Now, I don't speak Math. Admittedly, I've never learned the basics of personal finance, and though I've made a few attempts at budgeting, I have yet to maintain a budget. This book is an easy, fast read, and it is so very informative. Though it is a woman's guide to personal finance, it can easily be applied to both genders. Basically, it teaches how to "save and invest wisely...and acheive financial security" (covering everything from college funds to retirement funds). I am definetly saving a copy of this book for my daughter (and maybe even one for my son).