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Budgeting
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Looking for ways to stretch your paycheck? This guide provides a step-by-step plan for creating a budget that makes every dollar count.
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This title discusses how teens can set goals and make a budget that can free them up to do whatever they want with their money: save, spend, donate, and borrow (responsibly) to achieve those goals.
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This timely reference features more than 1,000 answers to questions on personal finance, its history, and managing one's financial life.
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With "The Everything Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s Book, 3rd Edition," you'll learn how to be financially independent by creating a workable budget, minimizing credit card and student loan debt, investing money wisely, and building an emergency fund. You'll also learn how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can help you navigate the often-confusing world of financial service products.
Credit Repair
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If you need to clean up your credit, this updated resource is full of information to help you get your credit reports looking great, pay down debt, and keep your credit clean. You'll find out how to deal with debt collectors, dispute inaccurate information in your credit reports, and set financial goals to stay on track.
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The sensible strategies in "Credit Repair" can help you take control, clean up your credit report and live debt-free.
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"Solve Your Money Troubles" shows you how to prioritize debts, create a budget, negotiate with creditors, stop collector harassment, challenge wage attachments, contend with repossessions, respond to creditor lawsuits, qualify for a mortgage, rebuild credit, and decide if bankruptcy is the right option for you.
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In post-crash America, it’s tough to get credit...and even tougher to get rates and terms you can afford. That makes your credit score more important than ever before. Now, MSN Money/L.A. Times personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston has updated her best-selling book on credit scores to show how you can maximize your score right now–and save yourself a fortune!
Debt Management
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A personal finance expert gives readers a proven plan for getting out of debt and staying that way.
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You will learn to downsize expenses without feeling deprived, allocate money as it comes in and put together an easy-to-manage bill-paying plan, adjust for inevitable overspending, pay off debt without gouging expenses and (believe it or not) start saving.
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Before you can begin to leverage your indebted strengths, you must first determine your optimal debt ratio, or what the author refers to as your debt "sweet spot." To that end, he describes methods CFOs use to determine their companies' debt sweet spots, and he shows you how to apply those methods in finding yours.
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Personal finance expert Peter Dunn offers practical tips and strategies created specifically to address the financial concerns and goals of readers in their fifties.
Education & Career Planning
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This Second Edition of "CliffsNotes Graduation Debt" reflects recent changes to the student loan market, providing invaluable information to help college students get a handle on paying off their student loans. The focus is less on sacrifice and more on not wasting money, so readers can live better lives while paying off debt.
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I just graduated draws on real-life experiences and interviews of celebrities already successful in their fields, offering new college graduates tips and advice on how they made decisions in many areas of their lives.
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Succeeding in todays job market means knowing what works -- and what doesnt. Graduate to a Great Job is based on more than 30 real-life case studies of recent college graduates who have successfully overcome obstacles to land excellent jobs.
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Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in this book, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes
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The process of S.A.F.E. ways is a logical, easy to follow road map that any college bound family can implement with effective results. If we were riding a bicycle, the front wheel would be "Selection" and "Acceptance," giving a strong and meaningful direction/reason for attending college for the student. The back wheel is "Funding" and "Execution" the important components for the parents in this process. Both students and parents have an active role in S.A.F.E. which provides the family with predictable and affordable results for each student.
Home Buying & Selling
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By leading the reader through every step of choosing a home from the broad strokes, such as city vs. suburb and buy vs. rent, to specific details of energy use and building materials "The Just Right Home" helps readers understand not only what they want in a home but what they need.
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Egypt blends her professional know-how and her personable touch with this down-to-earth guide, providing plenty of anecdotes, handy lists, and even a glossary to ensure that readers keep calm ... and experience the thrill of home ownership.
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This title seeks to arm home buyers, sellers, and owners with the relevant data to navigate today's postrecession housing market. Zillow executives Rascoff and Humphries set out to explain the new rules of real estate to help in home purchases and sales.
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Inside you'll find detailed information for every milestone, from purchase to planning renovations to making the sale and managing profits. It's a competitive market out there, but with this guide in hand, you'll have everything you need to successfully flip any residential property--and reap the lucrative rewards.
Insurance
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With the expert advice in "Healthcare Made Easy," you will learn how to get the most out of your healthcare plan without having to sacrifice your needs or empty your pockets.
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Gain a full understanding of the healthcare law and how it works for you and your family. This easy-to-read guide sets out the key consumer protections the ACA has put in place to help you get the most out of your health coverage and get financial help with some of the costs.
Investing
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The complete guide to investing in real estate tax liens & deeds: how to earn high rates of return-safely.
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All About Value Investing shows you how to invest in stocks that are underappreciated in the market by purchasing those stocks at less than their intrinsic value.
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Readers will learn how to set their own commercial investment goals and create a plan to achieve them, see opportunities with new "real-estate eyes," perform due diligence on a property with minimal cost, use a proven step-by-step process for evaluating properties to weed out losers and showcase winners, and traverse the minefield of letters of intent and contracts.
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This hands-on resource arms you with an arsenal of advanced investing techniques for everything from stocks and futures to options and exchange-traded funds.
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In this title, Tyson covers all aspects of investing, including how to develop and manage a portfolio; invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, andreal estate; open a small business; and understand the critical tax implications of one’s investing decisions.
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"Stock Investing For Dummies" is for anyone new to investing in the stock market who is looking for a trusted, comprehensive reference to make sure their investments grow.
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Learn to determine your investment timeline and goals, make sense of investment lingo, invest according to your unique investment style and financial situation, and build a retirement portfolio. The easy way to make sense of investing when you're just starting out.
Retirement
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This book covers the most frequent benefit scenarios faced by married retired couples, by divorced retirees, by widows and widowers, among others. It explains what to do if you're a retired parent of dependent children, disabled, or an eligible beneficiary who continues to work, and how to plan wisely before retirement. It addresses the tax consequences of your choices, as well as the financial implications for other investments.
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Inside are twenty major financial decisions which could profoundly impact your lifestyle over the next forty years. For many retirees, these decisions come as a surprise and must be made hastily without proper consultation. But by reading the expert, commission-free advice in this book, you'll learn how to manage your assets and prepare for the best possible retirement.
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Everything you've ever wanted to know about all those confusing retirement plans and how best to contribute to them, from a "New York Times" best-selling author thrice ranked the No. 1 independent financial adviser in America by Barron's.
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This book guides you through each financial, medical, and familial decision, from taking advantage of the employer match your company offers for your 401k program to enrolling in Medicare to discussing housing options with your family. Covering every aspect of retirement planning, these straightforward strategies explain in detail how you can make the most of your last few years in the workforce and prepare for the future you've always wanted.
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For a balanced yet passionate defense of our Social Security system, author-lawyer Altman and professor Kingson team up, this time in print, to convince audiences from California to Maine that Social Security is, indeed, a valued and valuable program
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