Nationally known personal finance expert Terry Savage helps you answer the most important retirement questions During a time when looking to the future is more important than ever, author Terry Savage offers street smart advice for the many soon-to-be retirees wondering how much longer they will have to work to make up for the losses in their retirement accounts. The New Savage Number provides the strategic guidance and hands-on techniques necessary to plan a successful, satisfying retirement. Throughout the book, Savage helps you figure out how much money you need to retire-your savage number-and how to invest to reach that goal. Then, as retirement looms, she guides you through the process of planning withdrawals so the money lasts your entire lifetime. In between, Savage offers practical advice on everything from getting personal finances organized to insuring retirement plans against the disastrous need for long-term care. An informative, engaging book that future retirees of every age can utilize, The New Savage Number Contains updated chapters reflect the current economy including changes to the mortgage market and stock market performance Takes issues such as social security, long term insurance, and new investment risks into consideration Offers guidance on continuing to earn income in retirement Written with every retirement bound individual in mind, The New Savage Number, Second Edition provides you with the tools needed to rescue your retirement.
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth on money If you are overwhelmed by money decisions?and in today's post-crisis economy, who isn't??Terry Savage can help. In The Savage Truth, Second Edition, she takes the fear out of financial decision-making and makes sound financial decisions something that you simply do, rather than something that you stress about. Most importantly, Savage shows you how to gain control over your financial future, setting you free to truly enjoy the present. Details money basics, such as investing, retirement plans, life insurance, college savings, estate planning, and coping with debt Provides methods to keep you on track to reach your long-term goals of financial independence Describes technology you can use to improve your financial decision-making The truth is if it were easy to make, save, and grow money, everyone would be rich. It isn't easy. But, The Savage Truth on Money, Second Edition makes it a lot easier.
George Buckley & Sumeet Desai: What You Need To Know About Economics Economics Matters. But with confusing things like GDP and interest rates, it’s often hard to get you head around. So What do you really need to know about economics? Find out: What economic growth is and why it matters How inflation happens How jobs are created and lost How the property market works What central banks do and how it affects the rest of us The impact of government spending on the economy What You Need to Know About Economics cuts through the theory to help you to do your job and understand the world around you better. Read More in the What You Need to Know Series and Ger Up to Speed on The Essentials… Fast.
The ultimate how-to guide to fixing-and-flipping properties Judging from the number of reality TV shows devoted to home renovation, it's easy to think that fixing-and-flipping is a sure-fire, straightforward way to make money, fast. But there's a lot more to the real estate business than a little hard work and some basic DIY skills. Just like every other business venture, to be successful you need to understand the potential pitfalls as well as the possible profits before diving in, and Fix and Flip: The Canadian How-To Guide for Buying, Renovating and Selling Property for Fast Profit is designed to help you do just that. Putting everything you need to know about how the business of fix-and-flips work right at your fingertips, authors Mark Loeffler and Ian Szabo are the perfect pair for the job, bringing you both the financing and contracting expertise that has made their own renovation business a huge success. Offering step-by-step guidance on exactly how to effectively renovate and sell, Loeffler and Szabo walk you through the skills you need to get started, how to identify properties with potential, saving money on materials, preparing to sell, and much, much more. Packed with expert advice on both the financing and contracting aspects of fixing-and-flipping properties Filled with checklists and practical techniques to help you get to work right away Explains the pitfalls to avoid and the profits to be made in the fix-and-flip business Packed with invaluable tips, handy checklists, and time- and cost-saving techniques to help you make the most money you can from distressed properties, this is the only book you need to start fixing-and-flipping like a pro.
Retirement planning is difficult enough without having to contend with misinformation. Unfortunately, much of the advice that is dispensed is either unsubstantiated or betrays a strong vested interest. In The Essential Retirement Guide, Frederick Vettese analyses the most fundamental questions of retirement planning and offers some startling insights. The book finds, for example that: Saving 10 percent a year is not a bad rule of thumb if you could follow it, but there will be times when you cannot do so and it might not even be advisable to try. Most people never spend more than 50 percent of their gross income on themselves before retirement; hence their retirement income target is usually much less than 70 percent. Interest rates will almost certainly stay low for the next 20 years, which will affect how much you need to save. Even in this low-interest environment, you can withdraw 5 percent or more of your retirement savings each year in retirement without running out of money. Your spending in retirement will almost certainly decline at a certain age so you may not need to save quite as much as you think. As people reach the later stages of retirement, they become less capable of managing their finances, even though they grow more confident of their ability to do so! Plan for this before it is too late. Annuities have become very expensive, but they still make sense for a host of reasons. In addition, The Essential Retirement Guide shows how you can estimate your own lifespan and helps you to understand the financial implications of long-term care. Most importantly, it reveals how you can calculate your personal wealth target – the amount of money you will need by the time you retire to live comfortably. The author uses his actuarial expertise to substantiate his findings but does so in a jargon-free way.
What You Need to Know About Leadership Business Needs Leaders. Every day, good and bad leaders make and break organizations. If you want to get anywhere in your career, showing leadership is crucial. So what do you really need to know about leadership? Find out: What it’s all about Why vision matters How you can build a great team Why leaders need to motivate and inspire the people around them How to lead when the going gets tough What You Need to Know about Leadership is the book you need to get to the corner office. Read More in the What You Need to Know Series and Get up to Speed on the Essentials…Fast.
Ever wanted to be an entrepreneur? Ever wanted to control what you do, when you do it and stop just making money for someone else? Now is your chance. Starting up a business has never been more exciting. This book explains what you really need to know to make your business a success: • How you'll know if you've got a good idea • The practicalities of setting up a company • How to manage the money • How to sell what you do • How to make sure you stay soon through it all. This is the book you need to swagger into the Dragon's Den full of confidence. Introduction Chapter 1 – The Idea Chapter 2 – The Business Plan Chapter 3 – Systems, Tools and Legalities Chapter 4 – Money Chapter 5 – Sales & Marketing Chapter 6 – People Chapter 7 – Growth and Staying Power Chapter 8 – Lifestyle
What You Need to Know About Project Management Project Management is all about getting things done without spending too much or taking too long. But when you start hearing things like man-days, PSOs and stakeholders, it just makes it difficult to understand. So what do you really need to know about project management? Find out: Why setting clear goals matters How to estimate absolutely everything. How to get things back on track after they’ve gone wrong How to track big projects Why work/life balance matters when you’re running a big project This clear and simple approach will mean you’ll never panic when faced with a big project again. Read More in the Want You Need to Know Series and Get to Speed on the Essentials… Fast.
Get your finances in order with smart budgeting and money mindfulness You Only Live Once is the guide to achieving your best life through smart money moves. Before you even begin making a budget, you need to think about why. Where do you see yourself financially in ten years? Five years? This time next year? What does money do for you? Once you know your destination, you can begin charting your course. Step-by-step guidance walks you through the budgeting process, and shows you how to plan your financial path to point toward your goals. You'll learn how to prioritize spending, how to save efficiently, and how to take advantage of simple tools you didn't know you had. Next comes the most important part: taking control. You need to really look at how you perceive and use money day-to-day. Chances are, changing a few habits could give you some breathing room and help you reach your goals sooner. You work hard for your money, yet there never seems to be enough. You don't need to live like a pauper, but you need to be truly aware of just where your money is going, and why. Financial awareness is the key to a financially secure future, and this book unpacks it all to help you get where you want to go. Accept past decisions and articulate your financial goals Align your lifestyle with your budget Explore your relationship with money Re-evaluate financial habits and behaviors You know you need a budget, but you never seem to get around to doing it. Or maybe you did, but you can never seem to stick to it. Smart planning is a major factor in financial security, and it involves just as much introspection as math. You Only Live Once is more than a budgeting guide—it's a guide to revamping your financial behaviors to achieve the life you want.
You have to do it… you might as well enjoy it No one likes a pushy, smarmy salesman – no one wants to be that guy … but most of us need to sell to some extent. How else can we get any business? We all have to do it now, whether we're lawyers, accountants or start-ups. But don't despair – there's no need to go on some cringey sales training day. How to be Great at the Stuff You Hate shows you how to develop all the skills you need to sell yourself, your business and your ideas. So ditch the dread, forget the fear and start enjoying yourself! Selling isn't something you 'do' to people, it's not some dark art practised by pushy and manipulative people – it's a process, it's a relationship … it's fun! All you need to do is cut the crap, be yourself and win some business. How to be Great at the Stuff You Hate shows you how to: Pull together a target list – who do you want to approach and do business with? Connect with those people – writing letters/emails Master meeting and networking – conquering small talk! Follow up once you’ve chatted to someoneAsk for what you want
If you’ve been charged with setting up storage area networks for your company, learning how SANs work and managing data storage problems might seem challenging. Storage Area Networks For Dummies, 2nd Edition comes to the rescue with just what you need to know. Whether you already a bit SAN savvy or you’re a complete novice, here’s the scoop on how SANs save money, how to implement new technologies like data de-duplication, iScsi, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet, how to develop SANs that will aid your company’s disaster recovery plan, and much more. For example, you can: Understand what SANs are, whether you need one, and what you need to build one Learn to use loops, switches, and fabric, and design your SAN for peak performance Create a disaster recovery plan with the appropriate guidelines, remote site, and data copy techniques Discover how to connect or extend SANs and how compression can reduce costs Compare tape and disk backups and network vs. SAN backup to choose the solution you need Find out how data de-duplication makes sense for backup, replication, and retention Follow great troubleshooting tips to help you find and fix a problem Benefit from a glossary of all those pesky acronyms From the basics for beginners to advanced features like snapshot copies, storage virtualization, and heading off problems before they happen, here’s what you need to do the job with confidence!
Andrew Winter has had enough – enough of sellers who think their house is the best when the reality is far from it; enough of buyers who expect so much more than they can afford; and enough of dodgy agents who give the industry a bad name. And now, for the first time inside this no-nonsense guide, he has something to say to you. If you're buying or selling property, you need help from someone who knows what they're talking about. Forget the spiel from agents and hype from the media – read this straight-talking book and discover how to get your foot in the door, find a bargain, sell for a tidy profit or find the home of your dreams. Do you really know how to make money from real estate? Do you know what your house is worth? Do you know the pitfalls of buying a house based on aesthetics? Do you know how to establish a winning tactic for bidding at auctions? Do you know what the agent is thinking? Andrew Winter knows all of these things and more, and he has some cracking stories to tell you along the way. With more than 25 years in the property industry, including as host of the television series Selling Houses Australia on The LifeStyle Channel, Andrew can be trusted to tell it straight.
A proven way to financially prepare for retirement Are you wondering if you can make your retirement savings last? Concerned about inflation reducing your purchasing power? Worried about the stock market's violent swings? In Buckets of Money: How to Retire in Comfort and Safety, nationally recognized Certified Financial PlannerTM and radio personality Ray Lucia offers you a smart and conservative way to protect and grow your nest egg-so you can enjoy a comfortable retirement without worrying about your money running out. Developed by Lucia over his thirty-year career as a financial planner, the «Buckets of Money» technique is a proven way to achieve both income and growth, while guarding against the ravages of inflation. Buckets of Money is filled with in-depth insights and practical advice that will help you assess your retirement situation, save the money you need to last your entire lifetime, and adjust your plan to good times and bad. Regardless of your age, income, net worth, or investment experience, you need to have a solid plan for your retirement years. Buckets of Money provides you with such a plan, and shows you the best way to implement it.
Overloaded? I’ll bet you are. We all lead busy lives. You fall into bed exhausted at the end of the day, feeling that you’ve got a lot done. Perhaps you are getting lots done. But is it stuff that really matters? Or is it just stuff? It’s time to wise up. You will never clear that list. Get used to the idea that some things will never get done. Not delayed. Not rescheduled. Not re-prioritized. But simply dropped. And from now on, instead of trying to clear that endless to-do list, you’re going to do a much smarter thing. You’re going to just do the important stuff. And the brilliant thing is, you already have the power to do this. That power is to do less. Soon enough, you’ll have the space to enjoy the moment, be creative, find new or better ways of doing things, get ideas, and spot opportunities you would have missed when you were running around. In short – you’ll be happier. Much happier. As soon as you stop doing, the power of doing less will begin to flow.
Exploit your offshore status to build a robust investment portfolio Most of the world's 200 million expats float in stormy seas. Few can contribute to their home country social programs. They're often forced to fend for themselves when they retire. The Global Expatriate's Guide to Investing is the world's only book showing expats how to build wealth overseas with index funds. Written by bestselling author, Andrew Hallam, it's a guide for everyone, no matter where they are from. Warren Buffett says you should buy index funds. Nobel prize winners agree. But dangers lurk. Financial advisors overseas can be hungry wolves. They don't play by the same set of rules. They would rather earn whopping commissions than follow solid financial principles. The Global Expatriate's Guide To Investing shows how to avoid these jokers. It explains how to find an honest financial advisor: one that invests with index funds instead of commission paying windfalls. You don't want an advisor? Fair enough. Hallam shows three cutting edge index fund strategies. He compares costs and services of different brokerages, whether in the U.S. or offshore. And he shows every nationality how to invest in the best products for them. Some people want stability. Some want strong growth. Others want a dash of both. This book also answers the following questions: How much money do I need to retire? How much should I be saving each month? What investments will give me both strong returns, and safety? The Global Expatriate's Guide To Investing also profiles real expats and their stories. It shows the mistakes and successes that they want others to learn from. It's a humorous book. And it demonstrates how you can make the best of your hard-earned money.
Hilarious advice on what NOT to do with money, from financial funny man Ben Stein Everyone's searching for the secrets to financial success, but what about the best ways to lose money . . . fast?! In How To Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio, bestselling author, economist, financial commentator, and media personality Ben Stein explains exactly what to do . . . to go bust! The ultimate «how-NOT-to» guide, the book gives readers invaluable tips that should be avoided at all costs. Written in Stein's own inimitable style, this hilarious guide provides essential financial advice on what not to do when it comes to managing money. From reading and acting upon investing newsletters to trading on a margin, from investing in bonds to breathlessly following CNBC, and from buying stock in firms you do not understand to believing in your own genius at stock picking to keeping as little cash on hand as possible, Stein presents the rules that every would-be investor needs to know, so they can do the exact opposite and actually make money. Fully revised and updated, this new edition presents all-new missteps that can destroy any portfolio. Fully revised and updated edition of the tongue-in-cheek bestseller that shows investors what not to do with their money Written by acclaimed author economist, financial commentator, and media personality Ben Stein Loaded with indispensable pieces of bad advice that readers should avoid at all costs A laugh-out-loud approach to personal finance, How To Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio is an accessible guide to money from the funniest man in finance.