Stories, wisdom and financial tips from a man who's been around longer than TV, chocolate-chip cookies and ballpoint pens. As a child during the Great Depression, author Steve Mucha learned how his parents turned hard times into good times. As a father and businessman, he learned the necessity of financial planning and secrets of selling things. His memoir, "Advice From a 90-Year-Old Man," though, is about much more than money. It's about a plunge on a sled into a frozen lake. A mother's kindness to folks near and far. Catching 100 fish in a single day. A brother's heroism at Pearl Harbor. Fillings picking up radio stations. The joys of family, sports, music and much more. Readers will find lots of answers: What are some secrets to a thriving marriage? What's an easy way to cut your golf score without cheating? What's it like being very, very old? "Advice From a 90-Year-Old Man" is one man's sharing of simple but important lessons, expressed with humor, and including some good, clean jokes.
Never Fall Victim to Wall Street Again
Recently, most people have been victimized by the revenue generating machine that is Wall Street. The truth is, Wall Street only cares about making the most revenue they can from you.
You will learn:
The 20%/65% rule of investing in both bear and bull markets.
When and why to move your investments to cash.
Why agency relationships and suitability are a far cry from fiduciary responsibility.
How to convert your IRA to a tax-free Roth IRA using either a Home Equity Line of Credit, a Reverse Mortgage, or a Real Estate Option.
A way to pay off your 30-year mortgage in ten or eleven years.
How you can get rid of credit card debt in months, not years.
Why segmenting your money and using principal for income may put you in a lower tax bracket.
How to do a background check on your financial advisor annually.
What to look out for in regard to outlandish performance claims by financial advisors.
The strategies presented herein will teach you how to have a consistent process and a plan for your success. You will never again fall victim to Wall Street's shenanigans.
A practical guide to adapting financial advice and investing to a post crisis world
There's no room for "business as usual" in today's investment management environment. Following the recent financial crisis, both retail and institutional investors are searching for new ways to oversee investment portfolios. How do you combine growth with a focus on wealth preservation? This book offers you a fresh perspective on the changes in tools and strategies needed to effectively achieve this goal.
Financial Advice and Investment Decisions provides today's investment professionals with the conceptual framework and practical tools they need to successfully invest in and manage an investment portfolio with wealth preservation as a key concern. While there are many qualitative discussions, the authors present strong quantitative theory and practice in the form of small conceptual models, simulation, and empirical research.
The recent financial crisis has opened our eyes to the need for improving the way we invest. This book will put you in a better position to excel in this new economic environment.
Jan A. Kregel is considered to be “the best all-round general economist alive” (G. C. Harcourt). This is the first collection of his essays dealing with a wide range of topics reflecting the incredible depth and breadth of Kregel’s work. These essays focus on the role of finance in development and growth. Kregel has expanded Minsky’s original postulate that in capitalist economies stability engenders instability in international economy, and this volume collect’s Kregel’s key works devoted to financial instability, its causes and effects. The volume also contains Kregel’s most recent discussions of the Great Recession beginning in 2008.
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