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The Richest Man in Town: The Twelve Commandments of Wealth

by Randall Jones

Secretly, if not overtly, almost everyone in America desires to become rich: to make it big, to enjoy the fruits of the most successful life imaginable. But unfortunately, most of us don't have a clue how to reach these all too elusive goals. Quite simply, there's no definitive road map for getting there, no proven plan, and certainly very little access to those who have become "the richest man in town." But now W. Randall Jones, the founder ofWorthmagazine, is about to change all that. He's traveled to one hundred different towns and cities across the country and interviewed the wealthiest resident in each. No, these are not those folks who inherited their wealth, or happen to be a CEO of aFortune500 company. Rather, these are the self-made types who, through hard work and ingenuity, found their own individual paths to financial success. Remarkably, during his research, Jones found that these successful people were not so different from one another. They all shared many of the same traits and followed what the author calls the Twelve Commandments of Wealth: stay hungry (even when you're successful) . . . you really do learn more from failing than you may think . . . absolutely be your own boss, the sooner the better . . . understand that selling is the key to success . . . where you live doesn't matter . . . never retire, and other, more surprising revelations. Practical, unique, and inspiring, this book lets you peek inside the living rooms of dozens of America 's most successful people-and shows how you, too, can become THE RICHEST MAN IN TOWN.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Financial Advice

Master Your Money Type: Using Your Financial Personality to Create a Life of Wealth and Freedom

by Jordan E. Goodman

This groundbreaking book by renowned finance expert Jordan Goodman shows readers how to use their personal investing type to attain the wealth they desire. From the Status Seeker to the White Night to the High Roller, every investor falls into a category. Bag Lady or Optimist, Coaster, Debt Desperado, or Ostrich, each has specific characteristics and instincts. Now, financial guru Jordan Goodman offers readers a quiz to identify their own individual Money Type. Then, by categorizing the strengths and weaknesses of each type of investor, he highlights the pitfalls readers should beware of in their own financial planning. With precise investment advice for each Money Type, Jordan Goodman offers clear, simple instructions for readers to minimize their efforts and maximize their gain.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Financial Advice

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!

by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter

Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective through exposure to a pair of disparate influences: his own highly educated but fiscally unstable father, and the multimillionaire eighth-grade dropout father of his closest friend. The lifelong monetary problems experienced by his "poor dad" (whose weekly paychecks, while respectable, were never quite sufficient to meet family needs) pounded home the counterpoint communicated by his "rich dad" (that "the poor and the middle class work for money," but "the rich have money work for them"). Taking that message to heart, Kiyosaki was able to retire at 47. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, written with consultant and CPA Sharon L. Lechter, lays out his the philosophy behind his relationship with money. Based on the principle that income-generating assets always provide healthier bottom-line results than even the best of traditional jobs, it explains how those assets might be acquired so that the jobs can eventually be shed.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Financial Advice

The New Money Book of Personal Finance

by Sheryl Hilliard Tucker

This book helps you educate yourself about all the key areas of personal finance--from taxes to investing to debt management to estate planning.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Financial Advice

Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan

by Suze Orman

2009: The Year You Can't Afford to Make Any Mistakes with Your Money.The credit crunch, the stock market freefall, the staggering toll of home foreclosures and job losses: The economic crisis that struck in 2008 has left no one untouched and everybody reeling. Seemingly overnight, the financial landscape has undergone seismic changes that suddenly have you asking all kinds of questions: Are your savings safe? Should you continue to invest in your retirement account? Should you keep your home if it's worth less than what you owe or should you sell it? How do you pay your bills if you've just been laid off?The nation's go-to expert on financial matters, Suze Orman, believes that 2009 is a critical year for your money. There are safeguards to put in place, actions to take, costly mistakes to avoid, and even opportunities to be had, so that you are protected during the bad times and prepared to prosper when things take a turn for the better. No matter what situation you're in, you will find a plan of action and the answers to your questions about:* Credit * Retirement*Savings and Spending*Real Estate*Paying for College* Protecting Your FamilySUZE ORMAN'S 2009 ACTION PLAN delivers honest, straightforward guidance--what to do, when to do it, and how to do it--as only Suze Orman can.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Financial Advice

The Tax Lady's Guide to Beating the IRS and Saving Big Bucks on Your Taxes

by Roni Lynn Deutch

Roni Deutch is taking her message to the street, teaching people how to fight the IRS and win. The Tax Lady's Guide to Beating the IRS and Saving Big Bucks on Your Taxes frees the long-suffering American tax-paying public by giving them the insights they need to fight back and keep more of what they earn in their own pockets-and out of the pockets of Uncle Sam. Roni Deutch explains basic tax principles and strategies that have meaning across every stage of life, translating tax code so it makes sense. She gives the American public the tools they need to develop a plan for their money so they wind up with a bigger slice of their own pie.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Financial Advice

The Faber Report: CNBC's "The Brain" Tells You How Wall Street Really Works and How You Can Make It Work for You

by Ken Kurson and David Faber

These days, when CNBC's David Faber talks, Wall Street listens. Unlike the talking heads that populate the financial news channels, Faber is a down-and-dirty investigative reporter. For six years, on CNBCs popular Squawk Box and in his own segments, Faber has broken story after story. Each day over one million people tune in to hear his daily report. Those who know the score know that Faber is the one to listen to especially now that the market isnt doing as well as it used to. Now Faber has written the smartest, most innovative investment book to be published in years. Like Harvard Business Schools famous case study method, each chapter is built around a story, the story of how a stock was presented to the public. Then Faber extracts clear, easy-to-follow lessons and instructions on how readers can learn the stocks real story, just as he does everyday on CNBC. Readers learn not just how to pick the stocks they want to invest in, but how to avoid joining the penguins lining up for big losses. The Faber Report combines practical, down to earth investment advice with wild accounts of investor fraud, company misdeeds, and famous investors and banks that have led investors astray.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Investing

Building Wealth Buying Foreclosures

by John W. Schaub

Beginning investors have long assumed that there were a bunch of good books about foreclosure. In fact, there were none. Now, finally, there is one good one: John Schaub's Building Wealth Buying Foreclosures. John T. Reed, author of "How to Buy Real Estate for at Least 20% Below Market Value ...Foreclosures" says that foreclosures are one of the biggest real estate investment opportunities available in today's market. They also have a compelling benefit--when you buy a property on the brink of foreclosure, you're solving that problem for the previous owner, and getting a great deal in the process. Building Wealth Buying Foreclosures helps you target top properties and get the best deal, with tips on how to avoid scams, insight into the lender's perspective, and a checklist that helps you keep track of every step of the way.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Investing

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth: The 8 Secrets of How 5,000 Ordinary Americans Became Successful Investors--and How You Can Too

by Ric Edelman

How did a secretary, a firefighter, a retired naval officer, a housewife, a construction worker, a schoolteacher, and a pharmacist become wealthy? Bestselling author Ric Edelman has studied the wealth-making habits of these 5,000 other ordinary Americans and reveals his findings in this extraordinary book that outlines in eight easy, practical steps to achieving and maintaining wealth. Here you'll find a lifetime of wealth-building experience from people just like you -- people who have figured out how to arrange their finances and make wise investment decisions so that they can reach their goals and achieve financial security. Plus, you'll find tips on How to turn your mortgage into a wealth-enhancing tool Why small investments work better than big ones How to max out on your employer-sponsored retirement plan When to hold investments and when to fold them When to pay attention to financial news and when to turn it off Let your neighbours lend you a hand. And let Ric Edelman guide you through their lessons in this eye-opening journey with thousands of ordinary folks who found their way to extraordinary wealth.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Investing

Do It Yourself Hedge Funds

by Wayne P. Weddington III

It's currently estimated that the hedge fund industry exceeds one trillion dollars in assets, and is still growing. Hedge funds are all over the news, as their managers become multi-millionaires and seemingly come up with new, increasingly ostentatious ways to spend their massive fortunes. And until now, the average investor has been kept out of this world, being led to believe that one needs a MBA from a top university and millions of dollars to invest. In Do It Yourself Hedge Funds Wayne Weddington, a senior portfolio manager of one of the world's top hedge funds, demonstrates how one can learn to play this high-stakes game. Weddington breaks down the complicated rules of hedge funds using easy-to-understand, real-life examples. Weddington explains the basics of hedge funds in layman's terms, defines the words investors need to know, and lays out the necessary steps for investing in hedge funds. And even more importantly, he shows the ways in which hedge funds can go wrong, and how to avoid "grift" -- those cases in which hedge fund managers use their clients' money to fund their own lifestyles. Using anecdotal examples and simple, straightforward language, Do It Yourself Hedge Funds will open a new pathway to make millions.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Investing

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

by Richard N. Bolles

With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

Date Added: 03/06/2018


Category: Job and Career Advice

Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide (2nd edition)

by Peri H. Pakroo

Pakroo is a media and communications consultant, specializing in start-up issues for businesses and nonprofits; she holds a law degree, and has been editing and writing for Nolo since 1996. Written for anyone who is considering starting a nonprofit or reorganizing an existing group, her text explains all of the practical steps of starting and running a nonprofit, including naming and structuring the organization, developing a strategic plan and budget, the board of directors, staff and volunteers, fund-raising, risk management and insurance, contracts and agreements, marketing, publishing informational materials, financial management, and hiring professionals such as lawyers, tax advisers, and bookkeepers. Forms and checklists are included in an appendix.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Job and Career Advice

The Small Business Start-up Kit (5th edition)

by Peri Pakroo and Catherine Caputo

Many people dream of escaping the clutches of corporate America and running a business of their own. While these would-be entrepreneurs often have terrific ideas, they don't have a clue about where to start, especially when it comes to complying with state requirements and plowing through the paperwork. This book can help. User-friendly and loaded with tips, The Small Business Start-Up Kit helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business quickly, easily and with confidence. The book explains, in plain English, how to: choose from among the basic types of business organizations -- sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), write an effective business plan, file the right forms in the right place; be prepared for, and file, the required taxes; acquire good bookkeeping and accounting habits. The Start-Up Kit also includes all the forms and instructions readers need both as tear-outs and on a cross platform CD-ROM.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Job and Career Advice

Getting Your Foot in the Door When You Don't Have a Leg to Stand On

by Robert C. Sullivan

Looking for a job is intimidating, especially when significant experience is the main thing a job hunter is lacking. In Getting Your Leg in the Door When You Don't Have a Leg to Stand On, the author, a successful headhunter and job-hunting coach, shares insights and techniques that he learned from working with job hunters at all levels. He presents expert advice, case studies, and strategies for getting the interview, then demonstrating the qualities and skills most likely to convince an employer of one's abilities.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Job and Career Advice

Surviving a Layoff

by Lita Epstein and Mba

Being laid off is a traumatic event. Here is a practical guide to dealing with the tough questions a layoff poses. Using a week-to-week timeline, this book will show downsized workers how to reorganize schedules, set financial and organizational priorities, and go for their next job with confidence and enthusiasm.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Job and Career Advice

Absolutely Amazing Ways to Save Money on Everything

by James Paris

Tips on saving money on dining out, health care, home repair and much more.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Saving Money

Savvy Discounts: The Best Money-saving Advice From America's #1 Cost-conscious Consumer

by Richard Degaris Doble

Savvy shoppers can get the very best for the lowest possible price - all from reputable dealers who stand behind their merchandise. This comprehensive book is packed with how-to advice, entertaining stories, and tips to guide readers through the entire shopping experience-from what you need to know before stepping into a shop to what you should do after the sale. With hundreds of ingenious money-saving ideas, this is the perfect guide for every aspiring smart shopper.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Saving Money

How to Save $100 by Changing a Light Bulb and 101 Other Money-Saving Steps

by The Editors Of Bottom Line

This book, a compilation of the expert opinions of countless professionals will give you tips and suggestions on how to save money, economize and get more bang for your buck in several areas from your home and family, retirement, purchasing a car, travel, picking the right telephone service and much more.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Saving Money

The Art of Regifting: Your ABC's Guide to Regifting, The Do's and Don'ts, Urban Legends and Folk Lore

by Barbara Bitela

In her classic humor and wit, the Art of Regifting is sure to give you some good ideas, and laughs along the way.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Saving Money

Teach Yourself Thrifty Living

by Barty Philips

Thrifty living can become a fascinating way of life. The thrifty person learns to look out for opportunities to save money at home, at work, at play and while traveling, relaxing and shopping. As you become more skilled at being thrifty, there is enormous satisfaction, not just in the savings made, but in the ability to spot and exploit the opportunities. Almost everybody could benefit from reading this book. Anyone on a tight budget can make substantial savings by learning its lessons. For example, elderly and retired people living on pensions, who are not as well off as they once were; students struggling to make ends meet; parents with offspring of any age, who have dozens of calls on their income until the children finish their education; high earning young professionals with no personal commitments who find they are suddenly in debt through credit card overspending. All these people will find invaluable suggestions here. Some will want to monitor and record their successes and savings. Others will simply want to follow the ideas and guidelines and reap the benefits in a less formal way. In any event, thrifty living can be both satisfying and fruitful at one level and, if nothing else, prevent you from getting into serious financial trouble.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Saving Money

Cheap Fast Good

by Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross

NOT A PENNY- PINCHING COOKBOOK—A "GET SMART!" COOKBOOK. No more staring helplessly at rising grocery bills or, too harried for time, shelling out twenty-five bucks for mediocre take-out. The work of two brilliant problem solvers, CHEAP FAST. GOOD! cuts through both the budget dilemma and the time dilemma with 275 recipes for great,. family-pleasing dishes, most of which take under 25 minutes to prepare and average out to cost less—and usually far less—than $2 a serving. HOME EC SIMPLIFIED. Saving money in the kitchen is as simple as one four-letter word: Cook. But cooking to save means cooking food you and your family are going to love—and cooking (and shopping) smart. In dozens of time- and moneysaving tips, techniques, strategies, and solutions, the authors show how to make the right choices again and again. THEY'LL NEVER KNOW YOU'RE THRIFTY. Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Pepper Medley Stuffed Peppers with Kielbasa Rice Zesty Chicken Sauté Bayou Stew Chili in Spud Bowls, page 68 Catfish with Pecan Crust Cinco de Mayo Skillet Quickie Cacciatore Perfect Spinach Pesto Pizza Moroccan Meatballs Over Couscous Salmon Pasta with Tomatoes and Dill EVEN WHEN IT'S TON TO S-T-R-E-T-C-H. Onion Chopped Steak with Easy Gravy Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken Thigh Fall Sausage and Cabbage Sauté Ultra-Easy Veggie Quesadillas Pasta e Fagioli My Beef and Barley Soup Ziti Mexi-Cali

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Saving Money

Re/Uses: 2133 Ways to Recycle and Reuse the Things You Ordinarily Throw Away

by Carolyn Jabs

Many creative and imaginative ways to reuse articles that are normally tossed in the garbage.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Saving Money

Recyclopedia: Games, Science Equipment and Crafts from Recycled Materials

by Robin Simons

This vaulable resource gives us another chance to look at junk that would normally be thrown out and turn it into something truly beautiful.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Saving Money

Living Cheap News: The First Two Years

by Larry Roth

Tips on how to cut costs and save money.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Saving Money

Living More with Less

by Doris Janzen Longacre

What we have needed are good concrete models [of simple living]. This book fills that vacuum. Practical, workable models are here by the score. Nor are they theoretical models conceived by ivory-tower academicians. They are the personal testimonies of ordinary people all over the world who have begun the pilgrimage toward simplicity.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Saving Money


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