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We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money31.40USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfictionWe Are Better Than This fundamentally reframes budget debates in the United States. Author Edward D. Kleinbard explains how the public's preoccupation with tax policy alone has obscured any understanding of government's ability to complement the private sector through investment and insurance programs that enhance the general welfare and prosperity of our society at large. He argues that when we choose how government should spend and tax, we open a window into our "fiscal soul," because those choices are the means by which we express the values we cherish and the regard in which we hold our fellow citizens. Though these values are being diminished by short-sighted decisions to starve government, strategic government spending can directly make citizens happier, healthier, and even wealthier. Expertly combining the latest economic research with his insider knowledge of the budget process into a simple yet compelling narrative, he unmasks the tax mythologies and false arguments that too often dominate contemporary discourse about budget policies. Large quantities of comparative data are succinctly distilled to situate the United States among its peer countries, so that readers can judge for themselves whether contemporary budget choices really reflect our aspirational fiscal soul. Kleinbard's presentation takes a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on economics, finance, law, political science and moral philosophy. He uniquely weaves economic research and moral philosophy together by emphasizing our welfare, not just our national income, and by contrasting the actual beliefs of Adam Smith, a great moral philosopher, with the cartoon version of the man presented by proponents of the most extreme forms of private market triumphalism.
Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation16.85USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfictionThe financial crisis that has gripped this country since last September has had so many twists and turns, it would make for a great drama - if it all were not so real and damaging. Companies are shutting down and laying off workers, 401ks are melting away, and the government is spending $700 billion dollars to bail out banks and financial institutions - and that's only the beginning. The financial services industry, and the many industries that depend on it - from housing to cars - is in intensive care. So what happened? How did we get to this point of financial disaster? Is the economy just a huge, Madoff-esque Ponzi scheme? It is a complicated and confusing story - but Daniel Gross of "Newsweek" has a special gift for making complicated matters easy to understand and even entertaining. In "Dumb Money," he offers a guide to the debacle and to what the future may hold. This is not so much a book about who did what, though that's part of the story. Rather, it pieces together the building blocks of the debt-fueled economy, and distills the theory and personalities behind our late, lamented easy money culture. "Dumb Money" is a book that finally lays it all out in an engaging way, and might just help people invest their money smartly until the gloom passes.
All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Wealth14.95USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfictionHow happy would you be if you had all the money in the world? The universal lament about money is that there is never enough. We spend endless hours trying to figure out ways to stretch every dollar and kicking ourselves whenever we spend too much or save too little. For all the stress and effort we put into every choice, why are most of us unhappy about our finances? According to Laura Vanderkam, the key is to change your perspective. Instead of looking at money as a scarce resource, consider it a tool that you can use creatively to build a better life for yourself and the people you care about. Drawing on the latest happiness research as well as the stories of dozens of real people, Vanderkam offers a contrarian approach that forces us to examine our own beliefs, goals, and values. 'This book is guaranteed to make you think long and hard about how to allocate your money to bring you true fulfillment.' Crystal Paine, author of The Money Saving Mom's Budget and founder of MoneySavingMom.com 'With extensive research and rare insight, Laura Vanderkam reveals the financial mind-set that can lead to lasting happiness.' Zac Bissonnette, author of How to be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents www. lauravanderkam.com
Save Money, Make Money, Spend Money1.72USD
Rakuten Kobo BrazilBookSave Money, Make Money, Spend MoneyHow to help you and your family live a better lifestyleLynne Tomlinson estimates that since her first full time job at the age of 16, hundreds of thousands of dollars have slipped through her hands.
The People's Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt12.77USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfictionWhen it comes to the economy, American voters can no longer count on the Political Class. "We "are the ones who truly want progress, and-despite what politicians would lead us to believe-"we "are the only ones willing to make the difficult but necessary changes that willrestore our country's fiscal sanity. For years, Americans have elected candidates who promise to reduce spending. Yet spending has steadily increased for more than half a century. For just as long, politicians have blamed voters, claiming a lack of public support for the necessary cuts to reduce the budget deficit. On the contrary, evidence suggests that voters are far more willing than politicians to make the compromises to eliminate this massive burden from future generations. Now, influential political analyst Scott Rasmussen, one of the most recognized public opinion pollsters in America, proves that our politicians are intentionally perpetrating a flat-out lie about "their" short-sighted and destructive economic choices and "our" hard-earned money. In "The People's Money," Rasmussen explores clear-headed, responsible, and reasonable ways to eliminate a deficit that is much larger than politicians would have us believe-$123 trillion and counting-all with the vast support of the American people. This is Rasmussen on: -The bailouts-the cause and effects, and the catalyst that fueled the current era of discontent-National defense-and the $100 billion annual cost that could be erased today with absolutely no threat to security-Social security-and a plan that could not only reduce spending by trillions of dollars but offer a more satisfying plan for retirees-Tax burdens-and the truth behind the changes Americans are willing to make for the sake of their country-Government payroll-and the commonsense cuts that are necessary-Health care-and why the current plans, from both Republicans and Democrats, are financially "un"healthy Drawing on a comprehensive review of history, revelatory budgetary
America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, And Cashing in on Your Dreams13.80USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfictionDo you have too much month at the end of your money? Is your credit card screaming for relief? Are you tired of robbing Peter to pay Paul. whoever they are? Meet Steve and Annette Economides. They've been called cheapskates, thriftaholics, and tightwads, but in these tough economic times, Steve and Annette have managed to feed their family of seven on just $350 per month, pay off their first house in nine years and purchase a second, larger home, buy cars with cash, take wonderful vacations, and put money in savings. Without degrees in finance or six-figure salaries, Steve and Annette have created a comfortable, debt-free life for themselves and their children. In America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money, they show you how they did it- and how you can do it too. Steve and Annette share many down-to-earth principles and the simple spending plan that they have used since 1982. They have taught this economizing lifestyle to thousands of people worldwide through seminars and their newsletter, and they include lots of real-life stories to make you feel as if you're having your own private coaching session. Not only will you find solutions to your financial dilemmas, you'll also discover a whole new way of life. You don't need to be a CPA or a math wizard to learn their revolutionary system, which will teach you: - hundreds of ways to save money on everyday household expenses, including groceries, clothing, and health care- how to save in advance for major purchases such as homes, cars, and vacations- how to stop living paycheck to paycheck- how to eliminate debt. forever America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money puts meeting your financial goals- and living well at the same time- in reach for every family.
Money-driven Medicine: The Real Reason Healthcare Costs So Much16.45USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfictionWhy is medical care in the United States so expensive? For decades, Americans have taken it as a matter of faith that we spend more because we have the best health care system in the world. But as costs levitate, that argument becomes more difficult to make. Today, we spend twice as much as Japan on health care-yet few would argue that our health care system is twice as good. Instead, startling new evidence suggests that one out of every three of our health care dollars is squandered on unnecessary or redundant tests; unproven, sometimes unwanted procedures; and overpriced drugs and devices that, too often, are no better than the less expensive products they have replaced. How did this happen? In Money-Driven Medicine, Maggie Mahar takes the reader behind the scenes of a $2 trillion industry to witness how billions of dollars are wasted in a Hobbesian marketplace that pits the industry's players against each other. In remarkably candid interviews, doctors, hospital administrators, patients, health care economists, corporate executives, and Wall Street analysts describe a war of "all against all" that can turn physicians, hospitals, insurers, drugmakers, and device makers into blood rivals. Rather than collaborating, doctors and hospitals compete. Rather than sharing knowledge, drugmakers and device makers divide value. Rather than thinking about long-term collective goals, the imperatives of an impatient marketplace force health care providers to focus on short-term fiscal imperatives. And so investments in untested bleeding-edge medical technologies crowd out investments in information technology that might, in the long run, not only reduce errors but contain costs. In theory, free market competition should tame health care inflation. In fact, Mahar demonstrates, when it comes to medicine, the traditional laws of supply and demand do not apply. Normally, when supply expands, prices fall. But in the health care industry, as the number and variety of drugs, devices, an
Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World20.94USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfictionThis game-changing book empowers readers to become confident, independent, wise decision-makers- savvy to how our emotions, moods, and habits can trip us up. An investor wonders whether to put his money into the stock market or to keep it in a savings account. A patient is torn between opting for surgery and trying an experimental drug therapy. A college-bound student questions whether to take on debt to attend an Ivy League school or to choose a public institution with low tuition. We face momentous decisions with important consequences throughout our lives. We have never had better access to information and expertise, yet this data deluge has become a double-edged sword. Which sources of information are credible? How can we separate the signal from the noise? Whose advice can we trust?All of these questions are reasons for us to become empowered decision-makers capable of making high-stakes choices ourselves. Whether you are a politician, a businessperson, a professional, or a parent, now is the time to take a radically different approach. In Eyes Wide Open, the bestselling author and visionary thinker Noreena Hertz shares insights from the latest research along with practical advice, including why looking at information in black and white rather than in color can lead to better decisions why it's smart to be skeptical about experts' pronouncements, and how to identify the best among them why it's crucial to carve out time to think, even in moments of crisis how and why you should regulate your emotional thermostat to make smart decisions why you need to shake up your social network if you don't want only to reinforce what you already know and amplify the beliefs you already haveIt's time to make decisions with our eyes wide open-for the sake of our health, our wealth, and our future security.
- A "Walden "for the 21st century, the true story of a man who has radically reinvented "the good life" In 2000, Daniel Suelo left his life savings-all thirty dollars of it-in a phone booth. He has been living without money-and with a newfound sense of freedom and security-ever since."The Man Who Quit Money "is an account of how one man learned to live, sanely and happily, without earning, receiving, or spending a single cent. Suelo doesn't pay taxes, or accept food stamps or welfare. He lives in caves in the Utah canyonlands, forages wild foods and gourmet discards. He no longer even carries an I.D. Yet he manages to amply fulfill not only the basic human needs-for shelter, food, and warmth-but, to an enviable degree, the universal desires for companionship, purpose, and spiritual engagement. In retracing the surprising path and guiding philosophy that led Suelo into this way of life, Sundeen raises provocative and riveting questions about our relationships with money and the decisions we all make, by default or by design-about how we live and how we might live better.
Emotional Currency: A Woman's Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship With Money14.85USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfictionEvery day, women face new challenges that come with having control over, and responsibility for, their financial lives. Sometimes exciting, sometimes frightening, these issues always have an emotional side. Author and psychotherapist Dr. Kate Levinson offers fresh approaches to navigating the astonishing range of beliefs about the role of money in our lives, coming to terms with our feelings about being "rich" or "poor," and exploring our inner money life so that we can put our feelings to work for us in a positive way. By understanding our intimate history and relationship with money we are better able to handle our money anxieties, solve our money problems, enjoy the money we have, and make room for other, more meaningful values.
Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence10.21USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfiction"The seminal guide to the new morality of personal money management" ("Los Angeles Times"(on the first edition)) In an age of great economic uncertainty when everyone is concerned about money and how they spend what they have, this new edition of the bestselling "Your Money or Your Life" is an essential read. With updated resources, an easy-to-use index, and anecdotes and examples particularly relevant today-it tells you how to: ? get out of debt and develop savings? reorder material priorities and live well for less? resolve inner conflicts between values and lifestyle? save the planet while saving money? and much more "In Your Money or Your Life," Vicki Robin shows readers how to gain control of their money and finally begin to make a life, rather than just make a living.
The Real Cost of Living: Making the Best Choices for You, Your Life, and Your Money14.85USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfictionEvery decision, from buying a home to grabbing a daily latte, has costs and benefits-personal as well as financial. "The Real Cost of Living" helps you make better decisions, both big and small- decisions that involve money, but aren't all about money. Well-known personal finance expert Carmen Wong Ulrich makes personal finance personal and takes into account that we all have motivations that go way beyond number crunching. From marriage and family to career, investing, and more, Carmen examines the "real cost" of the choices we all make every day. * Is deciding whether to go back to work full-time after you have a child really all about money? Should it be? * Is prepaying a mortgage a smart-money move, or is it really about craving security and stability- and which means more to you? * How much do your bad habits really cost you? And is saving thousands of dollars enough of a motivation to get you to stop? * Are college degrees really worthwhile? And if so, how can you maximize the odds of gaining all the benefits of a degree, both personally and financially? * Is becoming your own boss the answer to your career malaise? Can you handle the costs? "The Real Cost of Living" is a rare melding of personal psychology and personal finance at an important time when we have discovered that having more money may not bring more happiness, but knowing what really will make you happy can be worth any cost. Watch a Video
- How to Make Money: Three Lectures on "The Laws of Financial Success" by B.F. Austin gives three lessons containing "The Kernel" of all New Thought teaching on Money Making. Things you need to know about prosperity, manifestation and the spir
Smart Mama, Smart Money: Raising Happy, Healthy Kids Without Breaking the Bank15.00USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfictionLifestyle guru and author of Bitches on a Budget Rosalyn Hoffman knows it's more important to spend time with kids than spend money "on" them. In "Smart Mama, Smart Money," she offers intelligent, witty advice to help modern moms budget. From healthy foods and must-have toys to age- appropriate clothing, electronic gadgets, school and party supplies, and fun-filled family vacations, moms learn how to make savvy financial decisions to provide children with a nurturing upbringing- without sacrificing the fun
How to Make Money from Stocks?26.99USD
Rakuten Kobo BrazilBusiness & FinanceThis training teaches the formula that makes you money from stocks. This is based on probabilities. Every professional trader is using it to make money at the end of the year. This training shows you the proof by calculations how you will be a win
Make Money, Not Excuses: Wake Up, Take Charge, and Overcome Your Financial Fears Forever11.67USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfictionGet Rich, Don't Bitch Today, more than ever before, wealth is something every woman has the power to create. Yet Jean Chatzky constantly hears all the excuses why women can't and don't master their money. Now, she reveals the secrets and the strategies she created to take control of her own money-strategies through which she gained her "money confidence." It's time for you to find yours In "Make Money, Not Excuses" Jean shares these valuable lessons: - Where to start- How to get over your "I'm not smart enough to deal with money" feelings- Why being a "good-enough investor" will make more money for you in the long-term (while trying to be a "great investor" will drive you crazy)- How (and where) to save your money- Why women make better investors-and higher returns-than men- How to track where you're overspending- How to pay off your debt Jean is unsurpassed in her ability to explain money and investing in simple, straightforward ways. Here she breaks down the scariest parts of dealing with money-from investing in stocks to saving for your retirement-and makes them practical, easy, empowering, and, yes, even enjoyable. This is your road map to real wealth. "Chatzky writes like the smart, candid best friend you wish you had."-Newsweek
Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets18.15USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfictionFor many, markets are the most efficient way in general to organize production and distribution in a complex economy. But what about those markets we might label noxious-markets in addictive drugs, say, or in sex? In Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale, philosopher Debra Satz takes a penetrating look at those commodity exchanges that strike most of us as problematic. What considerations, she asks, ought to guide the debates about such markets? Satz contends that categories previously used by philosophers and economists are of limited use in addressing such markets because they are assumed to be homogenous. Accordingly, she offers a broader and more nuanced view of markets-one that goes beyond the usual discussions of efficiency and distributional equality-to show how markets shape our culture, foster or thwart human development, and create and support structures of power. Nobel Laureate Kenneth J. Arrow calls this book "a work that will have to be studied and taken account of by all those concerned by the role of the market as compared with other social mechanisms."
How to Make Money in Stocks Success Stories: New and Advanced Investors Share Their Winning Secrets12.58USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfictionProven Methods for Stock Market SUCCESS "Amy's book is a treasure trove of success stories you should read carefully - each of these investors share what could help you find the top 2% of great stocks."-William J. O'Neil, Chairman & Founder of Investor's Business Daily and author of "How to Make Money in Stocks" "All you need are one or two great stock in a year and you can achieve some outstanding results."-David Ryan, three-time U.S. Investing Champion Millions of investors around the world have used William O'Neil's bestseller "How to Make Money in Stocks" as their guide to profiting in the stock market. Now, the most successful investors explain exactly how they have used O'Neil's CAN SLIM method to generate outsized returns. Packed with tips, strategies, lessons, and do's and don'ts, "How to Make Money in Stocks Success Stories" gives first-hand accounts explaining the ins and outs of applying CAN SLIM in real situations, in the real market. Learn how one woman, with no financial background at all, used the CAN SLIM method to get back on her feet after losing her husband and then shortly after, losing her job; she now invests full time and travels the world. She and many other regular people who have made huge gains with O'Neil's investing method give their first-hand insights that can help anyone who reads this book. "Anyone can become a successful investor," writes Amy Smith. "The success stories in this book will inspire you and show you how to find the market's biggest winners." Whether you're just starting out or have been in the market for years, this hands-on companion to the classic stock investing guide gives you the keys to beating the market on a consistent basis.
The Money Book For Freelancers, Part-Timers, And The Self- Employed: The Only Personal Finance System for People With Not- So Regular Jobs13.84USD
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCNonfictionThis is a book for people like us, and we all know who we are. We make our own hours, keep our own profits, chart our own way. We have things like gigs, contracts, clients, and assignments. All of us are working toward our dreams: doing our own work, on our own time, on our own terms. We have no real boss, no corporate nameplate, no cubicle of our very own. Unfortunately, we also have no 401(k)s and no one matching them, no benefits package, and no one collecting our taxes until April 15th. It's time to take stock of where you are and where you want to be. Ask yourself: Who is planning for your retirement? Who covers your expenses when clients flake out and checks are late? Who is setting money aside for your taxes? Who is responsible for your health insurance? Take a good look in the mirror: You are. The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed describes a completely new, comprehensive system for earning, spending, saving, and surviving as an independent worker. From interviews with financial experts to anecdotes from real-life freelancers, plus handy charts and graphs to help you visualize key concepts, you'll learn about topics including: * Managing Cash Flow When the Cash Isn't Flowing Your Way * Getting Real About What You're Really Earning * Tools for Getting Out of Debt and Into Financial Security * Saving Consistently When You Earn Irregularly * What To Do When a Client's Check Doesn't Come In * Health Savings Accounts and How To Use Them * Planning for Retirement, Taxes and Dreams-All On Your Own