Daring dreams have a use-by date. They just couldn't give up their thirst for adventure...Even after a near-fatal rafting incident in Nepal inspired them to settle down and get married, these risk-takers still yearned to explore the world. Abandoning their deep roots and secure careers, the thirty-year-olds ignored the dire warnings of family and friends and sold everything to travel the globe. When these newlyweds decide to traverse the earth, from Himalayan mountains to Hawaiian waves, the beauty they witness rests in the people they meet along the way, from noble rickshaw drivers to mobster-wannabe innkeepers. And despite enchanting encounters and stunning beauty, spending all this time together is testing their relationship in unexpected ways, as they both realize that daring dreams have a use-by date. In this bold account of two intrepid travelers, Danon paints a compelling picture of exotic locations and even stranger characters. A must-read for anybody tempted to answer the siren's call, you'll witness how one spontaneous decision can totally rewrite the next chapter of your life. Before the Kids and Mortgage is an uncommon and inspiring memoir. If you like humorous interactions, whirlwind tours, and eye-opening revelations, then you'll love Danon's extraordinary trek. Buy Before the Kids and Mortgage for a down payment on wanderlust today!
Achieve financial peace of mind with the million-copy #1 New York Times bestseller, now revised and updated, featuring an entirely new Financial Empowerment Plan and a bonus chapter on investing. The time has never been more right for women to take control of their finances. The lessons, revelations, and shocks of the past few years have made it clear that standing in our truth is the only way to care for ourselves, our families, and our finances. With her signature mix of insight, compassion, and practical advice, Suze equips women with the financial knowledge and emotional awareness to overcome the blocks that have kept them from acting in the best interest of their money—and themselves. Whether you are single or in a committed relationship, a successful professional, a worker struggling to make ends meet, a stay-at-home parent, or a creative soul, Suze offers the possibility of living a life of true wealth, a life in which you own the power to control your destiny. At the center of this fully revised and updated edition, Suze presents an all-new Financial Empowerment Plan, designed to get you to a place of emotional and financial security as quickly as possible—because the most precious commodity women have is time. Divided into four essential components, the plan will teach you how to • Protect yourself • Spend smart • Build your future • Give to others Also included is a bonus chapter on investing—for those who are living by Suze’s unbreakable financial ground rules and ready to learn how to invest with confidence. Women & Money speaks to every mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, and wife. It gives readers the opportunity to tap into Suze’s unique spirit, people-first wisdom, and unparalleled appreciation that for women, money itself is not the end goal. It’s the means to living a full and meaningful life.
What Every Child (and Parent) Should Know About Money, Investing, and the Stock Market
Author: David W. Bianchi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The essential guide to being smart about money and investing Blue Chip Kids: What Every Child (and Parent) Should Know About Money, Investing, and the Stock Market is a fun and easy-to-understand introduction to the world of money and investing for kids and parents. Frustrated by the lack of entertaining financial teaching materials for his 13-year-old son, this book is the result of a father’s commitment to pass on one of life’s most important skills. Written by David W. Bianchi—an investor and lawyer with an economics degree from Tufts University—this hands-on resource demystifies the basic principles about money matters and shows what it takes to spend, save, and invest wisely. Filled with simple examples and numerous illustrations, this easy-to-read book discusses money and investing in 100 bite-size topics. For every parent who wants their children to develop the skills to invest wisely and become responsible money managers, regular savers, and to earn money while they sleep, this book is a must-have.
Have you ever had the desire to achieve something remarkable? Would you like to be better or do something absolutely awesome? Have you ever thought about having much more than you have right now? Are you ready to play a bigger game? Play a Bigger Game will help you smash your goals. Whether you're an individual or part of a large organisation, this practical guide to getting what you want will enable you to achieve real results, no matter what! One of Australia's leading speakers, Rowdy McLean is well known for his simple, hard-hitting, no-excuses approach to motivation. He believes that success is not just about setting goals but actually kicking them. In this definitive guide you'll find: useful processes to help you define what you want practical tools and resources to turn your dreams into reality inspirational stories of people achieving real success unique chapter-specific videos accessible by QR codes. Play a Bigger Game has everything you need to gain more from life.
Hanna is a torn and lonely, slightly awkward teenager finding her place in the world. The truth of her new friend forces Hanna to make some big choices. Hanna knows a secret and when she shares it everything changes. She learns what it means to be a good person and a good friend.
How to Buy, Manage, Improve, and Sell the Most Valuable Investment of Your Life
Author: Gerri Willis
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Category: House & Home
Your home is the single most valuable thing you can own, yet making it pay can intimidate and confuse even the savviest investor. Now, in an indispensable new book, finance expert Gerri Willis leads you step-by-step through the entire experience of buying, maintaining, and selling a home, and shows you how to come out ahead–maybe even way ahead. Americans used to raise their families in one place, knowing that their homes would someday make them wealthy. These days, on average, people spend just nine years in a house; it’s become a medium-term investment in a volatile real estate market. Home Rich is the first book that offers simple rules specifically designed for this brave new world of home buying and selling. Here are the ways to maximize your profit, from the time you get the keys to the time you hand them over. • before you buy: Learn about the best and safest loans available, how to finance and refinance them, and how to pick the right real estate agent (watch out for the “dual agency,” when one agent represents both buyer and seller). • buy right: Understand what size home you need and can afford (it’s the features and the fit, not the square footage), and check out location, location, location (a school system is a tip-off to a growing neighborhood). • keep up your investment: Make a checklist by season to determine maintenance expenses and find out how to protect against monster storms, mold, and vermin. • upgrade in ways that count: Be practical (an updated kitchen beats a Jacuzzi), discover the new green improvements, and plant the best trees and shrubs for your zone (landscaping can add 6 to 7 percent to the value of a home). • sell right: Inspect and repair, clear and clean, then set the correct price, advertise, and field the offers. Home Rich addresses the needs of homeowners in all regions and at all income levels, featuring helpful case histories, practical charts, and clear instructions. Gerri Willis has written a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for creating a special personal space that you will love living in–and that others will also value and happily pay for when the time comes for you to sell.
God Said He Is Tired of Our Bureaucracy Bureaucracy: A system of government in which most important decisions are made by state officials or lower government agencies instead of elected officials or representatives. How long are we going to let this lower government tell us how we're to manage our money? We must take back the authority we gave away a long time ago. We can do this by believing in God's Word and taking steps toward the abundance God intended for us. It's Your Turn! Do you know that we are managers of our finances? We are to rule over them, not allow them to rule over us! But how easy is that, really? It's easy once you've made a decision to take back the control you gave away so long ago. Did you know you had such authority? When did you give it away? That's why you need to read this study""to take back the authority God destined for us to utilize! We have a command, a mandate, to use this authority! In this study, I'll share biblical and practical tips to game plan, gift, and give your way to financial freedom. When you take these small and practical steps, God will start turning things around in your favor, not just financially but in all areas of your life. It starts with putting money in its place. Money is not first""our God is first! So why is taking your finances to the next level important? So you too can experience the freedom of God's kingdom here on earth. "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." (2 Corinthians 3:17, ESV)
The Wise Homeowner's Guide to Choosing, Managing, and Paying Off Your Mortgage
Author: Robert Bernabe
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Category: Business & Economics
LEARN TO SHOP FOR AND MANAGE YOUR MORTGAGE UNTIL YOU HAVE ELIMINATED IT—ONCE AND FOR ALL! Mind Your Own Mortgage empowers homeowners to shop for a mortgage as if it were a commodity—as easy as buying a gallon of gas—and enables them to eliminate their mortgage debt by revealing inside information used to keep them enslaved to the mortgage industry. Mind Your Own Mortgage changes the game—putting you in charge: Shop with confidence—an exclusive system helps you make decisions based on the best price Identify slick sales gimmicks and lender manipulation Refinance only when it makes sense for you—not for the mortgage company Eliminate your mortgage in record time—so your retirement years include retirement A SOUND MORTGAGE = A SOUND ECONOMY Stocked with compelling real-life scenarios, budgeting tips, and handy financial tools, Mind Your Own Mortgage is a timely wake-up call for homeowners and a candid decree that the American dream is still possible—if we dramatically rethink the way we finance our homes. IT’S TIME TO MIND YOUR OWN MORTGAGE. “Whether you’re getting a new mortgage, refinancing an old one, or dealing with the mortgage you have already, you won’t find a better mortgage coach than my friend, Rob Bernabé.” —Mary Hunt, personal finance expert, best-selling author, and CEO of Debt-Proof Living “Finally, consumers have what they need to hold any mortgage provider accountable.” ?R. Jarret Lilien, founder and managing partner of Bendigo Partners and former president and COO of E*Trade Financial
Healing after Parents and Their Adult Children Become Estranged
Author: Kathy McCoy
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Family & Relationships
Break the silence and heal the rift Estrangement or partial estrangement from an adult son or daughter is one of a parent's worst nightmares. It can mean angry silences and anguished days and nights wondering what went wrong. Becoming estranged from a parent can be equally painful for an adult child, who may miss the relationship they once shared. Written by Kathy McCoy, one of the nation's more revered experts on family relationships, We Don't Talk Anymore is a tender and practical new exploration of estrangement for both parents and adult children. Each chapter also provides compassionate, practical insights focused on what both parents and adult children can do, including: • Finding courage to reach out to your loved one • Understanding the conflict and discovering a new and fulfilling connection • Letting go and rebuilding your life Families deserve clarity and understanding. We Don't Talk Anymore will show you those first steps toward healing.
It's over a year since her last diary and Laura Brown is now in her first year of university in London, a city still struggling to pull itself together in the new rationing era. Laura's right in the heart of it; her band, the dirty angels, are gigging all over town until a police crackdown on rioting students forces them out of the city. After a brief exile on her parents' farm, the angels set off in a battered VW bus on a tour of Europe with the fabulous Tiny Chainsaws in the Distance. The tour soon unravels, however, in an increasingly dramatic sequence of events that include drought in Europe and Africa, a tidal-wave of desperate immigrants, a water war in the Middle East and a city-wide face off with the army in London. Not to mention infidelity, betrayal, friendship, love and massive courage. How long can Laura distance herself from the struggle? And more importantly, how can she keep her style and hope alive in a world on the edge of madness?
Single mom Rachel Gibson seriously needs a break. Between an absent ex-husband, rowdy twin boys, and running her own work-from-home business, her candle isn't just burning at both ends, it's a full-blown puddle of wax. She's the go-to girl for other entrepreneurs, handling all the tasks they dread. Social media posts? She's got it. Website updates? She's on it. Light bookkeeping? She loves it. Thank goodness Rachel’s about to get a reprieve, as her former in-laws plan to whisk her boys away for a summer of fun at the family lake house. But when her ex backs out at the last minute, she finds herself in a pickle. Even though she's drowning in to-dos, she's horrible at saying no—especially when it comes to providing some stability for her kids. Once Rachel arrives at the lake house, she struggles to keep up with work and balance the demands of family, all the while fending off pesky new feelings for her ex-brother-in-law. Which makes her wonder...is falling for her ex-husband's brother just one more messy complication added to the dumpster fire of her life? Or is anything possible when she's out of office...? Each book in the Mommy Wars series is STANDALONE: * Rachel, Out of Office * There's Something About Molly * April May Fall * Everything’s Fine, Emmaline
Teaching Children the Secrets to Wealth and Success
Author: G&G Plytas
Category: Business & Economics
Financial literacy and planning are more important than ever, and much of what we need to know to be successful is never taught in school. Children often grow up without a sound understanding of their own finances, leaving them unprepared as they enter adulthood. But there is another way. – You can teach them. This book is a guide for parents on how to teach their kids to develop a mindset of success, personal resiliency and to implement common sense saving strategies to build personal wealth. Using easy to follow principles and age-specific activities, it covers both the theory and practice of building financial literacy, from the first time children experience money to when they venture off as young adults. Learn how to teach your children the smart way to save, invest, and think about money to give them a head start to financial success.
The New York Times bestseller that is a must-read for any parent! From Beth Kobliner, the author of the bestselling personal finance bible Get a Financial Life—a new, must-have guide showing parents how to teach their children (from toddlers to young adults) to manage money in a smart way. Many of us think we can have the “money talk” when our kids are old enough to get it…which won’t be for years, right? But get this: Research shows that even preschoolers can understand basic money concepts, and a study from Cambridge University confirmed that basic money habits are formed by the age of seven. Oh, and research shows the number one influence on kids’ financial behaviors is mom and dad. Clearly, we can’t afford to wait. Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) is a jargon-free, step-by-step guide to help parents of all income levels teach their kids—from ages three to twenty-three—about money. It turns out the key to raising a money genius isn’t to teach that four quarters equal a dollar or how to pick a stock. Instead, it’s about instilling values that have been proven to make people successful—not just financially, but in life: delaying gratification, working hard, living within your means, getting a good education, and acting generously toward others. More specifically, you’ll learn why allowance isn’t the Holy Grail when teaching your kid to handle money, and why after-school jobs aren’t always the answer either. You’ll discover the right age to give your kid a credit card, and learn why doling out a wad of cash can actually be a good parenting move. You don’t need to be a money genius to make your kid a money genius. Regardless of your comfort level with finance—or your family’s income—this charming and fun book is an essential guide for passing along enduring financial principles, making your kids wise beyond their years—and peers—when it comes to money.
101 Ways to Get Out Of Debt and On the Road to Wealth is theultimate handbook for anybody who wants to get out of debt and stayout of debt. This book will provide you with an insider’s knowledge ofhow to beat the lenders at their own game. Inside you will find 101practical and proven methods that anybody can use to master theirdebt. Best-selling author Ashley Ormond shows you how to conquerall 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 debtfree and on the road to wealth in no time -- and that meansmore control over your life, less stress, and greater long-termsecurity for you and your family.