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Susan Annette Jones Knape has developed training programs and advertising and public relations campaigns for companies such as Prudential Healthcare, ExxonMobil, and AMR Services. She has worked supporting social causes, including services that specifically benefit women. Currently, she is a marketing consultant specializing in products purchased by women.
Table of Contents
|First, 25 DOs|
|Do expect to take care of yourself||p. 3|
|Do understand the magic of compound interest||p. 6|
|Do read the fine print||p. 9|
|Do make managing your money a priority||p. 12|
|Do understand that you can have surprise debts||p. 16|
|Do consider a prenuptial agreement||p. 19|
|Do keep separate property separate if you live in a community-property state||p. 21|
|Do check your credit report once a year||p. 24|
|Do make one or two extra house payments each year||p. 29|
|Do insure yourself||p. 31|
|Do make sure your spouse is insured||p. 34|
|Do fund your future||p. 38|
|Do have a 401(k) and understand it||p. 41|
|Do learn to invest||p. 44|
|Do understand that you are every advertiser's target||p. 47|
|Do understand that your kids are what credit-card companies dream of||p. 50|
|Do protect yourself against identity theft||p. 53|
|Do keep track of important documents||p. 56|
|Do find out about your finances before you are in a crisis||p. 58|
|Do consider professional help||p. 61|
|Do make small changes that can save money||p. 64|
|Do keep one credit card on ice||p. 67|
|Do pay off your credit-card balance each month||p. 68|
|Do beware of debt-consolidation plans||p. 70|
|Do enjoy your money||p. 72|
|Next, 25 Don'ts|
|Don't think everybody knows more than you||p. 77|
|Don't tell your friends that you are on a budget||p. 79|
|Don't think that it's too late||p. 80|
|Don't blindly trust the man in your life with the money in your life||p. 82|
|Don't sign papers that you don't understand||p. 84|
|Don't accept that retail store's great offer of a discount with a credit-card application||p. 87|
|Don't assume that your credit report is correct||p. 90|
|Don't deny yourself every material joy||p. 93|
|Don't think that you have to know everything||p. 95|
|Don't think poor||p. 98|
|Don't blindly trust your financial advisor||p. 100|
|Don't assume that you can afford a loan just because you qualify for it||p. 103|
|Don't make minimum payments on your credit cards||p. 106|
|Don't protect your kids from every hard time||p. 108|
|Don't think that you have to save a lot to make saving worthwhile||p. 110|
|Don't think that all home mortgages are the same||p. 112|
|Don't be clueless about your expenses||p. 115|
|Don't underestimate your earning capacity||p. 117|
|Don't live in denial||p. 121|
|Don't ignore your gut instincts||p. 124|
|Don't think that you have to use an individual broker to make investments||p. 126|
|Don't sign personal guarantees||p. 129|
|Don't believe in financial miracles||p. 131|
|Don't live without a will||p. 133|
|Don't worry about money||p. 135|
|DOs and Don'ts|
|The Gray Areas of Your Money Life||p. 139|
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