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Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan
By Orman, Suze
2008/12 - Spiegel & Grau
9780385530934 Find It

2009: The Year You Can't Afford to Make Any Mistakes with Your Money.The credit crunch, the stock market freefall, the staggering toll of home foreclosures and job losses: The economic crisis that struck in 2008 has left no one untouched and everybody reeling. Seemingly overnight, the financial landscape has undergone seismic changes that suddenly have you asking all kinds of questions: Are your savings safe? Should you continue to invest in your retirement account? Should you keep your home if it's worth less than what you owe or should you sell it? How do you pay your bills if you've just been laid off?The nation's go-to expert on financial matters, Suze Orman, believes that 2009 is a critical year for your money. ...More

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The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means
By Soros, George
2008/05 - PublicAffairs
9781586486839 Find It

In the midst of the most serious financial upheaval since the Great Depression, legendary financier George Soros explores the origins of the crisis and its implications for the future. Soros, whose breadth of experience in financial markets is unrivaled, places the current crisis in the context of decades of study of how individuals and institutions handle the boom and bust cycles that now dominate global economic activity. "This is the worst financial crisis since the 1930s," writes Soros in characterizing the scale of financial distress spreading across Wall Street and other financial centers around the world. In a concise essay that combines practical insight with philosophical depth, Soros makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the great credit crisis and its implications for our nation and the world. ...More

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The Smart Cookies' Guide to Making More Dough: How Five Young Women Got Smart, Formed a Money Group, and Took Control of Their Finances
By Barrett, Jennifer
2008/09 - Delacorte Press
9780385342445 Find It

This fresh, accessible guide shows women how they can get a grip on spiraling finances and manage their money--without sacrificing a fabulous lifestyle. ...More

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How Not to Go Broke at 102!: Achieving Everlasting Wealth
By Berg, Adriane G.
2004/01 - John Wiley & Sons
9780471467274 Find It

The continued threat to Social Security income makes longevity planning critical for a lifetime of financial security. "How Not to Go Broke at 102!" examines the challenges of financial longevity and provides readers with guidelines for making the right financial choices that will provide the security to support a long and active life. This book looks at the reality behind long-term care for boomers and their aging parents, discusses methods to maximize life-long income, create intergenerational planning, manage housing and healthcare costs, choose meaningful work, and access newly instituted government programs to live without compromise in the exciting decades ahead. ...More

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Surviving the Storm: Investment Strategies That Help You Maximize Profit and Control Risk During the Coming Economic Winter
By Lunney, James O.
Chambers, Larry
2007/09 - McGraw-Hill
9780071496049 Find It

Where will your assets be when the storm hits?

Like a devastating tornado, economic downturns can flatten some investments and leave others in good shape. But by interpreting the spending patterns of key segments of the population, you can predict where tomorrow's risks and rewards will be. "Surviving the Storm" gives you the tools to know why, where, and when large groups of people will be spending their money - and ultimately, whether the stock market is going to crash or soar.

Written by noted financial speaker and columnist Jim Lunney, "Surviving the Storm" shows you how to analyze birthrates, spending patterns, and economic seasons to predict the best diversification of your portfolio. One of only a handful of certified demographers in the country, Lunney's strategy is based on logical science. Through his successful eight-step ...More

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Lifelines for Money Misfortunes: How to Overcome Life's Greatest Challenges
By Pollan, Stephen M.
Levine, Mark
2007/10 - John Wiley & Sons
9780470139073 Find It

Lifelines For Money Misfortunes

No one wants to think about the unpredictable accidents, disasters, and crises that could disrupt our lives, but in order to overcome these unexpected surprises you must be prepared.

Nobody understands this better than author Stephen Pollan. Over the past thirty years, he has introduced thousands of individuals to innovative new strategies for dealing with their careers, money, and numerous other issues that are a part of the "business of life." And now, in Lifelines for Money Misfortunes, Pollan--with the help of coauthor Mark Levine--reveals both the secrets of personal crisis management and the tactics for navigating catastrophes that could upset your financial equilibrium. ...More

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How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years in the 21st Century
By Ruff, Howard J.
2008/04 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425224328 Find It


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When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change
By El-Erian, Mohamed A.
2008/07 - McGraw-Hill
9780071592819 Find It

Written by the man who Fortune magazine refers to as a "Global Guru," When Markets Collide offers a cogent picture of the rapidly changing world financial system, and provides a detailed blueprint for capitalizing on the opportunities now available. ...More

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The Gone Fishin' Portfolio: Get Wise, Get Wealthy--And Get on with Your Life
By Green, Alexander
2008/08 - John Wiley & Sons
9780470112670 Find It

The Gone Fishin' Portfolio reveals a specific investment system that offers an understanding of the fundamental relationship between risk and reward in the financial markets as well as an insider's view of how the investment industry really works. ...More

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The Intelligent Portfolio: Practical Wisdom on Personal Investing from Financial Engines
By Jones, Christopher L.
2008/06 - John Wiley & Sons
9780470228043 Find It

This easy-to-read guide to intelligent investing draws on insights and examples from Financial Engines, a leading investment advisor to millions of retirement plan investors. ...More

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Stocks for the Long Run: The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns and Long-Term Investment Strategies
By Siegel, Jeremy J.
2007/11 - McGraw-Hill
9780071494700 Find It

One of the seminal investing books for long-term stock market investing has been completely updated and revised to address the global economy and the very latest developments in indexing. ...More


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