Personal Finances

Bank on Yourself: The Life-changing Secret to Growing and Protecting Your Financial Future

By Pamela G. Yellen

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"As the prospect of a secure financial future and a comfortable retirement becomes increasingly remote for many, and experts are concluding that conventional investing and financial planning strategies aren't working, Pamela Yellen reveals and extraordinary, little-known but time-tested method for growing wealth safely and predictably, even when the stock and real estate markets and other investments tumble."

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Your Nest Egg Game Plan: How to Get Your Finances Back on Track and Create a Lifetime Income Stream

By Phil Fragasso, Craig L. Israelsen

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"If you have an employer-sponsored pension plan, you're among the lucky few. Traditional pensionsin which retirees were guaranteed an income for lifeare a thing of the past. They've been replaced by 401(k) and IRA plans that shift the burden of building and managing a retirement nest egg to the employee. The scary part is that most of us are woefully unprepared to handle this responsibility. That's where Your Nest Egg Game Plan comes in. Using simple language, the authors provide an easy-to-implement framework to design an investment program that will provide the benefits of a traditional pension planwhile offering the flexibility that retirees and pre-retirees demand. Rather than touting individual stock picks, painting doom or gloom scenarios, or focusing on 'the number,' the authors take a broad look at all aspects of investing and income generation."

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Personal Finance for Seniors for Dummies

By Eric Tyson and Bob Carlson

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"...empowers you to chart your financial course for the decades to come, guiding you through the basics of creating a budget for retirement, investing accrued assets, taking advantage of governmental and nongovernmental benefits and planning for your family's future. You'll get trusted, practical information on reexamining investment strategies and rebalancing a portfolio, long-term care options, pension plans and social security, health care, Medicare, and prescription drug costs, and so much more. Advice on how to invest, spend, and protect your wealth Guidance on wills and trusts."

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What Color Is Your Parachute? For Retirement: Planning a Prosperous, Healthy, and Happy Future

By John E. Nelson and Richard N. Bolles

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"...offers both a holistic, big-picture look at these years as well as practical tools and exercises to help you build a life full of security, vitality, and community. This second edition contains updates throughout, including a section on Social Security, an in-depth exercise on values and how they inform your retirement map, and the one-of-a-kind resource for organizing the sea of information on finances and mental and physical health: the Retirement Well-Being Profile."

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Reclaim Your Nest Egg: Take Control of Your Financial Future

By Ken Kamen with Dale Burg

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"Expert advice for changing how you think about money in order to rebuild and protect your retirement assets. Investors who suffered tremendous losses in the market meltdown of 2008 want to know how to protect themselves from being so vulnerable in the future. In Reclaim Your Nest Egg: Take Control of Your Financial Future , Ken Kamen shows investors how they gave up control of their finances and how they can get it back again. Kamen explains: How to recognize the psychological pitfalls, the distracting "noise" from the media and the internet, and the bad financial advice that derailed your planning. How to develop a set of investment principles that can serve as your personal Commandments and keep you on course. How to adopt an investment approach that maximizes the potential for growth while reducing risk, and how to implement it without being confused or overwhelmed."

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One Year to an Organized Financial Life: From Your Bills to Your Bank Account, Your Home to Your Retirement, the Week-by-Week Guide to Achieving Financial Peace of Mind

By Regina Leeds with Russell Wild

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"Do you constantly feel anxious about money? Have unopened credit card statements piled up on your countertop? Are you forever losing receipts for items you meant to return? In an economic downturn taking charge of your financial well-being is more crucial than ever. One Year to an Organized Financial Life is a unique week-by-week plan to make saving money simple, automatic, and stress-free. For decades, professional organizer Regina Leeds and financial advisor Russell Wild have helped thousands of clients get their lives in order. Using Leeds's 'Zen organizing' approach, which addresses the underlying causes of chaos and replaces them with routines, they now show readers the steps to improving finances within a manageable timeframe."

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Pulling Weeds to Picking Stocks: The Adolescent Millionaire

By the Beatty Boys

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"Teen authors The Beatty Brothers offer an account of common financial insecurities in their inspirational how-to, Pulling Weeds to Picking Stocks. Heeding their parents' advice, David, Devin, and Deric Beatty have spent their childhood and adolescent years pulling weeds for extra cash, preparing and presenting marketing strategies, picking stocks, and investing in their future. Pulling Weeds to Picking Stocks includes their easy-to-follow tips for being rich at fifteen, thirteen, and seven, such as budget worksheets, work ethics, asset liability evaluation, and tithing. No matter what age, you can follow these practical guidelines to make cents of the change in your life."

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Smart Money: How to Manage Your Cash

By Danielle Denega

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A basic primer for teenagers in how to handle money:

Money, money, money, mo-ney! -- In the money -- Where to put your money -- Saving your money like a pro -- Spending wisely -- How debt is lost and found

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The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens: Eight Steps to Having More Money than Your Parents Ever Dreamed of

By David Gardner

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The Motley Fool has made investing fun and easy for millions of people. Now, it custom designs its wit and wisdom for today's money-savvy teens. The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens helps teens stand out from the ho-hum mutual-fund crowd, build a portfolio of stocks they can actually care about, and take advantage of the investor's best friend -- time -- to watch their profits multiply. Warning: this is not your parents' money guide! From identifying companies that are both cool and profitable to building a portfolio that makes tracking investments exciting.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens

By Susan Shelly

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You're no idiot, of course. Money's always on your mind--if you're not working to make more, you're wondering where it all went. Will you have to give up movies and CDs to get your bank account to grow? Play it smart and you can have it all! Whether you're saving for something big--like college--or wondering why you're always broke, this info-packed book has the answers you need. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens can show you how to: --Stop the bleeding! Easy ways to get a grip on your expenses. --Make sense of bank and credit card statements. --Save up for college or a car and still have cash for fun. --Work wise and shop smart-get the most from your money. --Pay less for the things you buy-even designer labels! --Learn what it takes to be a teen entrepreneur.

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