New Arrivals · Investments

June 24, 2017
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CFP certification exam practice question workbook.

June 23, 2017
[Dublin, Ohio] : Coventry House Publishing
volumes ; 26 cm
Volumes for <2015-2017> by Matthew Brandeburg, CFP.
"1,000 comprehensive practice questions."
"The CFP certification exam practice question workbook provides 1,000 comprehensive practice questions to prepare for the demanding 6-hour CFP Certification Exam. Master exam topics with intensive practice in the essential areas you'll find on the test. All questions are test-level difficulty and focused solely on helping you pass. Whether you're challenging the exam for the first time or trying again after an unsuccessful attempt, you will learn the skills needed to master the exam."--Page {4] of cover.

One nation under gold : how one precious metal has dominated the American imagination for four centuries

June 12, 2017
Ledbetter, James, author.
New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]
xvii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
El Dorado comes true -- A crash, a clash, and a "crime" -- The dangers of the yellow brick road -- FDR bids good-bye to gold -- The arsenal of gold -- Out of balance -- Operation Goldfinger -- Dueling apocalypses -- This time for real -- Legal at last -- Goldbugs in power -- God, gold, and guns.

How money got free : Bitcoin and the fight for the future of finance

May 26, 2017
Eha, Brian Patrick, author.
486 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue: Money and liberty -- Making money -- Virtual crack -- The gray hat -- Blood and vein -- A meeting in Ibiza -- Regulation blues -- Bitcoin never sleeps -- The billionaire who wasn't -- Innovation and its discontents -- Meltdown -- The internet of money -- Death and taxes -- The plea deal -- Vindication -- Hearts and minds -- Epilogue: discipline and anarchy.
"In the space of a few years, Bitcoin has gone from an idea ignored or maligned by almost everyone to an asset with a market cap of more than $12 billion. Venture capital firms, Goldman Sachs, the New York Stock Exchange, and billionaires such as Richard Branson and Peter Thiel have invested more than $1 billion in companies built on this groundbreaking technology. Bill Gates has even declared it 'better than currency'. But can its early promise endure? Or will the next evolution of money be neutered as it goes mainstream? The pioneers of Bitcoin were twenty-first-century outlaws -- cryptographers, hackers, Free Staters, ex-cons and drug dealers, teenage futurists and self-taught entrepreneurs -- armed with a renegade ideology and a grudge against big government and big banks. Now those same institutions are threatening to co-opt or curtail the impact of digital currency. But the pioneers, some of whom have become millionaires themselves, aren't going down without a fight. Sweeping and provocative, How Money Got Free reveals how this disruptive technology is shaping the debate around competing ideas of money and liberty, and what that means for our future."--Jacket flap.


May 17, 2017
Laurence, Tiana author
xii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with blockchain -- Developing your knowledge -- Powerful blockchain platforms -- Industry impacts -- The part of tens.

Heads up money

May 11, 2017
Weeks, Marcus, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
160 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
A world of money -- What do economists do? -- Show me the money -- What's it worth? -- Does money make the world go round? -- Can money buy happiness? -- What's in my pocket? -- Directory of economists.
An engaging introduction to economics from world markets to personal finance.

Broke millennial : stop scraping by and get your financial life together

May 10, 2017
Lowry, Erin, author.
New York : TarcherPerigee, [2017]
275 pages ; 21 cm
Money isn't the worst! Seriously. -- Is money a Tinder date or marriage material? -- Do you have a gold star in personal finance? -- Dealing with the dreaded b-word -- Picking the right financial products (aka the chapter in which this book pays for itself) -- Credit reports and scores: the report card for life -- Wait, I shouldn't just pay the minimum due on my credit card? -- Yikes, I already have consumer debt. What now? -- Student loans: how to handle them without having a full-on panic attack -- I've got debt, so why should I care about saving? (Pay yourself first) -- I can't afford to split this dinner bill evenly! -- Getting financially naked with your partner -- Paying rent to your 'rents: overcoming the emotional and financial battles of living at home after college -- How to negotiate salary (or anything else) by learning to ask for what you want -- Investing: no, it isn't gambling! -- Retirement: can it ever happen for me? -- I'm not rich enough to hire a financial planner -- But my broker said I can afford this much house -- Now that you're a financial badass, keep it up!
"Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck and Get Your Financial Life Together (#GYFLT)! If you're a cash-strapped 20- or 30-something, it's easy to get freaked out by finances. But you're not doomed to spend your life drowning in debt or mystified by money. It's time to stop scraping by and take control of your money and your life with this savvy and smart guide. Broke Millennial shows step-by-step how to go from flat-broke to financial badass. Unlike most personal finance books out there, it doesn't just cover boring stuff like credit card debt, investing, and dealing with the dreaded "B" word (budgeting). Financial expert Erin Lowry goes beyond the basics to tackle tricky money matters and situations most of us face #IRL, including: - Understanding your relationship with moolah: do you treat it like a Tinder date or marriage material? - Managing student loans without having a full-on panic attack - What to do when you're out with your crew and can't afford to split the bill evenly - How to get "financially naked" with your partner and find out his or her "number" (debt number, of course) ... and much more. Packed with refreshingly simple advice and hilarious true stories, Broke Millennial is the essential roadmap every financially clueless millennial needs to become a money master. So what are you waiting for? Let's #GYFLT!"-- Provided by publisher.

Going public : my adventures inside the SEC and how to prevent the next devastating crisis

May 9, 2017
Champ, Norm, author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2017]
xi, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Fish out of water -- Taking myself public -- Punching the cushion -- Postcrash triage in the SEC emergency room -- No one mentioned the wax museum -- Breaking the buck almost breaks my back -- Edgar and friends -- The Volcker rule and me -- Report card -- Preventing the next crisis.
An insider’s look at the SEC and the changes needed to strengthen the U.S. financial system.

Wealth can't wait : avoid the 7 wealth traps, implement the 7 business pillars, and complete a life audit today!

May 3, 2017
Osborn, David, author.
Austin, Texas : Greenleaf Book Group Press, [2017]
xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Aging with a plan : how a little thought today can vastly improve your tomorrow

April 24, 2017
Hoffman, Sharona.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
xix, 196 pages ; 25 cm
Money matters : retirement expenses, savings, and fiscal decision-making -- The benefits of community living -- Help with money, care, and home management -- Essential legal planning -- Driving while elderly -- Care coordination : treating the patient, not diseases -- Long-term care -- Exit strategies : maintaining control at the end of life.
"Using an interdisciplinary approach, Aging win a plan...develops recommendations for building sustainable social, legal, medical, and financial support systems that can promote a good quality of life throughout the aging process" --Inside jacket.

You are a badass at making money : master the mindset of wealth

April 21, 2017
Sincero, Jen, 1965- author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2017]
xii, 269 pages ; 22 cm
Allowance -- Why you ain't rollin' in the cheddah. Yet. -- A tiny but mighty chapter about universal intelligence -- Show me the money -- Best practices for busting yourself -- The hollering of your heart -- Your mental moneymaker -- Faith and gratitudinal gold -- Decisive action: the choice of champions -- Movin' on up -- And now, a word from my accountant... -- Your inner wealth -- Tenacity -- Change loves company.
Shares step-by-step guidelines for overcoming blocks, moving past fear, and making real-world money, revealing how personal perceptions and bank accounts reflect obstructive beliefs that can be rendered lucrative through strategic concept changes.

Investing for dummies.

April 18, 2017
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, c1996-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1996-<2017> by Eric Tyson.
Imprint varies: 2003, New York : Wiley Publishing ; 2006-<2017> Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Publishing.

Finance is personal : making your money work for you in college and beyond

April 17, 2017
Stephenson, Kim.
Santa Barbara, Califfornia : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, [2015]
xii, 178 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Going to college -- What does money mean to you? -- Setting your goals -- Where should you live? At home? On campus? Off campus? -- Necessary expenses -- Optional expenses -- Borrowing, credit, and debt -- Saving and investing -- Setting budgets and making financial plans -- Changing habits and behavior.

Financial literacy for millennials : a practical guide to managing your financial life for teens, college students, and young adults

April 17, 2017
Smith, Andrew O., 1962- author.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2016.
xx, 194 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Acknowledgments -- Prologue: a tale of two teens -- Financial planning -- Careers -- Business and entrepreneurship -- Savings and banking -- Budgeting and spending -- Credit and debt -- Bankruptcy -- Investments -- Avoiding financial scams -- Insurance -- Taxes -- Government benefits -- Legal issues -- Growing older -- Appendix 1: Website content -- Appendix 2: Takeaway tips -- Appendix 3: Curriculum planning -- Index -- About the author.
A modern primer on consumer finance and personal money management intended for readers aged 15 to 30, this guide can also serve as a primary text for high school, college, or adult education courses on personal finance. --Publisher.

The truth about your future : the money guide you need now, later, and much later

April 6, 2017
Edelman, Ric, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
xli, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword / Peter H. Diamandis -- Prologue: Why Yogi Berra was right -- Part one: A tour of exponential technologies. Connecting with each other ; Big data ; Robotics ; Nanotechnology and materials science ; 3D printing ; Medicine and neuroscience ; Energy and environmental systems ; Innovations in education ; The future of leisure and recreation ; Financial services innovation ; Safety and security ; The dark side -- Part two: What exponential technologies mean for personal finance. The financial plan you need now for the future you're going to have ; Career planning ; College planning ; Protecting your privacy ; The investment strategy you need for the future ; Where you'll live in the future ; A second home ; Long-term care in the future ; Estate planning for the family of the future -- Epilogue: Welcome to the greatest time of your life -- The other side of money / by Jean Edelman.
"Award-winning financial advisor Ric Edelman reveals how exponential technologies will alter virtually every aspect of your life-with profound implications for your personal finances. Ric radically upends traditional financial planning, showing that you need not just one financial plan, but three--one for now, one for later, and one for much later. You'll learn: why you're likely to live and enjoy good health much longer than you realize--and the impact on your financial future; how you must alter your plan to shift from the familiar linear lifeline (school-job-retirement-death) to the new cyclical lifeline; the importance of Career Planning--even if you're in your 50s or 60s--and how to manage this transition without damaging your savings and investments or incurring debt; the one investment strategy you need in the 21st century, including how to invest in companies that are leaders in exponential technologies and how to generate income from your investments; why nursing homes are becoming obsolete--and with them, long-term care insurance policies, and what this means for you; how to deal with new complexity in estate planning--including the handling of such issues as protection of digital assets; how you'll spend your time--and money--in retirement, and why the future will be the happiest time of your life."--Jacket.

The financial diaries : how American families cope in a world of uncertainty

March 31, 2017
Morduch, Jonathan, author.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017]
xii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Worlds of uncertainty: Earning ; Spending ; Smoothing and spiking -- How families cope: Saving ; Borrowing ; Sharing -- New ways of seeing: Sometimes poor ; Secure and in control.
Drawing on the groundbreaking U.S. Financial Diaries project, which follows the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year, the authors challenge popular assumptions about how Americans earn, spend, borrow, and save-- and they identify the true causes of distress and inequality for many working Americans.

Get a financial life : personal finance in your twenties and thirties

March 29, 2017
Kobliner, Beth, 1965- author.
xvi, 330 pages ; 22 cm
Crib notes -- Taking stock of your financial life -- Dealing with debt -- Basic banking -- All you really need to know about investing -- Living the good life in 2070 -- Oh, give me a home -- Insurance: what you need and what you don't -- How to make your life less taxing -- Making the most of military benefits.
"A completely revised and updated fourth edition of the New York Times bestseller, designed to guide younger adults through the world of personal finance. More than ever before, people in their twenties and thirties need help getting their financial lives in order. And who could blame them? These so-called millennials have come of age in the wake of the worst economic crisis in memory, and are now trying to get by in its aftermath. They owe record levels of student loan debt, face sky-high rents, and struggle to live on a budget in an uncertain economy. It's time for them to get a financial life"-- Provided by publisher.

How money works : the facts visually explained

March 21, 2017
Harzog, Beverly Blair, author.
New York, New York : DK, 2017.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Money Basics -- The evolution of money -- Profit-Making and Financial Institutions -- Corporate accounting -- Financial instruments -- Financial markets -- Financial institutions -- Government Finance and Public Money -- The money supply -- Managing state finance -- Attempting control -- Why governments fail financially -- Personal Finance -- Worth, wealth, and income -- Investments for income -- Wealth-building investments -- Managing investments -- Pensions and retirement -- Debt -- Money in the digital age.
A guide to key financial concepts relies on bold, clear infographics to easily explain economics and finances.

Fed up : an insider's take on why the Federal Reserve is bad for America

March 20, 2017
Booth, Danielle DiMartino, author.
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
viii, 326 pages ; 24 cm
"Groupstink" -- Who would buy that crap? -- Saint Greenspan -- Inside the black box -- The first tremors -- Front-running the Fed -- The maverick -- The inner sanctum -- "Luddite!" -- Helpless -- Slapped in the face by the Invisible Hand -- Heads must roll -- Breaking the buck -- Breaching the zero bound -- The walking dead -- Dr. Ben pulls a bait and switch -- A turning point -- Insider trading? -- Spinning Fedwire -- The taper tantrum -- The new sheriff in town -- Culture shock.
"An insider's unflinching expose of the toxic culture within the Federal Reserve. In the early 2000s, as a Wall Street escapee writing a financial column for the Dallas Morning News, Booth attracted attention for her bold criticism of the Fed's low interest rate policies and her cautionary warnings about the bubbly housing market. Nobody was more surprised than she when the folks at the Dallas Federal Reserve invited her aboard. Figuring she could have more of an impact on Fed policies from the inside, she accepted the call to duty and rose to be one of Dallas Fed president Richard Fisher's closest advisors. To her dismay, the culture at the Fed--and its leadership--were not just ignorant of the brewing financial crisis, but indifferent to its very possibility. They interpreted their job of keeping the economy going to mean keeping Wall Street afloat at the expense of the American taxpayer. But bad Fed policy created unaffordable housing, skewed incentives, rampant corporate financial engineering, stagnant wages, an exodus from the labor force, and skyrocketing student debt. Booth observed firsthand how the Fed abdicated its responsibility to the American people both before and after the financial crisis--and how nobody within the Fed seems to have learned or changed from the experience. Today, the Federal Reserve is still controlled by 1,000 PhD economists and run by an unelected West Coast radical with no direct business experience. The Fed continues to enable Congress to grow our nation's ballooning debt and avoid making hard choices, despite the high psychological and monetary costs. And our addiction to the "heroin" of low interest rates is pushing our economy towards yet another collapse. This book is Booth's clarion call for a change in the way America's most powerful financial institution is run--before it's too late"--Provided by publisher.

Quicken 2017 : the official guide

March 15, 2017
Sandberg, Bobbi, author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2017]
xvi, 560 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Get the most out of retirement : checklist for happiness, health, purpose, and financial security

March 10, 2017
Hurme, Sally Balch, author.
Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, [2017]
xvii, 294 pages : illustrations, forms ; 26 cm
"AARP real possibilities.''
Ready ... set... retire! 15 key steps to getting the most out of your retirement -- Adjust to changing relationships -- Get organized and clean out the clutter -- Work with your retirement team -- Welcome your new adventure -- Decide where to live -- Retiring abroad -- Take control of financial maters -- Manage retirement plans and benefits -- Insure a sound retirement -- Deal with legal matters -- Take care of yourself.

101 ways to score higher on your series 7 exam : what you need to know explained simply

March 9, 2017
Bradley, Claire, 1974- author.
384 pages : illustrations, some color ; 23 cm
Revised edition of the author's 101 ways to score higher on your series 7 exam, ©2010.
Introduction -- Studying and testing strategies -- Equity securities -- Debt instruments -- Municipal securities -- Packaged securities -- Direct participation programs (DPPs) -- Derivatives -- Investment information : taxation -- Explaining security markets and functions -- Economics, securities, and the business cycle -- Analyzing securities -- Evaluating your customer's financial needs -- Transactions and account management -- Special customer accounts: margin -- You passed! Now what? -- Conclusion.

Get it together.

March 7, 2017
Berkeley, CA : Nolo, c2005-
v. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <2008-2016> by Melanie Cullen with Shae Irving, J.D.
"Organize your records so your family won't have to."

Why Wall Street matters

March 6, 2017
Cohan, William D., author.
xxx, 154 pages ; 20 cm
What is Wall Street? -- The beginning -- What are banks? -- Crises -- The story of the central bank -- What we can learn from the Great Depression -- The problem with going public -- Innovation -- Why Wall Street matters.
"Anti-bank sentiment has reached a boiling point in America. What started with Occupy Wall Street and Bill Maher satirically calling for the death of Wall Street bankers has culminated with Bernie Sanders pushing the dissolution of the big banks into the official 2016 Democratic platform. But in Cohan's estimation, that sentiment is not only woefully ill-informed, but dangerously naive. Starting with what Wall Street literally is and what it actually does, Cohan swiftly debunks all of the misinformed arguments against it while acknowledging the problems that fuel those feelings. We can be mad at the greed and excess, but at the end of the day, Wall Street is the capital in capitalism, and when its working right, is the invisible engine that powers the ideas we have and the lives we love"-- Provided by publisher.

Unshakeable : your financial freedom playbook

March 6, 2017
Robbins, Anthony, author.
xxiv, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Section I. Wealth: The rule book -- Unshakeable: power and peace of mind in a world of uncertainty -- Winter is coming . . . but when?: these seven facts will free you from the fear of corrections and crashes -- Hidden fees and half-truths: how Wall Street fools you into overpaying for underperformance -- Rescuing our retirement plans: what your 401(k) provider doesn't want you to know -- Who can you really trust?: pulling back the curtain on the tricks of the trade -- Section II. The unshakeable playbook -- The core four: four principles that can help guide every investment decision you make -- Slay the bear: how to navigate crashes and corrections to accelerate your financial freedom -- Section III. The psychology of wealth -- Silencing the enemy within: the six biggest mistakes investors make and how to avoid them -- Real wealth: making the most important decision of your life.
Guides readers on the path to financial freedom, discussing how to not only weather but gain from fluctuations in the stock market, how to get more out of a 401(k), and how to avoid paying hidden fees.

Make your kid a money genius (even if you're not) : a parents' guide for kids 3 to 23

February 14, 2017
Kobliner, Beth, 1965- author.
256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
14 rules for talking to your kids about money -- Save more -- Hard work pays -- Drop debt -- Better, smarter spending -- Get insured -- The plain truth about investing -- Give back -- Your kid's most important financial decision: college -- Financial advice for you, the 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"-- Publisher.

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