New Arrivals · Investments

March 22, 2017
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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.
©2016
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.
©2017
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.
©2017
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.
©2017
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.

Teen guide to saving and investing

February 3, 2017
Currie, Stephen, 1960- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2017]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Why save? -- How to save -- Banks, credit unions, and CDs -- The stock market -- Bonds and mutual funds.
Presents information and advice for teens about how to save money, covering credit unions, stock markets, and bonds and mutual funds. --Publisher

A man for all markets : from Las Vegas to Wall Street, how I beat the dealer and the market

February 2, 2017
Thorp, Edward O., author.
©2017
xvi, 396 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Loving to learn -- Science is my playground -- Physics and mathematics -- Las Vegas -- Conquering blackjack -- The day of the lamb -- Card counting for everyone -- Players versus casinos -- A computer that predicts roulette -- An edge at other gambling games -- Wall Street: the greatest casino on earth -- Bridge with Buffett -- Going into partnership -- Front-running the quantitative revolution -- Rise -- ... and fall -- Period of adjustment -- Swindles and hazards -- Buying low, selling high -- Backing the truck up to the banks -- One last puff -- Hedging one's bets -- How rich is rich? -- Compound growth: the eighth wonder of the world -- Beat most investors by indexing -- Can you beat the market? should you try? -- Asset allocation and wealth management -- Giving back -- Financial crises: lessons not learned -- Thoughts -- Epilogue.
Traces the author's experiences as a mathematics wizard, author, inventor, hedge-fund manager, and card-counter who revealed casino-beating strategies, invented the first wearable computer, and launched a Wall Street revolution.

The unbanking of America : how the new middle class survives

January 24, 2017
Servon, Lisa J., author.
©2017
xix, 250 pages ; 24 cm
We're all underbanked -- Where everybody knows your name -- Bankonomics, or How banking changed and most of us lost out -- The new middle class -- The credit trap : "bad debt" and real life -- Payday loans : making the best of poor options -- Living in the minus : the millennial perspective -- Borrowing and saving under the radar -- Inside the innovators -- Rejecting the new normal.
Discusses the problems with American banking and investigates such informal banking alternatives as check-cashing businesses, payday lenders, and lending clubs.

The sale of a lifetime : how the great bubble burst of 2017-2019 can make you rich

January 13, 2017
Dent, Harry S., Jr., 1950- author.
©2016
xi, 345 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"In this pressing book, you'll learn not only why a collapse is imminent, but how to identify bubbles and tune in to the cycles driving that drive booms and busts. Practical, accessible, and illuminating, The Sale of a Lifetime will protect you from the tough challenges ahead and help you cash in on the unique opportunities of the next few years. At stake is nothing less than your entire financial future."--Amazon.

American financial directory.

January 10, 2017
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-Jan./June 2017>- Accuity Solutions, part of BankersAccuity.

The intelligent REIT investor : how to build wealth with real estate investment trusts

January 4, 2017
Krewson-Kelly, Stephanie, author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2016]
xxii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
What is a REIT? -- Why invest in REITs? -- REIT dividends -- Leases -- REITs by property type -- Getting technical -- REIT performance -- Analyzing REITs.
"Betwen 2001 and 2015, real estate investment trusts (REITs) delivered average annual total returns of 11 percent -- significantly outperforming the five percent average annual total returns achieved by the S&P 500 and NASDAQ indexes. In September 2016, 'Real Estate' will become the eleventh investment sector tracked by Standard & Poor's -- a watershed event that is already attracting new investors and greater fund flows into REITs. Investors need to learn how to invest wisely in this unique, new investment class.. 'The Intelligent REIT Invenstor' is the ultimate, clear, and concise guide for achieving investment success"--Book jacket.

Global shocks : an investment guide for turbulent markets

January 4, 2017
Sargen, Nicholas Peter, 1944- author.
[Switzerland] : Palgrave Macmillan [2016]
xvii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part I. Investment challenges in a high inflation era -- Part II. Easy credit breeds asset bubbles and instability.
"How should investors manage portfolios during crises? This question has surfaced since the 2008 global financial crisis, which is the latest of a series of shocks that began in the early 1970s. While crisis situations offer opportunities to outperform markets or to be engulfed by them, little has been written to guide investors when markets are not functioning normally. This book, which is written from a practitioner's perspective, fills the void by providing the reader with a toolkit and guiding principles to manage money when markets are in turmoil."--Provided by publisher.

The road to ruin : the global elites' secret plan for the next financial crisis

December 8, 2016
Rickards, James, author.
New York City : Portfolio/Penguin, [2016]
x, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- This is the end -- One money, one world, one order -- Desert city of the mind -- Foreshock : 1998 -- Foreshock: 2008 -- Earthquake: 2018 -- Bonfire of the elites -- Capitalism, Fascism, and democracy -- Behold a black horse -- Conclusion.
"A drumbeat is sounding among the global elites. The signs of a coming financial crisis, one exponentially bigger than the last, are unmistakable. This time, the elites have an audacious plan to protect themselves from the fallout: hoarding cash now and locking down the global financial system when a crisis hits"--Provided by publisher.

What every real estate investor needs to know about cash flow... and 36 other key financial measures

December 5, 2016
Gallinelli, Frank, author.
©2016
xxvii, 336 pages : illustrations; 23 cm
Part I: How to analyze a potential real estate deal; do your homework: how to gather the data needed to make an investment deal --Financial detective work before you buy: finding the truth behind what the seller is telling you --How the "time value of money" should influence your real estate investing decisions -- How to estimate what an income property is really worth -- Measuring the return on a real estate investment -- Case studies: apartment, mixed-use and triple-net lease. Part II: Thirty-seven calculations every real estate investor needs to know.
Real estate is once again a great investment and this bestselling guide provides everything you need to know to get in now and make your fortune. --Back cover.

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.

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