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Teens always want more money. However, often they do not know how to handle the money they do have. Larry Burkett knows parents need to educate teens on solid, biblical money management if they're to exercise these habits as adults. In Money Matters for Teens, Burkett address issues of specific concern for teens and teaches them the basics to help them prepare for financial independence.
Jeffrey Birnbaum subscribes to that old journalistic credo Follow the money. He has made a career out of investigating the role of money in politics, both as a beat reporter (first for The Wall Street Journal , and now at Fortune ) and as an author ( The Lobbyists ). This book describes the men and women who give money to politicians and raise it for campaigns. Far from a dry tome about campaign-finance law, it's a page-turning narrative full of colorful characters and interesting anecdotes. As a D.C. insider once put it, the real scandal in Washington isn't what's illegal, but what's legal.
Friedman makes clear once and for all that no one is immune from monetary economics-that is, from the effects of its theory and its practices. He demonstrates through historical events the mischief that can result from misunderstanding the monetary system. Index.
Learn about all of the various types of objects that were used as money before we had the paper and coin money of today. Information about other cultures and the barter system.
The lions in the city zoo get an unauthorized feeding on a young woman's body and there's a trash can stuffed with a book salesman, in the 87th precinct.
The bling is brighter, the drama is amped up, and the delicious beauties from Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker's Millionaire Wives Club are back for a second season of backstabbing, divorce parties, and family sagas. Lights, camera, action! Milan, Jaise, and Chaunci are the gorgeous, high-rolling divas starring in the hit reality show Millionaire Wives Club. As they struggle with love, lies, lust, and the pressures of sudden fame, their friendships turn into catfights that keep the cameras following all their malicious moves. Milan is finally engaged to Kendu, the man of her dreams, and though things look perfect on the outside, distrust and jealousy are crumbling their romance. Jaise has found the love she so desperately craves, but her son, Jabril, remains the No. 1 man in her life--for better or for worse. And Chaunci, the independent, single mom who doesn't feel she needs a man, is contemplating taking the plunge into a deep love affair--but will the man she chooses have room in his life for her? Add to this crafty cast Vera, a venomous new vixen who plays the game better than any of them, and you've got a season even more scintillating than the last.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Make Your Money Work for You Thirty or forty years ago, most women depended on a weekly allowance from their husbands to run the household and care for children. Although today's women share the breadwinning with their husbands or support families on their incomes alone, their money management skills simply haven't kept pace with their earning power. It's time for women to embrace a new paradigm, doing away with the notion that control of finances is a man's job. Like no other book on personal finance, Money Order offers a new model for managing your money, one that reflects women's constantly changing money needs and helps you develop real financial savvy and resourcefulness. Based on Womankind's grassroots Financial Literacy Project, Money Order covers all the basics, including how to Establish and maintain good credit Save for your children's college education Manage debt Finance car and home purchases Insure yourself and your property Prepare for retirement But it doesn't stop there. Packed with insider tips from women financial experts, as well as real-life stories, exercises, and useful charts and graphs, Money Order is a comprehensive primer that teaches you to treat your money as your greatest asset -- not as an endless burden. Once you have your day-to-day financial life on track, this book will provide you with new options to save, spend, and invest your money. Money Order encourages you to share your financial knowledge with other women and to make meaningful investments that will effect real economic change in your life and the lives of others.
As Bender's story is told, the U.S. government's attempts to eradicate Native American culture is also chronicled. "Bender, a standout pitcher for the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, became the great hope of Native American athletes. Just six years before his arrival at the central Pennsylvania boarding school, the federal government, fresh from its final military encounter with Indians at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, instigated an aggressive assimilation process designed to extinguish Indian culture. Baseball was an important vehicle in that process. The game was taught at all government-sponsored Indian boarding schools as a means of cultivating Anglo-American values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and individual achievement. Those who excelled at the sport could enter the white mainstream through semipro and minor league ball." And, while "assimilating" they had to endure the blatant racism prevalent in American sports and sportswriting.
Why commercial-style branding doesn't work for nonprofits--and what doesTaking its cue from for-profit corporations, the nonprofit world has increasingly turned to commercial-style branding to raise profiles and encourage giving. But it hasn't worked. Written by a longtime industry insider, this book argues that branding strategies borrowed from for-profit companies hasn't just failed, but has actually discouraged giving. But why does branding--a well-developed discipline with a history of commercial success--fail when applied to nonprofits? The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand + Website argues that commercial-style branding is the wrong tool applied in the wrong way to the wrong industry.Offers a real-world fundraising strategies that work in the nonprofit worldDisabuses readers of the dangerous notion that commercial-style marketing works in the fundamentally different nonprofit worldWritten by an industry insider with 25 years of experience raising funds for many of the most successful nonprofits in the worldNonprofit fundraising is a fundamentally different world--financially, emotionally, and practically--than commercial marketing. Here, the author explains why commercial marketing strategies don't work and provides practical, experience-based alternatives that do.
Margaret K McElderry books' description: Thirteen-year-old Scott and his younger sister Melinda expected new-school problems but not the baffling, peculiar events of their first weeks on the Oregon farm their great-grandfather had left their mother. They had always heard talk of his "Money Room" but never a hint of where - or what-it was. Now, with no friends yet and their mother absorbed in her new job, they were determined to find whatever treasure the old house held. Spurred on by a passage from an old diary and the startling contents of a tin box they found in the attic, Scott and Lindy plunged into a deepening mystery, one that soon had them wondering uneasily who else was trying to find the Money Room, and what would happen if he got there first. This highly entertaining adventure by the author of A Really 'Weird Summer, which won the Mystery Writers of America 1978 "Edgar" award for "the best juvenile mystery of the year," reflects a warm family feeling, a fine sense of place, and a sure narrative gift.
Crystal Paine, who has helped busy women everywhere take control of their finances, presents her most effective strategies designed for families of all sizes and income levels. With hundreds of inspiring "why didn't I think of that?" TIPS, plus WORKSHEETS, Paine breaks down your goals into easy, manageable steps so you can:* Achieve a complete financial makeover * Set up a realistic budget * Never pay retail * Slash your grocery bill * Organize your time & your home * Use coupons wisely * Pay with cash only * Live simply * Become debt free * Choose contentment * Make every dollar countyour children for free, and much more. If you think living a frugal, simple and debt-free life means you can't ever enjoy dining out, entertainment or vacations, guess again! From money-saving vacation ideas to secrets to dining out on a budget, this book shows you how to enjoy strategic splurging -- and how to do it at half the price. Sprinkled throughout the book are testimonies from people whose lives have been transformed through the principles Paine shares. You'll be inspired, challenged and motivated to spend less, save more and make the most of what you have.
Your children can learn to give generously, save wisely, and spend carefully-and you can teach them.Young children are captivated by Saturday morning television commercials pushing the next must-have toy. Older kids think they're losers if they don't keep up with the latest fashion trend. Young adults find themselves facing financial temptations-like the lure of credit cards-that seem too good to resist. Behind all these sales pitches lies the dangerous promise: "You can have it all-just buy now and pay later." Now, Money-Savvy Kids provides a workable strategy you can use-no matter what your financial history-to prepare your children for financial success today that will carry over into financial security for a lifetime.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Take one thoroughly modern gal with a recessionary income problem, mix with the practices of a culture that has proved to be recession-proof, and what have you got?A financial planner in a straw hat.When writer Lorilee Craker learned that the Amish are not just surviving but thriving in the economic downturn, she decided to find out why. What she found was about a dozen tried and true financial habits the Amish have employed for generations that will make your cash last longer and help you build wealth. Craker provides tips to...use it up, wear it out, make do, or do withoutrethink your gift givingrepurpose, recycle, and reuseeat like royalty for a peasant's pittanceEndorsements:Packed with practical, simple, and smart money saving ideas and teeming with great insight into the sensible Amish ways, Money Secrets of the Amishwill entertain you with stories and retrain your brain to be the savvy money saver you always dreamed you could be. --Beth Wiseman, best-selling author of Plain Promise and Seek Me With All Your HeartSometimes touching, sometimes humorous and always helpful, author Lorilee Craker pulls us into the family rooms of the Amish and shows us how they make ends meet. Story after story illustrates savvy money management: trading for goods and services, shopping for bargains, living with less, avoiding debt, curbing the desire to impress others. And Craker's journalistic bent provides plenty of takeaway value for the non-Amish. A very worthwhile read whether your bank account is bursting or busting. --Suzanne Woods Fisher, author of Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World and Lancaster County Secrets (Revell)This book is like an Amish basement shelf loaded with Mason jars full of Plain money wisdom. Self-confessed "Fancy" gal Lorilee Craker rolls up her sleeves and cracks them open one-by-one, figuring out how to fit Amish principles to a non-Amish life. She succeeds, and so can you--read Money Secrets of the Amish and add weight to your wallet. --Erik Wesner, amishamerica.com; author ofSuccess Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses ThriveMoney Secrets of the Amish is a practical, doable guide, and it's such fun to read. Lorilee's voice is as engaging and lively as ever, and the wisdom she shares from the Amish community is both inspiring and instructive. I just finished the last page, and my mind is buzzing with all sorts of ways to waste less, want less, and spend less. --Shauna Niequist, author of Cold Tangerines and BittersweetLorilee inspires and impacts your everyday life with this marvelous little read. From buttons to bakery you suddenly realize this conversation is not about just pinching a few pennies but about transforming how we view our everyday lives. I applaud Lorilee for asking the hard questions and pressing in to find honest answers. Forget the mall, kick back and soak up the delicious wisdom of a life well lived. Thank you Lorilee for shaping my everyday! --Tracey Bianchi, author of Green MamaMoney Secrets of the Amish isn't so much about making money; it's about family, discipline, and redefining what wealthy means. This is a great read that helps us all to see more clearly what's really valuable in our lives. --Jeff McMahon, award-nominated musician and national director/runner with the Team McGraw endurance program
Unhappy couples may be unhappy each in their own way - but they're all fighting about the same things: money, sex and kids. These three topics often cause conflict that can erode even the strongest marriages. In this prescriptive, practical guide, popular author and therapist Dr. Tina B. Tessina shows couples how to deal with their differences in these critical areas, and resolve them before they take their toll on their relationship. They learn the proper etiquette for marital debate, as well as creative approaches to solving the problems that confront them in their life together.Given today's high divorce rate statistics and the so-called age of the 'serial marriage' - Money, Sex and Kids helps couples avoid the divorce court by addressing the divisive issues most likely to tear their unions apart.
This helpful guide to Money, Sex & Power, Richard J. Foster's sequel to his bestselling Celebration of Discipline, expands the discussion of key issues and explores ways to move the principles involved into the arena of practical experience. This study guide offers a series of brief, incisive essays, followed by scriptural passages, that focus on what the Bible has to say about the three central themes of supreme importance in modern society. Study questions facilitate careful reading of Money, Sex & Power to reach a deeper understanding of how these subjects relate to the life of the individual, society, and the church This compact, helpful handbook -- designed for personal reflection or group study -- offers a systematic program for learning more fully how "we, as followers of Christ, are to deal with the many ethical choices we face almost daily." The author also provides an annotated bibliography of readings that open avenues for further study and reflection.
The poems in Money Shot are forensic. Just as the money shot in porn is proof of the male orgasm, these poems explore questions of revelation and concealment. What is seen, what is hidden, and how do we know? Money Shot's investigation of these questions takes on a particular urgency because it occurs in the context of the suddenly revealed market manipulation and subsequent "great recession" of 2008-2009. In these poems, Rae Armantrout searches for new ways to organize information. What can be made manifest? What constitutes proof? Do we "know it when we see it"? Looking at sex, botany, cosmology, and death through the dark lens of "disaster capitalism," Armantrout finds evidence of betrayal, grounds for rebellion, moments of possibility, and even pleasure, in a time of sudden scarcity and relentless greed. This stunning follow-up to Versed--winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and a finalist for the National Book Award--is a wonderfully stringent exploration of how deeply our experience of everyday life is embedded in capitalism.
A terrible explosion ripped through the morning silence in the exclusive Naples, Florida community of Quail Creek on July 9,1985. Two pipe bombs blew apart the Benson family car, killing millionaire tobacco heiress Margaret Benson and her adopted son Scott, and hideously disfiguring her oldest daughter Carol Lynn. Steven Benson, the sole remaining son and heir, had exited the car moments before the catastrophe, escaping death or injury. After an extensive police investigation, Steven was accused, tried and convicted for murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. In his acclaimed true crime account, MONEY TO BURN, award-winning author Michael Mewshaw gives us the chilling story of this notorious case of heartless, premeditated murder. From the grisly investigation to the controversial trial that made national headlines, MONEY TO BURN cuts through the mystique of the super rich to reveal a troubled family plagued by bitter jealousy, greed, scandals and drugs. Much more than an incredible story of murder and deceit, MONEY TO BURN is the gripping portrayal of the destruction of a premier American family by the dark power of greed.
In this timely stand-alone thriller ripped from the headlines, New York Times bestselling author James Grippando, whom the Wall Street Journal calls "a writer to watch," explores a world in which the destruction of financial institutions and the people who run them can occur in a matter of hours--perhaps even minutes.At thirty-one, Michael Cantella is a rising star at Wall Street's premier investment bank, Saxton Silvers. Everything is going according to plan until Ivy Layton, the love of his life, vanishes on their honeymoon in the Bahamas.Fast-forward four years. It's the eve of his thirty-fifth birthday, and Michael is still on track: successful career, beautiful new wife, piles of money. Reveling in his good fortune, Michael logs in to his computer, enters his password, and pulls up his biggest investment account: Zero balance. He tries another, and another. All of them zero. Someone has wiped him out. His only clue is a new e-mail message: Just as planned. xo xo.With these three words Michael's life as he knows it is liquidated, along with his investment portfolio. Saxton Silvers is suddenly on the brink of bankruptcy, and he's the leading suspect in its ruin. Michael is left alone, framed, and facing divorce, with undercover FBI agents afoot, spyware on his computer, and mysterious e-mails from a "JBU." Embroiled in corporate espionage, he's desperate to clear his name and realizes that several signs point to his first wife, Ivy, as a key player. But what if Ivy has come back from the dead, only to visit on Michael a fate worse than death? With echoes of The Firm, James Grippando's newest thriller takes readers to the inner circle of Wall Street, illustrating the very real dangers of what Warren Buffett called "financial weapons of mass destruction."
This synopsis is taken from the letter to parents written by the psychiatrist, Dr. Poussaint. This letter is included in the book. "In Money Troubles, Little Bill is inspired to buy a telescope after learning about astronomy in school. (Not, it must be said, because he's suddenly become a serious scholar. Instead, he dreams of becoming famous. He'll discover a new comet, and it will be named after him.) The telescope he wants costs $100; he has $47.87 in his bank. To start earning the rest, he washes a neighbor's car, then collects cans and bottles-until he notices another boy, obviously poor, also out scavenging. Little Bill leaves his own cans where the other boy will find them. Little Bill has realized something important: other people may need money more than he does. He takes this lesson further by dropping the telescope idea, donating all his savings to the school's food drive for the poor... and becoming "famous" for contributing the most food. Through his unselfish acts, Little Bill has learned that giving to others can be more satisfying than acquiring a possession he can do without. And he has taken an important step toward understanding what it means to be part of a community."
Money-Wise Makeovers: Modest Remodels and Affordable Room Redos That Add Value and Improve the Quality of Your Lifeby Jean Nayar
A guide for thrifty and efficient DIY remodeling project suggestions for your home. It's easy to improve your home on a small budget!
The astonishing reality of living without our most important resource. Imagine a year without spending any money. Former businessman Mark Boyle did just that and here is his extraordinary and compelling story. Going back to basics and following his own strict rules, Mark learned ingenious ways to eliminate his bills and flourish for free. Encountering seasonal foods, solar panels, skill-swapping schemes, cuttlefish toothpaste, compost toilets and - the unthinkable - a cash-free Christmas, Boyle puts the fun into frugality and offers some great tips for economical (and environmentally friendly) living. Highlighting the huge wastage inherent in modern Western living - we throw away a third of our food - Mark explains how to feed yourself for free with "the four legs of the food-for-free table". From making paper out of mushrooms and to constructing a rocket stove from discarded catering cans, Mark advocates a return to local economics where we can see the consequences of what we consume. Heart-warming and witty, learn how Mark's mission affected his relationships. What did his parents think of his crusade? Can you keep a girlfriend when you are moneyless? Do your friends keep in contact when you can't go out for a beer? A testament to Mark's astounding determination, this thought-provoking book will make you re-evaluate your relationship to your wallet. Mark Boyle has founded the worldwide 'freeconomic' movement. An economics graduate and former business director, he is Irish and lives in Bristol in the UK. His website (justfortheloveofit.org) receives up to 30,000 hits a day and has become a hub for community sharing with over 17,000 members worldwide (many in the US). His story has been reported worldwide and he is an excellent self-publicist. He has been covered in media including: Wall Street Journal, CNN, Huffington Post, New York Metro, BBC World Service, Guardian of London, Sky News, The Times of London, The Star of Canada, La Presse of Canada. Mark is lined up to be interviewed on CNN shortly as The Connector of the Day - a slot which goes out to 300 million people worldwide. He also plans to do a moneyless tour of the US to coincide with publication, where based on previous coverage, he expects major press interest. As he will be hitch-hiking (illegal in the US) and promoting this, he expects more publicity if and when he is arrested.
The story of how Chris Moneymaker turned $40 into $2.5 million at the World Series of Poker, detailing the hands he played and allowing each reader to see whether his success was due to skill or luck.
<p>If you’re an experienced Python programmer, this concise book provides hands-on recipes for applying the MongoDB document-oriented database to your Python applications. You get complete code samples for reading and writing to MongoDB, applying idiomatic MongoDB and Python patterns, and using the database with several Python web frameworks. You’ll come away with a solid grasp of how to model your data, write effective queries, and avoid concurrency problems such as race conditions and deadlocks.</p>
If you want a reference to show you practical solutions, or just want to satisfy your need for more knowledge of this fantastic NoSQL database, then this book is ideal for you. To get the most out of this book, you should know the basics of MongoDB.
How does MongoDB help you manage a huMONGOus amount of data collected through your web application? With this authoritative introduction, you'll learn the many advantages of using document-oriented databases, and discover why MongoDB is a reliable, high-performance system that allows for almost infinite horizontal scalability. Written by engineers from 10gen, the company that develops and supports this open source database, MongoDB: The Definitive Guide provides guidance for database developers, advanced configuration for system administrators, and an overview of the concepts and use cases for other people on your project. Learn how easy it is to handle data as self-contained JSON-style documents, rather than as records in a relational database. Explore ways that document-oriented storage will work for your project Learn how MongoDB's schema-free data model handles documents, collections, and multiple databases Execute basic write operations, and create complex queries to find data with any criteria Use indexes, aggregation tools, and other advanced query techniques Learn about monitoring, security and authentication, backup and repair, and more Set up master-slave and automatic failover replication in MongoDB Use sharding to scale MongoDB horizontally, and learn how it impacts applications Get example applications written in Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby
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