how much you earn (or how much you owe) you can take control of your money—and it won’t be nearly as hard as you think.
 
Millions of people already benefit from the expert advice Laura D. Adams dispenses in her weekly Money Girl podcast and know firsthand that little changes can lead to big rewards. Laura doesn’t tell you what you can and can not buy with your own hard-earned money; instead, she gives you guidance, tips, and tricks you need to make the most of it by finding out how to:
 
- Assess your current financial situation and set achievable, realistic goals
- Get out of debt faster—and stay out for good
- Manage your 401(k) or Roth IRA like a pro
- Take advantage of every available tax deduction to owe less and save more
- Choose smarter investments so you can watch your money grow
- Use the most up-to-date technology to make managing your money much easier
 
Whether you’re learning the quickest way to improve your credit score or the seven essential tips for preventing identity theft, you’ll be surprised—and relieved—at just how doable it all is. Chock-full of quick and dirty tips that explain what you need to know without bogging you down with what you don’t, Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich will ensure you have the kind of life you want and the future you’ve always dreamed of.
 
Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich won the prestigious Excellence in Financial Literary Education (EIFLE) Award for 2011.

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MONEY GIRL’S SMART MOVES TO GROW RICH (Chapter 1)

What’s Your Money Mind-set?

If you want to create wealth, it is imperative that you believe that you are at the steering wheel of life, especially your financial life.

—T. HARV EKER, author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

As Money Girl, I love answering people’s questions and sharing helpful financial information and timely tips. In addition to enjoying the nuts and bolts of things like retirement accounts, mortgages, and taxes, I’m also fascinated by the way people think about money.

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Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Closing Credit Cards

Before you close your credit cards, watch this video with five essential credit card tips, from Laura D. Adams, author of Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich. Many people believe that closing credit cards will increase their credit score, but this isn't necessarily true. Money Girl gives easy, helpful tips for credit card management, telling you which cards to keep and which to ditch to help you get a better credit score.

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Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Building Credit from Scratch

Watch this video to learn how to build a credit score from scratch, from Money Girl Laura D. Adams, author of Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich. Want a better credit score? Money Girl tells you how to increase your credit score with easy steps. She shares tips about credit cards and how to improve your personal finances.

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Praise for Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich

Laura Adams has written an excellent book for those who want to take control of their financial lives. It's loaded with good, comprehensive advice on everything from credit cards to taxes to retirement planning. The author does a great job of rendering often complicated concepts into clear, understandable prose. Whatever your financial goals, Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich will help.  -- Fred Brock, former New York Times columnist and author of the bestselling Retire on Less Than You Think

Adams walks her readers through the ins and outs of money sanity and practical solvency, while helping them create a richer life – both financially and emotionally… (her) peppy tone and highly organized, sensible advice deliver a clear-cut plan for financial literacy. --Publishers Weekly

 


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About the Author

Laura D. Adams

Laura Adams is the host of Money Girl on Macmillan’s Quick and Dirty Tips digital media network. She shares weekly tips and advice on a variety of personal finance topics. Her experience as an entrepreneur, real estate investor, corporate sales and marketing trainer, human resources professional, and instructional designer enriches her writing and brings vast experience to her audience.

Laura was born in Charleston, South Carolina. She received a B.S. in Natural Resources from The University of the South in Sewanee, TN and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida. She lives in central Florida with her husband and their yellow Lab.

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Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich
Laura D. Adams

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
December 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312662622
ISBN10: 0312662629
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$19.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
December 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429942669
ISBN10: 1429942665
272 pages
$7.99
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