This guide gets to the point. It's certainly not the most glamorous get rich quick or the get out of debt quick book. This book is realistic, and lists the precautions/actions you can take to avoid and get out of financial disasters.
One of the major points in this book is avoiding expenses, even if you have a high income. The dentist vs. the dentist's clerk story really nailed the point down. If you want to find out why a dentist making six figure salary can be poorer than the dentist's clerk making meager salary, read this book.
This book talks about debts and emergency funds a lot. It really nails down the importance of being debt free, and establishing an emergency fund.
This book will also stress the importance of needs such as food, shelter, clothing, and family.
As an 18 year old who used to spend all my income on CD's and iPods, this book really enlightened me. I'm now saving up for the future, and have 550$ in my emergency fund. I'm also managing my expenses vs income, and working a lot harder than usual. This book was a real eye-opener for someone who's lived 18 years of his life without having to make any financial decisions.