Synopses & Reviews
" . . . quite simply the best financial self-help book."
--Money Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club
In this new and updated edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books ever, David Chilton simplifies the complex puzzles of personal finance and helps you achieve financial independence. With the help of his fictional barber, Roy, and a large dose of humor, Chilton shows you how to take control of your financial future--slowly, steadily, and with sure success. Chilton's plan (detailed in an entertaining story) is no get-rich-quick scheme, but it does make financial independence possible on nothing more than an average salary.
This third edition has been updated with assistance from the Arthur Andersen Corporation, and covers the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and other recent developments.
Even if you consider yourself a financial "basket case," Chilton explains how you can easily put an effective financial plan into action.
"One of the Top 5 Financial Books of the Year!" -- USA Today
"Imparts more commonsense financial advice than most daily market shows get across in a month, plus a steady patter of down-home humor" -- Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine
"Recommended reading". -- Boston Herald
About the Author
David Chilton is the president of Financial Awareness Corporation, a financial consulting firm. The Wealthy Barber and The Wealthy Barber Returns TV shows have enjoyed tremendous popularity since first airing on Public Television in the spring of 1993. Previous editions of this book have sold 2 million copies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Financial Illiterate
Chapter 2: A Surprising Referral
Chapter 3: The Wealthy Barber
Chapter 4: The Ten Percent Solution
Chapter 5: Wills, Life Insurance, and Responsibility
Chapter 6: Planning for Retirement
Chapter 7: Home, Sweet Home
Chapter 8: Saving Savvy
Chapter 9: Insights into Investment and Income Tax
Chapter 10: Graduation