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101. International Accounting with InfoTrac College Edition
by Zafar Iqbal
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Asin: 0324023502
Catlog: Book (2001-07)
Publisher: South-Western College Pub
Sales Rank: 72638
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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This text contains current and relevant information about the global marketplace, free from regional and cultural bias.Written by authors with multinational and multicultural backgrounds, this text provides complete coverage of every issue from every viewpoint. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Price vs. Quality
Overall, I found the book pricey given the quality... The layout is also not as user friendly as other textbooks in the field. For every topic it does give an example, but does not always clearly outline the steps obtained to achieve the displayed solution. Not to mention the fact that there is almost one error in every larger example. ... Read more

102. Fundamentals of International Business
by Michael R. Czinkota, Illka A. Ronkainen, Michael H. Moffett
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Asin: 0324259646
Catlog: Book (2003-04-07)
Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Fundamentals of International Business is a concise introduction to international business with special emphasis on the environmental and cultural issues facing global organizations. The distinguished author team's academic and practitioner experience both in business and government ensures a balance of research and practical insight. The text includes the latest trade data presented in easy to understand tables and graphs. Contemporary business situations and critical events are featured and discussed in each chapterwith special attention to the impact technology. Throughout the text every effort has been made to present complex ideas in an easy-to-understand language and format. ... Read more

103. Income Tax Fundamentals 2005 (Income Tax Fundamentals)
by Gerald E. Whittenburg, Martha Altus-Buller
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Asin: 0324300999
Catlog: Book (2004-12-06)
Publisher: South-Western College/West
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Income Tax Fundamentals has led the market for more than twenty years with concise, practical, and current coverage of individual income tax preparation. Whittenburg and Altus-Buller's text/workbook format presents material in easy-to-digest sections with self-checks, online quizzes and activities, multiple examples, and review problems. Income Tax Fundamentals is the perfect text for a hands-on approach to tax in many class settings, including four-year colleges, community colleges, or career schools. ... Read more

104. The Stock Market Course
by George A.Fontanills, TomGentile, George A. Fontanills
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Asin: 0471393150
Catlog: Book (2001-02-28)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 10086
Average Customer Review: 4.89 out of 5 stars
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Praise for The Stock Market Course

"An essential guide for anyone who wants to avoid getting burned in the stock market. This book tells you how to make money and how not to lose it. Risk management is something that institutional investors have long employed to limit their losses and boost their long-term gains. This book explains risk thoughtfully and enjoyably."–Michael Molinski, Mutual Funds Editor and International Editor, CBSMarketWatch

"An excellent book that explains all of the critical factors that affect your investments. Comprehensively discusses how to analyze companies and markets. The simple descriptions paired with valuable online resources allow the reader to obtain critical information for making investing decisions.With the breadth of this coverage, you can’t help but learn something new!"–Victoria Vestal, Yahoo! Finance

"Fontanills and Gentile have written the comprehensive stock market book–stuff you want to know now, stuff you’ll have to know later. Complete the workbook and you’ll have fast-tracked your investing foundation."–Michael Smith, Cofounder of the BigEasy Investor

"A classic must-read primer for both the novice and experienced investor...comprehensive and easy-to-read, this book provides an innovative approach for learning how to survive in today’s volatile markets. If you need the bottom line on trading do’s and don’ts, read this book!"–Julie Craig, eSignal

"A comprehensive book on the equity and option markets for both the new and experienced investor. Readers can benefit from increased knowledge and a focused and disciplined approach to the markets."–Eric Alexander, Managing Director, Wall Street Access (

"This is the best course I’ve seen in 20 years in the investment business...profit from it."–Clay H. Womack, Chairman & CEO, Direct Capital Markets, Inc.

"The best stock market introduction ever written for traders and investors searching for the path of trading success."–Francis Gagnon, Producer for Active Traders (LiveCharts & QCharts), (

"If you wish to increase your knowledge and profitability in trading and investing, here is where you’ll learn."–Bill M. Williams, PhD, CTA, and author of Trading Chaos and New Trading Dimensions ... Read more

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I am the type of guy that buys all the books on investing that may give me at least one simple idea that might make me extra thousands of dollars. I am recommending this book as one that all investors may gain great investment ideas from. Other books that fit in this same catagory include: (1) Making Dollars With Pennies: How The Small Investor Can Beat The Wizards On Wall Street by R. Max Bowser, and (2) Guaranteed Profits With Small Stocks by R. Max Bowser. Both of these books are available on Amazon.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is a must!!
I purchased this book along with the Stock market course workbook for my husband and he loves it. Being a novice on the workings of the stock market we both wanted to be prepared before investing any money into the market either with an online or a traditional broker. This book has such a wealth of inforamation in it that I suggest if you are interested in investing you need to check out this book along with its wookbook. It is money well spent.

5-0 out of 5 stars If you're looking for a pace to start...
I would highly recommend this book to anyone seriously looking for a good book on how the market and its many facets work. The book is correctly named, it reads like a textbook from a 101 college course and it even has a companion book (sold separatly) to "test" your knowlege of what you read in the textbook.
Bottom line - easy to understand, thorough, informative. Will provide good general understanding of the stockmarket.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good book for a beginner
Easy explanations of most of the things a trader should know. There are some typos and errors, but overall the book is packed with useful information. The material does not require any previous economics or business knowledge, but will be useful for pros as well. I recommend it to everyone

5-0 out of 5 stars All about Risk Management - A must read
I already had quite a bit of knowledge about investing and trading before studying this course, but still learned more. My only regret is that this wasn't available 5 years ago. ... Read more

105. Accounting Best Practices (Wiley Best Practices)
by Steven M.Bragg
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Asin: 0471444286
Catlog: Book (2003-10-17)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 23536
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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New best practices for the evolving business

Everyone knows that adopting accounting best practices can improve efficiency and reduce error rates in the accounting department, but less obvious are the benefits gained from better reporting of information to other parts of the company. More accurate data reported faster can play an integral role in both short- and long-term strategic planning. Accounting guru Steven Bragg explains how to leverage this and other opportunities in his authoritative Accounting Best Practices, Third Edition.

Bragg adds over sixty new best practices to his benchmark resource, concentrating primarily on the areas of:

  • Internal auditing
  • Accounts payable
  • Finance
  • Payroll

Bragg highlights the dos and don’ts of best practices implementation, and a new reference system renders the expansive collection of best practices readily accessible. Accounting and financial managers, internal and external auditors, and consultants will find Accounting Best Practices, Third Edition to be a peerless resource. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A 10,000% return on the investment.
This book has the right idea of putting the main points in the tables for quick reference and the narrative for each point. In addition, I like the Ease, Duration and Cost of implementation of each best practice which gives me an idea for prioritization. Ordered more copies for the departments. Wish they had more books like these that give practical suggestions instead of theory.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Valuable Resource
I found Accounting Best Practices a valuable resource for objectively evaluating my accounting department's business practices and procedures. Mr. Bragg has identified the specific tasks of each of the accounting departments's functions and has made suggestions for efficiencies. The author states the key factors in the successful implementation of the best practices in accounting.

Each chapter presents an exhibit of "Implementation Issues Best Practices" describing the implementation costs, ease and duration of each suggested practice change. This information allowed me to implement the easiest and least costly changes to my accounting department's procedures, thus gaining credibility with upper managment to support the changes involving addional resources.

As a Controller, Best Practices assisted me to focus on the value-added tasks of my department and identifying where my staff's efforts are best utilized to support the corporate objectives. My department has become more efficient, allowing for individual growth opportunities. I highly recommend this book for anyone managing an accounting department. A very concise book that is easy to read and use.

Divisional Controller, CMA

5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive ID of Best Practices
Looking for best practices in all areas of accounting? This is the place! Liked the presentation format.

5-0 out of 5 stars Real help for Accountant
Best practices helped me improve accounting operations and cut costs. Appendix B alone is worth the price. ... Read more

106. Wiley CPA Examination Review Focus Notes, 4 Volume Set (Wiley Focus Notes)
by LessAntman
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Asin: 0471454397
Catlog: Book (2004-01-23)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 699707
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The new computerised CPA exam goes into effect in early 2004. Focus Notes provides a review of all the basic skills and concepts tests on the CPA exam and teaches important strategies to take the exam faster and more accurately. Wiley Focus Notes are designed to provide knowledge in formats that are easy to understand and remember. Available individually or as a set. ... Read more

107. Intermediate Financial Management With Infotrac College Edition
by Eugene F. Brigham, Phillip R. Daves
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Asin: 0324258917
Catlog: Book (2003-07-29)
Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Comprehensive text with enough background material to refresh and reinforce earlier courses in corporate finance and enough advanced material to stimulate the most advanced learner.The predominant strengths of clarity, current coverage, and friendliness to learner and instructors continues in this new edition.Some of the areas where coverage has been expanded include corporate governance and reform, valuation, value based management, cash flow, and newly updated material on real options.The instructor's resources enable outstanding presentations and learning. ... Read more

108. MP FAP Vol. 1 w/2003 Krispy Kreme AR, TTCD, NetTutor, OLC w/PW
by Kermit D. Larson, John J Wild, BarbaraChiappetta, Kermit Larson, John Wild, Barbara Chiappetta
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Asin: 007294661X
Catlog: Book (2004-01-20)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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109. Accounting Information Systems (9th Edition)
by George H. Bodnar, William S. Hopwood
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Asin: 0130082058
Catlog: Book (2003-10-23)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 293042
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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This interesting, extremely useful book stresses information, communication, and networking technology within the realm of business processes and internal control structure.Its brief yet comprehensive coverage has been updated to include all of the latest AIS topics, such as: electronic commerce, electronic security, web commerce, internet security, network security, statistical sampling and artificial intelligence, EDI, databases, and encryption. The new focus on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) allows for more precise planning, forecasting, and monitoring. Advances in Business Engineering and Blueprinting and new discussions on SAP are also highlighted.For those involved in the planning, set-up, implementation, and monitoring of accounting information systems. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!
This book changed my life, I had no idea that there are people out there, who feel the EXACT same way that I do!! I recommend this book to anyone who is down and needs some inspiration and motivation in their life.

2-0 out of 5 stars The Life and Times of Accounting Information Systems
This book reminds me more of a travelog about many of the sights and sounds you will encounter on your quest to become best friends with your Accounting Information System.

It would make a lot more sense if the authors skipped a lot of the details of where Accounting Information Systems fit in our social experience and get down to dealing with the dirty details of how someone would go about writing a system of their own.

Then they could spend a chapter on how to go about the testing of the system and how and why to do a complete re-write of this masterpiece.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive book for IT and Audit Professionals. Just Fa
This is one book our professor recommends to all MBAs, IT Auditors and accounting professionals. I think its worth the price.

4-0 out of 5 stars Accounting IS
This's good one, for all MIS and can use in the real worl ... Read more

110. West Federal Taxation 2005 : Comprehensive
by Eugene Willis, William H. Hoffman, David M. Maloney
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Asin: 0324220901
Catlog: Book (2004-04-26)
Publisher: South-Western College/West
Sales Rank: 45142
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Combining the number one Individual tax text with the number one Corporations text, West Federal Taxation: Comprehensive Volume, 2005 Edition, is a true winner. An edited version of the first two WFT textbooks, this book offers a thorough and balanced treatment of relevant tax Code and regulations as applied to individuals and corporations. Ideal for undergraduate or graduate levels, this text works for either a one-semester course in which an instructor wants to integrate coverage of individual and corporate taxation, or for a two-semester sequence in which the use of only one book is desired. ... Read more

111. Taxes and Business Strategy : A Planning Approach (3rd Edition)
by Myron S. Scholes, Mark A. Wolfson, Merle M. Erickson, Edward L. Maydew, Terrence J. Shevlin
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Asin: 0131465538
Catlog: Book (2004-03-30)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 128811
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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This book takes an MBA style strategy perspective by considering the tax, accounting, and finance trade-offs involved in tax planning. Reflected in this revision are all changes in the tax code. Also covered: extensive analysis of technical tax rules applied to corporate mergers and acquisitions; explanation of accounting for income taxes; discussion on College Savings Plans (529s); up-to-date material on new tax rates on dividends and capital gains; and much more. For individuals furthering their personal or formal education of tax strategy, investment banking, corporate finance, strategy consulting, money management, or venture capital. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Solid treatment of material
We used this book as the text for a masters level course in our masters of accouting program. Students responded well and appeared to enjoy the book. They found the treatment of the material to be at an apporpriate level, and they rated the book a five on a five point anonymous rating. The only suggestion they proferred was for some companion piece covering a few of the more currently used planning techniques.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Text For a Complex Subject
As another reviewer states, the material for this book was used in the Taxes & Business Strategy class at both the University of Chicago and Stanford's business schools. Compared to other texts on this subject, it is actually readable and, more importantly, understandable to a non-tax professional. The are an abundance of examples that you can apply directly to situations which arise in real world situations. The 2nd edition has been updated to reflect most recent changes in the tax law.

The book is a must for anybody in investment banking, law, private equity, and other fields where a tax plays a large role in determining the outcome and structure of deals, compensation, etc.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good text
Excerpts of the text are used in the Taxes and Business Strategy course at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Scholes and Wolfson have provided an excellent, multi-perspective framework for thinking about tax issues and how taxes can impact the value of a transaction. Unfortunately, S&W have been making too much money in the private sector to update this book so some of the details in the book regarding tax laws are dated.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for anyone with significant tax exposure
Having taken Wolfson's class at Stanford Business School, I can attest to the value of this book. Prof. Wolfson & Myron Scholes present the implications of certain taxation issues in an extremely clearheaded fashion. ... Read more

112. Multinational Financial Management
by Alan C.Shapiro
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Catlog: Book (2002-05-10)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 55561
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Presents a comprehensive discussion of the foreign exchange market.
* Discusses the key parity conditions in international finance that relate interest rates, exchange rates, and inflation rates, and the underlying arbitrage considerations that determine them-along with numerous real-world applications.
* Presents distinctions between real and nominal exchange rates and between accounting and economic exposure and their significance for exchange risk management.
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5-0 out of 5 stars It does not get any better than this
This is a comprehensive and masterfully written book; all MBA students and anybody doing business in or curious about the global economy will benefit from reading this work. All the fundamental principles of the field are clearly described and extensive real-world examples and case studies are given in which principles are synthesized and analyzed to create a very understandable and thorough learning framework. The result is one of the best textbooks I have ever read. The complex subjects of exchange rates, international monetary system, currency forecasting, country risk, foreign exchange rates, currency futures and options, swaps and interest rate derivatives, translation and transaction exposure, measuring and managing economic exposure, corporate strategy and capital budgeting for the multinational corporation, and more are covered.

5-0 out of 5 stars Quick shipping! great seller.
Quick shipping! great seller.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Finance Text
This book covers a comprehensive range of topics regarding international finance and economics. A good deal of the material covers macroeconomic issues that a country will face but there is even more infomration relevant to decisions and situations that companies must deal with when entering foreign markets. The breadth of information makes this book appropriate whether you want a blueprint for doing business overseas or just want to better understand the impact of global trade.

Shapiro is very well respected as an economist and this book is a good example why. I was fortunate enough to have him as a professor in an MBA program and can say he has an amazing command of the issues as well as the ability to communicate his knowledge very effectively. The writing in this book is clear and concise with a ton of info packed into each chapter. Buy it, you won't find a better text on this subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars International Finance
Excellent book for anybody that want to have an introduction to understand international finance ... Read more

113. Lower Your Taxes - Big Time! : Wealth-Building, Tax Reduction Secrets from an IRS Insider
by SandyBotkin
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Asin: 007140807X
Catlog: Book (2002-12-18)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 2419
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Strategies from an IRS insider for slashing taxes, maximizing legal deductions, avoiding audits, and more

Through his years as an IRS tax attorney, Sandy Botkin discovered that most Americans could legally­­ and dramatically­­ cut their tax bills by establishing themselves as independent contractors or businesspersons. In Lower Your Taxes--­­Big Time!, Botkin explains how, outlining a straightforward program for writing off everything from family vacations to movies and plays, and receiving a subsidy of $5,000 or more from the IRS each and every year.

From tips for launching a business to strategies for audit-proofing a return, Lower Your Taxes­­--Big Time! is a gold mine of information for every frustrated taxpayer. Tax-cutting strategies include:

  • How, why, and when to incorporate
  • Fail-safe methods for deducting a home office and family car
  • Simple but essential record-keeping tips
  • Tax advantages of being a consultant,independent contractor, or independent businessperson
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
The main idea behind all books like this is that you MUST start some kind of business (part time, at home, whatever) to take advantage of some amazing tax laws. Making that first move is probably the hardest step for most people. Don't expect a motivational pep talk here. Think of it like this: What would you give for a 10% raise? 20%? 30%? You can save that much in taxes if you take the small step of creating a business.

Once you are ready to take that step, this book is wonderful. Other books talk about the same stuff, but this one is easy to read, well organized, and best of all, the author cites everything to the IRS code or case law. That is important since many financial gurus (think Rich Dad series) give advice that is plainly wrong or sometimes even illegal. This book is 100% legit.

I was concerned when I heard the author was associated with Tony Robbins, but Mr. Botkin makes no attempt to sell or promote any product in this book.

Read this book, save lots of money. Good luck.

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting book with a very different approach
I would have given it 4 and 1/2 stars but that wasn't an option. The only reason that I didn't give it 5 stars was that the book deals with small and home bases business issues and for real estate owners and investors. I am retired and thus, could only benefit from the real estate discussion.However, I did have a business before retirement.

I got this book after reading a great review in the Orlando Sentinal.This book would have saved me a bundle had I known about this information many years ago. It is cleverly written and has a lot of good information that I myself never heard from my accountant. I especially liked all the examples and tips that I found really useful in understanding the tax planning sections I also liked the elaborations, which provided some nice insights into why Congress passed various laws or on what to do about certain laws,with a great deal of clarity and specificity.

One very unsual feature that I found in this book that I never read in any other book was all the information that was provided on how to "audit proof" each and every tax planning strategy. I have used the J.K. Lasser guide in preparing my taxes, and I have never seen as much specific information on how to IRS bullet proof each deduction as Mr. Botkin provides.

Many financial books I read are rather shallow and lack a lot of the details necessary to implement what they are suggesting. Also, there seems to be a trend in financial and real estate books to serve as a giant advertisement for consulting services or for other books. This was NOT the problem in this book,which was frankly very refreshing.

Even as a retired person, I did, however, find the real estate section to be very useful. It will save me a bundle on some real estate mistakes that I didn't know about all these years.

Some reviewer noted that this book doesn't show you how to plan for the various tax laws. He must not have read the same book that I read because this book has a lot of specificity on what to do with each applicable law.

In short: I have given a copy of this book to my son and daughter. That should tell you what I think of the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars You MUST read this book to get all you can for your family!
We all work too hard for our money to let ignorance of available tax reduction strategies keep us from our money. I thought this book would be boring and dry as most tax books are, but I was blown away by Mr. Botkin's style and delivery. The material is laid out extremely well and everything is immediately "actionable" to let you begin taking advantage of existing laws and structure. There are loads of provisions to your advantage in the tax codes, but it is your responsibility to take off the blinders of ignorance.

I have purchased a copy of this book for my lawyers and accountants and my key team as an invaluable resource. I recommend this book over every other tax strategy and tax saving book I have ever read!

5-0 out of 5 stars To all bogus reviewers such as "Be Careful"
To the person who reviewed my book as "Be careful" I don't know if you are a person with a competing book, have some sort of "ax to grind" or just dumb; however, NO WHERE in my book do I advocate setting up a home based business solely for tax benefits. The book is designed for people who specifically have a bona fide small business operated with an honest expectation of profit. In fact, had you taken the time to read my book, you would have seen that I get into this in great detail in Chapter 8, "How to Shield Yourself From The IRS Weapon of Classifying Your Business As a Hobby." See pages 109- through 130 and specifically mentioning what you note on the top three paragraphs of page 122. Also, just for the record, over the years, I have had numerous attorneys, accountants and even IRS agents comment on the depth of my business vs. hobby discussion.

I normally don't respond to reviews since I don't mind criticism of my book. In fact, I encourage it if it is fair so that I can make changes to future editions. However, you are way off the mark, and I, therefore, felt that you this needed a response.! I should note that I am always trying to give the best information in my material. If mistakes occur or if you feel that I can present it in a better manner, please send your suggestions to my email at Send it to the attention of Sandy Botkin

5-0 out of 5 stars Buying another one!
I bought this book based on the reviews and they were right. I loved it - it's straightforward, easy to read, and really has great advice! To note - this book is all about lowering your taxes by having your own business. If you're not interested in this option, this book isn't for you. My mom liked it so much I gave her my copy and I'm online to buy myself another. Highly recommend! ... Read more

114. Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide
by Stephen Fishman
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Asin: 1413301479
Catlog: Book (2005-02-28)
Publisher: NOLO
Sales Rank: 7457
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If you own rental property, you should be taking advantage of the many tax write-offs available. Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide gives residential landlords the plain-English guide they need to save money on taxes -- without the services of a high-priced accounting firm.

This book explains how to maximize your deductions. Find out how to:

*fill out IRS Schedule E *take real estate tax credits *figure out if an expense is a repair (deductible) or an improvement (depreciable) *maximize your depreciation deductions *deduct losses arising from real estate ownership *keep proper tax records *deduct home office, travel, casualty losses and much more

Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide is comprehensive yet easy to read, jam packed with interesting and relevant examples. ... Read more

115. Against the Gods : The Remarkable Story of Risk
by Peter L.Bernstein
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Asin: 0471121045
Catlog: Book (1996-08-23)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 20406
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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With the stock market breaking records almost daily, leaving longtime market analysts shaking their heads and revising their forecasts, a study of the concept of risk seems quite timely. Peter Bernstein has written a comprehensive history of man's efforts to understand risk and probability, beginning with early gamblers in ancient Greece, continuing through the 17th-century French mathematicians Pascal and Fermat and up to modern chaos theory. Along the way he demonstrates that understanding risk underlies everything from game theory to bridge-building to winemaking. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars No Risk here, The Odds areYou'll love it.
i'm very much a novice in the study of risk and probabilities; however, I've been lucky enough to come across some excellent business oriented books - but in actuality and thankfully far more philosophical than financial - (Fooled by Randomness for instance) lately that have done a masterful job of presenting this seemingly dry subject in a very fascinating way. Bernstein has probably written the quintessential historical study on Risk and Probability with this volume. It is filled with interesting details of the human qualities and quirks of the mathematicians and philosophers that investigated the problems of probablity and explains the mathematics involved with lucidity and wit. The book follows a chronological approach; however, it's also thematic to show the evolution of the subject of risk management and the influence of other sciences on it - such as evolution. Those that refuse to accept the idea that markets remain unpredictable despite the development of modern risk control mechanisms like derivatives, computer modelling, and modern financial instruments will find this book frustrating. Those who want a wquick fix investment solutions guide will be even angrier and will nort find anything useful here. This book belongs in the philosophy of science and History of Ideas sections far more than the business dept. Nonetheless, the serious and thoughtful investor is advised to read this book carefully. as someone who's lost in the stock markets himself the Bernstein's book can reduce the sting of the loss and impart some well needed wisdom. I no longer invest but I loved this book all the same.

4-0 out of 5 stars Long on history, but short on risk management strategy
The title of my review is aimed at warning those expecting to find a risk management manual in this book that they will be disappointed. So will those who expect to find the links between the evolution modern statistics and acturial science to the rise of insurance markets and risk management instruments which have proliferated in this century. Many other books quite ably cover these interesting topics.

Instead, the author provides a broad sweeping history of how modern statistics evolved and which answers some questions of why it took so long for modern risk management institutions to emerge. Ancient Greeks, among others, who appeared to be within easy reach of developing statisical theory, nonetheless relegated their fate to the whims of gods, rather than making them amenable to analysis with probabilities and actuarial tables. Tracing modern risk management from the time of Jacob Bernoulli's attempt to develop probabilities from sample data, the author also shows how a knowledge of probabilities can ultimately generate value. QUOTE Reality is a series of conneceted events, each dependent on another, radically diffeent form games of chance in which the outcome of any single throw has zero influence on the outcome of the next throw UNQUOTE The book closes with risk management innovations that followed the emergence of financial volatlity in the 1970s.

Ultimately, this book may be of less interest to statisticians and investment professionals, other than those who have a curious interest in how today's highly developed set of instruments, institutions, and policies around risk came about from the foundations provided in statistical theory.

3-0 out of 5 stars History Buffs: Here you go!
Against the Gods draws you through a vast time span. Peter Bernstein begins with the conception of the Arabic numbeting system, up through present time super speed computers. Although, the history found in this book is interesting, the title leads you to believe it is all about investment risks, however it is more of a history text book than a manual. This book is a story of theories and how they developed. You will learn quite a bit about ancient times and how things evolved into the way that they are now, but do not expect any great help or advice on how to deal with risks in the investment world. Once you get into this book, Bernstein's writing sytle draws you in. The book is interesting enough, Bernstein's knowledge of hisotry is astounding. History Buffs: here ya go!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good outline of the history of risk
"Against the Gods" is a book outlining the history of risk. The book provides an outline of all the key players and their contribution to risk theory and management. Chronologically, the book begins in ancient times and stretches all the way to the present, where Bernstein delves into the works of modern day risk luminaries. The book is well written and the style is engaging, with the author always managing to find a way to keep the reader entertained as well as informed.

The book does not pretend to be a "how to" guide for risk management, nor should readers treat it as such. Although the book does discuss modern risk management tools such as derivatives, it is devoid of complex technical analysis and its treatment of such devices is limited to outlining their place in the history of risk. Those looking for technical trading analysis should seek elsewhere.

One of the key questions a potential reader of this book should be asking is "Does this book have any practical applications with regards to modern day risk management?" Whilst as mentioned above the book is not a step by step guide, I firmly believe the book is useful insofar as it enables the reader to avoid the pitfalls of the past. For example, capital markets are continually surprising those who hold an unwavering belief in "regression to the mean". The books provides an explanation of what this theory states, how it has been applied and where overzealous disciples have misused this principle in the past. Overall I would recommend this book as an informative and enjoyable read.

3-0 out of 5 stars Neutral Recommendation - Do Not Buy - Maybe Borrow
I am going to give you a short review and to the point.

I read this book because it was recommended on "Money Talk" the national radio show on every weekend for 6 hours on investing - Bob Brinker hosting. He is an excellent market timer and gives solid advice. Follow his (diversified investment) advice and you will make lots of money and unlike mutual funds do better than the S&P 500 with low expense ratios.

He had a recommended reading list and he named this book. The book is a disappointment. It is light weight stuff. Only part is on the markets. Frankly I cannot recommend the book.

The point of the book is that the market carries risk. Most people know that and never put more than 4% in one stock. Even Bill Gates knows that and has quietly converted some of his Microsoft stock into other areas. So skip the book and just invest in government backed instruments or follow the golden rule, no more than 4% in one stock.

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116. The Accounting Game : Basic Accounting Fresh from the Lemonade Stand
by Darrell Mullis, Judith Handler Orloff, Educational Discoveries, Sourcebooks
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Asin: 1570713960
Catlog: Book (1998-11-01)
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Sales Rank: 6793
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Basic Accounting Fresh From the Lemonade Stand

The world of accounting can be intimidating. But, more often than not, there's no way to avoid it - even non-financial jobs venture into financial jargon and concepts. For those trying to get more done at the office, organize the dollars and cents in a small business, or just in need of a refresher, there's no reason to turn to the average number-crunching class again.

The Accounting Game presents financial information in a format so simple and so unlike a common accounting textbook, you may forget youre learning key skills that will help you get ahead!

This book uses the world of a kid's lemonade stand to teach the basics of financial language and records. You'll run your own lemonade stand and make it grow by creating signs to advertise it, borrowing money from Mom, buying lemons and sugar and selling to the whole neighborhood. As you run your stand, you'll begin to understand and apply financial terms and concepts like assets, liabilities, earnings, inventory and notes payable, plus:--Know the difference between accrual vs. cash accounting methods
--Create and understand an income statement and balance sheet
--Track inventory using LIFO and FIFO
--Create cash statements and understand cash flow and liquidity
--Apply your new knowledge to real-life situations

The revolutionary approach of The Accounting Game takes the typically mundane subjects of accounting and business finance and makes them something you can easily learn, understand, remember and use!

"The game approach makes the subject matter most understandable. I highly recommend it to anyone frightened by either numbers or accountants." --John Hernandis, Director of Corporate Communications, American Greetings

The Accounting Game is produced by Educational Discoveries, the training industrys leader in accelerative learning technology. More than 70,000 people have graduated from The Accounting Game, the world's most successful one-day financial seminar. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Elated
I originally ordered the Accounting Game as a tool to use for teaching my nephews and nieces about accounting. Instead, I ended up using it as a tool to teach co-workers about accounting. The co-workers were five employees from different areas of the same division of a large company. Because everyone has limited time, we chose to go through the contents in five days (1 1/2 hours each day). The small group was "elated" with the content; I could see light bulbs going on all over the small conference room. Most interesting to the group were the 3 financial statements, inventory valuation, and the difference between cash flow and earnings.

I fully intend to use the book again for a much larger group of co-workers and my nephews and nieces.

Thanks again for providing this wonderful seminar (which I've never attended) in the form of a book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Effective and engaging!
What a fun and effective way to learn accounting! After years of teaching economics to MBA students and freshmen, I wish there had been textbooks written like this to facilitate instruction of often dry topics. It doesn't read like a textbook, rather it entertains while it teaches and got me personally involved. I didn't realize that I was learning accounting concepts until the chapter was over and I stopped laughing. I felt like I had a personal tutor with me each time I read it. Very interactive. Very fun. The material covered is comprehensive, starting out with basic terminology to the construction of a balance sheet to deriving an income statement to understanding how various business scenarios impact financial statements. Don't be put off by its simplicity, because that is what makes this book so effective and engaging. Anybody who wants to make learning interesting should read this book. Anybody who wants a great crash course in accounting to know how to read a balance sheet or explain one should read this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book, but only an introduction to accounting
This is a wonderful book! It is very easy to understand and provides nice examples. I read this book a couple weeks before a took a college course in accounting and it helped my tremendously. However, there is one thing I would like to clear up. This book is by no means comprehensive; it is simply an introduction to the topic of accounting. There are many, many aspects of accounting which are not mentioned in this book. So, yes it is a great book to introduce the subject of accounting, but should probably be followed with a formal course if you really want to understand accounting.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sorry, this book deserves NO LESS than 5 stars
In college I was a business major and MBA. That was 15 years ago. All through college accounting was my biggest nightmare. I just COULDN'T get it. Finance easy, stats cool, get me in accounting and I was lost.

I needed to re-learn the the subject's basics (information that I never really understood in the first place) because of a new business venture. In one week of reading this book, I walked away with a better understanding and a USEABLE undestanding of accounting, far superior to what I was exposed to in college. It just blows my mind!

Granted, time and experience may have changed my attitude and abilties toward the subject, but for the first time in my life, I walked away from this book actually liking accounting! For me, that in itself is amazing.......This book would have easily raised my GPA!

5-0 out of 5 stars What an approach !!!
For those who are trying to make their first step into accounting, and for those who are looking for refreshing their basic accounting knowledge, this is the book you need. The approach is great, I couldn't stop reading, finished it in exactly two consecutive nights. So easy to understand with the minimum intellectual effort. ... Read more

117. Cost Management: Accounting & Control
by Don R. Hansen, Maryanne M. Mowen
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Catlog: Book (2002-02-21)
Publisher: South-Western College/West
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Cost Management: Accounting and Control emphasizes that changing conditions often require a change in cost management systems.Emphasizing this point stresses the dynamic and exciting nature of the field. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Condition
the book was just like brand new, no underlining, no torn pages etc. the book is great

5-0 out of 5 stars Graduate Accounting ARGHHH!!!
Pretty good book that explains complex subject matter in an easy to understand manner. MBA students without an accounting background can easily comprehend the concepts presented. The only fault I found is that sometimes the authors get too wordy trying to make their point. One of the best accounting textbooks I've used in my educational career. ... Read more

118. Sarbanes-Oxley and the New Internal Auditing Rules
by Robert R.Moeller
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Asin: 0471483060
Catlog: Book (2004-01-23)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 121758
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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"Robert Moeller offers an informative perspective on the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. Those who work in the internal audit function should find great interest in the role they can play in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance."
–Therese Webb
Managing Director, Sarbanes-Oxley national practice
Parson Consulting

"Sarbanes-Oxley and the New Internal Auditing Rules represents an independent summary of this important new legislation. There is no question that the audit model needs to evolve, and this book provides the background to cultivate new audit approaches and governance thinking."
–Michael P. Cangemi
President and CEO, Aigner Group, Inc.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and clear
This book is essential reading for anyone involved in internal audits per Sarbanes-Oxley, including auditing professionals and senior management whose business or technical domains are affected (i.e., all senior managers).

The focus is on auditing from the practitioner's point of view, and Chapter 2 shines because it summarizes SOA and how it affects internal audit as a function and as a practice. This material encompasses relationships with external auditors and with the audit committee, which are important parts of SOA. A further tie to the audit committee is given in detail in Chapter 3.

Chapter 5, 'COSO, Section 404, and Control Self-Assessments' is the heart of this book in many respects. However, as an IT consultant I found Chapters 6, 7 and 9 more aligned to what I do - and the reason why I cited the audience of this book as wider than auditing practitioners. For example, the inclusion of CobiT (Control Objectives for IT) in Chapter 6, Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning (Chapter 7) and Enterprise Risk Management, Privacy, and Other Legislative Initiatives (Chapter 9) are directly or indirectly related to IT, and the information I gleaned from those chapters helped to place SOA within the context of my profession's support requirements and IT auditing. I was also surprised and gratified to find ITIL best practices, which is an international standard for IT infrastructure management, including service delivery and service support. Again, this information shows how far reaching SOA is, and the need for all managers to fully understand their roles and how SOA will affect the way they operate and manage their functional areas.

Of course, for professional auditors, the chapters on Internal Audit Fraud Detection and Prevention (8), Rules and Procedures for Internal Auditors Worldwide (10), and Continuous Assurance Auditing Future Directions (11) round out this comprehensive book. As a non-practitioner I found it to be clearly written and, in many respects, enlightening. The breadth of topics and the depth into which they are delved is impressive. ... Read more

119. Get Clark Smart: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rich from America's Money-Saving Expert
by Clark Howard, Mark Meltzer
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Asin: 078688777X
Catlog: Book (2002-04)
Publisher: Hyperion
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Average Customer Review: 4.14 out of 5 stars
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Suze Orman meets the Tightwad Gazette in this book from America's leading money-saving expert.

What are the 3 secrets to building long-term wealth?

What are the 5 things that no one thinks of before buying a home?

How can you save up to 40% on the car of your dreams?

How can you get long distance telephone service for almost nothing?

Clark Howard answers all these questions and many more in Get Clark Smart. With practical tips and on-line resources, Howard helps readers to get rich by saving money in unexpected places and investing those savings creatively. Howard has a passion for saving money and a zealot's enthusiasm for sharing everything he's learned. His strategies for getting rich by saving wisely will turn readers into financial wizards. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A good overview of many consumer issues...
There are about 72 different topics discussed in this book from buying a house and car, to identity thief and timeshares. Each topic is 3 or 4 pages long and this is an easy book to read. If one topic doesn't interest you you can skip over it to the next. Also this book can be used as a reference book. the author apparently has a radio call in show where he answers consumer questions. I have never heard the show apparently its not carried in our area. So I had no preconceived notions about the author before reading the book. The subtitle to the book is the "ultimate guide to getting rich from America's money saving expert." Clark Howard may be the country's money saving expert, but this book is not a guide to getting rich. The subtitle is misleading and ironic since the author is crusading against the misleadings of consumers by various companies. The information contained in the book is worth while, but the book is not a getting rich book. There are plenty of web sites listed in the book and if one topic was of particular interest to you, further reasearch would be needed.
There are many money savings tips in the book, but I didn't count them to see if there were "hundreds" as the book's cover claims. The book is very informative, covers many diverse topics and is worth the price of less than $12 on, but I felt that the subtitle and cover claims are over the top.
Overall its a 3.5

5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, but easy to follow
I didn't expect much from another book of financial advice -- but, I was pleasantly surprised. Not only do Clark Howard and Mark Meltzer cover many areas, but they write in a very clear, concise manner. There are a number of useful financial tips I have already used to save a not inconsiderable amount of money. More importantly, the book will be a great reference tool for my future purchases. Thanks Clark & Mark!

5-0 out of 5 stars Chock full of wise money advice
Just finished reading this book. It's somewhat mis-titled. It's not really a get rich book. It's more of a be careful and wise with your money.

This book covers things like car buying and leasing advice, how not to be taken and get a good deal, investing basics, insurance, home buying and renting, travel advice, Time-Shares, Health Clubs, etc.

Clark Howard is personally responsible for saving me $900 through this book and his radio show, all by doing simple stuff. I heard on his show about the Retirement Savings tax credit that I had failed to take in 2002 and probably would have missed this year. I will make sure to claim it this year and file an amended return last year. That was $400 saved. In the book, he also gave me a source (Costco) to shop for auto insurance that will save me $500 a year for slightly better coverage than I have now. I have checked around at many other companys and never found an offer nearly as good.

The writing is casual, fun, and full of anecdotes of how either Clark or his listeners have used his advice to save money. There's an incredible amount of common sense advice to save and protect you from getting ripped off. All of it is practical and easy. Nothing goofy like only buying 10 year old cars or recycling dental floss.

Read the book, listen to the radio show, and start saving your hard earned money!

4-0 out of 5 stars A must-have for your reference shelf
My brother-in-law had loaned this book to my dad, but I found it extremely handy for someone in my situation: a nearly-graduated college student getting ready to join the "real world." From buying a car to getting out of debt, Clark Howard shares practical tips to help you save money and be a smart shopper. While I may not get rich from reading this book, it has definitely helped to steer me in the right direction!

4-0 out of 5 stars good consumer reference; NOT a get-rich guide
Clark Howard provides solid advice on topics such as buying a new or used car, buying a home, buying a computer, buying insurance. There's probably not much here you haven't seen elsewhere, but it is presented in a consolidated & readable fashion. The most useful part of the book is Howard's advice on documentation -- how to write effective letters & protect your rights in dealing with creditors and service providers. The focus of the book is much more on making informed purchasing decisions and on protecting your rights as a consumer than it is on getting rich. ... Read more

120. The Wealthy Barber, Updated 3rd Edition
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Asin: 0761513116
Catlog: Book (1997-11-25)
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Sales Rank: 6741
Average Customer Review: 4.63 out of 5 stars
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" . . . quite simply the best financial self-help book." ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, easy to read introduction for managing finances.
Chilton's book is a must read for anyone over the age of 10.

Written as a novel, Roy the Barber takes clients through easy steps to create wealth. He discusses everything from the new Roth IRAs to home buying, mutual funds, compounding intereset, investment strategies and how to save money necessary for achieving financial wealth. His advice is practical, sound, and realistic.

Unlike most financial books, The Wealthy Barber is free from technical jargon, and encourages readers to take action now to be smarter about money issues.

Even seasoned financial wizards benefit by discovering better ways to explain finances to others.

Read it, and pass it on to your spouse, family, children and friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars Get Rich Slowly, Steady, and with Sure Success
There are a lot of books on how to manage your money. Most are too thick, few leave a lasting impression and almost none of them are fun to read. One of the first exception is "The Wealthy Barber" by David Chilton. It is really fun. You read this book like a novel with a trouble putting it down. But by combining the common sense and humor this "novel" in its dialog style shows that sound financial planning is pretty simple stuff. And it actually makes personal money management understandable and attainable.

I believe, plenty of years from now "The Wealthy Barber" could be remembered by readers. And they could remember Mr. David Chilton not as best-selling author, but as the guy who inspired hundreds of thousands of people to save their way to prosperity. In fact, for many readers, "The Wealthy Barber" is possibly the only book they need. If ever a financial planning was written for those without any financial backgrounds, this is it - "The Wealthy Barber".

5-0 out of 5 stars Well-balanced advice
If you cannot decide whether you should own or rent a place to live in, the barber discusses this issue very thoughtfully, and this discussion will help you make the better decision.

The barber does believe that it is possible to make money in stocks. If you have discipline and courage, he thinks you can actually buy low and sell high. The barber tells you to buy undervalued stocks and then sell them later for a higher price when the real value of the stock is recognized by the market. The author does warn you that you do have to be able to tell the difference between an undervalued stock and one that is unhealthy. This is tough to do. So it is not the barber's fault if you lose money because he leaves it there for you to figure out.

What about buying low and selling high in real estate? On page 178 Mr. Chilton writes that sometimes it is possible to "buy it [real estate] at any price, sell higher." But in other parts of the book he writes that real estate prices won't always keep going up.

The 10% solution is not enough, it won't get the job done for many readers. There are signs that inflation, after a long absence, is on the way back. It should be a 15% solution.

I deduct one star because the book does not have an index. I think an index is very useful, and adds value to a book. However, on page 44, after discussing all the pros and cons of owning versus renting, the author says that buying the condo was a good idea. I became so happy that the barber put the new condo owner on the right track, I gave him back the star.

3-0 out of 5 stars All I have to say is get on with it!
I almost didn't make it through the first part of the book.
The first two chapters are a waste of time unless you are a Detroit sports fan. (And I live in Detroit)
The next two chapters talk about wills and life insurance and have some useful information if you don't know anything about either of these two areas.
Start on Chapter 6 for retirement
If you are already a home owner, invest in a 401k or some other type of IRA, and have some idea of what you do with your disposable income then skip this book.

IF YOU ARE JUST STARTING OUT, I must say this book has much more "real" concrete financial advice than a book like Rich Dad Poor Dad. If you had to pick between the two, select this one

4-0 out of 5 stars The Wordy Barber
There are true gems in this book and even though they are buried in a lot of irrelevant drivel, they are there! Do not let the silly modern 'reader friendly' fad of making any topic "easier", ' idiot proof' and 'for dummies' by the use of a conversation that is utterly off putting and idiotic, stop you from gathering the gems of knowledge in this book. Rise beyond that and get the BENEFITS!

Unlike some recent popular drivel that masquerades as ' a road to financial freedom' etc, after you have read this book you have a detailed blue print that you can follow immediately and get yourself on tract to a secure financial future.

As I said.. wordy, so 4 stars. ... Read more

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