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Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security
Jean Chatzky - 2012
The bottom line: Money is simple-people make it complicated. Now, bestselling personal finance author Jean Chatzky has distilled this simplicity into a smart, immediate, and entertaining set of rules that will change readers' financial lives.Chatzky removes the stress associated with all things money and says it clearly: Readers who follow these basic yet crucial approaches to spending, saving, investing, increasing their income, and most importantly, protecting what they have, will build the wealth and financial stability they've been dreaming of. Chatzky's advice is reassuring, straightforward, and often counterintuitive, including:- Date your stocks; don't marry them.- 'More money' won't always make you 'more happy.'- To spend less, carry Benjamins, not Jacksons.- If you can't explain it, don't invest in it.- 'Free' can be very expensive.Written in her trademark warm, witty voice, and with a special Dos and Don'ts section, Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security by Jean Chatzky is the only book readers really need to achieve true financial health and happiness.
Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security
Laurence J. Kotlikoff - 2015
What you don't know can seriously hurt you: wrong decisions about which Social Security benefits to apply for cost some individual retirees tens of thousands of dollars in lost income every year. How many retirees or those nearing retirement know about such Social Security options as file and suspend (apply for benefits and then don't take them)? Or start stop start (start benefits, stop them, then re-start them)? Or just as important when and how to use these techniques? Get What's Yours covers the most frequent benefit scenarios faced by married retired couples, by divorced retirees, by widows and widowers, among others. It explains what to do if you're a retired parent of dependent children, disabled, or an eligible beneficiary who continues to work, and how to plan wisely before retirement. It addresses the tax consequences of your choices, as well as the financial implications for other investments. Many personal finance books briefly address Social Security, but none offers the thorough, authoritative, yet conversational analysis found here. You've paid all your working life for these benefits. Now, get what's yours.
The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated
Helaine Olen - 2016
They’re wrong. When University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack interviewed Helaine Olen, an award-winning financial journalist and the author of the bestselling Pound Foolish, he made an off-hand suggestion: everything you need to know about managing your money could fit on an index card. To prove his point, he grabbed a 4" x 6" card, scribbled down a list of rules, and posted a picture of the card online. The post went viral. Now Pollack teams up with Olen to explain why the ten simple rules of the index card outperform more complicated financial strategies. Inside is an easy-to-follow action plan that works in good times and bad, giving you the tools, knowledge, and confidence to seize control of your financial life.
A Beginner's Guide to the Stock Market: Everything You Need to Start Making Money Today
Matthew R. Kratter - 2019
Are you ready to get your piece of it? This book will teach you everything that you need to know to start making money in the stock market today. Don't gamble with your hard-earned money. If you are going to make a lot of money, you need to know how the stock market really works. You need to avoid the pitfalls and costly mistakes that beginners make. And you need time-tested trading and investing strategies that actually work. This book gives you everything that you will need. It's a simple road map that anyone can follow. In this book, you will learn: How to grow your money the smart and easy way The best place to open up a brokerage account How to buy your first stock How to generate passive income in the stock market How to spot a stock that is about to explode higher How to trade momentum stocks Insider tricks used by professional traders The one thing you should never do when buying value stocks (don't start investing until you read this) How to pick stocks like Warren Buffett How to create a secure financial future for you and your family And much, much more Even if you know nothing at all about the stock market, this book will get you started investing and trading the right way. Join the thousands of smart traders and investors who have profited from this ultimate guide to the stock market. Amazon best-selling author and retired hedge fund manager, Matthew Kratter will teach you the secrets that he has used to trade and invest profitably for the last 20 years. Even if you are a complete beginner, this book will have you trading stocks in no time. Are you ready to get started creating real wealth in the stock market? Then scroll up and click BUY NOW to get started today.
Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age
David Bach - 2005
Now you, too, can ramp up the road to financial security with David Bach's inspiring, proven, and easy-to-follow "catch up" plan, which tailors his "Finish Rich" wisdom to those who forgot to save, procrastinated, or got sidetracked by life's unexpected challenges.In a swift, motivating read, David Bach gives you step-by-step instructions, worksheets, phone numbers, and website addresses--everything you need to put your "Start Late" plan into place right away. You will learn that even if you're buried in debt, there's still hope. You can spend less, save more, and make more--and it doesn't have to hurt. With America's best-loved money coach at your side, it's never too late to change your financial destiny.
Budgeting 101: From Getting Out of Debt and Tracking Expenses to Setting Financial Goals and Building Your Savings, Your Essential Guide to Budgeting
Michele Cagan - 2018
It’s financial salvation.” —The Washington Post Don’t break the bank—learn to create and stick to a budget with this comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to saving money sensibly in this edition of the popular 101 series. Sometimes, it can seem like saving money is impossible. With everyday expenses, from groceries and gas, to the electric bill and lunch money, as well as those unexpected expenses, like car repairs and medical bills, getting—and keeping—control of your finances can feel overwhelming. With Budgeting 101, you can start saving now. This clear and simple guide provides tons of practical advice for keeping track of your finances. With useful tips on setting financial goals, reducing debt, finding ways to save money, and creating and following a budget plan, you’ll have your dollars and cents under control in no time. Why spend more of your hard-earned money on a financial advisor? Filled with expert advice on a wide range of the most common financial concerns and step-by-step instructions to managing your money both now and in the future, Budgeting 101 has you covered.
The $1000 Project
Canna Campbell - 2018
Now she wants to empower you to get the same results!Drawing on material from her popular YouTube channel and website, here Canna shares all of her tips and tricks for saving and earning additional money, as well as advice for turning these savings into long-term 'passive' income through savvy investments. She also gives general advice on how to get financially healthy, including how to clear up bad debt and how to manage your superannuation more sensibly. And she'll keep you motivated, focused and on track as you push yourself towards a better financial future.The $1000 Project is like a diet and exercise plan for your finances - you'll see the immediate results in your bank account, and you'll also come out of it feeling financially fit and strong and ready to set yourself up for success.
Your Score: An Insider's Secrets to Understanding, Controlling, and Protecting Your Credit Score
Anthony Davenport - 2018
Like it or not, a healthy credit score is essential if you want to participate in today’s financial world. But very few people actually understand how their credit score is determined. Worse yet, most don’t know how their score is used by all kinds of companies and banks to dictate financial terms that will strongly affect their daily lives. When consumers interact with the world of credit, they do so from a position of weakness. In Your Score, Anthony Davenport aims to change that. Finally, here is a road map for navigating the confusing world of consumer credit. Drawing on the real stories of his own firm’s high-profile clients, as well as the stories of middle-class Americans, he reveals the hidden credit pitfalls that await even the most careful consumer and shares smart strategies to avoid them. An accessible but detailed manual, Your Score finally lets readers take control of their credit score, understand how to play the game, and gain an insider’s knowledge of how to better navigate the most important financial decisions of their lives.
The Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living: How a Spending Fast Helped Me Get from Broke to Badass in Record Time
Anna Newell Jones - 2016
An inveterate “spender,” she was in way over her head, to the tune of almost $24,000. She knew her debt was only going to get worse if she didn’t take action, but she didn’t know where to look for help. On a whim, Anna decided to go on a spending fast—an idea she heard in passing but knew little about. Creating her own method, she learned what worked and what didn’t and wrote about it on her blog, AndThenWeSaved.com. Amazingly, Anna was able to eliminate all $23,605.10 of her debt in only 15 months! She was interviewed in Forbes, Self, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and the Chicago Tribune.Anna’s journey inspired people and showed them that they too could change the way they dealt with their own money woes. The Spender’s Guide To Debt-Free Living takes readers through a detailed step-by-step plan on how to do a Spending Fast and get out of debt, including:Creating a personalized Debt-Free Life Pledge.Understanding where your money is going when you’re in debt, and where it will come from to pay it off.Learning why putting money into a savings account before (or while) paying off debt may not be the best idea for you.Finding additional income sources and generating side gigs.Re-integrating spending into your life once you’re out of debt, so that you stay out of debt.Filled with do-it-yourself ideas, insight from experts, and tons of motivational tips and real-life practical advice, The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living proves that you don’t have to win the lottery or get a new job to change your life.
You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think: The 5 Money Secrets of the Happiest Retirees
Wes Moss - 2014
Read this book. -- Clark Howard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Living Large in Lean Times"Financial planner Wes Moss offers you something different -- not just a plan to retire, but a way to do it sooner and to be happy when you do. - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionIf you think you need to win the lottery or work until you're 75 to retire with financial stability, Money Matters host Wes Moss has very good news for you. You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think reveals the secrets for ensuring a successful retirement--sooner rather than later.After conducting an intensive study of happy retirees to learn the financial practices they hold in common, Moss discovered that it doesn't take financial genius, millions of dollars, or sophisticated investment skills to ensure a safe, solid retirement. All it takes is five best practices:Determine what you want and need your retirement money forFigure out how much you need to saveCreate a plan to pay off your mortgage in as little as five yearsDevelop an income stream from multiple sourcesBecome an income investorGetting on the fast track to a great retirement is a lot simpler than the retirement professionals would have you believe. You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think provides the proven-effective, five-step formula for creating the retirement of your dreams.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in your 20'sand 30's
Sarah Young Fisher - 2005
This revised and updated third edition includes completely new material on: • Internet banking • Debit and prepaid credit cards • Online car shopping • The latest in effective job hunting • Online college degrees and what they can get you • Investment strategies for the next decade • Home-based employment opportunities • New financial impact of marriage and children • Home ownership options from building your own to townhouses and condos • Online mortgage brokers • All-new websites and resources
Investing QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner’s Guide to Navigating the Stock Market, Growing Your Wealth, & Creating a Secure Financial Future
Ted Snow - 2018
Author Ted Snow brings 30 years of experience in the finance industry, much to the benefit of novice learners and experienced investors alike. Snow provides readers with the complete picture on stocks, bonds, treasuries, ETFs, mutual funds, indexes, REITS and several other investment securities. Snow’s intrepid but practical asset-allocation investment philosophy is marvelouslycommunicated and highly appropriate for market newcomers.The key insights of Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Burton Malkiel, and James Altucher all play important roles in this seminal investment resource. But unlike most of today’s books on investment, the Investing QuickStart Guide threads the needle between thorough and simple. You will learn the market from end to end, while also enjoying Snow’s fascinating personal stories and insights from the front lines of the finance industry.
Invest Like a Pro: A 10-Day Investing Course
Jesse Mecham - 2014
Because investing scares you, and it shouldn't. Because you should be investing and you aren't. Because you're investing incorrectly and it's costing you a lot of money. Because the average savings of a 50-year old is $43,000. This book is for you if you want to invest correctly (and enough!), but have zero interest in the complex stuff. This book is also for you if you're ready to take action. Once you've finished reading this book, you'll know more than most when it comes to investing. Most importantly, you'll know exactly what you need to do to invest successfully.
Multiple Streams of Income: How to Generate a Lifetime of Unlimited Wealth
Robert G. Allen - 1998
For this book, Allen researched hundreds of income-producing opportunities and narrowed them down to ten surefire moneymakers anyone can profit from. This revised edition includes a new chapter on a cutting-edge investing technique.