- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 5, 2003

Books

•"The Truth About Money," by Ric Edelman, Harper Reference, 1999. This practical guide from McLean financial planner Ric Edelman has information on all areas of personal finance.

•"Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not," by Robert Kiyosaki, Warner Books, 2000. This best-selling book teaches that if you think like a rich person, you or your children might have a better chance at becoming one.

•"The Road to Wealth: A Comprehensive Guide to Your Money," by Suze Orman, Riverhead Books, 2001. The popular financial adviser gives practical advice on dealing with money.

•"Personal Finance for Dummies," by Eric Tyson, John Wiley & Sons, 2000. This book simplifies financial matters.

•"Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence," by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin, Penguin, 1999. This book examines how money and emotions are connected and how to live on less and enjoy life more.

•"Family Finance: The Essential Guide for Parents," by Ann Douglas and Elizabeth Lewin, Dearborn Trade, 2001. This book outlines financial planning for families, from newlyweds to retirees.

•"For Richer, Not Poorer: The Money Book for Couples," by Ruth Hayden. Health Communications, 1999. This book has advice for couples who want to communicate about financial goals.

Associations

•National Foundation for Credit Counseling, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 900, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Phone: 800/338-2227. Web site: www.nfcc.org. This nonprofit group offers advice on controlling and consolidating debt.

•National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, 355 W. Dundee Road, Suite 200, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. Phone: 800/366-2732. Web site: www.napfa.org. This group can refer visitors to certified financial advisers.

Online

•Ihatefinancialplanning.com, a site sponsored by ReliaStar Financial Corp., has simple tips and tools for investing, controlling, tracking cash flow and planning for retirement.

•The Motley Fool Inc. (www.fool.com) is an Alexandria-based Web site that features practical yet entertaining tips on personal finance, including retirement and investing.

•MSN's moneycentral (www.moneycentral.com) is a comprehensive site for all matters of personal finance, including mortgages, education, retirement and investing.

•At www.quicken.com, the Web site of the popular Quicken money-management software, visitors can learn about basic money management, insurance, mortgages, retirement and budgeting.

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