Personal Finance
It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree
It's All Relative
Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree
Paperback      ISBN: 147673450x
#1 New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs undergoes a hilarious, poignant quest to understand what constitutes family--where it begins and how far it goes--in It's All Relative, a "thought-provoking...delightful, easy-to-read, informative book" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

A.J. Jacobs has received some strange emails over the years, but this note was perhaps the strangest: "You don't know me, but I'm your eighth cousin. And we have over 80,000 relatives of yours in our database."

That's enough family members to fill Madison Square Garden four times over. Who are these people, A.J. wondered, and how do I find them? So began Jacobs's three-year adventure to help build the biggest family tree in history. In It's All Relative, he "muses on the nature of family and the interconnectedness of humanity in this entertaining introduction to the world of genealogy" (Publishers Weekly).

Jacobs's journey would take him to all seven continents. He drank beer with a US president, sung with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and unearthed genetic links to Hollywood actresses and real-life scoundrels. After all, we can choose our friends, but not our family.

"Whether he's posing as a celebrity, outsourcing his chores, or adhering strictly to the Bible, we love reading about the wacky lifestyle experiments of author A.J. Jacobs" (Entertainment Weekly). Now Jacobs upends, in ways both meaningful and hilarious, our understanding of genetics and genealogy, tradition and tribalism, identity and connection. "Whimsical but also full of solid journalism and eye-opening revelations about the history of humanity, It's All Relative is a real treat" (Booklist, starred review).
100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, Fourth Edition: With Answers from Top Brokers from Around the Country
100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, Fourth Edition
With Answers from Top Brokers from Around the Country
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1524763438
From the most trusted name in real estate, a new and fully updated edition of the indispensable guide that helps first-time buyers land the home of their dreams

What does "location, location, location" really mean? How do I decide what to offer on a house? What exactly is the closing?

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions in any person's life. It will be the place where you plant your roots, come home after a long day, raise a family, or make a successful investment. But how, with everything from student loans and an uncertain marketplace stacked against you, do you get to that idyllic future? In 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, Ilyce Glink, one of the most trusted names in real estate, answers all of your questions about home buying--and some you didn't know you had--and takes you on a personal journey from open houses to moving day. Weaving together advice from top brokers around the country with illustrative stories and her own unparalleled expertise, 100 Questions is a one-stop shop to getting the home of your dreams.
The Random Walk Guide to Investing: Ten Rules for Financial Success
The Random Walk Guide to Investing
Ten Rules for Financial Success
Paperback      ISBN: 039332639x

Based on the million-copy seller A Random Walk Down Wall Street, this concise new guide by influential and irreverent author Burton G. Malkiel takes the mystery out of personal finance by outlining Malkiel's own ten-point plan for success. Easy to read and easy to follow, this practical book aimed at the investment novice cuts through the jargon to give readers the confidence and knowledge to make wise investment decisions that will provide consistent returns.

How to Invest $50-$5,000: The Small Investor's Step-By-Step Plan for Low-Risk Investing in Today's Economy
How to Invest $50-$5,000
The Small Investor's Step-By-Step Plan for Low-Risk Investing in Today's Economy
Paperback      ISBN: 0061935166

Now with the latest and safest strategies for smart investing in the new economy

A perennial bestseller, Nancy Dunnan's How to Invest $50-$5,000 has been a trusted advisor for more than two decades. But never before has the economy changed so radically in so short a time. This new edition reflects the latest, smartest strategies for small investing in the current economy, and has fully updated information on all of the recent changes in federal regulations and laws.

Covering the full range of small investing--from selecting a bank to choosing specific investments to making sense of financial pages--Dunnan guides even the most inexperienced investor through the maze of stocks, bonds, treasuries, mutual funds, and more. Now more than ever, How to Invest $50-$5,000 is an indispensable handbook for small investors--pointing the way toward the best low-risk, high-value opportunities available in the current U.S. economy.

Lost and Found: One Woman's Story of Losing Her Money and Finding Her Life
Lost and Found
One Woman's Story of Losing Her Money and Finding Her Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0452297761
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God maps a path to meeting one of our greatest challenges-how we deal with money.

When Geneen Roth and her husband lost their life savings in the Bernard Madoff debacle, Roth joined the millions of Americans dealing with financial turbulence, uncertainty, and abrupt reversals in their expectations. The resulting shock was the catalyst for her to explore how women's habits and behaviors around money-as with food-can lead to exactly the situations they most want to avoid. Roth identified her own unconscious choices: binge shopping followed by periods of budgetary self-deprivation, "treating" herself in ways that ultimately failed to sustain, and using money as a substitute for love, among others. As she examined the deep sources of these habits, she faced the hard truth about where her "self-protective" financial decisions had led. With irreverent humor and hard-won wisdom, she offers provocative and radical strategies for transforming how we feel and behave about the resources that should, and can, sustain and support our lives.

Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education
Unfair Advantage
The Power of Financial Education
Paperback      ISBN: 1612680100

On the heels of his 2010 New York Times bestseller Conspiracy of the Rich, Robert Kiyosaki takes a new and hard-hitting look at the factors that impact people from all walks of life as they struggle to cope with change and challenges that impact their financial world.

In Unfair Advantage &mdash The Power of Financial Education Robert underscores his messages and challenges readers to change their context and act in a new way. Readers are advised to stop blindly accepting that they are 'disadvantaged' people with limited options. They are encouraged to act beyond their concept of limited options and challenge the preconception that they will struggle financially all of their lives.

Robert's fresh approach to his time-tested messages includes clear, actionable steps that any individual or family can take, starting with education. Education becomes applied knowledge, a powerful tactic with measurable results.

In true Rich Dad style, readers will be challenged to understand two points of view, and experience how financial knowledge is their unfair advantage.

Why do the rich get richer even in a financial crisis? In his new book, An Unfair Advantage, Robert confirms his message and challenges readers to change their context and act in a new way. Readers are advised to stop blindly accepting that they are 'disadvantaged' people with limited options and challenge the notion that they will struggle, financially, all their lives.

What does school teach you about money? In most cases, the answer is "Not much." If there is any financial education, the courses are taught by financial planners and bankers... the agents of Wall Street and the big banks, the very people that caused and profited from the financial crisis.

This book is about real financial education. This book is about how debt and taxes make the rich richer &hellip and why debt and taxes makes the poor and middle class struggle.

This book explains why the rich get richer, paying less in taxes, while the middle class shrinks &mdash with many losing jobs, homes, and retirement &mdash and paying more in taxes. This book is about the five unfair advantages a real financial education offers.
The Unfair Advantage of Knowledge
The Unfair Advantage of Taxes
The Unfair Advantage of Debt
The Unfair Advantage of Risk
The Unfair Advantage of Compensation
These five unfair advantages are the outcomes of real financial education.
Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way
Work Optional
Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way
Paperback      ISBN: 0316450898
A practical action guide for financial independence and early retirement from the popular "Our Next Life" blogger.
In today's work culture, we're expected to hustle around the clock. But what if you could escape the traditional path and get on one that doesn't require working full-time until age 65? What if you could wake up every day without an alarm clock and do the things you love most?

Tanja Hester and her husband Mark left their crazed careerist lifestyle to live their dream life in Lake Tahoe, retiring early from high-stress careers. Now Tanja will help you map out a customized plan for freedom and make it easy to succeed, whether you're good at math and budgeting-or not Work Optional is more than just a financial plan: it's a plan for your whole life-designed by you, not by an employer or clients. Tanja walks you through envisioning your dream life, accounting for variables such as health care and children, protecting yourself from recessions and future unknowns, and achieving a purpose-filled early retirement, semi-retirement, or career intermission with completely doable, non-penny-pinching steps.

You can live a happier, more meaningful life, free from the daily grind. Regardless of where you are in your career, Work Optional will get you there.
The Number: What Do You Need for the Rest of Your Life, and What Will It Cost?
The Number
What Do You Need for the Rest of Your Life, and What Will It Cost?
Paperback      ISBN: 0743270320

Do you know your Number? What happens if you don't make it to your Number? Do you have a plan? The Number is no ordinary finance book--it offers an intriguing and entertaining tour of weath gurus, life coaches, and financial advisers, and our hopes and fears for the future. The result is a provocative field guide to your psyche and finances and an urgently useful book for anyone over thirty.

The often-avoided, anxiety-riddled discussion about financial planning for a secure and fulfilling future has been given a new starting point in The Number by Lee Eisenberg. The buzz of professionals and financial industry insiders everywhere, the Number represents the amount of money and resources people will need to enjoy the active life they desire, especially post-career. Backed by imaginative reporting and insights, Eisenberg urges people to assume control and responsibility for their standard of living, and take greater aim on their long-term aspirations.

From Wall Street to Main Street USA, the Number means different things to different people. It is constantly fluctuating in people's minds and bank accounts. To some, the Number symbolizes freedom, validation of career success, the ticket to luxurious indulgences and spiritual exploration; to others, it represents the bewildering and nonsensical nightmare of an impoverished existence creeping up on them in their old age, a seemingly hopeless inevitability that they would rather simply ignore than confront. People are highly private and closed-mouthed when it comes to discussing their Numbers, or lack thereof, for fear they might either reveal too much or display ineptitude.

In The Number, Eisenberg describes this secret anxiety as the "Last Taboo," a conundrum snared in confusing financial lingo. He sorts through the fancy jargon and translates the Number into commonsense advice that resonates just as easily with the aging gods and goddesses of corporate boardrooms as it does with ordinary people who are beginning to realize that retirement is now just a couple of decades away. Believing that the Number is as much about self-worth as it is net worth, Eisenberg strives to help readers better understand and more efficiently manage all aspects of their life, money, and pursuit of happiness.
The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life
The Soul of Money
Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0393353974

This liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money--earning it, spending it, and giving it away--offers surprising insight into our lives. Through personal stories and practical advice, Lynne Twist asks us to discover our relationship with money, understand how we use it, and by assessing our core human values, align our relationship with it to our desired goals. In doing so, we can transform our lives.

The Soul of Money now includes a foreword from Jack Canfield and a new introduction by Lynne Twist, in which she explores the effects of the Great Recession and environmental concerns about our monetary needs and aims.

Smart Women Finish Rich, Expanded and Updated
Smart Women Finish Rich, Expanded and Updated
Paperback      ISBN: 0525573046
THE MILLION-COPY NEW YORK TIMES, BUSINESS WEEK, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER
IS BACK - COMPLETELY UPDATED

With over ONE MILLION copies sold - Smart Women Finish Rich is one of the most popular financial books for women ever written. A perennial bestseller for over two decades, now Bach returns with a completely updated, expanded and revised edition, Smart Women Finish Rich, to address the new financial concerns and opportunities for today's women.

Whether you are just getting started in your investment life, looking to manage your money yourself, or work closely with a financial advisor, this book is your proven roadmap to the life you want and deserve.

With Smart Women Finish Rich, you will feel like you are being coached personally by one of America's favorite and most trusted financial experts. The Smart Women Finish Rich program has helped millions of women for over twenty years gain confidence, clarity and control over their financial well-being--it has been passed from generations to generation -- and it now can help you.