5 money rules for lifelong security

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Book Review Title: "Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security" Author: Jean Chatzky Publisher: Rodale Inc., 2012; 128 pages; $12.99. Little about money seems simple. When you get to the point in life where you realize the importance of being thoughtful and proactive in your financial matters, it's easy to get swallowed up in the nitty-gritty of interest rates, indexes and investment vehicles. It's also easy, in turn, to get overwhelmed. But popular personal finance expert Jean Chatzky wants to make the point that wise money management doesn't have to be complex or convoluted. Rather, she argues in her new book, "Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security," living your financial life by a core set of broad principles can position you for true, lasting prosperity just as effectively as trying to keep track of loads of intricate guidelines, ratios and rules -- maybe even more. Here's a handful of Chatzky's adages: 1. "Financial plans don't fail p...