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Over the last two years, I’ve reviewed in detail more than a hundred (actually approaching two hundred) personal finance and personal productivity books on The Simple Dollar – for more than a year, I reviewed two a week. Over that time, many readers have asked me what I’m doing with all of those books. Some came from the library, a few were review copies, and some were gifts, but surely I had to be building up quite a library, right? Not quite. Here’s my bookshelf of books I’ve bought and kept because of The Simple Dollar. That’s right. Eight books. These were the only eight that were ...
The Simple Dollar » 52 Books, 52 Weeks: The Top Ten
Over the past year (starting in November 2006), I read a personal finance book each week and wrote a lengthy review of each one, a series which I completed just a few days ago. Now comes the fun part – comparing them, ranking them, and figuring out what I learned from them as a whole. My first task? Trying to rank all of the books that I read. How do you rank them when they’re so diverse? Basically, I reflect on the book and ask myself a number of fundamental questions: Did the book make me think while reading it? Did the book stay on my mind after reading it? Did the book bring about any changes in my behavior? Did I ... market research, surveys and trends
The Essential Personal Finance Books
The idea for this post came from a conversation that I had with my friend, George. I had just finished the Resource Page for one of my blogs. Over the past decade or so, I have read over 100 financial books and decided to list the most influential ones, the ones making the greatest contribution to my financial philosophy and the success strategies I have used over the years. I was shocked to have a list that was ten books long considering all the books I had read. I told George, lamenting the fact that I had “wasted” well over a $1000 dollars on financial books only to have 10 make a difference. George said that he would ... market research, surveys and trends


Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money
I frequently get e-mail from people seeking book recommendations. Most messages are like the one Cody sent yesterday: “What is the first book that I should read that tells me how to invest?” These are easy to answer. In January, Bobby asked a broader question: I was wondering if you have a list of PF books that you have in your personal library. I use the library frequently and am very interested in furthering my own education in the PF area. It is also a personal goal for this year (one educational book a month.) This is a great goal and a great question. Eventually I’ll have a subsection of this site devoted ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) - Financial concerns of ...
More first-year college students have concerns about their ability to finance college than at any time since 1971, according to the CIRP Freshman Survey, UCLA's annual survey of the nation's entering students at four-year colleges and universities. Such concerns are part of an overall picture of the impact of the economic downturn on the experiences of entering college students. More than half of incoming first-time students in 2009 reported "some" concern about financing college, and more students were turning to loans to pay for college ? 53.3 percent in 2009, up 3.9 percentage points from 2008 and the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
How to keep a handle on college costs
About 19 million kids head to college next month, which is likely to have their parents in a mild panic about how to pay the bills. Even if you saved religiously from the time your child was a toddler, the stock market has worked against you over the last decade, leaving many families short. Worse, college isn't a one-time expense. One of my friends likens it to buying a luxury car, then driving it off a cliff. "Repeat that four times," he said. "Then you can imagine what it's like to pay for college." Of course, the hope is that college will pay off in increased earnings for your child. But ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
National Savings Month: get into the saving habit
It is National Savings Month. The reason for the emphasis on saving for the next 30 days is that South Africans do not save enough to protect themselves from financial disaster and ensure they can enjoy a better standard of living. Not only do you improve your life by saving, but you contribute to a better life for all, because the country will have more money to spend on things such as financing development and creating jobs, which, in turn, enables more people to save � a virtuous upward spiral. The flip side of the coin is that if you do not save or if you live beyond your means and have to borrow to fund your household�s ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Financial Literacy: An Essential Tool for Informed Consumer Choice?
Rates, and Inflation,” and “Personal Finance.” Adults got an average score of C on these ..... diets, so there are many books about how to save and invest, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
FCIC: Personal Financial Choices
We have discussed many of the issues that may affect your particular financial situation. You will find it well worth your time to explore some of the many excellent books and tapes available at your local bookstore or library. What follows is a list of the some of the books available right now that will surely include at least one book that will be very helpful to you. Abentrod, Susan, 10 Minute Guide to Beating Debt (10 Minute Guides) , Macmillan General Reference, 1996. Arenson, Gloria. Born to Spend: How to Overcome Compulsive Spending , TAB Books, Human Services Institute, Bradenton, Florida, 1991. (TAB ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Handbook of Essential Mathematics
“Applications in Personal Finance”, is a small textbook within a book where the language of algebra is applied to that everyday ...
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