Personal Finance
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.
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.
1001 Ways to Make Money If You Dare
1001 Ways to Make Money If You Dare
Paperback      ISBN: 1598698850

Everyone's in search of a quick buck, and now they know where to find it--if they dare. Whether it's becoming a living, breathing billboard, or selling bootleg concert t-shirts in the arena's parking lot, there's plenty of ways to rake in the dough on daring ventures and ballsy entrepreneurial moves. This book documents hundreds of these potential money-making schemes, ploys, and backyard startups, including:

  • Print fashion]-on-demand. Have a witty turn of phrase? Stick a pop culture zinger on a t-shirt and sell it through cafepress.com
  • Give your body to science. They're always looking for guinea pigs for an array of tests. All you have to do is sign up--and been mindful of the side effects
  • Become Trump 2.0: build an empire in the digital world (try Second Life) and then sell it for some major loot

Rated by the endeavor's risk level and potential return, this book offers up plenty of possible wallet-filling stunts. Employed or unemployed, young or old, daring or really daring, if you're looking to make some scratch--this book's for you.
1001 Ways to Save Money . . . and Still Have a Dazzling Wedding
1001 Ways to Save Money . . . and Still Have a Dazzling Wedding
Paperback      ISBN: 0071611452

Proven advice for the spectacular wedding you've always dreamed of without breaking the bank

Do you want your wedding to be memorable but don't have a "money is no object" budget? Wedding specialist Sharon Naylor shows you how to trim down your costs without compromising your dream wedding. This proven bestseller includes creative secrets to saving on the wedding gown, cake, rings, catering, and more.

The 101 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes
The 101 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes
Paperback      ISBN: 0470375035

A trust and estate lawyer to the stars offers an engaging look at how to avoid numerous estate planning mistakes

In The 101 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes, author Herbert Nass, an estate planner for some of today's most famous celebrities, offers an entertaining look at what not to do when setting up an estate plan, or administering an estate. By examining the mistakes made by some of the most well-known celebrities-from Bob Marley to John F. Kennedy, Sr. and Jr.-this book will guide readers toward making a successful estate plan and help them avoid many common pitfalls. Chapters cover such topics as: mistakes involving tangible personal property, real estate, executors and trustees, minors, or persons with disabilities; as well as disgruntled family and friends left behind.

  • Puts estate planning in perspective through entertaining examples of mistakes celebrities have made in developing their own plans
  • Taps into the voyeuristic interest we have in the lives of the rich and famous
  • Offers an insider's look at many fascinating wills of the rich and famous

Given the emotional, financial, and legal issues that arise from the death of a loved one-and the substantial assets that are transferred from one generation to the next at this time-understanding estate planning is essential. This book will put you in a better position to make more informed estate planning decisions.

101 Real Money Questions: The African American Financial Question and Answer Book
101 Real Money Questions
The African American Financial Question and Answer Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0471206741

Jesse Brown puts money in your pocket, answers all your questions, and gives you the know-how to create the future you want for yourself and your family.
-- From the Foreword by Tavis Smiley

""If you have no money in the bank, you think your paycheck is too small, and you're determined to change your life, READ THIS BOOK ""
-- Melvin B. Miller, Director of the Boston Bank of Commerce
Author, How to Get Rich When You Ain't Got Nothing

""Mr. Brown does an excellent job of guiding readers through the financial pitfalls to attainable wealth and financial security. THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.""
-- Will Horton, Publisher and CEO, NASABA Magazine

""Need help setting financial goals, funding a college education, planning a retirement? Then turn to financial expert Jesse Brown.""
-- Library Journal

Let Jesse Brown put you and your family on the road to success. This easy-to-follow personal finance book gives you the answers to all your questions about how to get out of debt and stay out of debt-and how to make money work for you instead of against you. As Jesse Brown and Tavis Smiley say, ""Things just don't happen. You've got to claim your destiny. Educate yourself. Get a plan. And take charge of your financial life."" From stories of other people's mistakes, you can learn:
* How to stop spending money you don't have
* How to stop paying more than everybody else
* How to stop being a day late and a dollar short
* How to stop relying on get-rich-quick schemes and the lottery and start believing in yourself, your spirituality, and your determination to change your life

Let Jesse Brown, Money Makeover columnist for ABC News.com and nationally syndicated personal finance columnist, show you how to get the money you need. Make your move now from financial destitution to financial knowledge and empowerment.
101 Real Money Questions: The African American Financial Question and Answer Book
101 Real Money Questions
The African American Financial Question and Answer Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 1620458292

Jesse Brown puts money in your pocket, answers all your questions, and gives you the know-how to create the future you want for yourself and your family.
-- From the Foreword by Tavis Smiley

""If you have no money in the bank, you think your paycheck is too small, and you're determined to change your life, READ THIS BOOK ""
-- Melvin B. Miller, Director of the Boston Bank of Commerce
Author, How to Get Rich When You Ain't Got Nothing

""Mr. Brown does an excellent job of guiding readers through the financial pitfalls to attainable wealth and financial security. THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.""
-- Will Horton, Publisher and CEO, NASABA Magazine

""Need help setting financial goals, funding a college education, planning a retirement? Then turn to financial expert Jesse Brown.""
-- Library Journal

Let Jesse Brown put you and your family on the road to success. This easy-to-follow personal finance book gives you the answers to all your questions about how to get out of debt and stay out of debt-and how to make money work for you instead of against you. As Jesse Brown and Tavis Smiley say, ""Things just don't happen. You've got to claim your destiny. Educate yourself. Get a plan. And take charge of your financial life."" From stories of other people's mistakes, you can learn:
* How to stop spending money you don't have
* How to stop paying more than everybody else
* How to stop being a day late and a dollar short
* How to stop relying on get-rich-quick schemes and the lottery and start believing in yourself, your spirituality, and your determination to change your life

Let Jesse Brown, Money Makeover columnist for ABC News.com and nationally syndicated personal finance columnist, show you how to get the money you need. Make your move now from financial destitution to financial knowledge and empowerment.
101 Ways to Get Out of Debt and on the Road to Wealth
101 Ways to Get Out of Debt and on the Road to Wealth
Paperback      ISBN: 1742169368
101 Ways to Get Out Of Debt and On the Road to Wealth is the ultimate handbook for anybody who wants to get out of debt and stay out of debt.

This book will provide you with an insider's knowledge of how to beat the lenders at their own game. Inside you will find 101 practical and proven methods that anybody can use to master their debt. Best-selling author Ashley Ormond shows you how to conquer all types of debt, including mortgages, credit cards, car loans, personal loans, investment loans and small business loans.

In this book you will learn how to:

  • save a fortune in interest
  • get out of debt years earlier
  • decide which debts to attack first
  • find the best lending deals for your needs
  • manage repayment problems.

Ashley Ormond's common-sense approach will get you debt free and on the road to wealth in no time -- and that means more control over your life, less stress, and greater long-term security for you and your family.

101 Ways to Pick Stock Market Winners
101 Ways to Pick Stock Market Winners
Paperback      ISBN: 0857192760

The unputdownable insider's guide Clem Chambers is one of the world's leading authorities on market performance. His website, www.advfn.com, is hugely successful with investors in the UK and around the world, particularly in South America. In order to maintain his own business at the peak of its performance, Clem trades in stocks in his own personal account. "If I can't do it myself," he says with characteristic frankness, "then how am I supposed to help other people?" That he does so regularly and profitably demonstrates both his skill and his knowledge. Now he's prepared to share his secrets of stock market success. Writing with first-hand knowledge, he provides 101 pithy and personally researched tips which help day traders, investors and stock pickers of every kind to focus in on what characterises a potentially successful stock. Incisive, brutally honest and occasionally very funny, 101 Ways to Pick Stock Market Winners is an invaluable manual for anyone wanting to make money out of the markets.