Description : Social Security law has changed! Get What’s Yours has been revised and updated to reflect new regulations that took effect on April 29, 2016. Get What’s Yours has proven itself to be the definitive book about how to navigate the forbidding maze of Social Security and emerge with the highest possible benefits. It is an engaging manual of tactics and strategies written by well-known financial commentators that is unobtainable elsewhere. You could try reading all 2,728 rules of the Social Security system (and the thousands of explanations of these rules), but academia’s Kotlikoff, the popular press’s Moeller, and public television’s Solman explain the Social Security system just as comprehensively, and a lot more comprehensibly. Moreover, they demonstrate that what you don’t know can seriously hurt you: wrong decisions about which Social Security benefits to apply for cost individual retirees tens of thousands of dollars in lost income every year. (Some of those people are even in the book.) Changes to Social Security that take effect in 2016 make it more important than ever to wait as long as possible (until age 70, if possible) to claim Social Security benefits. The new law also has significant implications for those who wish to claim divorced spousal benefits (and how many Social Security recipients even know about divorced spousal benefits?). Besides addressing these and other issues, this revised edition contains a chapter explaining how Medicare rules can shape Social Security decisions. Many other personal-finance books briefly address Social Security, but none offers the full, authoritative, yet conversational analysis of Get What’s Yours. Get What’s Yours explains Social Security benefits through basic strategies and stirring stories. It covers the most frequent benefit scenarios faced by married retired couples; by divorced retirees; by widows and widowers. It explains what to do if you’re a retired parent of dependent children; disabled; an eligible beneficiary who continues to work. It addresses the tax consequences of your choices, as well as the financial implications for other investments. It does all this and more. There are more than 52 million Americans aged 54 to 69. Ten thousand of them reach Social Security’s full retirement age of 66 every day. For all these people—and for their families and friends—Get What’s Yours has proven to be an invaluable, and therefore indispensable, tool.
Description : “This book is mandatory reading for anyone who wants a better understanding of how to manage their money.”—Mary Beth Franklin, InvestmentNews “Accessible and practical, this guide contains valuable tools for managing one’s personal finances for maximum results.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review It seems like a foolproof decision: if you want to be smart about protecting and growing your wealth, you should seek guidance from a trained financial advisor. As CEO of the country’s largest provider of workplace financial wellness programs, Liz Davidson has seen firsthand how that seemingly smart decision can go awry for many people. Why? Because you can never blindly trust that your advisor has your best interests at heart. There are many benefits to working with a financial pro, but there are some things you should know first. That’s where this book comes in. Drawing on her insider’s knowledge of how the financial advice profession really works, Davidson reveals how to judge whether an advisor is going to help or harm your savings. How should you decide if you really need an advisor? What financial moves can you make without their help? What important questions should you ask before trusting them with your money? What are the red flags you should run from? And what does all their jargon really mean? This friendly, no-nonsense guide is a must-read if you want to finally take control of your financial well-being, either with a financial advisor or without one.
Description : Are you ready to discover your WHAT—that is, the 1 amazing thing you were born to do? Would you like to powerfully impact both those who share this lifetime with you and those of lifetimes to come? In What Is Your WHAT? author Steve Olsher reveals his proven process that has helped thousands answer YES to these life-changing questions and cultivate a life of purpose, conviction, and contribution by identifying and creating a plan of action for bringing the 1 thing they were born to do to fruition. It is a timely, step-by-step guide that will guide you towards making both a fortune and a difference sharing your unique gift with the world. Features inspiring stories of trial, tribulation, and triumph, as well as examples of 17 public figures, such as Guy Kawasaki, Chris Brogan, and Jack Canfield who have made the critical shift from pursuing commodity-driven opportunities to honoring their singular blueprint Author Steve Olsher is a 25+ year entrepreneur, creator/founder of The Reinvention Workshop, and award-winning author of Internet Prophets: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal How to Profit Online Steve’s singular approach to realizing permanent, positive change blends proprietary methods with ancient wisdom and revolutionary lessons from modern thought leaders. Leverage this proven system to discover your WHAT and realize ultimate achievement in business and life.
Description : a What's your sun sign?'-a conversation starter, an ice-breaker, a guessing game or just genuine curiosity that can draw strangers together. Four words that get heard a million times, each time, sounding just as exciting! Dig deeper, and it's a statement that mirrors our underlying desire to know more about the other person and allows us the thrill of entering a mystical zone-of people's behaviours and relationships. This witty book, without any astrological clutter, is your perfect companion to understanding your friends, family, professional associates and more importantly, your self. You will be amazed to see how we can touch hearts, build relationships and connect with people when we speak to them about them!
Description : Adventures of the Soul is a manual for anyone who has ever questioned where they come from, why they are here, and where they go after they die. Sharing his intuitive experiences of communicating with the Spirit World for the past 30 years, internationally renowned medium James Van Praagh takes you on a spiritual sojourn to discover the unique design of your very own soul and explore its various adventures as it travels between worlds. You’ll learn to open up your mind to your soul’s unbounded wisdom and gain a bigger perspective on life and a better grasp of your significant part in it. This book will further assist you in understanding and recognizing the soul lessons you came back to Earth to learn, such as sorrow, forgiveness, grief, compassion, and joy. By utilizing this knowledge, you will come to identify your soul’s intricacies and start to live a life that truly fulfills your soul’s destiny: following the path of love. This is one journey that will force you to look at life and death in a completely different light!
Description : What's Your Green Goldfish is based on the simple premise that employees are the key drivers of customer experience and that "Happy Employees Create Happy Customers." The book focuses on 15 different ways to drive employee engagement and reinforce a strong corporate culture. It's the second book in the goldfish trilogy. The first book was an Amazon Best Seller entitled, What's Your Purple Goldfish. Purple focused on customers, whereby Green focuses on employees. Both books are based on a revolutionary new approach called marketing g.l.u.e. (marketing by giving little unexpected extras). The book is based on the findings of the Green Goldfish Project, an effort which crowd sourced 1,001 examples of signature added value for employees. Key themes emerged from the Project. The book is filled with over 200 examples. PRAISE FOR WHAT'S YOUR GREEN GOLDFISH "Stan is the sherpa that guides executives along the journey between the heart and mind of business stakeholders. Stakeholders aren't always customers though. At a time when company vision and culture matters more than ever, it takes inspired and engaged employees to bring them to life." - Brian Solis, author of What's the Future of Business #WTF, The End of Business as Usual and Engage "So often overlooked, and so very vital to building company value... empowering employees to support each other and the brand. Stan Phelps 'gets' it and Green Goldfish will walk you step-by-step though achieving this critical goal." - Ted Rubin, author of Return on Relationship "Great customer centric organizations only exist because of engaged and empowered employees. The Green Goldfish is packed with awesome examples of what world class companies are doing today to inspire and reward their employees. If you see value in truly building an "A Team," Green Goldfish will be, without question, your single best reference." - Chris Zane, Founder and President of Zane's Cycles, author of Reinventing the Wheel, the Science of Creating Lifetime Customers "Stan Phelps takes customer service to a whole new level by focusing on EMPLOYEE service, and how to do well by your employees - so they take care of your customers. Packed with stories, insights and R.U.L.E.S. any company can follow, this book is a must-read for managers of companies of all shapes and sizes who know that employees don't leave jobs - they leave managers, especially when they don't feel your love and appreciation. Pick this up, and start engaging your team and making more GREEN - Phil Gerbyshak, author of The Naked Truth of Social Media "Our large-scale research shows unequivocally that engaged employees are more likely to work longer, try harder, make more suggestions for improvement, recruit others to join their company, and go out of their way to help customers. They even take less sick time. Companies can tap into the enormous value of engaged employees by following the 15 ideas that Stan lays out in this book." - Bruce Temkin, author of The Six Laws of Customer Experience "Too often, the actual employment experience delivered on the job does not measure up to the version sold to job candidates during the interview process. In What's Your Green Goldfish, Stan Phelps offers 15 ways to close the gap." - Steve Curtin, author of Delight Your Customers: 7 Simple Ways to Raise Your Customer Service from Ordinary to Extraordinary (AMACOM, June 2013) "In What's Your Green Goldfish, Stan Phelps brilliantly applies the idea of 'doing a little something extra' for employees. You know, those people that actually get the work done and keep customers happy. Read it, put some of the ideas to work, and soon you'll be reaping more 'green' from your customers." - Bob Thompson, Founder and CEO, CustomerThink Corp.
Description : With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.
Description : THE MIND-READING SYSTEM THAT IS REVOLUTIONIZING ONLINE BUSINESS Do you know how to find out what people"really"want to buy? (Not what you"think"they want, not what they"say"they want, but what they"really"want?) The"secret"is"asking"the right questions and the right questions are"not"what you might expect. "" "Ask"is based on the compelling premise that you should NEVER have to guess what your prospects and customers are thinking.The"Ask Formula"revealed in this book has been used to help build multi-million dollar businesses in 23 different industries, generating over $100 million dollars in sales in the process. You ll discover why the"Ask Formula"is arguably THE most powerful way to discover EXACTLY what people want to buy and how to give it to them and in a way that makes people fall in love with you and your company. In this tell-all book, expert online marketer Ryan Levesque (featured in CNBC, Yahoo Finance, "The Miami Herald," "The San Francisco Chronicle," "Mass Market Retailer," "Bloomberg Businessweek"and more) turns everything you know about customer surveys on its head. You ll discover how Ryan Levesque developedhis proven system for creating survey-based, customized sales funnels. And you ll also learn how YOU can implement the same system in your own business no matter your market. The"Ask Formula"blueprint is laid out in clear and detailed steps for anyone to use and adapt. Whether you re an aspiring Internet entrepreneur, advanced online marketer, or established business owner, this book will both"inspire"you and"show"you how to skyrocket your online income while creating a mass of raving fans in the process simply by asking the"right""questions"in a surprisingly different way. For people looking to scale up their business, "Ask"will utterly transform how you think about consumer behavior and selling online. For example, you ll learn: How to increase your income by 36% by asking potential customers this slightly unusual 4 word question. Why most businesses are doing surveys all wrong (and the one question you should NEVER be asking your prospects) And much, much more "
Description : How do you stand out in a sea of sameness? What's Your Purple Goldfish (WYPG?) is about differentiation via added value. Marketing to your existing customers via G.L.U.E (giving little unexpected extras). The end result is increased sales, happier customers and positive word of mouth.
Description : Four out of 10 North Americans read their horoscope daily, 10 out of 10 have a birthday, and almost all of them see the world in living colour.Colorstrology, already with a highly successful website at colorstrology.com, infuses elements of astrology and numerology with the spirituality of colour to create a colour profile for every day of the year. Cleverly packaged with 32 pages of perforated colour chips, this new genre of metaphysical fun will bridge the consumer gap between the house-proud urbanite and the barefoot spiritualist.Colorstrology, the company, is rolling out an entire line of branded products, from cosmetics and jewellery to cards and flowers, but this is the only comprehensive book available by the author who New York magazine calls a "must-see phenomenon."
Description : Are you in charge of your life? Or are you being swept away by things that are seemingly out of your control? In AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN, Anthony Robbins, the bestselling author of UNLIMITED POWER, shows the reader how to take immediate control of their mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny.
Description : Getting Real details the business, design, programming, and marketing principles of 37signals. The book is packed with keep-it-simple insights, contrarian points of view, and unconventional approaches to software design. This is not a technical book or a design tutorial, it's a book of ideas. Anyone working on a web app - including entrepreneurs, designers, programmers, executives, or marketers - will find value and inspiration in this book. 37signals used the Getting Real process to launch five successful web-based applications (Basecamp, Campfire, Backpack, Writeboard, Ta-da List), and Ruby on Rails, an open-source web application framework, in just two years with no outside funding, no debt, and only 7 people (distributed across 7 time zones). Over 500,000 people around the world use these applications to get things done. Now you can find out how they did it and how you can do it too. It's not as hard as you think if you Get Real.
Description : In a small business office without formal computer support department, someone takes on the role of internal computer guru -- the one everyone yells for instinctively when the printer jams, the database locks up, or toolbars and files disappear. So, the internal guru gets stuck with the company's PC problems, without classroom training on hardware or software. This book is for those small business gurus.
Description : A coauthor of the New York Times bestselling guide to Social Security Get What’s Yours authors an essential companion to explain Medicare, the nation’s other major benefit for older Americans. Learn how to maximize your health coverage and save money. Social Security provides the bulk of most retirees’ income and Medicare guarantees them affordable health insurance. But few people know what Medicare covers and what it doesn’t, what it costs, and when to sign up. Nor do they understand which parts of Medicare are provided by the government and how these work with private insurance plans—Medicare Advantage, drug insurance, and Medicare supplement insurance. Do you understand Medicare’s parts A, B, C, D? Which Part D drug plan is right and how do you decide? Which is better, Medigap or Medicare Advantage? What do you do if Medicare denies payment for a procedure that your doctor says you need? How do you navigate the appeals process for denied claims? If you’re still working or have a retiree health plan, how do those benefits work with Medicare? Do you know about the annual enrollment period for Medicare, or about lifetime penalties for late enrollment, or any number of other key Medicare rules? Health costs are the biggest unknown expense for older Americans, who are turning sixty-five at the rate of 10,000 a day. Understanding and navigating Medicare is the best way to save health care dollars and use them wisely. In Get What’s Yours for Medicare, retirement expert Philip Moeller explains how to understand all these important choices and make the right decisions for your health and wealth now—and for the future.
Description : From the Introduction: "What kind of knowledge and skills can your child be expected to learn in second grade at school? How can you help your child at home? These are questions that we try to answer in this book. It presents the sort of knowledge and skills—in literature, reading and writing, history and geography, visual arts, music, mathematics, and science—that should be at the core of a challenging second-grade education. Because children and localities differ greatly across this big, diverse country, so do second-grade classrooms. But all communities, including classrooms, require some common ground for communication and learning. In this book we present the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American second graders. This core is not a comprehensive prescription for everything that every second grader needs to know. Such a complete prescription would be rigid and undesirable. But the book does offer a solid common ground that will enable young students to become active, successful learners in their classroom community and later in the larger communities we live in—town, state, nation, and world." BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from What Your Third Grader Needs to Know.