Had I read Roth’s book and followed even a small bit of his advice we would have been so much better off. Roth talks to his readers as if we were friends who need helpful advice. He offers good explanations and reasons for doing things, and often offers several different options or examples including budgeting frameworks that anyone can follow. And Roth is not afraid to refer people to other books, websites, and information that he believes will help.
I now feel like I have some idea of what bank accounts we should open, how to pick those accounts, and how to save for retirement. I even feel empowered to ask my bank to eliminate some of their regular account fees (which I didn’t know was possible).
Seriously, if you have any questions and concerns about budgeting, saving, investing, spending, and getting the most out of your money you need to read this book. Your Money: The Missing Manual will get you on the road to financial security in a sane reasonable manner. It’s a great investment.