Book Reviews of The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke

The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke
The Two-Income Trap Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke
Author: Elizabeth Warren, Amelia Warren Tyagi
ISBN-13: 9780465090907
ISBN-10: 0465090907
Publication Date: 8/2004
Pages: 255
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Basic Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a life changing read! I recommend it to everyone I meet! It dispels the myth of the 2 income family - gives concrete advice re what to do and how to make it financially. I am reading their other book as well!
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"The Two-Income Trap" is worth the read for invigorating one's thought, particularly with regards to the current state of our economic situation - and this book was written 8 years ago (2003)! While the authors postulate many plausible conclusions on aspects of the evolution of our society, as well as predictions (some of which have come true) many are based more on subjective interpretation than objective analysis.

Awareness is the first step toward understanding. This book instigates one to think about everyday family decisions and situations in a new financial light. I suspect that this book isn't as eye opening in today's times as when it was written, solely on the fact that many people have had their understanding heightened during recent economic circumstances. While not a great 'solutions' book as part of the title indicates, creation of awareness of what may be subconscious parts of financial decision making, make the book a worthy read. Some topics covered - mom in the workplace; impact of public education; single vs dual income families.
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Fabulous Book - EVERYONE who is one half of a marriage needs this book - even singles - it is written by a bankruptcy lawyer and it is excellent advice to all of us. Will add more later!
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Spends more time explaining and convincing you of the problems inherent with two-income families(multiple chapters) and only a short time explaining what to actually do about it.
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Interesting, well-documented, and strikes a chord of recognition. The nature of the "trap" seems obvious once you've thought about it, but the data and references are convincing.