May, 2011

J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax 2011

I don’t do my own taxes. There’s not enough nerve medication in the world to sedate me for such an effort. But I know enough to know that my tax preparer isn’t going to find every deduction to which I’m entitled. She never has. And, it’s likely most lawyers won’t and software for sure won’t. […]

Taxes Made Simple: Income Taxes Explained in 100 Pages

Taxes Made Simple: Income Taxes Explained in 100 Pages or Less It’s a tough job, but every red-blooded American has to file their tax return each year. This book takes that uncomfortable feeling out of your gut when doing your taxes. It makes the issue understandable and uncomplicated. If you are a procrastinator and you […]

The Money Class

by Suze Orman This is Suze Orman’s tenth book, and probably 10th best seller, which tells you right away that she has a built-in audience, for which she has earned their trust. In this book, she proves once again that she is spot on accurate in her understanding of what the average American investor needs […]

The Wealthy Barber

by David Chilton The Wealthy Barber, Updated 3rd Edition: Everyone’s Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent by David Chilton Quite simply the best financial self-help book. The Wealthy Barber has been a treasured resource in my household since the first edition. It was given to each child, cousin, grandchild, etc., in their mid-to-late teens, and […]

The Millionaire Next Door

by Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko The Millionaire Next Door by Stanley and Danko Do you know that most millionaires don’t look like millionaires? That’s right. Most millionaires drive regular cars, live in regular homes and you would never guess they had a million bucks or more in the bank! There are so many […]

How to Make Money in Real Estate in the New Economy

As a beginner to the world of real estate investing, I found this book a realistic, down-to-earth perspective on the real estate market. It is a primer on the author’s perspective that real estate is still a solid investment in 2011-2012, even with the economic meltdown still in progress. Although he is quick to point […]

Ten Steps Ahead

by Erik Calonius Business visionaries like Steve Jobs and Richard Branson are the stuff of legend. Yet we fumble in describing what they actually do. TEN STEPS AHEAD explains how it’s not that some people can magically see opportunities – it’s that the rest of us are blind to the ones all around us. We […]

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