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Financial planner and Morningstar Advisor columnist Richards explains why we keep making bad choices with our money based on our emotions and succeeds in showing us how what we often think is right regarding investments rarely is.
"The authors tell us what everyone should know about economics in language we can all understand. It's refreshing when four of the best in the profession avoid the all-too-common practice of writing in a code that only other economists can comprehend." ---Robert McTeer, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas With the global economy recovering from a steep recession, those who fail to grasp basic economic principles such as gains from trade, the role of profit and loss, and the secondary effects of government spending, taxes, and borrowing risk falling behind in their professional careers--even their personal lives.Common Sense Economics discusses key principles and uses them to show how to make wise personal and policy choices. This new edition of a classic from James D. Gwartney, Richard L. Stroup, Dwight R. Lee, and Tawni H. Ferrarini, with reflections on the recent recession and the policy response to it, illuminates our world and what might be done to make it better.
Credit Scores and Credit Reports provides the first thorough examination of the all-important, but little understood, credit scoring and credit reporting systems. The Third Edition of this highly-acclaimed book enables consumers to understand how both of these systems actually work, what they can do to improve their FICO scores and to ensure their credit reports are accurate.
This book addresses the specific financial reality that young people face today, and it offers a set of real, not impossible, solutions to the problems at hand and the problems ahead. Concisely, pragmatically, and without a whiff of condescension, [the author] tells [the] readers precisely what actions to take and why. Throughout these pages, icons direct readers to a special YF & B domain on [the author's] website that offers more specialized information, forms, and interactive tools that further customize the information in the book. Her advice at times bucks conventional wisdom (Did she just say use your credit care?) and may even seem counterintuitive (Pay into a retirement fund even though credit card debt is killing you?), but it's her honesty, understanding, and uncanny ability to anticipate the needs of her readers that have made her the most trusted financial expert of the day.
Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, he shows where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking, contrasting the two-system view of the mind with the standard model of the rational economic agent. Kahneman's singularly influential work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies.
More than three-quarters of a million people everywhere, from all walks of life, have found the keys to gaining control of their money -- and their lives -- in this comprehensive and revolutionary book on money management. Considered the bible of the voluntary simplicity movement, Your Money or Your Life is now updated with a new Preface, Index, and Resource list to help you put the program into practice. This simple, nine-step program shows you how to: -- get out of debt and develop savings -- slow down the work-and-spend treadmill -- make values-based decisions about your spending -- save the planet while saving money