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The IRS Problem Solver: From Audits to Assessments--How to Solve Your Tax Problems and Keep the IRS Off Your Back Forever
The IRS Problem Solver
From Audits to Assessments--How to Solve Your Tax Problems and Keep the IRS Off Your Back Forever
Paperback      ISBN: 0060533455
  • Are you burdened with the tax debt of a current or former spouse?
  • Have you just received an IRS computerized or "correction" notice?
  • Are you in danger of having your property seized?
  • Has your tax return been selected for an audit?
  • Is the IRS knocking on your door?

If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, you're not alone: more than twenty-five million taxpayers are faced with the terrifying prospect of dealing with audits, assessments, or other IRS problems every year. But with all the books devoted to how to prepare your taxes, there's never been one that explains how to get yourself out of trouble easily, legally, and inexpensively -- until now. With The IRS Problem Solver, veteran tax expert Dan Pilla offers the first comprehensive guide to dealing with the most common IRS problems taxpayers confront, from face-to-face audits to fraud penalties. Pilla's book is an indispensable preventive tool for all who file their own taxes--and a necessity for anyone who's just received a notice that the wolf is at the door.

The Art Of The Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide For Anyone Starting Anything
The Art Of The Start
The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide For Anyone Starting Anything
Hardcover      ISBN: 1591840562
A new product, a new service, a new company, a new division, a new organization, a new anything where there s a will, here s the way.

It begins with a dream that just won t quit, the once-in-a-lifetime thunderbolt of pure inspiration, the obsession, the world-beater, the killer app, the next big thing. Everyone who wants to make the world a better place becomes possessed by a grand idea.


But what does it take to turn your idea into action?

Whether you are an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or not-for-profit crusader, there s no shortage of advice available on issues such as writing a business plan, recruiting, raising capital, and branding. In fact, there are so many books, articles, and Web sites that many startups get bogged down to the point of paralysis. Or else they focus on the wrong priorities and go broke before they discover their mistakes.

In The Art of the Start, Guy Kawasaki brings two decades of experience as one of business s most original and irreverent strategists to offer the essential guide for anyone starting anything, from a multinational corporation to a church group. At Apple in the 1980s, he helped lead one of the great companies of the century, turning ordinary consumers into evangelists. As founder and CEO of Garage Technology Ventures, a venture capital firm, he has field-tested his ideas with dozens of newly hatched companies. And as the author ofbestselling business books and articles, he has advised thousands of people who are making their startup dreams real.

From raising money to hiring the right people, from defining your positioning to creating a brand, from creating buzz to buzzing the competition, from managing a board to fostering a community, this book will guide you through an adventure that s more art than science the art of the start.

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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.

Financial Peace Revisited: New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families
Financial Peace Revisited
New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670032085
With the help of a #1 New York Times bestselling author and finance expert, set your finances right with these updated tactics and practices

Dave Ramsey knows what it's like to have it all. By age twenty-six, he had established a four-million-dollar real estate portfolio, only to lose it by age thirty. He has since rebuilt his financial life and, through his workshops and his New York Times business bestsellers Financial Peace and More than Enough, he has helped hundreds of thousands of people to understand the forces behind their financial distress and how to set things right-financially, emotionally, and spiritually.

In this new edition of Financial Peace, Ramsey has updated his tactics and philosophy to show even more readers:

- how to get out of debt and stay out
- the KISS rule of investing--"Keep It Simple, Stupid"
- how to use the principle of contentment to guide financial decision making
- how the flow of money can revolutionize relationships

With practical and easy to follow methods and personal anecdotes, Financial Peace is the road map to personal control, financial security, a new, vital family dynamic, and lifetime peace.

Creating Customer Connections
Creating Customer Connections
Paperback      ISBN: 1563431491

This book offers business people a practical guide to improving their customer service functions-whether that entails a bank of representatives or a couple of partners answering their own phones. Jack Burke points out that, as important as customer service is, it's a discipline that's often overlooked by smaller companies. Drawing on more than 20 years of doing business in the customer-contact field, he provides excellent case studies and interviews.

Mr. China: A Memoir
Mr. China
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0060761407

Mr. China tells the rollicking story of a young man who goes to China with the misguided notion that he will help bring the Chinese into the modern world, only to be schooled by the most resourceful and creative operators he would ever meet. Part memoir, part parable, Mr. China is one man's coming-of-age story where he learns to respect and admire the nation he sought to conquer.

The Inheritors Handbook: A Definitive Guide for Beneficiaries
The Inheritors Handbook
A Definitive Guide for Beneficiaries
Paperback      ISBN: 068486908x

THE ONLY GUIDE YOU'LL NEED TO WISELY MANAGE YOUR INHERITANCE AND MAKE IT GROW FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS...
You're not alone. Sixty million Americans stand to be on the receiving end of an inheritance in the coming years. Planning is crucial if you hope to preserve your windfall, save on taxes, and avoid family squabbles. In The Inheritor's Handbook, expert Dan Rottenberg offers a comprehensive guide through the inheritance process that gets to the heart of the complex issues, both financial and emotional, that beneficiaries face. He demonstrates how future heirs can discuss money and wills, choose advisers, manage investments, and much more. Using real-life examples, Rottenberg provides tested solutions to sensitive inheritance issues -- before the time of death, at the time of death, and years later. The Inheritor's Handbook is the only book you'll need to help you manage the difficulties, decisions, and opportunities that come with inheriting

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!
Rich Dad Poor Dad
What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!
Paperback      ISBN: 0446677450

Robert Kiyosaki reveals how he developed his unique economic perspective from his two fathers: his real father, who was highly educated but fiscally poor; and the father of his best friend - an eighth-grade drop-out who became a self-made multi-millionaire. The lifelong monetary problems experienced by his poor dad pounded home the counterpoint communicated by his rich dad. Taking that message to heart, Kiyosaki was able to retire at the age of 47. This book lays out his philosophy and aims to open readers eyes by: exploding the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich; challenging the belief that your house is an asset; showing parents why they can't rely on schools to teach their children about money; defining once and for all an asset versus a liability; and explaining what to teach your children about money for their future financial success.

The Wall Street Journal Complete Money and Investing Guidebook
The Wall Street Journal Complete Money and Investing Guidebook
Paperback      ISBN: 0307236994

Unravel the Mysteries of the Financial Markets--the Language, the Players, and the Strategies for Success

Understanding money and investing has never been more important than it is today, as many of us are called upon to manage our own retirement planning, college savings funds, and health-care costs. Up-to-date and expertly written, The Wall Street Journal Complete Money and Investing Guidebook provides investors with a simple--but not simplistic--grounding in the world of finance. It breaks down the basics of how money and investing work, explaining:

- What must-have information you need to invest in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds

- How to see through the inscrutable theories and arcane jargon of financial insiders and advisers

- What market players, investing strategies, and money and investing history you should know

- Why individual investors should pay attention to the economy

Written in a clear, engaging style by Dave Kansas, one of America's top business journalists and editor of The Wall Street Journal Money & Investing section, this straightforward book is full of helpful charts, graphs, and illustrations and is an essential source for novice and experienced investors alike.

Get your financial life in order with help from The Wall Street Journal.


Look for:

- The Wall Street Journal Complete Personal Finance Guidebook
- The Wall Street Journal Personal Finance Workbook
- The Wall Street Journal Complete Real Estate Investing Guidebook
Outperform: Inside the Investment Strategy of Billion Dollar Endowments
Outperform
Inside the Investment Strategy of Billion Dollar Endowments
Hardcover      ISBN: 0470442131

How individual investors can benefit from today's academic endowment investing strategies

Inside Billion-Dollar Endowments is an approachable, pragmatic guide for individual investors who want to use the proven investment strategies of large academic endowments. It provides a unique look into the world of endowment investing through extensive interviews with the CIOs of several dozen endowments, as well as other related endowment fund managers. Divided into three informative parts, the book provides specific practices and tools for replicating the investment decisions of top endowments, including asset allocation, fund evaluation, and alternative investment access, and highlights key differences between individual investors and institutional investors that must be taken into account when duplicating the strategies of top endowments. Inside Billion-Dollar Endowments not only describes why academic endowments consistently beat the market, but also translates these concepts into prescriptive advice for the individual investor.

John Baschab (Dallas, TX) was a cofounder of Impact Innovations Group, a $100 million business services company. Jon Piot (Dallas, TX) is a partner at Redpoint Capital Group, a private equity investment group. He was a cofounder and CEO of Impact Innovations Group.