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The Banker and the Fisherman: Lessons in Life, Happiness & Wealth for the 21st Century
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 34,620. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
You will probably spend a century on this planet. Are you ready? You have goals to achieve, a future to plan, gifts to give, a legacy to design. The Banker and the Fisherman provides a rational and realistic look at life's issues and how to handle them. Along the way, every insight is infused with the ultimate lesson: how to live a rich life in ways that have nothing to do with money.
Got My First Job and How Do I Handle the 401K?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
Many high school or college graduates start work and run into a 401K for the first time. This short story explains the very basics of 401Ks. This story will help new workers to understand the basic concepts of 401K investing.
How to Use Psychology to Achieve Your Financial Goals
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
Up until about 30 years ago, economists assumed that humans were perfectly rational in their decision making. Subsequent research has proven that we are anything but rational with respect to financial decisions. This short story explains how you can use psychology to help achieve your personal financial goals.
Why We Don't Save Enough for Retirement and How You Can Save More
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
Many Americans are struggling with how to save more for retirement. This short story explores several methods for saving more for retirement.
Index Mutual Funds: How to Simplify Your Financial Life and Beat the Pros
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 24,890. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
This book is designed to teach you the basics of index fund investing in less than one hour of reading time. It covers the basics of index fund investing. Although it was published in 1999, it was designed to be timeless and still applies to the 21st Century.
Frequently Asked Questions About ETFs and Index Funds
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
This short story explains both ETFs and Index Funds using a question and answer format. It will teach you the basics of using these low cost investments as part of your investment portfolio.
How Asset Allocation Can Help You Achieve Your Financial Goals
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
As a child, your mother probably told you not to put all your eggs into one basket. Asset allocation uses the same basic principle. This story story explores the definition of asset allocation and how you can use it to help achieve your financial goals.
Are You Using the Right Rules to Plan Your Retirement?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,090. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
The major advances in financial planning have taken place over the last twenty years. This short story explains the development of the latest rules for financial planning.This short story will help to assure that your are using the latest rules for your retirement planning.
Should Immediate Annuities Be a Tool in Your Retirement Planning Toolbox?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
This story story explores the option of annuitizing part of your retirement portfolio to reduce the risk of outliving your money. This story helps explains the pros and cons of using immediate annuities.
Who Wins the Variable Annuity Versus Mutual Fund Battle?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
This short story explores the issue of variable annuities versus stock index funds so ordinary investors can determine which option is best for helping to achieve their financial goals.
Sell My Stocks Before the Baby Boomers Crash the Market?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
Will the retirement of the 67 million Baby Boomers crash the U.S. stock markets? Many people predict a stock market crash when this massive wave of people retire and sell their stocks to provide living expenses for retirement. This short story explores and predicts the impact of the retirement of the Baby Boomers on the U.S. stock market.
How Do I Determine If I Have Saved Enough to Retire?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
Many people are wondering if they are saving enough for retirement. Younger people want to know how much they need to save for retirement. Those people close to retirement want to know if they have already saved enough to retire. This short story identifies the basic retirement planning process with specific examples. You can determine whether or not your retirement plan is on track or not.
Don't Max Out My 401K?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
Contributing the maximum amount to your 401K has become the “holy grail” of the financial services industry. Several recent studies suggest that not everyone should max out their 401K. This short story explores whether or not you should max out your 401K.
Will Reverse Mortgages be the Salvation of Baby Boomer Retirees?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
Many respected studies indicate that up to half of the 67 million Baby Boomer generation have not saved enough for retirement. Many academic studies are already assuming that up to half of the Baby Boomers will utilize reverse mortgages to increase their retirement income. This short story explores the pros and cons of utilizing reverse mortgages to boost retirement income.
Do I Need Ten, Twenty, or Thirty Times my Income to Retire?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
The 67 million Baby Boomers start to turn 62 in 2008. These Boomers need to determine if they have saved enough to retire. Determining if you have saved enough to retire turns out to be more of an art than a science. This short story explores the pros and cons of utilizing the conventional rules for determining if you have saved enough to retire.
How to Find a Good Financial Planner
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
The 67 million Baby Boomers start to turn 62 in 2008. Most of these Boomers will need financial planning help to determine when they can retire. They will also need help in establishing a cash stream to support them during retirement. Most Boomers will need estate planning assistance as well. This short story thoroughly explores and determines how you can find a good financial planner.
Total Market or Slice-n-Dice for My Investment Portfolio
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
This short story performs an analysis to determine which asset allocation strategies performed the best over the seven year 2000-2006 time period and the longer thirty-four year period from 1972-2006. Hopefully the results of this analysis will help people choose the best asset allocation for their own portfolios.
What Safety Factor Are You Using for Your Retirement Plan?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
Many Baby Boomers are trying to decide if they can retire or not. In many fields of study, safety factors are used to help manage the risk of a decision. This short story explores the use of various types of safety factors for the retirement decision.
How Much Income Do I Really Need in Retirement?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
Financial planners use a rule of thumb that says you will need 70% to 80% of your pre-retirement income. This short story examines this rule of thumb and apply it to four fictitious families. Hopefully the results of this analysis will help people better understand the pros and cons of using the 80% rule of thumb. This story should also help people better estimate their retirement income needs
Rules of Thumb or Retirement Planning Software?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
There are at least five alternative methodologies people can use to plan for retirement. This short story explores and compares these five alternative methods of retirement planning. This story should be very helpful to people who are beginning to undertake serious planning for their own retirement.