How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents

By Zac Bissonnette
(Portfolio, Paperback, 9781591845447, 240pp.)

Publication Date: April 24, 2012

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Striking out on your own for the first time is exhilarating. But in a culture full of bad advice, predatory banks, and splurge-now-pay-later temptations, it can also be extremely dangerous--leading you to make financial decisions that could hurt you for years to come. Combine this with a slumped economy, mounds of student loans, and dubious examples from reality TV stars to politicians to your own parents, and it's no wonder so many twenty-somethings are struggling.

Twenty-three-year-old Zac Bissonnette--the author of "Debt-Free U"--knows exactly what you're going through. He demystifies the many traps young people fall victim to in their post-college years. He offers fresh insights on everything from job hunting to buying a car to saving for retirement that will give you a foundation for a secure, stable, and happy life. In the process, he reveals why FICO scores are overrated, online job applications are a waste of time, car loans are for suckers, and credit card rewards are a scam.
With detours to discuss wine connoisseurs, Really Broke Housewives, and Lenny Dykstra, Zac shows you how to make better choices today so you can be richer, smarter (and better-looking ) for years to come.

About the Author
A contributing editor to"Antique Trader" magazine, Zac Bissonnette has been featured on "The Today Show", "The Suze Orman Show", CNN, and National Public Radio. As a pre-teen he was featured by "Zillions" (Consumer Reports' magazine for kids) for his prowess in buying old books and video games at yard sales and selling them on eBay. His first book, "Debt-Free U: How I Paid For an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching Off My Parents", was enthusiastically reviewed by "The New York Times" and "Washington Post". In addition to his work in the antiques field, he has served as a financial journalist for "GLAMOUR", "The Daily Beast", "The New York Times", "The Huffington Post", and AOL Money & Finance. He has a degree in art history from the University of Massachusetts.
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