READINGROOM: The Six-Day Financial Makeover

Physician's Money Digest, November 2006, Volume 13, Issue 11

The Six-Day Financial Makeover

Financial Makeover

Many financial books today are filled with advicethat ends up telling the reader that investingreally just depends on their personal situation orgoals without providing concrete options. Physician-investorsdon't have time to read every book and exploreevery investing option. Luckily, Robert Pagliarini's new book(St. Martin's; 2006) is filledwith actual advice to implement an investing and savings change. The book is brokeninto chapters for each day of the 6-day makeover. The reader can take a shortquiz at the start of each chapter to decide if they really need that step or whichareas of the chapter to target. Each section then has step-by-step advice for findingthe right insurance, investing for a goal, fiscal planning, retirement, and survivinga financial catastrophe. lists the advantages and disadvantagesfor each project outlined, allowing the reader to decide whether theadvice is in their best interest. Supplement blocks throughout the book define keywords and concepts so the book is simple to follow for the financially unaware.Pagliarini adds anecdotes, including "Don't Let This Happen to You" features, whichmake this an easy-to-read reference book for financial direction.