Reminder: The Billfold Book Club meets Wednesday, June 25

SUZE!A quick reminder that we’ll be discussing Suze Orman’s The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke on Wednesday, June 25.

I’ve been reading this book and have been surprised at how much Suze’s advice applies to “me of a few years ago.” Even to the point of “thou shalt go into debt up to $15,000 when starting a business, but not a penny more; if you can’t make it work after $15K, it’s time to find another career.”

I’m curious if any of Suze’s advice applies to the rest of us. I’m also about halfway through and waiting for her to get to the part where we start EARNING MORE MONEY; the first chunk is all about taking on debt to invest in yourself (whether you’re going to school or starting a business), and I’m reading along and thinking “yup, I’ve got the debt, I’m building the career, now tell me how to earn more money and stop feeling broke all the time!”

Photo: David Shankbone

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I hope you guys are reading Helaine Olen next. http://prospect.org/article/suze-ormans-advice-dangerous

HelloTheFuture (#5,275)

@theinternetisforcats We are! It has already been chosen as the next BBC book and we’ll read it in July. Also ha ha we’re the BBC now. :)

aetataureate (#1,310)

That really isn’t much time to squeeze some free-time blood from this life stone, is it. BUT I WILL.

ThatJenn (#916)

I’m excited, though I’ve been slow on the reading! I’m reading this in actual physical book format since I couldn’t find a kindle copy from the library and feel mildly embarrassed taking it anywhere (not because I think it’s bad to read financial advice but because I’m just… so used to not having to talk about what I’m reading due to reading ebooks).

@ThatJenn I wanted to join in on the bookclub but I am skipping this one for the same reason: I didn’t want to buy the book and couldn’t get it from the library on any ebook format. So instead I am just looking forward to what you all have to say about it!

helloginny (#3,801)

Thanks to the unemployment status of my boyfriend, I was able to send him off to the public library to pick me up a print copy of this book. Also thanks to the unemployment status of my boyfriend, I am much more broke than usual, which this book isn’t helping with. I read the first chapter before bed the other night and became so obsessed with knowing my FICO score that I couldn’t sleep until I paid $19.95 to get it. Suze Orman, that is not good for my bank accounts!

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