You're the one working hard to make a living, but once you've made your money, who controls it?
Do you speak money? You should. It is the world's most important language. It's spoken everywhere. Speakingor at least understandingthis language allows you to follow the real conversations in politics, business, and at work. Understanding money and speaking the language fluently is critical to preparingfor a comfortable retirement, building a small business, and planning for college and a career for your children. Everyone speaks it differently, with different dialects. Some are riskier than others. Some want to save their money; others want to see it grow. There is no one accent, but understanding the differences will make couples, business partners, and coworkers happierand wealthier. Authors and CNN financial experts Ali Velshi and Christine Romans speak the global language of money and translate it every day for hundreds of thousands of viewers. And they are here to teach you, too. It's easier to learn than you might think.
Speaking money affects every area of your life. It's more than simply your savings or the investments you may have. It involves the way you think about money, the way you teach your children about it, and the way you were taught about it yourself. It's about the way you spend it, save it, invest it, use it, need it, and want it. This book will:
Shed light on why men and women spend and invest differently
Discuss emerging international economies
Weigh the financial hurdle of student debt culminating in a successful job
Explain how to budget wisely and build wealth
Show how to plan appropriately for retirement
How to Speak Money is an easy-to-read, practical book that helps readers become fluent in the world's most universal language.
The first half of the book was obvious stuff, maybe useful for teenagers. The second half helped explain some financial terms. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Paul Yockey
I read this book before giving it to the newly weds for advice that was very good. Wish I had this book when I got married years ago.Published 11 months ago by Jan W. Anderon
wanted to get involved in my own financial future. Thought it would be a great read... after viewing their their segments on CNN. Read morePublished 16 months ago by joe S
Ali and Christine know what they are talking about. This book will give you good reference to the financial industry. Would make a great gift.Published 17 months ago by dale craine
I liked the format of the book. I did learn a few new things but much of the content was review for me. I will pass this book onto my two sons.Published 17 months ago by Brian Conklin
The book was shipped rather promptly. Description said "shelf-worn" so I was expecting much worse than what I received. Looked like it wasn't even used.Published 17 months ago by Lisa
only rated it a three star because I was disappointed that they repeated a number of times some paragraphs, but it was written to be opened and understood w/o reading the entire... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Designs by Irene
Bought this book for my husband and he read it cover to cover. There are good fundamental investment ideas in this book. 20 & 30 year olds would be wise to read this book now.Published 20 months ago by toonie
I would love to have every young person, at least by the time they start college, read this.
I was especially fascinated by the macro-economic chapters. Read more