From radio and television's most listened-to personal finance adviser come straightforward methods for rebuilding one's financial life. Tailored to the economic realities of the 1990s and beyond, Steve Crowley's practical approach to personal finance will help readers at any income level with specific information on credit cards, tax havens, car-leasing programs, and more.
A Financial Guide for People Just Starting Out in Their Working Lives
Author: Michael Z. Stahl
Publisher: Silver Lake Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
In this follow-up to his acclaimed Early to Rise, recent graduate Stahl gives young people the practical advice they need to avoid common mistakes involving credit and cash flow, and explains to them how to build wealth with their energy and time.
"A life-changing read. With warmth, honesty, and storytelling, Lynne turns everything we think we know about money upside down…It's the book we all need right now." —Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rising Strong This liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money—earning it, spending it, and giving it away—offers surprising insight into our lives. Through personal stories and practical advice, Lynne Twist asks us to discover our relationship with money, understand how we use it, and by assessing our core human values, align our relationship with it to our desired goals. In doing so, we can transform our lives. The Soul of Money now includes a foreword from Jack Canfield and a new introduction by Lynne Twist, in which she explores the effects of the Great Recession and environmental concerns about our monetary needs and aims.
9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018
Author: Vicki Robin
Category: Business & Economics
A fully revised edition of one of the most influential books ever written on personal finance with more than a million copies sold “The best book on money. Period.” –Grant Sabatier, founder of “Millennial Money,” on CNBC Make It "This is a wonderful book. It can really change your life." -Oprah For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. Hundreds of thousands of people have followed this nine-step program, learning to live more deliberately and meaningfully with Vicki Robin’s guidance. This fully revised and updated edition with a foreword by "the Frugal Guru" (New Yorker) Mr. Money Mustache is the ultimate makeover of this bestselling classic, ensuring that its time-tested wisdom applies to people of all ages and covers modern topics like investing in index funds, managing revenue streams like side hustles and freelancing, tracking your finances online, and having difficult conversations about money. Whether you’re just beginning your financial life or heading towards retirement, this book will show you how to: • Get out of debt and develop savings • Save money through mindfulness and good habits, rather than strict budgeting • Declutter your life and live well for less • Invest your savings and begin creating wealth • Save the planet while saving money • …and so much more! "The seminal guide to the new morality of personal money management." -Los Angeles Times
Shifting from "The Age of Money "to "The Age of Joy & Living"
Author: Rafael D. Kasischke
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Social Science
Our lives are out of balance. Emotions such as fear and worry, greed and guilt have become our leaders and are throwing our personal worlds, society at large, and nature into disarray. The main contributor to this crisis is money - or better said: the way we think of and deal with money. We have lost our connection to the real purpose of money and the energies behind it, and with that, we have lost our happiness and health. So how can we have it all: the money, the joy, and the good health? This is the central question of this book. To answer it, we have to open our minds and beliefs. Only if we dare to move into the new can we step out of any negative situations in our lives and help others find purpose and joy. Based on his experience as a banker to the rich, Rafael Kasischke shows you how you can start that journey towards more inner and outer balance. "Our awareness of life is limited. We are caught in old concepts, belief systems, and ideas. When we unlock our minds and see the world with new eyes, we can finally become healthy and content. The same applies to money." Rafael D. Kasischke
David Koch, online entrepreneur, finance journalist and trusted Australian media personality knows a thing or two about the family finances. Father of four kids, sole breadwinner, ad a man not afraid to admit to his own odd money mistake, David has also spent hour after hour in the Sunrise studio tuning in to the way the average Australian thinks about money. He knows the extent to which we all: * spend too much on silly stuff * avoid keeping track of our expenses * get overwhelmed by the cost of raising a family * settle for less in terms of salary * do without the things that would bring a bit of pleasure to our lives * pay the banks too much in fees and interest. David is here to help. In 11 easy steps he shows us everything we need to do to: * pay less on the mortgage * put up to $14,000 extra back in the average family budget * get those finances sorted in 15 minutes a month * develop a side hustle or get a salary increase (or why not both?) * learn a little about investing for the future * tackle debt once and for all. Friendly, clear and easy to use, this is the guide you need to reset your money habits so you can learn more, worry less, breathe easier and enjoy of the fruits of your labour. This book is just the first step towards getting on top of your finances. Kochie's weekly '11 Steps' email newsletter is going to keep you on track well beyond the last page with timely tips, news and opportunities for you to keep growing your wealth. Just head to www.ymyl.com.au/11steps to get on the list.
How the Wealthy Use Life Insurance As a Tax-free Personal Bank to Supercharge Their Savings
Author: Jake Thompson
Publisher: Jake Thompson
Category: Business & Economics
America's elite have been using cash value life insurance to stockpile wealth for centuries. Used correctly, it is better described as a personal bank on steroids, and a financial bunker for tough times. To be clear, this book is not about the typical garbage peddled by most insurance agents. Rather, an alternative to the risky investment strategies taught by Wall Street. It details a highly efficient form of cash value life insurance designed to supercharge your savings and stockpile wealth. A product so powerful it's responsible for the success of Walt Disney, JC Penney, Ray Kroc, and thousands of others. Here's what you'll discover: How the wealthy use this vehicle to create more wealth, take less risk, and create predictable income down the road Why banks and corporations place billions of dollars in this powerful vehicle How I earned over 300 percent returns leveraging my life insurance policies How you can create a safe, predictable foundation to enhance every financial decision you make How to win with taxes and keep more of the money you make While the information compiled into this book is valuable, you'll also find three case studies that show you exactly how it works. You'll be able to visually see how it grows, how it's accessed, as well as the future income that can be taken. ______________ Influencers of this book are Nelson Nash, his book "Becoming Your Own Banker: Unlock the Infinite Banking Concept"; Pamela Yellen, her book "Bank on Yourself"; Dwayne Burnell, his book "Financial Independence in the 21st Century - Life Insurance * Utilize the Infinite Banking Concept * Compliment Your 401K - Retirement Planning With Permanent Whole Life versus Term or Universal - Create Financial Peace"; and my Father Dan Thompson, and his book "The Banking Effect: Acquiring wealth through your own Private Banking System." I was introduced to these financial strategies at a young age, and this is book represents the effort and energy on both the part of everyone of my mentors, these authors here, as well as my own diligence in learning about and implementing these very same strategies into my personal finances. This book is designed to simplify some of the concepts surrounding cash value life insurance, such as Infinite Banking and Bank on Yourself, and make them easier to understand, stripping them down to the core benefits of cash value life insurance.
In recent years, unchecked growth has brought us to the brink of economic and environmental collapse. Life, Money & Illusion was inspired by the dilemma of having an economic structure that has to grow to remain healthy, while facing the finite limits of our planet. This revised and updated edition launches a review of economic expansion. It examines how growth came to be a goal and how that goal, though once beneficial, is now the propellant for catastrophe. Then, by showing how the economy can be restructured to remain within planetary limits, it points the way to a sustainable future. Life, Money & Illusion advocates change by shifting the dominant economic paradigm from growth to sustainability. Techniques include: Measuring progress with social and environmental indicators, along with economic ones Encouraging investment in community Practical changes, such as full cost accounting, tax shifting, and monetary reform Honoring the Golden Rule instead of the Rule of Gold Focusing more on living than on stuff An engaging and empowering vision of a future that celebrates humanity's extraordinary ability to adapt and evolve, Life, Money & Illusion will appeal to social activists, business people, students, environmentalists, financial planners, economists, parents, grandparents, and anyone else with a stake in the future. Mike Nickerson is an educator and the author of three books on sustainability. He helped draft the Canada Well-Being Measurement Act and lives in Ontario, Canada.
The book's purpose is to advise on how to look after your money and your possessions. It contains useful suggestions on how to save money and how to handle the money in your life. It instructs on the use of credit cards, insurance, and banking. It advises on acquiring a healthy attitude towards money. It advocates a "free of debt" style of life, aiming at reaching total financial independence.
The book discusses how culture simultaneously shapes and is shaped by the economy. Over the past few years, as the world has staggered from one financial crisis to another, the neat separation of economics and culture has been consistently challenged. To understand the current state of affairs, it has become increasingly necessary to understand the conjuncture that rules the production of value in economic systems, how money shapes social relations and affects discursive practices. By discussing the vocabulary, by understanding the rhetoric and interpreting the narratives, be it of crisis, austerity, growth, welfare, neo-liberalism or socialism, new modes of imaging the economic system may be made possible. The book is structured in four chapters dealing with theory and conjuncture (“Philosophies of Money”), with the visual arts and investment (“The Arts and Finance”), with literary representation and narrativity (“Literature and Money Matters”) and with the cognitive impact of fiduciary representation (“Cognitive Moneyscapes”). This collection analyses the process whereby a material icon invested with the symbolical power to rule social exchange becomes an explanatory narrative determining the way societies produce meaning.
An Honest Guide to Taking Control of Your Finances
Author: Clare Seal
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
'Want to finally get a grip on your cash? This is the book for you' Cosmopolitan 'The book everyone should read' Stylist 'Packed with encouragement, support and wisdom' Anna Mathur, author of Mind Over Mother Real Life Money is a holistic approach to personal finance that addresses the deeper causes of debt and financial difficulties. Part memoir, part guide, Real Life Money takes the reader on a journey that can be adapted to their own pace and circumstances. It will cover everything from how to negotiate repayment terms with creditors and setting realistic budgets without punishing yourself, to dealing with money anxiety. The goal is not to get rich overnight, or to pay off debt at the expense of all of life's pleasures, but rather to gain an understanding of why we feel the way we do about money, and how we can use that to change our mindset and our finances for good.
Your financial health is more than a mere collection of debits and credits on a balance sheet. In fact, the numbers on a financial statement represent a series of decisions that, if made strategically, can ensure that each of us maintains our desired standard of living at every age and stage of life. Many people think that key financial choices are too complicated to make on their own. However, with the right information and guidance, we can all secure our own financial future. Your Money and Your Life is more than your average guide to financial planning and retirement. Acclaimed author and speaker Robert Z. Aliber helps readers to make efficient and effective financial decisions at key moments throughout their lives, such as where to go to college; if and when to buy a home; how much insurance, if any, to buy; how to manage savings and retirement; when the time is right to approach a professional advisor; and how to proceed with estate planning. With an eye toward the issues that are most pressing in today's economy, Aliber clearly explains the sophisticated concepts that underpin everyday money management—with the goal of making this guide the go-to reference in your financial planning library, regardless of your age or wealth. Readers of this book will come away with the sense that Aliber is their own financial planner, offering strategies that will help to guide them toward security in the present and the future. Your Money and Your Life is filled with examples to which readers will be able to relate, as well as checklists of "actionables" to help make their plans realities.
In a time when readers have experienced the transitory nature of the economy, Phil Callaway shares fascinating characteristics of truly rich people--characteristics that have nothing to do with money and everything to do with wealth. Readers will nod their heads knowingly, smile, and sometimes laugh out loud as they read about... The perils and joys of a SITCOM family (Single Income Three Children Oppressive Mortgage) Phil's new appreciation for his wife after a memorable "Mr. Mom" experience One family's surprising response when they are literally "creamed" by a dairy truck A lasting male friendship forged over an unlikely object--a lawnmower A startling phone call that changed Phil's life True wealth doesn't come with any material possessions. Through warmth and laughter, Callaway shows that the best things in life are not really things, after all. In this tough economic climate, readers may be surprised to learn that they may find real richness even in their own backyards.
A study of how people understood and used money from 1630 to 1800 in England. Deborah Valenze shows how money became involved in relations between people in ways that moved beyond what we understand as its purely economic functions.
The Genealogy of the Liberal Economy and the Displacement of Politics
Author: Ute Astrid Tellmann
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Political Science
Life and Money uncovers the contentious history of the boundary between economy and politics in liberalism. Ute Tellmann traces the shifting ontologies for defining economic necessity. She argues that our understanding of the malleability of economic relations has been displaced by colonial hierarchies of civilization and the biopolitics of the nation. Bringing economics into conversation with political theory, cultural economy, postcolonial thought, and history, Tellmann gives a radically novel interpretation of scarcity and money in terms of materiality, temporality, and affect. The book investigates the conceptual shifts regarding economic order during two moments of profound crisis in the history of liberalism. In the wake of the French Revolution, Thomas Robert Malthus’s notion of population linked liberalism to a sense of economic necessity that stands counter to political promises of equality. During the Great Depression, John Maynard Keynes’s writings on money proved crucial for the invention of macroeconomic theory and signaled the birth of the managed economy. Both periods, Tellmann shows, entail a displacement of the malleability of the economic. By tracing this conceptual history, Life and Money opens up liberalism, including our neoliberal present, to a new sense of economic and political possibility.