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Accounting Books (General) – Collection

Free Accounting books (General) from the Internet Archive free online. Some books: Recordkeeping: the total concept, College Accounting, Fundamental Accounting Principles, Accounting for Non-Accountants, Accounting Best Practices, Financial Accounting in an Economic Context, I Have QuickBooks: Now What?, Accounting For Dummies, The CPA Exam, History of Accounting, The Price Waterhouse Personal Tax Advisor, Taxes for Dummies, many more.

Banking Books – Collection

Free pdf books on Banks and Banking. Some books: Banking, Islamic Banking, International Banking, Money Banking and Central Banking, Banking and Finance Terminology, The Banking Crisis, Opportunities in Banking Careers, Foreign Banking Systems, Personal Banking, Commercial Banking, The Banking System of Canada, The Art of Central Banking, many more.

Monetary Policy Books – Collection

Free books on Monetary Policy. Some books: Roads to Sound Money, Monetary Management, Dollars and Deficits, Monetary Economics: controversies in theory and policy, Monetary Policy in Developed Economies, Inside the Money Market, Federal Reserve Monetary Policy 1917-1933, The Federal Reserve on Record, Modern Monetary Theory, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, The National Debt, many more.

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International Finance Books – Collection

Free pdf books on International Finance. Some books: Countdown to Depression, Financing World Trade, Why the Rich Nations Get Richer and the Poor Stay Poor, International Finance, Innovation and Technology in the Markets, Fixing Global Finance, The International Monetary Mechanism, Perspectives on International Financial Liberalization, many more.

International Monetary Fund Books – Collection

Free books on the International Monetary Fund. Some books: Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, The IMF and its Critics, The IMF and the Private Markets, Financial Organization and Operations of the IMF, The Lending Policies of the IMF, IMF Programmes in Developing Countries, And the Money Kept Rolling In, The Poverty Brokers, many more. IMF book free.

Financial Crises Books – Collection

Free pdf books on Financial Crises at the Internet Archive. Some books: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation, The Story of Modern Financial Insanity, Surviving the Soft Depression of the 21st Century, The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy, Too Big to Fail, The Asian Currency Crisis, Bailout, The End of Wall Street, Economic Disasters of the 20th Century, The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street, Taiwan and its Neighbors and the Asian Financial Crisis, many more. Free books on financial crises. Books on U.S. economic policy. Free globalization books.

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Corporate Finance Demystified

Adair, Troy A.
McGraw-Hill 2006

Offers a comprehensive introduction to corporate finance principles, the time value of money, including present value, amortization schedules, and more. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam. Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, this is a lively and entertaining brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement.

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The Wall Street MBA

Advani, Reuben
McGraw-Hill 2012

You don’t need an MBA to master corporate finance. Gives you the tools to: Review financial statements; Analyze earnings; Detect fraud; Assess stock prices; Value companies; Determine the cost of capital. With chapters on currency trading, real estate valuation, and commodities.

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

Ahamed, Liaquat
Penguin 2009

With penetrating insights for today, this vital history of the world economic collapse of the late 1920s offers unforgettable portraits of the four men whose personal and professional actions as heads of their respective central banks changed the course of the twentieth century It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person’s or government’s control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions taken by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of the economic meltdown, the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades.

Introduction to Financial Accounting: U.S. GAAP Adaptation

Annand, David, et al.
Lyrx 2019

This textbook is intended for use in entry-level college and university courses in financial accounting. It requires students to prepare 18 different year-end adjusting entries and all four types of financial statements, and to calculate and analyze 16 different financial statement ratios. Unique versions can be created for any number of individual students or groups. Open Access textbook pdf.

Financial Intelligence: A Manager’s Guide to Knowing what the Numbers Really Mean

Berman, Karen et al
Harvard Business Review 2013

Since its release in 2006, Financial Intelligence has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers–helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean, but also why they matter. This new, completely updated edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use financial data to drive their business. Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories of real companies, Financial Intelligence gives nonfinancial managers the confidence to understand the nuance beyond the numbers.

Qfinance: The Ultimate Resource

Bloomsbury 2009

Compiled by more than 300 of the world’s leading professionals, visionaries, writers and educators, this is THE first-stop reference resource and knowledge base for finance. QFINANCE covers an extensive range of finance topics with unique insight, authoritative information, practical guidance and thought-provoking wisdom. The expert reference resource for finance professionals, academics, students, journalists and writers.

The Concise Guide to Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures: Business, Legal, Finance, Accounting, Tax and Process Aspects

Brown, Robert
Palgrave Macmillan 2007

Companies and their advisors are frequently faced with questions regarding mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. This will be the first single-volume desktop reference to cover all important aspects at once, including business, legal, finance, accounting, tax, and process issues. The author writes in an engaging, accessible style that will appeal to professionals and students alike.

Applied Corporate Finance: A User’s Manual

Damodaran, Aswath
Wiley 1999

Provides a user’s perspective to corporate finance, by posing the three major questions that every business has to answer, and then providing the tools and the analytical techniques needed to answer them. The three questions are: 1. Where do we invest our resources? (The Investment Decision) 2. How should we fund these investments? (The Financing Decision) 3. How much cash can and should we return to the owners? (The Dividend Decision).

Reading Financial Reports For Dummies

Epstein, Lita
Wiley 2014

Discover how to decipher financial reports. Especially relevant in today’s world of corporate scandals and new accounting laws, the numbers in a financial report contain vitally important information about where a company has been and where it is going. Reading Financial Reports For Dummies is for investors, traders, brokers, managers, and anyone else who is looking for a reliable, up-to-date guide to reading financial reports effectively.

The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street

Fox, Justin
Harper Business 2009

A lively history of ideas, The Myth of the Rational Market by former Time Magazine economics columnist Justin Fox, describes with insight and wit the rise and fall of the world’s most influential investing idea: the efficient markets theory. The author carries readers from the earliest days of Wall Street to the 2008 financial crisis, debunking the long-held myth that the stock market is always right in the process while intelligently exploring the replacement theory of behavioral economics.

The Sellout: How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global Financial System

Gasparino, Charles
Wiley 2009 Dewey Dec. 332

From critically acclaimed investigative journalist and CNBC personality Charles Gasparino comes a sweeping examination of the most volatile, anxiety-ridden era in our nation’s socioeconomic history. The winner of the 2009 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for Books, The Sellout traces the recent implosion of the financial services business back to its roots in the late 1970s, when Wall Street embraced a new business model predicated on enormous risk. Gasparino reveals a startling trail of culpability—from the government bureaucrats who crafted housing policies to the Wall Street firms that underwrote and invested in risky debt, to the mortgage sellers who indiscriminately handed out loans, and finally to the homeowners who thought they could afford mansions on blue-collar wages. Financial crises books.

Principles of Accounting Volume 1: Financial Accounting

Principles of Accounting Volume 2: Managerial Accounting

Graybeal, Patty and others
OpenStax 2019

“Principles of Accounting is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a two-semester accounting course that covers the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in two volumes. This book is specifically designed to appeal to both accounting and non-accounting majors, exposing students to the core concepts of accounting in familiar ways to build a strong foundation that can be applied across business fields.” -Open Textbook Library Website. Open Access accounting textbook.

Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective

Hermanson, Roger H. et al.
Bccampus 2011

This textbook uses annual reports of real companies to illustrate many of the accounting concepts in use in business today. Gaining an understanding of accounting terminology and concepts, however, is not enough to ensure your success. You also need to be able to find information on the Internet, analyze various business situations, work effectively as a member of a team, and communicate your ideas clearly. This text was developed to help you develop these skills. Open Access textbook pdf.

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The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America – and Spawned a Global Crisis

Hudson, Michael W.
Times 2010 Dewey Dec. 332.6

In this stunning narrative, award-winning reporter Michael W. Hudson reveals the story of the rise and fall of the subprime mortgage business by chronicling the rise and fall of two corporate empires: Ameriquest and Lehman Brothers. As the biggest subprime lender and Wall Street’s biggest patron of subprime, Ameriquest and Lehman did more than any other institutions to create the feeding frenzy that emboldened mortgage pros to flood the nation with high-risk, high-profit home loans. Financial crisis books.

13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

Johnson, Simon and Kwak, James
Pantheon 2010 Dewey Dec. 332.1

Even after the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, America is still beset by the depredations of an oligarchy that is now bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks–Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley–which together control assets amounting, astonishingly, to more than 60 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, these financial institutions (now more emphatically “too big to fail”) continue to hold the global economy hostage, threatening yet another financial meltdown with their excessive risk-taking and toxic “business as usual” practices. How did this come to be–and what is to be done? These are the central concerns of 13 Bankers, a brilliant, historically informed account of our troubled political economy. Financial crisis books.

Financial Strategy for Public Managers

Kioko, Sharon
Rebus Community 2016

This is a new generation textbook for financial management in the public sector. It offers a thorough, applied, and concise introduction to the essential financial concepts and analytical tools that today’s effective public servants need to know. It starts “at the beginning” and assumes no prior knowledge or experience in financial management. Open Access textbook pdf.

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A History of the Federal Reserve (Vol 1)

Meltzer, Allan H.
University of Chicago 2002

Allan H. Meltzer’s monumental history of the Federal Reserve System tells the story of one of America’s most influential but least understood public institutions. To understand why the Federal Reserve acted as it did at key points in its history, Meltzer draws on meeting minutes, correspondence, and other internal documents to trace the reasoning behind its policy decisions. “A thorough narrative history of a high order. Meltzer’s analysis is persuasive and acute. His work will stand for a generation as the benchmark history of the world’s most powerful economic institution.” —Sir Howard Davies, Times Higher Education Supplement. Vol 1 covers 1913-1951.

Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence

Parks, Tim
Norton 2005 Dewey Dec. 332.1

Their name is a byword for immense wealth and power, but before their renown as art patrons and noblemen, the Medici built their fortune on banking-specifically, on lending money at interest. In this brisk and witty narrative, Tim Parks uncovers the intrigues, dodges, and moral qualities that gave the Medici their edge. Vividly evoking the richness of the Florentine Renaissance and the Medici’s glittering circle, replete with artists, popes, and kings, Medici Money is a brilliant look into the origins of modern banking and its troubled relationship with art and religion.

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On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System

Paulson, Henry M.
Business Plus 2010 Dewey Dec. 330.9

Author Hank Paulson was Secretary of the Treasury during the world’s most cataclysmic financial crisis since the Great Depression. Major institutions including Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup, among others – all steeped in rich, longstanding tradition – literally teetered at the edge of collapse. Panic ensnared international markets. Worst of all, the credit crisis spread to all parts of the U.S. economy and grew more ominous with each passing day.
From the man who was in the very middle of this perfect economic storm, ON THE BRINK is Paulson’s fast-paced retelling of the key decisions that had to be made with lightning speed. Paulson puts the reader in the room for all the intense moments as he addressed urgent market conditions, weighed critical decisions, and debated policy and economic considerations with of all the notable players-including the CEOs of top Wall Street firms as well as Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Sheila Bair, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, and then-President George W. Bush.

Financial Management for Small Businesses: Financial Statements & Present Value Models

Robinson, Lindon J. et al.
Michigan State University 2020

This book is for those whose financial management focus is on small businesses. For you, we adapt the traditional financial management themes emphasized in corporate financial management courses to meet the needs of small businesses. Open Access textbook pdf.

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance

Ross, Stephen A. et al
McGraw-Hill Education 2016

Has three basic themes that are the central focus of the book: 1) An emphasis on intuition-the authors separate and explain the principles at work on a common sense, intuitive level before launching into any specifics. 2) A unified valuation approach-net present value (NPV) is treated as the basic concept underlying corporate finance. 3) A managerial focus-the authors emphasize the role of the financial manager as decision maker, and they stress the need for managerial input and judgment.

Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit, and the Era of Predatory Lenders

Scurlock, James D.
Scribner 2007

Maxed Out takes us on a road trip that is sometimes hysterical and often horrifying: from Las Vegas to the Bible Belt, from the backwoods to inner cities, where the world’s largest financial giants troll for their next victims. Welcome to a country populated by debt pirates, corporate predators, human credit card billboards, debt evangelists, megamillion-dollar spec homes, and, of course, trillions of dollars of easy creditAt a time when the financial industry posts ever-higher profits even as its clients drown in the flood of easy credit, Scurlock exposes very real, potentially disastrous systems and policies that are consuming millions of Americans. Maxed Out takes readers on a wickedly smart and entertaining tour of what one interviewee calls “the last taboo.”

Accounting Handbook

Siegel, Joel G. and Shim, Jae K.
Barron’s 2006

Presents a comprehensive overview of accounting principles and practices plus an A-to-Z dictionary of accounting terms. Here in one volume is an authoritative reference volume for accountants, bookkeepers, accounts managers, controllers, business managers, and business students.

The Alchemy of Finance

Soros, George
Wiley 2003

Soros presents a theoretical and practical account of current financial trends and a new paradigm by which to understand the financial market today. This edition’s expanded and revised Introduction details Soros’s innovative investment practices along with his views of the world and world order. He also describes a new paradigm for the “theory of reflexivity” which underlies his unique investment strategies. Filled with expert advice and valuable business lessons, The Alchemy of Finance reveals the timeless principles of an investing legend.

International Finance: Theory and Policy

Suranovic, Steve
Saylor Foundation 2010

This textbook develops a unified model of the international macroeconomy. The text provides detailed descriptions of major macroeconomic variables, covers the interest rate parity and purchasing power parity theories of exchange rate determination, takes an exhaustive look at the pros and cons of trade imbalances and presents the well-known AA-DD model to explore the effects of fiscal and monetary policy under both fixed and flexible exchange rates. Open Access textbook pdf.

Financial Accounting

University of Minnesota Libraries
University of Minnesota Libraries 2016

This book is intended for an undergraduate or MBA level Financial Accounting course. It covers the standard topics in a standard sequence, utilizing the Socratic method of asking and answering questions. Open Access textbook pdf.

In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic

Wessell, David
Crown Business 2009 Dewey Dec. 332.1

“Whatever it takes”. That was Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s vow as the worst financial panic in more than fifty years gripped the world and he struggled to avoid the once unthinkable: a repeat of the Great Depression. Under his leadership the Fed spearheaded the biggest government intervention in more than half a century and effectively became the fourth branch of government, with no direct accountability to the nation’s voters. In this penetrating look inside the most powerful economic institution in the world, David Wessel illuminates its opaque and undemocratic inner workings, while revealing how the Bernanke Fed led the desperate effort to prevent the world’s financial engine from grinding to a halt.

Money and Banking

Wright, Robert E.
Saylor Foundation

” The financial crisis of 2007-8 has already revolutionized institutions, markets, and regulation. Wright’s Money and Banking V 2.0 captures those revolutionary changes and packages them in a way that engages undergraduates enrolled in Money and Banking and Financial Institutions and Markets courses.
Minimal mathematics, accessible language, and a student-oriented tone ease readers into complex subjects like money, interest rates, banking, asymmetric information, financial crises and regulation, monetary policy, monetary theory, and other standard topics. Open Access textbook pdf.

Vintage Books on Banking and Finance

Selected Articles on a Central Bank of the United States

Robbins, E. Clyde, comp.
H. W. Wilson 1910 Dewey Dec. 332.1

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

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Selected Articles on Single Tax

Bullock, Edna D., comp.
H. W. Wilson 1915 Dewey Dec. 336.2

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles. U.S. Economic Policy books, banking and finance pdf.

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Selected Articles on the Income Tax, with Special Reference to Graduation and Exemption

Phelps, Edith M., comp.
H. W. Wilson 1909 Dewey Dec. 336.2

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines.

Book Collections on Personal Finance

Investing Books – Collection

Free online books on Investing. Some books: Investing Demystified, Personal Investing: the missing manual, Investing Offshore, Mastering Online Investing, Lifespan Investing, Investing and Trading, Green Investing, Ethical Investing, Strategic Investing, Investing in Latin America, Investing for Safety’s Sake, Investing in Securities, many more.

Mutual Funds Books – Collection

Free books about Mutual Funds. Some books: Business Week Guide to Mutual Funds, Lifetime Guide to Mutual Funds, Mutual Funds Explained, What Wall Street Doesn’t Want You to Know, Profiting from Mutual Funds, Low-Load Mutual Funds, Morningstar Complete Investor, Guide to Bond and Money Market Mutual Funds, many more.

Investment Analysis Books – Collection

Free pdf books on Investment Analysis. Some books: Practical Investment Management, Financial Analyst’s Handbook, The Technical Analysis Course, Guide to the Perfect Portfolio, Profit from Market History and Seasonal Trends, Timing the Market, The New Complete Investor, Rational Investing in Irrational Times, The Motley Fool Investment Guide, many more.

Free Personal Finance Books – Collection

Free online books about Personal Finance. Some books: Personal Finance on Your Computer, Guide to Personal Finance for Single Mothers, Complete Guide to Personal Finance for Teenagers and College Students, The Money Book of Personal Finance, Personal Finance for Overseas Americans, 250 Personal Finance Questions for Your 20s and 30s, Business Owner’s Guide to Personal Finance, many more.

Real Estate Investing Books – Collection

Free Real Estate Investment books pdf. Some books: Rental Property and Taxation: investor’s guide, Real Estate Investor’s Handbook, How to Buy Read Estate: profits and pitfalls, Analyzing Real Estate Opportunities, How to Find and Manage Profitable Properties, How to Reap Riches from Raw Land, Millionaire Real Estate Mentor, many more.

House Selling Books – Collection

Free pdf books on House Selling. Some books: Packaging Your Home for Profit, Homeseller’s Survival Guide, How to Sell Your Home without a Broker, For Sale by Owner, The Homeseller’s Kit, How to Sell Your Home in 5 Days, Fix it, Stage it, Sell it Quick, The Fearless Home Seller, many more.

Estate Planning Books – Collection

Free pdf books on Estate Planning. Some books: Smart Guide to Estate Planning, Estate Planning in Six Simple Steps for Canadians, You Can’t Take it With You, Your Will and Estate Planning, Estate Planning for California Residents, Encyclopedia of Estate Planning, Plan Now or Pay Later, Complete Executor’s Guidebook, many more.

Suggested Books on Personal Finance

Common Sense on Mutual Funds

Bogle, John C.
Wiley 2010

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this reliable resource examines the fundamentals of mutual fund investing in today’s turbulent market environment and offers timeless advice in building an investment portfolio. Along the way, Bogle shows you how simplicity and common sense invariably trump costly complexity, and how a low cost, broadly diversified portfolio is virtually assured of outperforming the vast majority of Wall Street professionals over the long-term.

The Complete Book of Wills, Estates, and Trusts

Bove, Alexander A.
H. Holt 2000

features extensively revised will and estate planning information and now details the most up-to-date laws and benefits for a wide variety of trusts, including educational trusts, medicaid trusts, asset protection trusts, and more. It tells readers how to: Make a will; Settle an estate; Make a claim against an estate; Contest a will; Create a living trust; Avoid probate and taxes.

The Wall Street Journal Financial Guidebook for New Parents

Bradford, Stacey L.
Three Rivers 2009 Dewey Dec. 332.02

A practical approach to affording your kids from cradle to college, with information on how to:
• Safeguard your child’s well-being with wills, trusts, and life insurance
• Best weigh your child-care options and decide whether to go back to work
• Save on taxes with child-friendly tax credits and deductions plus tax-advantaged benefits at work
• Manage your family’s health-care costs
• Save for long-term costs by setting up a college fund
• Spend smart and save money at every stage of your child’s development
• Continue to contribute to your own retirement savings.

Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Bray, Ilona et al
NOLO 2015

This book provides everything you need to: research the local market and listings decide between a house, condo, co-op, or townhouse create a realistic budget qualify for a loan you can truly afford borrow a down payment from friends or family protect yourself with inspections and insurance, and negotiate and close the deal successfully. You’ll find insights from 15 real estate professionals—brokers, attorneys, mortgage specialists, a home inspector, a neighborhood researcher, and more. It’s like having a team of experts by your side! Plus, read real-life stories of over 20 first-time homebuyers.

The Complete Guide to Personal Finance: For Teenagers and College Students

Butler, Tamsen
Atlantic 2016

Young people learn how to get and manage credit, how to make and stick to a budget, how to pay for college, how to determine needs versus wants, how to pay for a car, how to open a bank account, how to balance a checkbook, how to manage finances online, and how to avoid financial mistakes. You will also learn about investments, taxes, checks, debit cards, credit cards, and budget tips. This book is filled with helpful suggestions from financial counselors, and you will discover ways to jumpstart your financial future and use money responsibly.

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Beyond the Grave: The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money To Your Children (and Others)

Condon, Gerald M. and Condon, Jeffery L.
HarperCollins 2001

This expert, one-of-a-kind handbook shows you how to: Ensure that your inheritance instructions will he carried out — the way you want them to be; Protect your child’s inheritance from creditors, ex-spouses, addictions, tax troubles, mismanagement, squandering, and other risks of loss; Prevent family conflict that can arise when parents die and children divide the “family money”; Leave more money to your children and grandchildren, and less to the IRS — and understand the hidden cost of a “death tax” repeal.

Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won’t Have To

Cullen, Melanie
NOLO 2014

Paperwork, personal information, and passwords aren’t always easy to find, and organizing your records can seem like an intimidating task. But, whether you need to get a handle on records for yourself, your family or your executor, Get It Together will show you how to organize. This workbook provides a complete system for structuring and organizing your information and documents into a records binder. For each topic, you will find helpful content, rich resources and step-by-step instructions. All forms are downloadable through a link printed in the book.

The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street

Fox, Justin
Collins 2008 Dewey Dec. 332.6

A lively history of ideas, The Myth of the Rational Market, describes with insight and wit the rise and fall of the world’s most influential investing idea: the efficient markets theory. Former Time Magazine economics columnist Justin Fox carries readers from the earliest days of Wall Street to the current financial crisis, debunking the long-held myth that the stock market is always right in the process while intelligently exploring the replacement theory of behavioral economics.

The Warren Buffett Way: Investment Strategies of the World’s Greatest Investor

Hagstrom, Robert G.
Wiley 1994 Dewey Dec. 332.6

The Warren Buffett Way outlines his career and presents examples of how his investment techniques and methods evolved and the important individuals in that process. It also details the key investment decisions that produced his unmatched record of performance.
“Encompasses numerous investments and accomplishments, as well as the timeless and highly successful investment strategies and techniques he has always used to come out a market winner.” -Publisher.

Tips and Traps When Buying a Home

Irwin, Robert
McGraw-Hill 2008

Helpful whether you’re a first-time or experienced home buyer. It gives you practical, step-by-step information on a broad range of proven home buying strategies, along with indispensable advice and guidance on buying in an “up” market, flipping, buying with options, bidding wars, and other important facets of real estate deals.

The AARP Retirement Survival Guide: How to Make Smart Financial Decisions in Good Times and Bad

Jason, Julie
Sterling 2009 Dewey Dec. 332.02

This guide offers time-tested, rock-solid retirement advice for people of every income level: in addition to showing those on the verge of retirement how to create their own personal pension, author Julie Jason deftly guides prospective retirees through the otherwise bewildering process of evaluating their needs, anticipating future expenses (and managing current ones), and converting present assets into future retirement income. To achieve this goal, she assembles and shares with the reader an entire tool kit of self-assessments, tables, checklists, and essential questions.

Credit Repair

Leonard, Robin
Nolo 2011

Dewey Dec. 332.7
Credit Repair shows you how to fix your credit situation quickly and easily, explaining the necessary steps in plain English. Learn how to:
avoid overspending
establish a realistic budget
get out of debt now
build a financial cushion
read and understand your credit report
get mistakes on your credit report fixed
protect your social security number
avoid credit discrimination
get positive information added to your credit report
negotiate with creditors.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Best Investment Advice for the New Century

Malkiel, Burton G.
Norton 1999 Dewey Dec. 332.6

Skilled at puncturing financial bubbles and other delusions of the Wall Street crowd, Burton Malkiel shows why a broad portfolio of stocks selected at random will match the performance of one carefully chosen by experts. Taking a shrewd look at the high-tech boom and its aftermath, Malkiel shows how to maximize gains and minimize losses in this era of electronic brokers, virtual gurus, and flashy investment vehicles. Learn how to analyze the potential returns, not only for stocks and bonds, but for the full range of investment opportunities, from money market accounts and real estate investment trusts to insurance, home owning, and tangible assets like gold and collectibles. Decode the rating game for mutual funds, and discover the unique advantages of index mutual funds over the wide range of riskier alternatives.

Guide to Understanding Personal Finance

Morris, Virginia B. and Morris, Kenneth M.
Lightbulb 2006

From the world’s leading financial analysts and investor education specialists comes an invaluable foundation of knowledge for every kind of investment you want to make. These guides, a collaboration between Standard & Poor’s and Lightbulb Press, use clear language and informative graphics to demystify financial topics. The books make it easy for you to navigate the financial markets and understand the basics of investing and personal finance. Provides the essential information you need to manage money and make key financial decisions.

Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications

Murphy, John J.
New York Institute of Finance 1999

From how to read charts to understanding indicators and the crucial role technical analysis plays in investing, readers gain a thorough and accessible overview of the field of technical analysis, with a special emphasis on futures markets. Revised and expanded for the demands of today’s financial world, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in tracking and analyzing market behavior.

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The Road to Wealth: A Comprehensive Guide to Your Money

Orman, Suze
Riverhead 2008 Dewey Dec. 332.02

Suze Orman gives answers to questions that readers have about:
– Credit cards and the new bankruptcy laws
– FICO scores
– Changes in student financial aid
– Changes in the real estate market and mortgages
– Stocks and bonds
– The latest retirement investment strategies, including the new Roth 401(k)
– Mutual funds and annuities
– Wills and trusts
– Social Security
– Life insurance
– Disability and long-term care insurance
– Identity theft (and what to do if you’re a victim of it).

Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Ramsey, Dave
Nelson 2009

By now, you’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, then take a look at this–it’s the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

Zillow Talk: Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate

Rascoff, Spencer and Humphries, Stan
Grand Central 2015

How do you spot an area poised for gentrification? Is spring or winter the best time to put your house on the market? We need to toss out all of the outdated truisms and embrace today’s brand new information. But how? Thanks to its treasure trove of data and army of statisticians, Zillow has been able to spot the trends and truths of today’s housing market. The authors explain the science behind where and how we live now and reveal practical, data-driven insights about buying, selling, renting and financing real estate.

Sell Your Home in Any Market: 50 Surprisingly Simple Strategies for Getting Top Dollar Fast

Remley, Jim

Gives readers the tools, techniques, and strategies used by the best real estate marketing experts in the nation to ensure their home is positioned to sell. Readers will find out how to: review the local market – set the right price – promote their home like a pro – prepare for a showing – anticipate questions – sell the neighborhood – use incentives to encourage a quick sale – gently push a buyer – evaluate offers. The book reveals 10 ways to stage a home, 5 ways to maximize showings with MLS marketing, 25 items inspectors check, 200 ways to improve curb appeal, exactly how to emphasize a home’s benefits to potential buyers, and much more.

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Sethi, Ramit
Workman 2009

Ramit Sethi’s 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance–banking, saving, budgeting, and investing–and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.

Living Trusts for Everyone: Why a Will is Not the Way to Avoid Probate, Protect Heirs, and Settle Estates

Sharp, Ronald Farrington
Allworth 2010

The misconceptions surrounding the last will and testament need to be put to rest: Wills benefit lawyers. Trusts benefit you. Period. Modern estate planning should utilize the Living Trust as the effective, efficient, and inexpensive alternative to a will. This book explains why wills are not the best way to handle an estate and details the many advantages trusts have over wills in not only eliminating probate, but protecting your assets for your heirs.

Stocks for the Long Run: A Guide to Selecting Markets for Long-Term Growth

Siegel, Jeremy J.
Irwin 1995 Dewey Dec. 332.6

Financial expert Jeremy Siegel gives shrewd and practical advice on building wealth through buying stocks in this thorough analysis of the market and the factors that affect it. His guide gives investors essential background on the stock market by explaining the historical returns on stocks and bonds over the past two centuries – and discusses the risk and return profile on financial assets that makes stocks safer and more productive long-term investments.

Personal Finance

Siegel, Rachel and Yacht, Carol
Saylor Foundation 2009

A comprehensive Personal Finance textbook. It includes personal finance planning problems with links to solutions, and personal application exercises, with links to their associated worksheet(s) or spreadsheet(s). In addition, the text boasts a large number of links to videos, podcasts, experts’ tips or blogs, and magazine articles to illustrate the practical applications for concepts covered in the text. Open Access Textbook PDF.

The Everything Budgeting Book: Practical Advice for Spending Less, Increasing Savings, and Having More Money for the Things You Really Want

Stouffer, Tere
Adams 2008

This step-by-step guide will help you to: Assess and improve your spending patterns; Find ways to save on everyday expenses; Use worksheets to keep your finances in order; Prepare for unexpected events and plan for the future. Whether you’re saving for a house, a child’s education, or a new car, this essential guide can help you meet your financial goals. Before long, you will be able to balance your checkbook, avoid pre-payday panic, and still have money for the things you really want.

The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need

Tobias, Andrew P.
Harcourt 2005 Dewey Dec. 332.02

Andrew Tobias shows you:
How to spend smarter–and save $1,000 or more
When to invest in stocks, and how
The ins and outs of investing on the Internet
Tax strategies, from tuition to retirement
The basics of life insurance
Who–if anyone–you can trust to manage your money
The inside skinny on annuities, real estate, and Social Security.

A Beginner’s Guide To Day Trading Online

Turner, Toni
Adams Media 2007

Day trading is highly profitable—and highly tumultuous. Moreover, the financial markets have changed considerably in recent years. Expert author Toni Turner gives you the latest information for mastering the markets, including: Decimalization of stock prices; New trading products such as E-minis and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs); Precision entries and exits; The new breed of trader.

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