A curated collection of the best retirement advice from financial advisor Julie Jason’s acclaimed nationally syndicated column.
Being able to retire securely, with enough income to last—and allow you to enjoy—your post-work life, is a major concern not only for seniors, but for everyone. And you shouldn’t wait for the last minute to plan. To make sure you’re ready, take the advice of Julie Jason, an internationally recognized authority on retirement savings whose popular column receives fan mail . . . with plenty of questions. Organized in 10 sections, each following a theme, Retire Securely is her accessible, easy-to-read collection of need-to-know facts about a process that can be intimidating to even the most knowledgeable investors. Jason discusses investor protection, estate planning, college, 401(k)s and IRAs, the stock market, and more!
This award-winning history book builds upon the success of historically based market analysis, many of the time-tested research tools presented in Investment Atlas performed brilliantly on signaling a new bear market had arrived in January, 2008 in stocks, bonds and real estate as well as the new bull market in common and preferred stocks in April 2009.
Investment Atlas II not only updates this past research, but also, several new market indices, such as Winans-GFD International Housing Index and the Winans Legacy Stock Index are presented. These valuable tools add insight into global real estate markets, new ways for calculating stock market valuations, as well as improved benchmarks for portfolio management.
This book is an important and timely research study that explores a little known area of investing, which is that of private mortgage lending. The reason for undertaking the study was twofold; reason one is because for the past 15 years, retirement portfolios have been devastated by stock market fluctuations, resulting from a greater prevalence of boom and bust economic cycles. It is quite possible that currently another bust cycle might be unfolding, in spite of the apparent bull market. The second reason is because of the adopted Federal Reserve policy of creating an artificially low rate environment in an attempt to sustain the continued growth of the stock market and support of the current real estate recovery efforts.
These two economic conditions primarily affect income investors because of the low yields that are being offered by the typically available fixed-income investments, such as bonds, CDs and money-market accounts. The combination of a reduced interest rate environment and the increase stock market volatility has dramatically impacted the livelihood of the fixed income investor. Moreover, it has forced these investors to take greater levels of investment risk by incentivizing them to seek higher yields by investing in the stock market; in essence, the place that has created most of their financial problems.
Written by a middle-aged, middle income baby boomer, ‘Retirement Investing for Middle-aged, Middle Income Middle America’ offers insight into self-managing some or all of a retirement portfolio. It discusses necessary information for those approaching retirement, as well as those already in retirement. This book also offers ideas about what things might be considered before making investments within a retirement portfolio. ‘Retirement Investing for Middle-aged, Middle Income Middle America’ is not being written by a ‘financial expert’- lord knows we have enough of them already. It is being written by someone like you who decided to take the time and energy to self-manage his retirement portfolio.
Think apartments and commercial real estate are just for the big boys? Think again.
Brian Murray was not an investment pro when he bought his first commercial property. He was a teacher looking to build some side income. Armed with his passion for business and a lot of common sense, he developed a simple yet highly effective approach to investing that he still uses today at his multimillion-dollar real estate company.
Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate is a beginner's guide to investing based on Murray's experience bootstrapping his way from newbie investor to award-winning CEO of Washington Street Properties. Murray shares the secrets to his success through straightforward, actionable advice that will help you get started no matter what your experience level, or how much cash you have on hand.
You'll learn how to:
Find and creatively finance commercial property
Grow a portfolio without any help from outside investors and without taking on excessive debt
Use your small-investor status as a competitive advantage over corporate investors
Identify simple, practical ways to increase profits while keeping costs low
Murray also shares real-life stories that reveal exactly how he grew his business, and the hard lessons he learned along the way (so you don't have to). Whether you already invest in real estate and want to go bigger, or you've never owned a property, this book gives you the tools and wisdom you need to crush it in apartments and commercial real estate.
Money has tremendous power over us. Not having money limits our choices and restricts our ability to share in our society’s abundance. One of the biggest problems related to money is debt. Debt injects unnecessary stress in our lives that can affect our dreams, work, and our relationships with others. In this short read, Jennifer shares 5 simple steps that you can do right now to eliminate all of your debt, and faster than you may think is possible. In addition to eliminating your debt, the book will help your savings grow at the same time! All you need to change your current financial situation and get out of debt is the simple plan you will create with this book, plus your determination. It’s time to stop living paycheck to paycheck and start enjoying financial freedom. Remember, it’s not about how much you’re earning; it’s about the decisions you make with the money you have!
If money is emotional, then why do we persist in trying to manage our personal finances logically?We already know what it takes to become financially healthy: spend less than we make, pay down our debt, and save more money. Money management books, tools, and techniques abound, yet most of us don't utilize them. Maybe you've adopted the practice of ignoring money problems until they are barreling down on you like a tidal wave, as I once did. I know what it feels like to be drowning financially.
I'd like to propose a better alternative, one that doesn't require you to eat beans and rice or to spend hours updating budget spreadsheets. My approach to personal finance is called "Mindful Money Management." It is unique in that it harnesses the power of your emotions, so they can propel you forward like a rocket booster towards your Preferred Financial Destination. Yes, money is emotional, but you can prevent your heart from hijacking your wallet. Let me show you how.
"Christine Luken does a wonderful job taking complex financial topics and making them easy to understand. Reading Money is Emotional is like having a conversation with a knowledgeable friend." --Robert Pagliarini, CFP, EA, Author of The Sudden Wealth Solution
Tailored for small business owners and entrepreneur like yourself who are looking for long-term financial planning and wealth management, The Business Owner's Guide to Financial Freedom reveals the secrets behind successfully investing in your business while bypassing Wall Street-influenced financial planners.
Attorney and CPA Mark J. Kohler and expert financial planner Randall A. Luebke deliver a guide catered to your entrepreneurial journey as they teach you how to create assets that provide income so work is no longer a requirement, identify money and tax-saving strategies, and address business succession plans to help you transition into the investment phase of business ownership.
Learn how to:
Pinpoint the dollar value of your business with a step-by-step formula
Eliminate and avoid bad debt while leveraging your good debt
Uncover investment strategies Wall Street won't tell you
Achieve long-term goals with the 4x4 Financial Independence Plan
Find an advisor willing to look out for your best interests
Super-charge your 401(k) and leverage your insurance to get rich
Create the best exit strategy for you, your business, and your family
Avoid the most common mistakes in real estate investment
Protect your hard-earned assets from security threats ready to strike
You can't predict the future, but you can plan for it. So if you're ready to stop treating your business like your only asset and want to start making it your most valuable legacy, this book is for you!
The No.1 Property Book that Teaches You How to Buy Properties in London with NO MONEY and NO MORTGAGE Have you ever wondered how you can buy property in London or anywhere else without a mortgage, deposit or cash? Then you need to read this book. This step-by-step guide will show you: • How to buy property in London without getting a mortgage or deposit • Your million dollar business card • How to network without talking to people • Money-making secrets and the famous success formula • Hassle-free renting and how to evict tenants within 24 hours This book will help give you the confidence and knowledge to buy property with NO MONEY This book is a go-to guide for a better life and Laurence’s inspiring story from humble beginnings can help you.
The SMART Investment Strategy for a Volatile World: Are your investments creating the wealth you desire, or are the ups and downs of an unpredictable market eating away at your earnings (and even your principal), while raising your stress level to the roof? Do you understand the world of investing well enough to know how to generate steadily reliable returns that enable you to have financial independence and a comfortable retirement?