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My Current Recommendations

Patently Female
by Ted Miller
“This book destroys stereotypes of women’s capabilities…”


Careers & Lifestyles

by Faith Popcorn
Futurist Faith Popcorn provides guidelines on how to use sixteen major societal trends to make informed choices about improving your career, lifestyle, relationships, and appearance.

Cool Careers for Dummies
by Dr. Marty Nemko
Information on over 500 interesting, offbeat, and just plain cool jobs.

Impact Hiring: The Secrets of Hiring a Superstar
by Federich W. Ball and Barbara B. Ball
Tips for employers on how to hire today’s high achieving workers.

Job Search Organizer
by Jack O’Brien
A hard-hitting, no-nonsense career guide covers it all and includes 20 checklists, self-assessment tests and worksheets.



Simplify Your Christmas
by Elaine St. James

Frugal Luxuries by the Seasons
Tracey McBride


Financial Planning

Being a Cheapskate
by Mark W. Miller
“In this practical guide, readers learn how to stretch the performance of their current income by slashing grocery bills, shopping expenses, traveling costs, prescription drug costs, child-care expenses, and more.”

Business Owner’s Guide to Personal Finance
by Jill Andresky Fraser
“Jill Andresky Fraser, Inc. Magazine’s well-known and respected finace editor, wrote this book as a personal finance blueprint for entrepreneurs.”

The Essential Buffet
by Robert C. Hagstrom
“This is the first book to deliver sure-fire guidelines for successful investing, Buffett-style with a firm grasp of 21st century market realities and challenges.”

Buffettology Workbook
by Mary Buffet and David Clark
“This workbook walks readers step-by-step through a system of business perspective investing-focusing on the mathematical ratios and calculations that have helped make Warren Buffett one of the richest men in the world.”

Charles Schwab’s Guide to Financial Independence : Simple Solutions for Busy People
by Charles Schwab
Schwab explains the ins and outs of planning an investment, choosing the components and bracing for taxes, putting the plan into action, and preparing for future developments.

The Courage to Be Rich : Creating a Life of Material and Spiritual Abundance
by Suzy Orman
…anecdote-rich compendium of tips on 401(k)s, marriage, homes, and happiness.

Cut Your Spending in Half
by the editors of Rodale Press
My favorite four letter work after L O V E, is


S A L E!

Sales are one of many strategies to help you obtain the best for less. Several editors of Rodale Press have contributed their best ideas to help you pinch pennies without cramping your lifestyle.

Debt-Proof Living
by Mary Hunt
Mary Hunt, “America’s Favorite Cheapskate,” is a one woman testimonial for getting out of and staying out of debt. Her new book Debt-Proof Livingshows you how to live debt free as well!

Don’t Worry, Make Money : Spiritual and Practical Ways to Create Abundance and More Fun in Your Life
by Richard Carlson
Brilliant strategies for achieving financial success by giving up stress, worry, anger, and fear.

Financial Peace
by Dave Ramsey
A practical and spiritual guide on how to become free from financial stress draws on biblical wisdom to discuss how to get out of debt, simple rules of investing, using the principle of contentment, and more.

Frugal Luxuries by the Seasons
by Tracey McBride
Tips to help you save on holidays throughout the year.

Kiplinger’s Practical Guide to Your Money
by Ted Miller
“One of my favorite sources for clear, unbiased financial information is anything published by Kiplinger. Ted Miller is a financial journalist with more than two decades of experience at the Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine.”

The Lack of Money is the Root of All Evil
by Andrew Leckey
“Mark Twain’s crackling wit and common-sense advice applied to pressing matters of money management for the 21stcentury.”

Make Your Own Living Trust
by attornet Denis Clifford
“This is the book I recommend to everyone wanting to save delays and money by transferring property to their heirs.”

The Millionaire Next Door
By Thomas J. Stanley, PhD, and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Mind (CD-ROM)
By Thomas J. Stanley, PhD

The Million Dollar Car and $250,000 Pizza
By Allyson Lewis, CFP
Most people believe that investing is something they’ll do when they have more “disposable” money. Allyson Lewis disagrees. She raises a compelling argument that the trivial choices we make today play a big difference on how we live tomorrow.

Money for Life
By Robert Sheard
“Most workers get it wrong: instead of saving for retirement, they should focus on investing for financial independence.”

Money Rules
by Juliette Fairley
Juliette explores the uncertainty of Social Security, dealing with parents and money, finding a roommate who isn’t in financial flake, career reality checks, tips on auto insurance/general insurance, investing tips, 401k, IRA, money market accounts, mutual funds, debt, credit damage control, prenuptial agreements, and the purchase of your first home.

Money Secrets of the Rich and Famous
by Mary Hunt
Money Secrets of the Rich and Famous is also a fascinating historical account of the financial wizardry and fiscal folly of the nation’s heroes and celebrities. From Babe Ruth to George Washington, Michael Reynard has covered distinguished Americans’ assiduous pursuits of happiness in the market.

My Vast Fortune : The Money Adventures of a
Quixotic Capitalist

by Andrew Tobias
Humorous advice on the care and feeding of your fortunes.

The New Rules of Money : 88 Strategies for Financial Success Today
by Ric Edelman>
This book covers questions about income and debt, college planning, home ownership, investment strategies, and family matters.

The Perfect Resume
By Susan Ireland
Quick and easy guidance for an attention-grabbing resume, idiot-proof steps to switching careers, and down-to-earth advice is covered.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad
by Robert T. Kiyoski and Sharon L. Lechter C.P.A.
“Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences–his two fathers.”

Simplify Your Christmas
by Elaine St. James
100 tips on managing your time and money during the Christmas holidays.

60 Minute Estate Planner: Fast & Easy Illustrated Plans To Save Taxes, Avoid Probate And Maximize Inheritance
by Sandy F. Krammer
“My number one pick for estate planning information.”

Street Wise: A Guide for Teen Investors
By Robert Sheard
Today’s young people are not only interested in money, they’re quite knowledgeable about it. Janet Bamford’s Street Wise: A Guide for Teen Investors assembles virtually everything these budding financiers need, and presents it in language they understand.

The Truth About Money : Because Money Doesn’t Come With Instructions
by Ric Edelman
If you’re wondering why you have no money, huge debts, and little to show for what you’ve already spent, this book provides some astonishing answers. Did you know that only about three percent of the present-day household’s income is truly discretionary?

365 Ways to Become a Millionaire: Without Being Born One
By Brian Koslow, Martin Cohen

25 Myths You’ve Got to Avoid If You Want to Manage Your Money Right : The New Rules for Financial Success
by Jonathan Clements
Clements, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, picks apart long-standing myths of how you should manage your money and offers a set of sensible financial tips designed to help you sleep better at night.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway
by Robert P. Miles

Widowed, Beginning Again Personally & Financially
by Sharon Trusty & Barry Corkern, CFP; with Sally Crisp
“…an effective collaborative effort from talented Arkansans who provide a useful guidebook of hope and how-to that reads like a novel.”



The New Commonsense Guide to Mutual Funds
by Mary Rowland
The best book on mutual funds!

Buying Stocks Without Broker
by Charles Carlson
You can bypass the broker’s bite when buying stocks by using corporate dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs). This book contains a directory of some 900 DRIPs, complete with names, addresses, phone numbers, DRIP specifics, and updated performance ratings.

Investment Gurus : A Road Map to Wealth from the World’s Best Money Managers
by Peter Tanous
This book summarizes the success factors common to each of 18 top money managers interviewed and suggests ways to develop an “intelligent personal investment plan.

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Rich, 2nd edition
by Larry Wascha
This user-friendly book is for the investor who is looking to expand beyond the basics, and perhaps take a few more risks.

The Money Club: How We Taught Ourselves the Secret to a Secure Financial Future, and How You Can, Too
by Marilyn Crockett
Money management tips, along with personal stories from members of a highly successful women’s investment club.

Chuck Carlson’s 60-Second Investor: 201 Tips, Tools, and Tactics for the Time-Strapped Investor
by Chuck Carlson
A user-friendly guide to basic investing with hundreds of ideas, strategies, and tips to help you maximize your portfolios.

Kiplinger’s Practrical Guide to Investing
by Ted Miller
Ted Miller reveals how an individual investor, regardless of his or her current saving and investing style, can accumulate a six-or seven-figure chunk of money while there’s time to enjoy it.

Take Stock
By Ellis Traub
Ellis Traub is on a mission. It is to empower every person to invest successfully. He clearly, and in an easy to understand way, draws a picture of how, why, and when to invest for consistently high returns.



Patton on Leadership : Strategic Lessons for Corporate Warfare
by Alan Axelrod
Buy this book, study it, and follow its teachings. You will be a better manager for it.

Winning Everyday
by Lou Holtz
A simple 10 step game plan for success in life.

Pushing the Envelope
by Harvey MacKay
Practical advice on such topics as hiring, motivating, training, producing, and negotiating.

Reach for the Summit : The Definite Dozen System for Succeeding at Whatever You Do
by Pat Summit
Reknowned women’s basketball coach provides her 12 commandments of achievement interwoven with personal anecdotes, strategies for success, and basic ethics.

Who Moved My Cheese?
by Spencer Johnson
Spencer Johnson, co-author of The One Minute Manager and many other books, makes us think about change by using a parable. Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives.

Sales & Selling

Sales & Selling

The Wizard of Ads : Turning Words into Magic and Dreamers into Millionaires
by Roy A. Williams
The unvarnished truth about what works, what doesn’t and why from a fascinating storyteller.

Seven Figure Selling
By Danielle Kennedy
A written demonstration of a master real estate salesperson’s extremely effective selling technique.


The Courage to be Rich
by Suzy Orman
Calling on her experience as a financial planner and spiritual pilgrim, Orman explains many avenues to wealth, such as budgeting, credit, savings and investments.

Checklists for Life : 104 Lists to Help You Get
Organized, Save Time, and Unclutter Your Life

by Kirsten Lagatree
Categorized into personal safety, getting organized, stocking up, home maintenance, housework, flowers and plants, social life, correspondence, death, children, moving, travel, health, the law, your money, professional life, your computer, and your car.

Everyday Miracles
by Noelle Nelson, Ph.D.
“Dr. Noelle Nelson gives readers both the skills and the inspiration to turn negative situations into positive results, and teaches us how to make the choices and decisions that allow miracles of happiness and success to flow into our lives. Everyday Miracles stresses the importance of free will, choice and taking responsibility for oneself and one’s actions.”

Necessary Journeys
By Dr. Nancy Snyderman
Compassionate wisdom and inspiration on the challenges of living a woman’s life from one of America’s leading medical authorities.

Organized to Be Your Best
by Susan Silver
“Susan Siulver’s fourth edition of her bible on organization incorporates ways to harness the technical revolution and become its master, not a techno slave. I like her Quick Self Survey, which allowed me to pinpoint my strengths and weaknesses in organization areas.”

Taming the Paper Tiger
by Barbara Hemphill
A simple system to retrieve the information you need when you need it.

Time Management for Dummies
by Jeffrey J. Mayer
“An easy to read book with some of the best time management information I have run acrosss.”



Choosing Simplicity
By Linda Breen Pierce
Author, Linda Breen Pierce, was a corporate lawyer who choose the simplity route and conducted a Simplicity Study from which she wrote this book. Her real stories from real life people enlighten and inspire.

Experts, the Consumer’s Guide
by Susan T. Shay
“The Consumer’s Guide to Experts will help you save time and money and avoid hassles in choosing and using the help you need – preferably before you need it.”


Small Business

Business 2010
by Fred Harmon
“Harmon explains what you need to know to fully exploit the opportunities created by accelerating change in the world of business over the next 9 years.”

Get Your Money!
By Eliot M. Wagonheim, Esq.
For today’s business owner, completing the work is often just the beginning. If you feel like you’re doing double duty as a bill collector, you need this book, because you can’t afford not to get paid. Get Your Money!provides sage advice on how small business owners can safeguard their profits–without having to hire a lawyer.

Small Business Kit for Dummies
by Richard Harroch
Everything you’d ever need to start up and run your own small business packed into one convenient, easy-to-read book including a CD-ROM with more than 250 documents and forms, along with trial versions of great small business software programs.

The E-Myth Revisited : Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
by Michael Gerber
Includes an organized and regimented daily plan which frees you to build the long-term success or failure of your business.


Youth & Children

Dollars and Sense for Kids
by Janet Bodnar
Everything from curing a case of the “gimmies” and determining allowance levels to budgeting, earning and saving.

Dr. Tightwads Money Smart Kids
by Janet Bodnar
Covers both long-term issues such as investment and college tuition and immediate concerns such as allowances and savings using a variety of fun, kid-tested activities.

The Generation Y Money Book: 99 Smart Ways to Handle Money
by Don Silver
“This book serves as a great tool for teenagers to help us learn about dealing with money. There are even tips on dealing with your parents and your allowance! ” – a teen reviewer



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