Description : A self-made millionaire offers strategies and secrets for making a fortune in real estate, including changing attitudes about money, getting start-up capital, achieving a positive credit rating, using government programs, and purchasing valuable properties. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Description : Have you ever wondered where money comes from and WHY you never seem to have enough of it? In this mind bending and eye opening exploration of modern day complexity and confusion, the author, Charles K Jessup, CEO of TMI-America.com, walks the reader through the plight of the modern day “Money Slave” and how the “Money Masters” manage to transfer as much wealth as possible away from the Money Slaves and under their own control. Charles explores the key schemes, along with several examples of political “Cool Aid”, used by the Money Masters, within the modern day banking, economic, monetary, political, and other financial arenas, in order to put the Money Slaves to work creating more and more wealth but which the Money Slaves are rarely ever allowed full access to. Charles explains why the rich seem to get richer and the rest of us seem to LABOR endlessly just to keep up. And he offers plenty of insights into how this came about and what the Money Slaves will need to eventually realize, and what they should do, in order to level the playing field some day. This is a must read book for folks of all ages, from junior high-school on up, and is a book which everyone – parents, teachers, friends, relatives, and associates at work – should offer as suggested reading to others, and to the next generation, so they might find out how to avoid becoming Money Slaves or, if they have, to find out how to break their bondage also.
Description : Even if both Rawls and Piketty seem to advocate extensive redistribution from the rich to the poor, their concerns are different. Rawls worries about the poor, Piketty about the rich. Rawls’ theory of justice is really about prudence, and its emphasis on a worst-case scenario alone is implausible. It is Georgism in persons. However, capitalism may be the only known system which fulfils the Rawlsian proviso of maximising the conditions and expectations of the worst off. There seem to be many logical and empirical flaws in Piketty’s case for global confiscatory taxes, and the novels from the 19th century he quotes, show, not the relentless accumulation of capital, but rather its precariousness.
Description : Keucher's primer on sound asset management encourages leaders of congregations to remember the future when they're making decisions so that the needs of the present are balanced against what's best for the long term.
Description : This book was written for anyone who has considered working in the field of private investigation and decided that it would be ideal for them. How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Private Investigation Business will teach you everything you need to know about the profession, starting with the basics of what you can expect and which preconceptions are just Hollywood fancy. You will discern the key differences between a private investigator and a police officer and why those who want to be the latter should consider all their options before getting into private work. You will learn how to choose a niche of investigation and how to think critically. You will pick up tips on how to investigate a case and perform all of your necessary functions legally. Understand how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, meet IRS requirements, manage and train employees, generate high-profile public relations and publicity, and implement low-cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low- and no-cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as methods to increase sales and have customers refer others to you. This book imparts thousands of insider tips and useful guidelines, including case studies of real world successful private investigation businesses. Discover how to hire contractors and attract clients. Determine which licenses, liability insurance, contracts, and forms you will need, such as privacy agreements. You will find out what tools you need, including the right camera and lenses. Employ modern computer equipment to accent your investigations and use the internet to search through public records, private databases, and courthouse records to speed up the process. Learn how to perform background investigations, interviews, and surveillance and the basics of each type of investigation. Learn how to draw up a winning business plan using the companion CD-ROM with an actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word™. Familiarize yourself with basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas.
Description : Recent crises in emerging markets have been heavily driven by balance-sheet or net-worth effects. Episodes in countries as far-flung as Indonesia and Argentina have shown that exchange rate adjustments that would normally help to restore balance can be destabilizing, even catastrophic, for countries whose debts are denominated in foreign currencies. Many economists instinctually assume that developing countries allow their foreign debts to be denominated in dollars, yen, or euros because they simply don't know better. Presenting evidence that even emerging markets with strong policies and institutions experience this problem, Other People's Money recognizes that the situation must be attributed to more than ignorance. Instead, the contributors suggest that the problem is linked to the operation of international financial markets, which prevent countries from borrowing in their own currencies. A comprehensive analysis of the sources of this problem and its consequences, Other People's Money takes the study one step further, proposing a solution that would involve having the World Bank and regional development banks themselves borrow and lend in emerging market currencies.
Description : Critical, independent voices are seldom found within the citadels of international finance. That’s what makes Nomi Prins unique. During fifteen years as an executive at skyscraping banks like Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, and Lehman Brothers, Prins never lost her ability to see the broader picture. She walked away from the game in 2002 out of disgust with the burgeoning corporate corruption, just as its magnitude was becoming clear to the public. In this acclaimed exposé, named one of the best books of 2004 by The Economist, Barron’s, Library Journal, and The Progressive, Prins provides fascinating firsthand details of day-to-day life in the financial leviathans, with all its rich absurdities. She demonstrates how the much-publicized fraud of recent years resulted from deregulation that trashed the rules of responsible corporate behavior, and not simply the unbridled greed of a select few. While the stock market roared on the back of phony balance sheets, executives made out like bandits and Congress looked the other way. Worse yet, as the new foreword to the paperback edition makes clear, everything remains in place for a repeat performance.
Description : LEVERAGE THE LOANS AND FINANCING THAT CAN GIVE YOU BIG PROFITS! You don’t have to wait for years saving up your first down payment before you start investing in real estate. Instead, you can put up a small percentage of a down payment and let a loan from the bank finance the rest. When it’s time to sell, you pay the bank for the original loan, and any profit goes right in your pocket. But even seasoned real estate investors need a guide to help them through the maze of different loan products and financing options that banks offer. Real estate finance expert Steve Dexter takes you into the hidden world of leveraged investing-essentially using “other people's money” to earn massive profits. With simple, straightforward advice, this book… Offers strategies for minimizing a down payment in order to maximize investment return Simplifies all tax issues related to real estate debt Gives strategies on making yourself more creditworthy Provides bonus insider advice on how to find the best properties
Description : Arguing that individual wealth is not against Judeo-Christian ethics, a former economic advisor to presidents Reagan and Bush explains how one individual's success benefits the rest of society, and shows how to achieve it. 60,000 first printing. Tour.
Description : A guide explaining how to make money by acquiring assets, building a business, or developing an idea using funds from second-party investors, discussing the different types and forms of such funds and legal concerns.