New Arrivals · Investments

December 3, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The recovering spender : how to live a happy, fulfilled, debt-free life

December 2, 2016
Greutman, Lauren, author.
New York : Center Street, 2016.
xvi, 236 pages ; 21 cm
My spending addiction -- The value switch -- Shoplifting and credit cards -- The image -- How disagreements over money saved our marriage -- Spenders versus savers -- How differences in upbringing affect your marriage and money -- From spending addict to money expert -- Getting emotional about your spending -- Triggers and your money personality -- The crisis point -- The fences and budgets -- The twelve recovering spender steps -- Recovering spender step 1: admit that you have a problem -- Recovering spender step 2: get help from the one above -- Recovering spender step 3: admit your spending to someone else -- Recovering spender step 4: make a list of all the people to whom you are in debt -- Recovering spender step 5: take an inventory of your spending -- Recovering spender step 6: set your new budget -- Recovering spender step 7: create your boundaries -- Recovering spender step 8: declutter your life to regain your joy -- Recovering spender step 9: declutter your finances -- Recovering spender step 10: do an expense audit -- Recovering spender step 11: get out of debt now! -- Recovering spender step 12: curb your spending and define your values -- The credit card experiment -- Welcome to recovery.
IAmTHATLady.com founder Lauren Greutman was once in over $40,000 worth of debt. After learning how to curb her spending habits, Lauren shares with her readers how to get out of debt and stay debt free.

TheStreet.com Ratings' guide to common stocks.

November 29, 2016
Jupiter, FL : TheStreet.com Ratings, 2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: Summer 2010-<Fall 2016> Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, Inc.
"A quarterly compilation of ratings and analyses covering common stocks traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ."

Mind over money : the psychology of money and how to use it better

November 28, 2016
Hammond, Claudia, author.
©2016
372 pages ; 20 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Canongate"--Title-page verso.
From cradle to grave -- Holding folding -- Mental accounts -- To have and to hold -- The price is right -- Loose change -- Money the motivator? -- Just rewards -- Money tips for bankers -- Money, money, money -- Poverty of thinking -- Bad money -- Good money -- For a rainy day -- The joy of spending.
"The acclaimed author of Time Warped tackles the very latest research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and biology to provide a fresh, fascinating, and thought-provoking look at our relationship with money-- perfect for fans of Dan Ariely and Freakonomics. We know we need money and we often want more of it, but we don&#x;t always think about the way it affects our minds and our emotions, skews our perceptions and even changes the way we behave. Award-winning BBC Radio 4 host Claudia Hammond delves into the surprising psychology of money to show us that our relationship with the stuff is more complex than we might think. Drawing on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience and behavioural economics, she draws an anatomy of the power it holds over us. She also reveals some simple and effective tricks that will help you use and save money better-- from how being grumpy can stop you getting ripped off to why you should opt for the more expensive pain relief and why you should never offer to pay your friends for favours. An eye-opening and entertaining investigation into the power money holds over us, Mind over Money will change the way you view the cash in your wallet and the figures in your bank account forever. Mind over Money is an invaluable resource for anyone fascinated by the dynamics of money and for those wishing to learn how to maximize its power and greatest benefit"-- Amazon.com.

The man who knew : the life and times of Alan Greenspan

October 31, 2016
Mallaby, Sebastian, author.
©2016
xv, 781 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"A Council on Foreign Relations Book."
Introduction: "He has set a standard" -- Book I: The ideologue. The feeling of a conqueror ; The un-Keynesian ; The rebirth of money ; Ayn Rand's undertaker ; Against the New Frontier -- Book II. The politician. A libertarian for Nixon ; Do-nothingism ; "A minority of one" ; Between Thatcher and Kissinger ; The first housing conundrum ; Republican dreamers ; "Do we really need the Fed?" ; A Republican Volcker ; Without the cigar -- Book III. The central banker. "Greenspan's irrelevant" ; Light Black Monday ; The gun-shy chairman ; "You're the big guru" ; Maestro ; Alan versus Alan ; The zipswitch chairman ; Irrational exuberance ; "The best economy I've ever seen" ; "Uncle Alan will take care of us" ; Alan.com ; "A very surreal environment" ; Lowflation ; The four winds ; "I found a flaw" ; The blind roller skater.
A product of more than five years of research, Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan brings into focus the mysterious point where politics and the economy meet. Through Greenspan's story, Mallaby casts every presidency from Nixon to George W. Bush in a fresh new light. The story of Greenspan is also the story of the making of modern finance, for good and for ill. The Man Who Knew is a searching reckoning with what exactly comprised the art, and the possible, in the career of Alan Greenspan. -- adapted from dust jacket.

Love your life not theirs : 7 money habits for living the life you want

October 26, 2016
Cruze, Rachel, author.
©2016
xxi, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Habit 1. Quit the comparisons. Comparisons are killing us ; Blessed vs. #blessed -- Habit 2. Steer clear of debt. Debt is a dead end ; Dealing with debt ; A life without debt -- Habit 3. Make a plan for your money ; Permission to spend ; Tell your money what to do -- Habit 4. Talk about money (even when it's hard). Marry your money ; Important conversations -- Habit 5. Save like you mean it. Saving for life ; The biggest savings goal of your life -- Habit 6. Think before your spend. Spending on purpose ; Don't spend yourself broke -- Habit 7. Give a little...until you can give a lot. A lifestyle of giving ; How to give ; What now?
"Life looks good, but hidden beneath that glossy exterior are credit card bills, student loans, car payments, and an out-of-control mortgage. Their money situation is a mess, and they're trying to live a life they simply can't afford. So why exactly do we try so hard to keep up with the Joneses? Are we really living the lives we want, or are we chasing someone else's dream, just trying to keep up appearances on social media, at church, and in our community? Why are we letting other people set the pace for our own family's finances? In Love Your Life, Not Theirs, Rachel shows you how to buy and do the things that are important to you--the right way. That starts by choosing to quit the comparisons, reframing the way you think about money, and developing new habits like avoiding debt, living on a plan, watching your spending, saving for the future, having healthy conversations about money, and giving. These habits work, and Rachel is living proof. Now, she wants to empower you to live the life you've always dreamed of without creating the debt, stress, and worry that are all too often part of the deal. Social media isn't real life, and trying to keep up with the Joneses will never get you anywhere. It's time to live--and love--your life, not theirs.

Control your retirement destiny : achieving financial security before the big transition

October 11, 2016
Anspach, Dana, author.
Fort Collins, CO : ABM, [2016]
382 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Your finances -- Starting with planning basics -- Social Security -- Taxes -- Investing -- Insurance, life, and disability -- Using your company benefits -- Should you buy an annuity? -- Real estate and mortgages -- Managing health care costs in retirement -- Working before and during retirement -- Whom to listen to -- Estate planning.

Rescue your money : how to invest your money during these tumultuous time

October 6, 2016
Edelman, Ric.
©2016
184 pages : charts ; 18 cm
"A diffferent version of this title was originally published in 2009 by Free Press" -- Title page verso.
If you're scared or confused about how to handle your investments and fed up with advice from brokers, advisors, and media darlings that has cost you huge sums and placed our financial security at risk, the cure is in your hands. Ric Edelman, an award-winning advisor with three decades of experience reveals the one investment goal you should have, the two obstacles you'll face, and why you've been failing with your investment strategies. Above all, he shares his secret to successful investing and even includes a special section for those who are already retired. Rescue yourself from the pain of watching your life savings go down the drain. Regain the confidence that you have an investment strategy truly designed to provide you with financial security and prosperity. Get a great night's sleep by not having to lie awake worrying about your investment strategy.

Your playbook for tough times : living large on small change, for the short term or the long haul

September 28, 2016
Freedman, Donna, author.
©2016
xiii, 121 pages ; 23 cm.
The financial fire drill -- Your frugal arsenal -- Savvy consumer hacks: simple tactics that save you thousands -- Finding short-term help -- Staying healthy -- How to live rent-free (or at least cheaper than you are now) -- Getting dressed on a dime -- Staying connected -- Making a living (or a little extra) -- Entertainment on a budget -- Challenge yourself to save -- What about the children?
"If you've landed in a difficult situation--or were born into one--then the only way out is through. This book gives consumers the tools they need to rewrite their financial lives."--Amazon.com

The power of zero : how to get to the 0% tax bracket and transform your retirement

September 28, 2016
McKnight, David, author.
Boston, MA : Acanthus Publishing, 2013.
89 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Mutual funds for dummies

September 8, 2016
Tyson, Eric (Eric Kevin), author.
©2016
xvii, 400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with funds. Making more money, taking less risk ; Fund pros and cons ; Funding your financial plans -- Evaluating alternatives to funds. Selecting your own stocks and bonds ; Exchange-traded funds and other fund lookalikes ; Hedge funds and other managed alternatives -- Separating the best from the rest. Finding the best funds ; Using fund publications ; Buying funds from the best firms -- Crafting your fund portfolio. Perfecting a fund portfolio ; Money market funds: beating the bank ; Bond funds: when boring is best ; Stock funds: meeting your longer term needs ; Specialty funds: one of a kind ; Working it out: sample portfolios ; Applications, transfers, and other useful forms -- Keeping current and informed. Evaluating your funds and adjusting your portfolio ; The taxing side of mutual funds ; Common fund problems and how to fix them ; Information sources: fund ratings and forecasters -- The part of tens. Ten common fund-investing mistakes and how to avoid them ; Ten fund-investing fears to conquer ; Ten tips for hiring a financial adviser -- Appendix: recommended fund companies and discount brokers.
"Newly revised and updated, Mutual Funds For Dummies, 7th Edition provides readers with insight on how to find the best-managed funds that match their financial goals."--Provided by publisher.

The curse of cash

September 6, 2016
Rogoff, Kenneth S., author.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
x, 283 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction and overview -- The early development of coins and paper currency -- Size and composition of global currency supplies, and the share held abroad -- Holdings of currency in the domestic legal, tax-paying economy -- Currency demand in the underground economy -- Seigniorage -- A plan for phasing out most paper currency -- The cost of the zero bound constraint -- Higher inflation targets, nominal GDP, escape clauses and fiscal policy -- Other paths to negative interest rates -- Other possible downsides to negative nominal policy rates -- Negative interest rates as a violation of trust and a step away from rule-based systems -- International dimensions to phasing out paper currency -- Digital currencies and gold -- Final thoughts.
The world is drowning in cash--and it's making us poorer and less safe. In The Curse of Cash, Kenneth Rogoff, one of the world's leading economists, makes a persuasive and fascinating case for an idea that until recently would have seemed outlandish: getting rid of most paper money.--Amazon.com

The euro : how a common currency threatens the future of Europe

September 6, 2016
Stiglitz, Joseph E., author.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2016.
xxix, 416 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Europe in crisis -- The euro crisis -- The euro: the hope and the reality -- Europe's dismal performance -- Flawed from the start -- When can a single currency ever work? -- The euro: a divergent system -- Monetary policy and the European Central Bank -- Misconceived policies -- Crises policies: how Troika policies compounded the flawed eurozone structure, ensuring depression -- Structural reforms that further compounded failure -- A way forward? -- Creating a eurozone that works -- Can there be an amicable divorce? -- Toward a flexible euro -- The way forward.
Discusses how the 2008 financial crisis revealed the shortcomings of the euro and how it has caused Europe's economic stagnation, and outlines three possible plans for moving forward.

Hold : how to find, buy, and rent houses for wealth

September 2, 2016
New York : McGraw Hill, ©2013.
xxxviii, 282 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Overview -- Find -- Analyze -- Buy -- Manage -- Grow -- Putting it all together.
A guide to finding, buying, and renting houses for wealth, with help to find the right property, analyze the numbers and the terms of the purchase, manage the tenants and the property, and grow wealth to achieve financial freedom.

Bond guide.

July 28, 2016
New York : Standard and Poor's Corporation.
v. ; 15 x 22 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Standard & Poor's.

Security owner's stock guide.

July 28, 2016
New York : Standard and Poor's Corp.
v. ; 14 x 22 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Standard & Poor's.

Other people's money and how the bankers use it

July 20, 2016
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941.
New York : Cosimo Classics, c2009.
xlv, 152 pages ; 23 cm
Originally published as a series of articles in Harper̓s weekly, 1913-1914.
Our Financial Oligarchy -- How the Combiners Combine -- Interlocking Directorates -- Serve One Master Only! -- What Publicity Can Do -- Where the Banker is Superfluous -- Big Men and Little Business -- A Curse of Bigness -- The Failure of Banker-Managment -- The Inefficiency of the Oligarchs.

For the love of money : a memoir

July 19, 2016
Polk, Sam, author.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
x, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Unconscious inheritance -- The cheerleader -- Camp Fox -- Numbcake -- Chicken-all-together -- Fifteen pounds -- There's a bomb in my stomach -- The boy with the dragon tattoo -- The burglary -- ON24 -- Fight Club -- Sex in the city -- Spiritual counselor -- Like father, like son -- Brand-name life -- The fulcrum -- Remnants of an accident -- The easy confidence of millionaires -- Nurturing love -- Protector of the stupid -- The least cool thing to order at a bar -- The ice melteth -- The ephemeral prison -- Charleston -- The land of ambition and success -- A castle on a cloud -- A handwritten note -- The Navy SEALs of bond trading -- The anniversary presents -- Sacred creatures -- Gatsby, interrupted -- The Mad Max scenario -- Fear, love, and a billion dollars -- Peter Luger's -- Hear it in the deep -- The bright light of the afternoon.
"A former hedge-fund trader presents a memoir about coming of age on Wall Street, his obsessive pursuit of money, his disillusionment and the radical new way he has come to define success,"--NoveList.

Heads I win, tails I win : why smart investors fail and how to tilt the odds in your favor

July 12, 2016
Jakab, Spencer, author.
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2016]
vi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Lake Moneybegone -- Timing Isn't Everything -- Turning Lemons Into Lemonade -- Who Wants To Be A Billionaire? -- Actually, Timing Is Everything -- The Celebrity Cephalopod -- Seers And Seer Suckers -- Where Are The Customers' Yachts? -- Heads I Win, Tails You Lose -- Seven Habits Of Highly Ineffective Investors -- But Wait, There's More -- Far From The Maddening Crowd -- The Hungarian Grandma Indicator (Or Why You May Need An Advisor) -- Leaving Lake Moneybegone.
"Since leaving his job as a ... stock analyst to become an investing columnist, Jakab has watched his readers--and his family, friends, and colleagues--make the same mistakes again and again. He set out to evaluate the typical advice people get, from the clearly risky to the seemingly safe, to figure out where it all goes wrong and how they could do much better".

Living a rich life as a stay-at-home mom : how to build a secure financial foundation for you and your children

July 11, 2016
Fowler, Anita, author.
©2015
165 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The simple path to wealth : your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life

July 11, 2016
Collins, J. L., author.
©2016
xi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The author shares his personal techniques, insights and experiences regarding saving money and investing, drawn from his blog posts as well as a series of letters to his teenage daughter, both dealing with money management.

Money changes everything : how finance made civilization possible

July 6, 2016
Goetzmann, William N., author.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
viii, 584 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part I. From cuneiform to classical civilization -- 1. Finance and writing -- 2. Finance and urbanism -- 3. Financial architecture -- 4. Mesopotamian twilight -- 5. Athenian finance -- 6. Monetary revolution -- 7. Roman finance -- Part II. The financial legacy of China -- 8. China's first financial world -- 9. Unity and bureaucracy -- 10. Financial divergence -- Part III. The European crucible -- 11. The Temple and finance -- 12. Venice -- 13. Fibonacci and finance -- 14. Immortal bonds -- 15. The discovery of chance -- 16. Efficient markets -- 17. Europa, Inc. -- 18. Corporations and exploration -- 19. A projecting age -- 20. A bubble in France -- 21. According to Hoyle -- 22. Securitization and debt -- Part IV. The emergence of global markets -- 23. Marx and markets -- 24. China's financiers -- 25. The Russian bear -- 26. Keynes to the rescue -- 27. The new financial world -- 28. Re-engineering the future -- 29. Post-war theory.
Exploring the critical role of finance over the millennia, and around the world, Goetzmann details how wondrous financial technologies and institutions--money, bonds, banks, corporations, and more--have helped urban centers to expand and cultures to flourish. And it's not done reshaping our lives, as Goetzmann considers the challenges we face in the future, such as how to use the power of finance to care for an aging and expanding population.

The art of money : a life-changing guide to financial happiness

June 30, 2016
Tessler, Bari, author.
Berkeley, California : Parallax Press, [2016]
292 pages ; 24 cm
Phase One: Money healing -- 1. Healing money shame -- 2. The body check-in -- 3. Your money story -- 4. Forgiveness, completions, and letting go -- 5. Healing money rituals -- 6. It's never just about the money -- Phase Two: Money practices -- 7. Money as a self-care practice -- 8. The spiritual level of a money practice -- 9. The art of the money date -- 10. Values-based bookkeeping -- 11. Your financial toolbox: tracking systems and financial support teams -- Phase Three: Money maps -- 12. The three-tier money map -- 13. Dancing with your money map -- 14. How to make a good money decision -- 15. Solving money koans -- 16. Your money legacy.
Is one of the most challenging relationships in your life the one you have with your money? Do you talk about everything, except finances? Do you make shopping decisions based on your emotions, rather than your budget or big-picture goals? Bari Tessler is here to help! The Art of Money brings mindfulness and radical self-love to this often-challenging topic. Bari Tessler's integrative approach creates the real possibility of "money healing." She uses our relationship with money as a gateway to gaining self-awareness and as a training ground for increased clarity and confidence in all aspects of our lives. As Bari writes, "When we dare to speak the truth about money, amazing healing begins."

American financial directory.

June 21, 2016
Norcross, Ga. : McFadden Business Publications,
v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Imprint varies: <Jan./June 2004-July/Dec. 2005> Skokie Il. : Thomson Financial Publishing ; Jan./June 2006-<2012> Accuity and SourceMedia, Inc. <2013-July/Dec 2016>- Accuity Solutions, part of BankersAccuity.

Rich dad poor dad for teens : the secrets about money--that you don't learn in school!

June 21, 2016
Kiyosaki, Robert T., 1947-
Scottsdale, Ariz. : Plata Pub., 2012.
105 pages : charts ; 23 cm
The language of money. A new way of learning -- Rich dad's money secrets. The new rules for making money -- What to learn, not to earn -- My money works for me -- Create money -- It's all about cash flow -- Play games to learn -- Creating your own cash flow. Moneymaking opportunities for teens -- Managing your assets -- Managing your debt -- Your financial headstart.
An age-appropriate guide encourages the development of confident and responsible money skills, providing case examples, sidebars, and attitude recommendations that demonstrate how to achieve security in today's challenging job market.

Blockchain revolution : how the technology behind bitcoin is changing money, business, and the world

May 26, 2016
Tapscott, Don, 1947- author.
New York : Portfolio / Penguin, [2016]
xx, 348 pages ; 24 cm
Part I: Say you want a revolution. 1. The trust protocol -- 2. Bootstrapping the future: seven design principles of the blockchain economy -- Part II: Transformation. 3. Reinventing financial services -- 4. Re-architecting the firm: the core and the edges -- 5. New business models: making it rain on the blockchain -- 6. The ledger of things: animating the physical world -- 7. Solving the prosperity paradox: economic inclusion and entrepreneurship -- 8. Rebuilding government and democracy -- 9. Freeing culture on the blockchain: music to our ears -- Part III: Promise and peril. 10. Overcoming showstoppers: ten implementation challenges -- 11. Leadership for the next era.
The Internet as we know it is great for collaboration and communication, but is deeply flawed when it comes to commerce and privacy. The new blockchain technology facilitates peer-to-peer transactions without any intermediary such as a bank or governing body. Keeping the user's information anonymous, the blockchain validates and keeps a permanent public record of all transactions. That means that your personal information is private and secure, while all activity is transparent and incorruptible--reconciled by mass collaboration and stored in code on a digital ledger. With its advent, we will not need to trust each other in the traditional sense, because trust is built into the system itself.

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