Money Smart Week Book List

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If you're unable to attend any of the Money Smart Week events, you can still get your personal finances in order by checking out these books!

DB073952 Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter, and Save Money Clark Howard Consumer Advocate's advice on cars, homes, travel, utilities, health care, etc.  Bestseller, Personal Finances
DB069499 Estate Planning for People with a Chronic Condition or Disability  Martin Shenkman Covers power of attorney, medical records, living wills and trusts, and guardianship Disability Interest, Personal Finance
DB075377 Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors US Department of Veterans Affairs Health care, pensions, education, home loans, etc. Military, Disability Interest
DB064597 Help! I Can't Pay My Bills: Surviving a Financial Crisis Sally Herigstad CPA offers advice on budgeting, cutting expenses, and reaching financial goals Personal Finances, Cooking and Housekeeping, Download Only
DB065796 High School Money Book Don Silver Outlines ways for teens to work, bank, invest, give to others, prepare for college, and handle debt and credit Young Adult, Personal Finances, Download Only
DB042308 Kiplinger's Invest Your Way to Wealth Theodore Miller How to guide for building a diversified investment portfolio Personal Finances, Business, Download Only
DB059734 Mortgages 101: Quick Answers to Over 250 Critical Questions about Your Home Loan David Reed Loan officer explains refinancing, interest rates, closing costs, etc. Business, Economics, Download Only
DB070346 Preparing for College: Practical Advice for Students and Their Families John Rooney and John Reardon Guide covers admissions, financial aid, understaning costs, selecting a school Yound Adult, Education 
DB073687 Social Security, Medicare, and Government Pensions: Get the Most out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits J.L. Matthews 16th edition explains benefits, eligibility, enrollment, appeals, etc.  Personal Finance, Medicine and Health, Law, Politics and Government
DB064907 Stealing Your Life: The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan Frank Abagnale Fraud expert provides guide to safeguarding personal information Social Problems, Personal Finances, Download Only
DB069533 The AARP Retirement Survival Guide: How to Make Smart Financial Decisions in Good Times and Bad Julie Jason AARP advice on achieving retirement security Personal Finances, Aging and Retirement
DB060539 The ABCs of Getting Out of Debt: Turn Bad Debt into Good Debt and Bad Credit into Good Credit Garrett Sutton Advice on debt, credit scores, avoiding scams Business, Personal Finance
DB073446 The Entrepreneur Equation: Evaluating the Realities, Risks, and Rewards of Having Your Own Business Carol Roth Investment banker provides advice about owning, starting, or buying a business Business, Personal Finance
DB063415 The Insurance Maze: How You Can Save Money on Insurance and Still Get the Coverage You Need Kimberly Lankford Practical advice on selecting appropriate insurance: health, homeowners, auto, life, disability, or long-term care Business, Home and Family Managemnet, Download Only
DB060072 The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke Suze Orman Financial basics for 20-30 year olds Bestseller, Personal Finances, Download Only
DB069356 The Real Book of Real Estate: Real Experts, Real Advice, Real Success Stories Robert Kiyosaki Information on evaluations, leases, tenants, and financing Business, Personal Finance