The original edition was printed in 1998. This is the NEW edition just released in February of 2012. The prime focus is to help people learn how to manage money such that they can become debt free in 7 years or less and build "financial security" in 17 years or less.
This book also comes with an Excel Worksheet that works like a planning system AND shows you exactly how long it will take you to achieve your personal financial goals. Highly recommended for people who want financial security in their lives.