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Quinn here revises her best-selling Making the Most of Your Money to reflect today's economy. This complete guide to personal finance provides not only guidance on sound financial planning but also the tools to put the planning into action. This somewhat intimidatingly large tome contains effectively six books in one, covering everything from saving for retirement, investing, insurance, and mortgages to wills and estate planning. Quinn's accessible approach helps simplify complex topics, and her standalone chapters make this both a practical and a complete guide for those tackling all their financial issues and a handy reference for those interested in particular subjects. Quinn includes worksheets throughout the text, offering the opportunity to immediately put her advice into action-although causing potential difficulties for librarians seeking to keep the book from losing pages or being marked. VERDICT This is an excellent primer, especially for those new to managing their money. Those with more experience won't find much new here.-Elizabeth Nelson, UOP Lib., Des Plaines, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.