New Arrivals · Investments

December 12, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Flipping houses for dummies

December 11, 2014
Roberts, Ralph R., 1958- author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Laying the foundation for successful flipping -- House hunting with an eye for flipping -- Evaluating properties and crunching numbers -- Fixing up your fixer-upper -- Cashing in: realizing your profit -- The part of tens.
Provides advice on purchasing undervalued properties, fixing them up, and selling for a profit, discussing such topics as putting together a flipping strategy, securing funding, house hunting, and evaluating properties.

The millionaire fastlane : crack the code to wealth and live rich for a lifetime

December 9, 2014
DeMarco, M. J.
Phoenix, AZ : Viperion Publishing Corporation, c2011.
xiii, 322 p. ; 23 cm.

Barron's finance & investment handbook

December 9, 2014
Downes, John, 1936- author.
Hauppauge, New York : Barron's, [2014]
xiii, 1152 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Sacred success : a course in financial miracles

December 8, 2014
Stanny, Barbara.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2014]
xxxii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: And so it came to be -- The problem -- The process -- The power.
"Do you yearn for more, but can't quite put your finger on what that is? Do you strive for higher income, but at the same time sense there's more to success than making lots of money? Do you long to pursue your purpose in a meaningful and rewarding way? Even though you've already achieved a great deal, do you deeply desire, definitely deserve, and fully expect to reap even greater financial rewards--and want to ensure you handle those financial rewards knowledgeably and responsibly? Sacred Success is a groundbreaking paradigm shift that tells women, There is a better way to achieve wealth and power: on your own terms. In her work with countless powerful, successful women over the last twenty years, bestselling author and financial educator Barbara Stanny found that most women's problems with money have little to do with money itself, but rather their fear of or ambivalence toward power. Instead of pushing women to pursue financial success in the traditional fashion, Sacred Success seeks to redefine power from a feminine perspective. You can be financially successful without sacrificing your soul or compromising your values. You can have more money, not as an end itself, but as a tool for making a difference and helping others. You can create wealth and exercise power by staying true to your feminine traits, authentic truths, and personal mission. The ultimate goal of Sacred Success isn't to "finish rich" (though that may be a desired outcome), but to achieve Greatness, which requires you to become the powerful force you were born to be. More than a financial guide, Sacred Success is a primer on power for women--a tutorial for taking charge of your life by taking charge of your finances, and not only growing your money but creating a deeper, richer, and more meaningful life. Best described as A Course in Miracles meets the Wall Street Journal, Sacred Success gives you a proven process that uniquely blends the practical, psychological, and spiritual work of wealth. The results may be nothing short of miraculous"-- Provided by publisher.

Unconventional investing : alternative strategies beyond just stocks & bonds and buy & hold

December 4, 2014
Higgins, Tim, 1976- author.
ix, 264 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Questioning the conventional wisdom of the classic sixty-forty portfolio ; Four major headwinds to the average investor's success -- Behavioral psychology : you are your own worst enemy -- Common misconceptions about conventional investing -- Where are we and where are we going? -- Stocks, bonds, cash, and the tragic 401(K) handcuff ; Five unconventional solutions -- Specific asset-class solutions to inflation and rising rates -- Alternative investing -- Tactical asset allocation -- Trend analysis : winning by not losing -- Self-directed retirement accounts -- Tax-efficient investing for your retirement and college goals.
"Education is the first step to better investing. Investing in what you know and understand provides the foundation on which to build an unwavering confidence to remain true to your strategic game plan and not fall victim to emotional decisions. This book was written to introduce and explain new and less traditional, unconventional investment strategies for your consideration. Moreover, it explains why, perhaps more than ever, you should be open to these ideas"--Back cover.

Identity theft alert : 10 rules you must follow to protect yourself from America's #1 crime

December 4, 2014
Weisman, Steve.
xxvii, 174 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
5. Criminal identity theft, taxes, and more arresting problems : Criminal misidentification ; What should you do if you are the victim of criminal identity theft? ; Taxes and identity theft ; Identity theft and investments ; Jury duty ; Battling the companies with which you do business -- 6. Protecting your privacy: a key to preventing identity theft : Protecting your privacy on Facebook ; Protecting your privacy on Google ; Dangers of data gatherers ; Do not track ; Actions to take to increase your privacy -- 7. Security software -- 8. The dangers of data breaches : The black market ; Illegal profiting from credit card hacking ; Hacking is universal ; LinkedIn ; The lesson ; War driving in Washington ; Albert Gonzales ; Credit card processors ; Student loan information breach ; Wisconsin data breach ; Coca-Cola ; Colleges ; Retailers ; FBI warning ; Hotels ; Yahoo e-mail data breach ; Medical records ; Blame the employees ; Google dorking ; Homeland Security data breach ; Data breaches at small businesses ; Experian data breach ; Protecting yourself from identity theft due to hacking of a company or an agency with which you do business ; What to do if a company you do business with is hacked -- 9. Identity theft after death : Death master file and identity theft of children ; Contacting the credit-reporting agencies -- 10. Identity theft from children : Why would anyone want to steal the identity of a child? ; How do you protect your child from identity theft? ; Teach your children well ; RockYou ; Child identity theft and credit-repair companies ; Protecting your child's identity at school ; What to do if your child becomes a victim of identity theft ; What can the government do? -- 11. Identity theft risks of Smartphones and other mobile devices : Bluetooth risks ; Wi-fi ; 4G systems vulnerable ; SIM card danger ; Even paranoids have enemies ; Smartphone charging ; Pornography and Smartphones ; Dangerous apps ; WhatsApp ; More app scams ; So what should you do? ; Smishing ; News of the world hacking scandal ; Banking with your Smartphone or mobile device ; Tips for mobile banking ; Wuick response codes ; Reporting Smartphone theft ; Warning signs that your Smartphone has been hacked ; Getting rid of your old Smartphone --

Republic of debtors : bankruptcy in the age of American independence

November 28, 2014
Mann, Bruce H.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2002.
viii, 344 p. ; 24 cm.

Money, master the game : 7 simple steps to financial freedom

November 21, 2014
Robbins, Anthony, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xxviii, 656 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Welcome to the jungle : the journey begins with this first step -- Become the insider : know the rules before you get in the game -- What's the price of your dreams? Make the game winnable -- Make the most important investment decision of your life -- Upside without the downside : create a lifetime income plan -- Invest like the .001% : the billionaire's playbook -- Just do it, enjoy it, and share it.
Based on extensive research and one-on-one interviews with more than 50 of the most legendary financial experts in the world--from Carl Icahn and Warren Buffett, to Ray Dalio and Steve Forbes--Tony Robbins has created a simple 7-step blueprint that anyone can use for financial freedom as well as a lifetime income plan.

Be smart about investing : planning, saving, and the stock market

November 17, 2014
Kowalski, Kathiann M., 1955-
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, Inc., [2014]
48 pages : illustraitons ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Why save? -- Saving securely -- Risky business -- Do your homework! -- The government's role -- Taking stock.
"Examines financial planning, saving, and investing, including basic methods to save money, various types of investments, strategies for investing, and the stock market"--Provided by publisher.

Millennial money : how young investors can build a fortune

November 12, 2014
O'Shaughnessy, Patrick, 1985-
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
xii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The Millennial edge -- Building good financial karma -- Investing principles -- Go global -- Be different -- The Millennial money strategy -- Get out of your own way -- The long game -- The push and the pull -- Opportunity knocks.
"Fact: the Millennial Generation will not be able to rely on pensions and social security in retirement. Instead, they will have to save and invest in the global stock market to meet their goals. When it comes to thinking about money, Millennials are, as a generation, different from their parents. They are skeptical of expert advice, yet more committed than baby boomers to passing wealth on to future generations. To build wealth, young people must start investing early and buck conventional market wisdom. Millennial Money will explain the most common mistakes that hurt investors' long-term returns and show why their investments in popular stocks or the hottest industry of the day have resulted in such underwhelming results. More importantly, the book will introduce a strategy that can help us overcome our shortcomings as investors. Armed with this strategy, Millennials can become the most successful investing generation in history"-- Provided by publisher. Ratings' guide to bond and money market mutual funds.

November 10, 2014
Jupiter, FL : Ratings, 2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <Fall 2013-Fall 2014> Amenia, N.Y. : Grey House Publishing.
"A quarterly compilation of investment ratings and analyses covering fixed income funds."

The Bogleheads' guide to investing

November 3, 2014
Larimore, Taylor, 1924- author.
xxvi, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Reveals how the investment philosophy of John Bogle, the founder and retired chairman of Vanguard, can help any investor build wealth using his low-cost, tax-efficient philosophy.

The rehab investor's bible : a proven system for finding, funding, fixing, and flipping houses... without lifting a paintbrush

October 17, 2014
Esajian, Paul.
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014]
ix, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

The handy investing answer book

October 17, 2014
Tucci, Paul A., 1962-
Canton, MI : Visible Ink Press, [2015]
xiv, 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction to personal investing -- Saving, managing debt, and budgeting -- Individual stocks -- Bonds -- Mutual funds -- Investing in cash -- Real estate -- Small business investing -- Other investing opportunities -- Taxes -- Insurance -- The future -- Investing resources.
"Whether you are a novice or budding expert, there is much to consider and know when investing: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, retirement planning, and tax strategies, just for starters. It can all be difficult and confusing. The Handy Investing Answer Book explains, in plain English, the basics of investing. It offers simple investment strategies; investigates common pitfalls; examines concepts of compounding, portfolios and diversification; traces the history of investing; and offers much more to help everyone make wise decisions. The Handy Investing Answer Book explores a variety of investments and their differences, avoiding poor returns and unnecessary risk, understanding financial markets-and how to prevent banks, mutual fund managers and financial advisers getting rich at your expense. Appreciation, dividends, interest, and inflation all effect the value of investments, and this valuable resource looks at handling them to build a successful portfolio for every stage in your financial life. It goes beyond an and introduction to the subject to breakdown complex concepts and definitions into more than 1,400 easy-to-understand answers, such as: Why is dollar cost averaging a beneficial strategy for investing? What is a home equity loan? What are some of the steps to establishing the right goals for investing? What is diversification? What types of risks could we see if we own individual stocks? When did mutual funds start? What is laddering? A glossary of commonly used terms explains key concepts and financial jargon, and helpful financial tables and charts assist with strategies"-- Provided by publisher.

The legacy journey : a radical view of biblical wealth and generosity

October 16, 2014
Ramsey, Dave.
237 pages ; 23 cm
The problem with God's ways of handling money -- The war on success -- Snares and dares -- The law of great gain -- Your work matters -- Safeguarding your legacy -- Generational legacy -- Called to generosity -- A legacy worth leaving.
"In The Legacy Journey, New York Times bestselling author Dave Ramsey takes you deep into God's Word, revealing His perspective on wealth, your personal and family legacy, and how He wants to use you to further His kingdom work around the world. You can truly live--and leave--a legacy. The journey starts today"--Provided by publisher.

Bad paper : chasing debt from Wall Street to the underworld

October 13, 2014
Halpern, Jake, author.
240 pages ; 22 cm
"Frequent New Yorker contributor Jake Halpern investigates the shadowy, unregulated world of consumer debt collection, focusing on an unlikely friendship between a former banking executive and former armed robber who go in search of "paper," spreadsheets of uncollected debt sold off by banks for pennies on the dollar"-- Provided by publisher.

Investing for dummies.

September 30, 2014
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, c1996-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1996-<2014> by Eric Tyson.
Imprint varies: 2003, New York : Wiley Publishing ; 2006-<2014> Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Publishing.

A currency of hope

September 17, 2014
xxxvi, 177 pages ; 23 cm.
Erratum tipped in inside front cover.
"We, the men and women of Debtors Anonymous, come together to solve our common problem of compulsive debting. We share our experience, strength, and hope with one another to arrest the disease of debting. We have found compulsive debting to be a painful, confusing, and destructive disorder. Compulsive debting takes many forms from incurring unsecured debt to compulsive shopping, from grandiose thinking to poverty/not enough mentality. All these forms of debting seriously affect our quality of life--financially, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, physically, and socially."--Foreword to the first edition.

The education of a value investor : my transformative quest for wealth, wisdom and enlightenment

September 10, 2014
Spier, Guy, author.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014]
214 pages ; 25 cm
"What happens when a young Wall Street investment banker spends a small fortune to have lunch with Warren Buffett? He becomes a real value investor. In this fascinating inside story, Guy Spier details his career from Harvard MBA to hedge fund manager. But the path was not so straightforward. Spier reveals his transformation from a Gordon Gekko wannabe, driven by greed, to a sophisticated investor who enjoys success without selling his soul to the highest bidder. Spier's journey is similar to the thousands that flock to Wall Street every year with their shiny new diplomas, aiming to be King of Wall Street. Yet what Guy realized just in the nick of time was that the King really lived 1,500 miles away in Omaha, Nebraska. Spier determinedly set out to create a new career in his own way. Along the way he learned some powerful lessons which include: why the right mentors and partners are critical to long term success on Wall Street; why a topnotch education can sometimes get in the way of your success; that real learning doesn't begin until you are on your own; and how the best lessons from Warren Buffett have less to do with investing and more to do with being true to yourself. Spier also reveals some of his own winning investment strategies, detailing deals that were winners but also what he learned from deals that went south. Part memoir, part Wall Street advice, and part how-to, Guy Spier takes readers on a ride through Wall Street but more importantly provides those that want to take a different path with the insight, guidance, and inspiration they need to carve out their own definition of success"-- Provided by publisher.

The millionaire master plan : your personalized path to financial success

September 2, 2014
Hamilton, Roger James, author.
New York, NY : Business Plus, 2014
viii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The Millionaire Master Plan helps give individuals a sense of where they stand on the spectrum of personal wealth and, more importantly, how they can ascend to a higher level. Roger James Hamilton, an entrepreneur and investor, has designed nine steps -- from barely surviving on up to the highest level of ultimate wealth -- and he them out in color-coded manner from red (barely living paycheck-to-paycheck) to ultra-violet (where generating income is simply no longer a worry). Along the way, the reader first takes a quick test to determine where one is on the financial spectrum, and then Hamilton provides key insights and practical tips as to how one can progress to the next level.

The 5 mistakes every investor makes and how to avoid them : getting investing right

August 25, 2014
Mallouk, Peter, 1970-
xix, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Discusses investment techniques that improve performance over time, the importance of disciplined investment management, and the common mistakes made by professionals and every day investors.

Wildcat currency : how the virtual money revolution is transforming the economy

August 12, 2014
Castronova, Edward, author.
New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, [2014]
xxii, 265 pages ; 25 cm
Weirdly normal : virtual economies and virtual money -- Forms of money -- Is it legal? -- Is it money? -- Wealth, power, and happiness : the effects of counting money -- Currency and confidence -- How money will evolve -- Wildcat currency and the state.
"Private currencies have always existed, from notes printed by individual banks to the S&H Green Stamps that consumers once redeemed for household items. Today's economy has seen an explosion of new forms of monetary exchange not created by the federal government. Credit card companies offer points that can be traded in for a variety of goods and services, from airline miles to online store credit. Online game creators have devised new mediums of electronic exchange that turn virtual money into real money. Meanwhile, real money is increasingly going digital, where it competes with private currencies like Bitcoin. The virtual and the real economic worlds are intermingling more than ever before, raising the possibility that this new money might eventually replace the government-run system of dollars, euros, and yen. Edward Castronova is the leading researcher in this field, a founder of scholarly online game studies and an expert on the economies of virtual worlds. In this dynamic and essential work, he explores the current phenomenon of virtual currencies and what it will mean legally, politically, and economically in the future. In doing so, he provides a fascinating, often surprising discourse on the meaning of money itself-what it is, what we think it is, and how we relate to it on an emotional level"-- Provided by publisher.

The master trader : Birinyi's secrets to understanding the market

August 11, 2014
Birinyi, Laszlo, author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, [2013]
xvi, 327 pages : illuistrations ; 24 cm
"Alongside Laszlo Birinyi's stories from his more than forty years of trading experience, [this] book provides guidance on critical trading and investment issues, including what the market will likely do if Spyders are up one percent in pre-trading, whether to buy or sell when a stock reports better that expected earnings and trade up to $5 to $50, the details behind group rotation and market cycles, [and] the seasonal factors in investing" Ratings' guide to stock mutual funds.

August 8, 2014
Jupiter, FL : Ratings, c2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <Fall 2013-Summer 2014> Amenia, N.Y. : Grey House Publishing.
"A quarterly compilation of investment ratings and analyses covering fixed income funds." Ratings' guide to common stocks.

August 4, 2014
Jupiter, FL : Ratings, 2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: Summer 2010-<Summer 2014> Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, Inc.
"A quarterly compilation of ratings and analyses covering common stocks traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ."

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