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The Education of a Speculator
The Education of a Speculator
Paperback      ISBN: 0471249483

Acclaim for The Education of a Speculator, a provocative and penetrating look into the mind, the soul, and the strategies of one of the most controversial traders of all time

"A compelling and an entertaining read." -The Wall Street Journal

"Victor Niederhoffer gives us page after page of distilled investment wisdom. Taken together, this is pure nectar to those who aim for consistently superior stock market performance." -Barron's

"The Education of a Speculator offers plenty of insights into the way markets work, but the epiphanies are what a reader might expect from Lao-tzu rather than, say, Graham and Dodd." -Worth magazine

"The Education of a Speculator is the first meaningful book on speculating. Successful speculating is as fine an art as chess, checkers, fishing, poker, tennis, painting, and music. Niederhoffer brings forth the best from each of these fields and shows the investor how their principles can enrich one's life and net worth." -Martin Edelston, President, Boardroom Inc., publishers of Boardroom Classics and Bottom Line/Personal

"With an original mind and an eclectic approach, Victor Niederhoffer takes the reader from Brighton Beach to Wall Street, visiting all stops of interest along the way. What emerges is a book full of insights, useful to the professional and layman alike." -George Soros, Principal Investment Advisor, The Quantum Fund

The Richest Man in Babylon: The Success Secrets of the Ancients--The Most Inspiring Book on Wealth Ever Written
The Richest Man in Babylon
The Success Secrets of the Ancients--The Most Inspiring Book on Wealth Ever Written
Paperback      ISBN: 0451205367
Beloved by millions, George S. Clason's classic business book reveals the financial principles that hold the key to personal wealth--now with a new introduction by Suze Orman.

THE SUCCESS SECRETS OF THE ANCIENTS--AN ASSURED ROAD TO HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY

Countless readers have been helped by the famous "Babylonian parables," hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In language as simple as that found in the Bible, these fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. Acclaimed as a modern-day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of--and a solution to--your personal financial problems that will guide you through a lifetime.

This is the business book that holds the secrets to keeping your money--and making more. May they prove for you, as they have proven for millions of others, a sure key to gratifying financial progress.
The Boomer Burden: Dealing with Your Parents' Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff
The Boomer Burden
Dealing with Your Parents' Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff
Paperback      ISBN: 078522825x

A practical guide to advise Baby Boomers how to deal with the daunting task of facing a parents' eventual passing as it relates to residential contents, heirlooms, and the often difficult family interactions and feuds that accompany them.

With fascinating stories and comprehensive checklists, professional estate liquidator Julie Hall walks Baby Boomers through the often painful challenge of dividing the wealth and property of their parents' lifetime accumulation of stuff. From preparation while the parent is still living through compassionately helping them empty the family home, The Estate Lady(R) gives invaluable tips on negotiating the inevitable disputes, avoiding exploitation from scam artists, and eventually closing the chapter of their lives in a way that preserves relationships and maximizes value of assets.

For Richer, Not Poorer: The Money Book for Couples
For Richer, Not Poorer
The Money Book for Couples
Paperback      ISBN: 1558747184

Money matters are some of the most difficult areas for spouses to approach in an open and honest way. They are also some of the leading causes of breakups and divorces. This innovative, life-changing book's unique pproach does not offer a quick fix; rather, an evolutionary process that will teach you how to make your money life work in a way that fosters a strong, committed, lifelong partnership. You'll learn how to work together in a financial partnership focused on budget and cash flow. Even as your life as a couple changes and the numbers in your budget fluctuate, you will be able use the methods, strategies and skills you learn in this book for a lifetime.

Mapping Your Retirement: A Personal Guide to Maintaining Your Health, Managing Your Money, and Living Well
Mapping Your Retirement
A Personal Guide to Maintaining Your Health, Managing Your Money, and Living Well
Paperback      ISBN: 0979468809

A first of its kind, Mapping Your Retirement is a step-by step, hands-on guide and workbook based on your values, interests, and resources. Representing the research and knowledge of 15 contributors with extensive backgrounds in their fields of expertise, Mapping Your Retirement focuses on three key components: maintaining your health, managing your money, and living life fully. One of 77 million baby boomers reaches 50 every 7 seconds. Studies show that most people do not plan sufficiently for retirement. Those who do often reduce the plan to numbers: How much should I save? Will it be enough? But finances are only one part of the equation. Having purpose in life, doing what matters, nurturing rewarding relationships, maintaining your health, and contributing to something larger than the self are just as essential.

Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Rich Dad's Guide to Investing
What the Rich Invest in That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Paperback      ISBN: 0446677469

Personal finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences - two fathers. One father (Robert's real father) was a highly educated man but fiscally poor. The other was the father of Robert's best friend - that dad was a college drop-out who became a self-made multi-millionaire. In this follow-up to the bestselling Rich Dad, Poor Dad, he reveals the secret of how the wealthiest people become wealthier by presenting some simple investing secrets and explaining how anyone can enjoy cash benefits merely by knowing where and how best to invest their money.

Rich Woman: A Book on Investing for Women: Because I Hate Being Told What to Do!
Rich Woman
A Book on Investing for Women: Because I Hate Being Told What to Do!
Paperback      ISBN: 1933914009
When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
When Genius Failed
The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
Paperback      ISBN: 0375758259
"A riveting account that reaches beyond the market landscape to say something universal about risk and triumph, about hubris and failure."--The New York Times

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUSINESSWEEK

In this business classic--now with a new Afterword in which the author draws parallels to the recent financial crisis--Roger Lowenstein captures the gripping roller-coaster ride of Long-Term Capital Management. Drawing on confidential internal memos and interviews with dozens of key players, Lowenstein explains not just how the fund made and lost its money but also how the personalities of Long-Term's partners, the arrogance of their mathematical certainties, and the culture of Wall Street itself contributed to both their rise and their fall.

When it was founded in 1993, Long-Term was hailed as the most impressive hedge fund in history. But after four years in which the firm dazzled Wall Street as a $100 billion moneymaking juggernaut, it suddenly suffered catastrophic losses that jeopardized not only the biggest banks on Wall Street but the stability of the financial system itself. The dramatic story of Long-Term's fall is now a chilling harbinger of the crisis that would strike all of Wall Street, from Lehman Brothers to AIG, a decade later. In his new Afterword, Lowenstein shows that LTCM's implosion should be seen not as a one-off drama but as a template for market meltdowns in an age of instability--and as a wake-up call that Wall Street and government alike tragically ignored.

Praise for When Genius Failed

" Roger] Lowenstein has written a squalid and fascinating tale of world-class greed and, above all, hubris."--BusinessWeek

"Compelling . . . The fund was long cloaked in secrecy, making the story of its rise . . . and its ultimate destruction that much more fascinating."--The Washington Post

"Story-telling journalism at its best."--The Economist
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.
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.