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Titel: 52 Weeks to Financial Fitness: The ...
Verlag: Crown Business
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Doing personal finance and investments is like doing exercise. For many people just getting started on a program is the hard part. But once you're on your way you wonder how you ever did without it.Marshall Loeb is like a good personal trainer. No matter what kind of shape you're in he's going to carefully bring you week-by-week to the next level. And when it comes to expertise, there's no one better than Loeb. He put Money magazine on the map as managing editor and during his tenure it was the fastest growing magazine in America.For many people managing personal finances is their soft underbelly. Yes, budgeting is a great idea -- for other people. (And who has the time, anyway?). Those insurance policies? Someday I'll dig them out and calculate their cash value. (Where did I put them?). Go and talk to a financial planner. Sure I will. (But I won't because I really don't know what my financial goals are).Now relax. Marshall Loeb is going to show you how straighten everything out. 52 Weeks To Financial Fitness is a great confidence builder. Not only will you know how to budget and get your insurance in order but you'll have a good enough background in investments so that you will know how to choose a financial planner and get the most out of their services.The real value of the book lies in the comprehensive coverage and ease of use. Some examples: -- Week 6: Set up a plan to pay off your credit card bills and climb out of debt.-- Week 7: Design a realistic family plan with Marshall's three-stage method.-- Week 12: Begin learning to master your computer tax program.-- Week 13: Move forward with your tax saving program. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0812933370
Inhaltsangabe: 52 Weeks to Financial Fitness is your personal financial trainer -- a friendly and authoritative expert that will guide you week by week to manage your finances and make your money grow.
In the current frenzied market it's hard to know whom to turn to for solid advice. Into this void steps the calm presence of Marshall Loeb, personal finance pioneer and former editor of two of the most successful magazines in history, Fortune and Money.
Personal finance and investments are a lot like doing exercise. Few of us are happy with our finances or our physiques. For many people, just getting started on a fitness program is the hardest part. But once you begin, you marvel at how easy it is and wonder how you ever did without it. Marshall Loeb's program for financial fitness, like any good exercise program, starts simply and moves gradually to heavier lifting, boosting your confidence as you move forward. Not only will you learn how to budget your accounts and get your insurance in order, but you'll also have a strong enough background to choose the investments that are right for you (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds) and the know-how to pick a financial planner and get the most out of his or her services. No matter what kind of financial shape you're in, Marshall -- week by week -- carefully brings you to the next level.
52 Weeks to Financial Fitness tells you everything you need to know to become financially fit. With its comprehensive coverage and ease of use, the book will serve as your practical financial guide. Some examples:
* Week 2: Ten ways to boost your savings.
* Week 7: Design a realistic family budget with Marshall's three-stage method.
* Week 11: Thirteen ways to cut your taxes this year.
* Weeks 18 and 19: Get your debt under control and design a sensible borrowing plan.
* Week 22: Start investing profitably in stocks.
* Week 23: Look into investing in bonds.
* Week 33: Cut the cost of your car insurance without cutting your coverage.
* Week 46: Calculate and save what you will need to retire comfortably and without worry.
"Another gem from America's dean of financial journalists. Marshall Loeb delivers exactly what his book promises: a painless, 52-week makeover for your family's finances. Follow his ingenious "task-a-week" game plan and the Long March to financial fitness becomes a weekly stroll in the park. If you're self-employed, the advice on setting up a tax-sheltered retirement plan in Week 44 is worth the price of the book all by itself."
-- Christopher Byron, columnist for Bloomberg News and MSNBC Interactive
"If your financial matters aren't in perfect shape, Marshall Loeb's book will help get them into the best shape of your life."
-- Mark McCormack, Chairman, CEO, and President, IMG, and author of What They Don't Teach You At Harvard Business School and Staying Street Smart in the Internet Age
"Marshall Loeb is the modern guru of financial fitness. He has filled this book with valuable and easily followed advice on how to reach that goal. Readers will learn a lot and enjoy the process as well."
-- Myron Kandel, CNN Financial Editor
"Financial Planning can be intimidating. This book demystifies the process by dividing it into 52 components. Suddenly the overwhelming becomes possible. Clear and concise, this book is must reading for anyone who seriously wants to achieve financial independence."
-- Alexandra Armstrong, CFP, CMFC, Chairman, Armstrong, Welch & MacIntyre, Inc.
"Marshall Loeb -- a true icon of financial journalism -- combines discipline, experience, and logic in his easy-to-read-and-remember trudge through 52 financial exercises. Every saver/investor should think of themselves first and act accordingly. This book can help you help yourself."
-- Robert H. Stovall, CFA, Senior Vice President, Market Strategist, Prudential Securities Incorporated
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