Personal Finance
The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart about Money
The Opposite of Spoiled
Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart about Money
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062247018

In the spirit of Wendy Mogel's The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's Nurture Shock, New York Times "Your Money" columnist Ron Lieber delivers a taboo-shattering manifesto that explains how talking openly to children about money can help parents raise modest, patient, grounded young adults who are financially wise beyond their years.

For Ron Lieber, a personal finance columnist and father, good parenting means talking about money with our kids. Children are hyper-aware of money, and they have scores of questions about its nuances. But when parents shy away from the topic, they lose a tremendous opportunity--not just to model the basic financial behaviors that are increasingly important for young adults but also to imprint lessons about what the family truly values.

Written in a warm, accessible voice, grounded in real-world experience and stories from families with a range of incomes, The Opposite of Spoiled is both a practical guidebook and a values-based philosophy. The foundation of the book is a detailed blueprint for the best ways to handle the basics: the tooth fairy, allowance, chores, charity, saving, birthdays, holidays, cell phones, checking accounts, clothing, cars, part-time jobs, and college tuition. It identifies a set of traits and virtues that embody the opposite of spoiled, and shares how to embrace the topic of money to help parents raise kids who are more generous and less materialistic.

But The Opposite of Spoiled is also a promise to our kids that we will make them better with money than we are. It is for all of the parents who know that honest conversations about money with their curious children can help them become more patient and prudent, but who don't know how and when to start.

Rich Dad's Success Stories: Real Life Success Stories from Real Life People Who Followed the Rich Dad Lessons
Rich Dad's Success Stories
Real Life Success Stories from Real Life People Who Followed the Rich Dad Lessons
Paperback      ISBN: 0446691801

Provides a collection of successful business stories based on people who have applied the financial principles of Rich Dad Poor Dad and changed investment strategies.

Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security
Get What's Yours
The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security
Hardcover      ISBN: 1476772290
Social Security law has changed Key secrets may require action before April 30, 2016. If you or your spouse turns 66 by then, you should read this book, and everyone should read updates on the authors' website, GetWhatsYours.org.

But even with the law changes, the book explains numerous secrets to maximizing your Social Security benefits that you can't get anywhere else. And above all, Get What's Yours explains the lifetime payoff from waiting as long as possible.

To navigate the forbidding maze of Social Security and emerge with the highest possible benefits, you could try reading all 2,728 rules of the Social Security system (and the thousands of explanations of these rules). But Kotlikoff, Moeller, and Solman do the navigating for you, explaining Social Security benefits in an easy to understand and user-friendly style. What you don't know can seriously hurt you: wrong decisions about which Social Security benefits to apply for cost some individual retirees thousands in lost income every year.

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.
Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties
Get a Financial Life
Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties
Paperback      ISBN: 0684872617

First published in 1996, this book helped define the financial consciousness of a generation. The entire book has now been updated with late-breaking information to address dramatic financial developments such as Roth IRAs, student loan deductibility, check cards, and the rising impact of the Internet.

Quicken 2014: The Official Guide
Quicken 2014
The Official Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0071826068

The Only Official Guide to the #1 Personal Finance Software

Intuit-approved and loaded with secrets, this book provides you with recipes for financial success. Scott Cook, Co-Founder, Intuit, Inc.

Organize your finances and assets with ease using the expert techniques and time-saving tips in "Quicken 2014: The Official Guide." You ll learn proven best practices for managing your income, expenses, savings, transactions, investments, and much more.

Endorsed by Intuit, makers of Quicken, this practical resource shows you, step by step, how to take full advantage of the software s unique features, including the new tools and capabilities. Inside, you ll find professional advice to help you reduce debt, stay on budget, save money, and plan for a secure financial future. Customize Quicken for your preferences Track income and expenses Set up Online Account Services Automate transactions and tasks Analyze spending and banking activity Reconcile checking, savings, and credit card accounts Use the budgeting and debt reduction tools Track investments and optimize your portfolio Monitor assets and loans Manage household records Save money and plan for retirement Simplify tax preparation and maximize deductions"

The Small Budget Gardener
The Small Budget Gardener
Paperback      ISBN: 1591864615

Landscape designer and hoticulturist, Maureen Gilmer has compiled years of gardening experience with advice on everything from amending the soil and fighting off pests and diseases in the garden, to sourcing and propogating plants, and creating landscapres and garden structures with free and recycled materials. Maureen addresses gardening while conserving water and minimizing energy dollars, creating an eco-friendly landscape. Also included is techniques for growing edibles and creative ideas for garden structures.

The $1 Million Reason to Change Your Mind
The $1 Million Reason to Change Your Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 1742168949
What is the $1 million reason to change your mind?

Change the way you think and you will change your world. Simple.

In this book Pat Mesiti will teach you how to shrug off the shackles of mediocrity, find your inner millionaire and think differently about life and money -- and get rich and happy along the way

"Soak up what Pat Mesiti has to say -- all he wants to do is share his prosperity and teach you about the millionaire mindset. Then, apply it to your life and watch it improve. Simple as that."
--Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator, #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul and co-author of Cracking the Millionaire Code and The One Minute Millionaire

"Pat Mesiti is dedicated to unlocking the potential inside of people, and opening up their minds to a more rewarding, fulfilling and prosperous future. And in this book he shows you how."
--Allan Pease, #1 best-selling author and international speaker

"This excellent and highly recommended book will make you laugh, cry, feel encouraged and forever change your life for the better."
--Steve McKnight, #1 best-selling author and founder of www.PropertyInvesting.com

The 1-2-3 Money Plan: The Three Most Important Steps to Saving and Spending Smart
The 1-2-3 Money Plan
The Three Most Important Steps to Saving and Spending Smart
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0137141734
100% Practical, 100% Specific Financial Advice Everyone Can Use: Exactly What to Do and Exactly How to Do It "Greg Karp makes managing your money as easy as 1-2-3. He offers sensible, time-tested advice to help you make smart decisions and get your finances on track." --Liz Pulliam Weston, "The most-read personal finance columnist on the Internet" (Nielsen//NetRatings), author of Easy Money, Your Credit Score, and Deal with Your Debt "I love this book. Greg's simple strategies push you to be smart with your dough and act right away." --Clark Howard, The Clark Howard Show "Within one hour of picking up The 1-2-3 Money Plan, I already had a list of easy next steps to save on several of our household expenses." --Stephanie Nelson, founder of CouponMom.com "Greg Karp really knows his stuff, and he lays it out in plain language that will help anyone save money and get financially fit." --Jeff Yeager, author of The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches "The money you spend on this book should easily be recouped by the time you're only several pages into it " --Russell Wild, financial advisor, author of Exchange-Traded Funds for Dummies , Bond Investing for Dummies , and Index Investing for Dummies "Greg Karp is a lifesaver for people worried about stretching their dollars in a tough economy. He's no Scrooge. Rather, he nudges you into sound decisions and smart spending." --Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune personal finance columnist, author of Saving for Retirement Without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery "Today everyone is looking for a quick answer to their financial problems. In The 1-2-3 Money Plan, Greg Karp has created an excellent resource. It's well organized and full of great ideas. But, most importantly, it's written in a language that the average consumer can understand and apply. Many people will thank Greg for helping them survive financially tough times." --Gary Foreman, editor The DollarStretcher Web site, stretcher.com "Greg Karp tells it like it is, with the specificity and candor busy people need. I am saving money already." --Jean Chatzky, author of The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even the Toughest Times, blogging at jeanchatzky.com Today, frugal is the name of the game. But you don't have to take a vow of poverty: You just have to be smarter about how you spend, save, and invest. Sound hard? Not anymore. In The 1-2-3 Money Plan, top personal finance columnist Greg Karp offers 100% practical, 100% specific financial advice everyone can use...organized into simple three-step plans that tell you exactly what to do and how and where to do it Discover how to save money by putting your bills on autopilot...which specific brand names to buy in everything from index funds to cellphones...how to improve your credit rating...how to get the right insurance, without wasting money on unnecessary coverage...easier ways to save for college and plan for retirement...and a whole lot more. Finally: simple, reliable financial advice you can act on, from an award-winning expert you can trust
  • Don't be paralyzed by perfection: Be good enough
    Better a good decision now than a perfect decision someday
  • Just set it and forget it
    Make the financial decisions you only need to make once and can then ignore for years
  • Stop wasting money on things you don't care about
    Plug wasteful spending leaks, so you can redirect cash to things you truly care about
  • Easy step-by-step techniques and specific recommendations
    What to buy, in everything from mutual funds to cellphone service
10 Excellent Reasons Not to Hate Taxes
10 Excellent Reasons Not to Hate Taxes
Paperback      ISBN: 1595581618

Paying taxes. It's something almost everyone loves to hate. 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Hate Taxes makes the case for thinking about taxes in a fresh and progressive way and offers plenty of material for anyone interested in countering the conservative anti-government, anti-tax agenda.

Written by activists, economists, teachers, political scientists, and business people, 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Hate Taxes offers an array of powerful arguments that will reframe the tax debate. Chapters on the effect of taxes on the economy, education, the environment, and the distribution of opportunity will arm readers with a wealth of arguments to turn the tables when thinking--or arguing--about taxes and provide a menu of ideas for how to transform the tax code into a tool for social justice.

With a January publication date, just when the tax preparation books and software flood the stores, this book will spark a lively and much-needed debate about all manner of tax issues, from the inheritance tax and flat taxes to tax cuts and the role that taxes play in the growing economic divide in the United States.
The 10-Minute Millionaire: The One Secret Anyone Can Use to Turn $2,500 Into $1 Million or More
The 10-Minute Millionaire
The One Secret Anyone Can Use to Turn $2,500 Into $1 Million or More
Hardcover      ISBN: 1118856708

America's "Millionaires' Club" now has 10.4 million members - the most ever, according to the latest statistics. And it's a club you can join - much sooner than you might think, says D.R. Barton, Jr., a top trader, television analyst and former hedge fund officer. In his new book, the 10-Minute Millionaire, D.R. has distilled his decades of experience trading the markets into a system so simple that even a new investor can set it up and maintain it in increments of as little as 10 minutes.

The 10-Minute Millionaire combines goal-setting, stock-screening and trading strategies whose ultimate objective is to give you membership in that Millionaires' Club. The system is so simple D.R. has taught it to sixth graders, yet so powerful it can transform even a small starting stake into lifelong financial freedom - in a way that utterly destroys "buy-and-hold" investing.

Loaded with step-by-step illustrations and personal stories, the 10-Minute Millionaire takes the powerful secrets of Wall Street insiders and breaks them down into an easy-to-understand blueprint for beating the markets, day after day, week after week.

Using an easy three-step process, D.R. walks you through a repeatable and reliable way to identify the stock-market extremes that show up virtually every day. He trains you to properly frame each trade to maximize profit and minimize risk. Finally, he neutralizes the natural biases that lead most traders to financial destruction - and shows you how to book big profits from other trader's irrational miscues.

This isn't an algorithmic "black box." It's not "robo-trading." The 10-Minute Millionaire system still requires personal involvement. It still requires commitment. But it squeezes out emotion, filters out the noise, slashes the risk, and maximizes your potential for profits - and also for meaningful wealth.

Once you learn the 10-Minute Millionaire way, it's a system you can operate and update in tiny 10-minute increments. Before you know it, you'll be trading better than a seasoned pro. And you'll watch as your "assets" turn into true wealth.

And you'll learn the most-valuable lesson of all: Becoming a millionaire doesn't have to be an unattainable dream. Make it a goal, and pursue that goal, and before long that dream will be real.