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INTRODUCTION ix Chapter ONE The Path That Led You Here 1 Who the Heck Are the Joneses, and Why Are You Trying to Keep Upwith Them? 4 Adding to the Cart 7 Emotional Buying 10 Buying What You Can't Maintain 12 The Influence of Advertising 14 Chapter TWO Start to Become Empowered 23 Crafting a Budget 26 Examples of Budget Sheets 27 Worksheets for Expenses 28 Fixed Expenses 28 Flexible Expenses 32 Discretionary Expenses 34 Time to Calculate 37 The Frugal Philosophy 39 Chapter THREE Discovering a New Outlook on Life and Money47 Identify Your Values: Work, Friends, and Family 50 The Value of Money 61 The Value of Living for Tomorrow 64 Chapter FOUR Staying on the Right Path 67 Find a Hobby 70 A Life without Credit Cards 78 Differentiating Needs from Wants 82 Chapter FIVE Teach Your Children Well 109 Talk to Your Kids about Money 112 Kids and Values 118 Prepare Your Teenagers 121 Chapter SIX Introduction to Banking 129 Choosing a Bank 133 Credit Unions 135 Types of Accounts 136 What Is a Check? 137 How to Open an Account 139 Electronic Banking 139 Types of Loans 141 Investing Your Money 144 Mutual Funds 146 Chapter SEVEN Continuing on Your Financial Freedom Quest149 Find Your Green 153 It's Time to Step Out on Your Own 160 GLOSSARY 163 ABOUT THE AUTHOR 173 INDEX 176
A proven survival guide for these economically rocky, debt-ridden times Millions of people suffer financial hardship due to job loss anda variety of other factors. What you need to do in order to takecontrol of your financial destiny includes changing the way youconfront and deal with everyday pressures related to shopping, advertising, credit cards, keeping up with the Joneses, andspending money. In Power Up, Howard Dvorkin--founder of Consolidated Credit Counseling Services--draws on his years of experiencehelping thousands of people overcome devastating financialhardship. He provides you with time-tested strategies and powerfultools to rebuild your financial life on a solid and enduringfoundation. Besides discussing guidelines for creating a realisticbudget and sticking to it, Dvorkin also shares tips on how to learnto live without credit cards--and love doing it--as wellas puts you in a better position to understand the differencebetween what you want and what you need. * Filled with effective budgeting tools, worksheets, and othervaluable forms * Provides a look at the tricks that lenders and credit cardcompanies use to make you a slave to debt * Offers ideas on how to redirect your urge to shop intoactivities that satisfy your deeper needs and methods to improveyour fiscal psychology * Contains priceless advice on how to educate your kids aboutmoney and personal finance Do you want a chance to start over again with a clean slate? Doyou want the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're in chargeof your financial destiny? If you answered yes to any of thesequestions, then it's time to Power Up!
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