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Principles: Life and Work
by Ray Dalio

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English

Pages

593

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><br /> <br /><b>“Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <br /> <b>Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.</b><br /><br />In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to <i>Fortune</i> magazine. Dalio himself has been named to <i>Time </i>magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success.<br /> <br /> In <i>Principles, </i>Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, <i>Principles</i> also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve.<br /> <br />Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (<i>CIO </i>magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.
Job Optional*: *The science of retiring with confidence; the art ...
by Casey Weade

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

June 25, 2019

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Job Optional is a thoughtful and down to earth guide to retirement planning that offers unbiased, commonsense advice based upon the author’s experience as a retirement planning professional. It offers both a primer to the financial world as well as a step-by-step guide to planning your own retirement. It is written in terms that a newcomer to investing can understand while providing all the pertinent information necessary to make informed financial decisions. It acts as a primer that takes a complicated topic and makes it accessible, while not diluting the information.<br /><br />Interestingly, for a book about money, the first recommended step in financial planning has nothing to do with the stock market or annuities, but the need for an individual to have a life purpose. One’s goal should be to identify this purpose and to create a plan set out to organize your assets in such a way to most efficiently accomplish that end. Once this has been decided, the next step is into the world of finance.<br /><br />This begins with an analysis of today’s investment risks. Once the risks are understood, specific strategies to overcome them are determined. A plan is created that ends with a final, written product. To do this, requires a solid understanding of the financial world and reading Job Optional makes this possible. <br /><br />Five chapters deal specifically with financial concepts, strategies, and terms, ordered as an organized outline to the logical steps in retirement planning. These are: purpose-based asset allocation, liquidity planning, income planning, growth planning, and estate planning.<br /><br />The book is a wealth of information as it describes the many elements and strategies of financial planning. Look here to learn about such things as the 4-percent withdrawal rule; strategies for interest-only, real-income, and guaranteed lifetime income; advice on watching your expenses; information on maximizing your legacy that includes basic IRA strategies; a list of basic documents such as powers of attorney and living wills; what to consider when choosing — or breaking up with — a financial advisor. The information is in-depth, detailed, and complete.<br /><br />In places, and this is a strong point as this makes abstract financial concepts real and understandable and adds interest and color. The book takes a friendly, conversational, tone as the investment information is intertwined with stories taken from the author’s life, his parents’ lives, and his clients. Retirement brings with it its own set of life changes, challenges, and situations. The sharing of these stories makes financial planning real. It also underscores the book’s message that success isn’t money, but purposeful living, and that good financial planning will allow you to achieve this goal and be a success on your own terms.
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Fina...
by Dave Ramsey

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 17, 2013

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<p><strong>New York Times best seller! More than five million copies sold!*</strong></p><p><strong>You CAN take control of your money. Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach.</strong></p><p>Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that’s with <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.</em></p><p>By now, you’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition, </em>you’ll be able to: </p><ul><li>Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—meaning cars, houses, everything</li><li>Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)</li><li>Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!</li></ul><p> </p><p>Includes new, expanded “Dave Rants” sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources to make Total Money Makeover a reality.</p><p> </p><p>Dive deeper into Dave’s game plan with <em>The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition</em>. <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition </em>is also available in Spanish, transformación total de su dinero.</p>
The Intelligent Investor, Rev. Ed
by , Jason Zweig

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English

Pages

640

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p>The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of “value investing”—which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies—has made <em>The Intelligent Investor</em> the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.</p><p>Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles.</p><p>Vital and indispensable, <em>The Intelligent Investor</em> is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.</p>
Quit Like a Millionaire: No Gimmicks, Luck, or Trust Fund Require...
by , Bryce Leung

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<b><b>From two leaders of the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement, a bold, contrarian guide to retiring at any age, with a reproducible formula to financial independence</b></b><br /><br />A bull***t-free guide to growing your wealth, retiring early, and living life on your own terms<br /><br />Kristy Shen retired with a million dollars at the age of thirty-one, and she did it without hitting a home run on the stock market, starting the next Snapchat in her garage, or investing in hot real estate. Learn how to cut down on spending without decreasing your quality of life, build a million-dollar portfolio, fortify your investments to survive bear markets and black-swan events, and use the 4 percent rule and the Yield Shield--so you can quit the rat race forever. Not everyone can become an entrepreneur or a real estate baron; the rest of us need Shen's mathematically proven approach to retire decades before sixty-five.
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guaran...
by John C. Bogle

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English

Pages

287

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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<p><b>The best-selling investing "bible" offers new information, new insights, and new perspectives </b></p> <p><i>The Little Book of Common Sense Investing</i> is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund  pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effective investment strategy for building wealth over the long term: buy and hold, at very low cost, a mutual fund that tracks a broad stock market Index such as the S&P 500.</p> <p>While the stock market has tumbled and then soared since the first edition of <i>Little Book of Common Sense</i> was published in April 2007, Bogle’s investment principles have endured and served investors well.  This tenth anniversary edition includes updated data and new information but maintains the same long-term perspective as in its predecessor. </p> <p>Bogle has also added two new chapters designed to provide further guidance to investors:  one on asset allocation, the other on retirement investing.</p> <p>A portfolio focused on index funds is the only investment that effectively guarantees your fair share of stock market returns. This strategy is favored by Warren Buffett, who said this about Bogle: “If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands-down choice should be Jack Bogle. For decades, Jack has urged investors to invest in ultra-low-cost index funds. . . . Today, however, he has the satisfaction of knowing that he helped millions of investors realize far better returns on their savings than they otherwise would have earned. He is a hero to them and to me.”</p> <p>Bogle shows you how to make index investing work for you and help you achieve your financial goals, and finds support from some of the world's best financial minds: not only Warren Buffett, but Benjamin Graham, Paul Samuelson, Burton Malkiel, Yale’s David Swensen, Cliff Asness of AQR, and many others.</p> <p>This new edition of <i>The</i> <i>Little Book of Common Sense Investing</i> offers you the same solid strategy as its predecessor for building your financial future.</p> <ul> <li>Build a broadly diversified, low-cost portfolio without the risks of individual stocks, manager selection, or sector rotation.</li> <li>Forget the fads and marketing hype, and focus on what works in the real world.</li> <li>Understand that stock returns are generated by three sources (dividend yield, earnings growth, and change in market valuation) in order to establish rational expectations for stock returns over the coming decade.</li> <li>Recognize that in the long run, business reality  trumps market expectations.</li> <li>Learn how to harness the magic of compounding returns while avoiding the tyranny of compounding costs.</li> </ul> <p>While index investing allows you to sit back and let the market do the work for you, too many investors trade frantically, turning a winner’s game into a loser’s game. <i>The Little Book of Common Sense Investing</i> is a solid guidebook to your financial future.</p>
Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bri...
by Sheelah Kolhatkar

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

February 07, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • “An essential exposé of our times—a work that reveals the deep rot in our financial system . . . Everyone should read this book.”—David Grann, author of <i>Killers of the Flower Moon</i></b><br />  <br /> <b>ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—<i>The New York Times </i>and <i>The Economist</i> • Finalist for the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism</b><br />  <br /> The hedge fund industry changed Wall Street. Its pioneers didn’t lay railroads, build factories, or invent new technologies. Rather, they made their billions through financial speculation, by placing bets in the market that turned out to be right more often than not. In hedge fund circles, Steven A. Cohen was revered as one of the greatest traders who ever lived. But that image was shattered when his fund, SAC Capital, became the target of a seven-year government investigation. Prosecutors labeled SAC a “magnet for market cheaters” whose culture encouraged the relentless pursuit of “edge”—and even “black edge,” which is inside information—and the firm was ultimately indicted and pleaded guilty to charges related to a vast insider trading scheme. Cohen, himself, however, was never charged. <i>Black Edge</i> is a riveting legal thriller that raises urgent questions about the power and wealth of those who sit at the pinnacle of high finance and how they have reshaped the economy.<br />  <br /> <b>Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and the <i>Financial Times </i>and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award</b><br />  <br /> “A modern version of <i>Moby-Dick,</i> with wiretaps rather than harpoons.”<b>—Jennifer Senior, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br />  <br /> “If you liked James B. Stewart’s <i>Den of Thieves,</i> Sheelah Kolhatkar’s thrilling <i>Black Edge</i> should be next on your reading list.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br />  <br /> “Excellent.”<b><i>—The Economist</i></b><br />  <br /> “A true-life thriller with Shakespearian stakes . . . Her chilling account of a blighted industry is as mesmerizing as a human story as it is as a financial one.”<b>—<i>Fortune</i></b><br />  <br /> “A tour de force of groundbreaking reporting and brilliant storytelling.”<b>—Jeffrey Toobin, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>American Heiress</i></b>
The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
by , Dana Mackenzie

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English

Pages

423

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b>A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence</b><b><br /></b>"Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs <i>The Book of Why</i>.<br /><br /><br />
A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Succ...
by Burton G. Malkiel

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English

Pages

432

Publication Date

January 01, 2019

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<p><strong>With the prevailing wisdom changing on an almost daily basis, Burton G. Malkiel’s reassuring and vastly informative volume remains the best investment guide money can buy.</strong></p><br /><p>In a time of increasing inequality, when high-frequency traders and hedge-fund managers seem to tower over the average investor, Burton G. Malkiel’s classic and gimmick-free investment guide is now more necessary than ever. Rather than tricks, what you’ll find here is a time-tested and thoroughly research-based strategy for your portfolio. Whether you’re considering your first 401k contribution or contemplating retirement, this fully-updated edition of <em>A Random Walk Down Wall Street</em> should be the first book on your reading list.</p><br /><p>In <em>A Random Walk Down Wall Street</em> you’ll learn the basic terminology of "the Street" and how to navigate it with the help of a user-friendly, long-range investment strategy that really works. Drawing on his own varied experience as an economist, financial adviser, and successful investor, Malkiel shows why an individual who buys over time and holds a low-cost, internationally diversified index of securities is still likely to exceed the performance of portfolios carefully picked by professionals using sophisticated analytical techniques. In this new edition, Malkiel provides a brand-new section on the recent bubble in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, as well as valuable new material on “tax-loss harvesting”—the crown jewel of tax management. He also presents a critical analysis of two recently popular investment-management techniques: factor investing and risk parity.</p><br /><p>On top of all this, the book’s classic lifecycle guide to investing, which tailors strategies to investors of any age, will help you plan confidently for the future. You’ll learn how to analyze the potential returns, not only for basic stocks and bonds but for the full range of investment opportunities—from money market accounts and real estate investment trusts to insurance, home ownership, and tangible assets like gold and collectibles. Individual investors of every level of experience and risk tolerance will find throughout the book the critical facts and step-by-step guidance they need to protect and grow their hard-earned dollars.</p>
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto Book 3)
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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English

Pages

544

Publication Date

November 27, 2012

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<b><i>Antifragile </i>is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are <i>Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Skin in the Game, </i>and <i>The Bed of Procrustes</i>.</b><br /><br />Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of <i>The Black Swan</i> and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world.<br /><br /> Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls “antifragile” is that category of things that not only gain from chaos but need it in order to survive and flourish.  <br /><br /> In <i>The Black Swan, </i>Taleb showed us that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world. In <i>Antifragile,</i> Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better. <br /><br /> Furthermore, the antifragile is immune to prediction errors and protected from adverse events. Why is the city-state better than the nation-state, why is debt bad for you, and why is what we call “efficient” not efficient at all? Why do government responses and social policies protect the strong and hurt the weak? Why should you write your resignation letter before even starting on the job? How did the sinking of the <i>Titanic</i> save lives? The book spans innovation by trial and error, life decisions, politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine. And throughout, in addition to the street wisdom of Fat Tony of Brooklyn, the voices and recipes of ancient wisdom, from Roman, Greek, Semitic, and medieval sources, are loud and clear.<br /><br /> <i>Antifragile</i> is a blueprint for living in a Black Swan world.<br /><br /> Erudite, witty, and iconoclastic, Taleb’s message is revolutionary: The antifragile, and only the antifragile, will make it.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Antifragile</i></b><br /><br />“Ambitious and thought-provoking . . . highly entertaining.”<b>—<i>The Economist</i></b><br /><br /> “A bold book explaining how and why we should embrace uncertainty, randomness, and error . . . It may just change our lives.”<b>—<i>Newsweek</i></b>

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