Little book is packed with big money advice

Francine Huff

Don't be fooled by the compact size of Jonathan Clements' new book, "The Little Book of Main Street Money: 21 Simple Truths that Help Real People Make Real Money." This small book -- part of Wiley's "Little Book Big Profits" series -- packs a good dose of practical financial advice to help you weather this brutal economy and work toward building wealth. Because the chapters are short, the book can probably be read by many people in a day.

Clements, a former Wall Street Journal personal finance columnist, offers 21 easy-to-understand principles based upon the financial philosophy he has developed over the years. His advice goes beyond simple money management and offers tips for living a more fulfilled life. The book's nuggets of valuable information include "We can't have it all," "Our Finances Are Bigger than a Brokerage Account," Time Is as Valuable as Money" and "Markets May Be Rational, but We Aren't."