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First Year of College

Please Send Money

ISBN: 9781402213243

By: Dara Duguay

Published: April 2008

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The average student loan debt has reached almost $20,000. Credit card debt continues to rise at staggering levels.

Please Send Money provides young adults with the tools they need to navigate the tumultuous world of personal finance with smart advice from leading expert Dara Duguay, Director of Citigroup's Office of Financial Education. Dozens of eye-opening, real-life stories chronicle the financial mistakes commonly made by young people and present an array of solutions.

Duguay covers topics including:

•Avoiding the traps of easy credit
•How to manage car payments
•The dangers of using student loans for personal needs and wants
•Dealing with bankruptcy
•Overcoming material temptations

Please Send Money contains useful financial tools for determining budget, net worth, cost of credit, and safe debt levels. It’s a book that no young adult should be without.

About the Author

Dara Duguay

Dara Duguay, the Director of Citigroup's Office of Financial Education, has been involved with the issue of financial literacy for over a dozen years. She is the former Executive Director of the non-profit Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy in Washington, DC.

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Format: Paperback

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Length: 8.5 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 17.98 oz
Page Count: 352 pages

Excerpt

The Three R’s of College: Reading, ’Riting and Revolving Debt

The college years are probably the first time in your life where your parents will not constantly monitor you. The hour you go

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