Table of Contents
   Acknowledgmentsp. vii
   Introductionp. xi
   Create a Budget That Works in the Real Worldp. 1
   Create a Survival Plan with Cash and Creditp. 30
   Pay Off Debt the Smart Wayp. 62
   Don't Avoid Risk … Embrace It-but Sensiblyp. 86
   Your Home Is Not a Piggy Bank-Preserve Its Equityp. 107
   Saving for Retirement Must Come Firstp. 140
   Get a College Education You Can Affordp. 170
   Reserve Insurance for the Big Lossesp. 196
   Treat Your Marriage Like a Businessp. 221
   Defend Yourself in the War on Consumersp. 241
   Conclusionp. 267
   Resourcesp. 269
   Indexp. 275