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You're a wealth builder. You work hard, and you want to havesomething to show for it some day. You want to send your kids tocollege, to plan a comfortable retirement, to sleep comfortably atnight, and to achieve financial peace of mind. You want to use debtprudently, if at all, and have the ability to do what youwant—financially—come hell or high water.
What should you do to ensure that the next financial calamitystays clear of your backyard? That's where Axel Merk'sSustainable Wealth comes in.
Over the course of his successful financial career, author andfund manager Axel¿Merk has led the way in identifying majoreconomic trends before they occur. Most importantly, he has been aguiding light for investors and individual wealth builders tonavigate economic crises like the recent global recession. Now,with this timely new book, Merk puts your financial decisions in aglobal context, showing you how "big picture" factors can influenceyour financial well-being.
Part I of Sustainable Wealth helps you understand thedynamics that drive this world and how they may affect yourfinances. Here, Merk skillfully discusses the world we live in, byhighlighting the temptations of our society: the temptations ofcredit, consumption, policy change, and complacency. Rather than beleft scratching your head about the meaning of the last Feddecision, you'll learn how the world really works and what itreally means for you and your wealth.
In Part II, you'll discover how to apply these lessons to yourpersonal finances. Merk highlights that everyone should bechallenging the conventional wisdom. He then illustrates how tosave, spend, and invest in a volatile world, providing clear,straightforward advice should you and/or the economy be faced witha crisis.
Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice,Sustainable Wealth:
Reveals why "staying the course" when governments or marketschange the rules may be hazardous to your wealth
Coaches you on how to recognize major economic trends beforethey happen
Offers a plan to spend, save, and invest wisely in the face ofan uncertain world, build a financial legacy, and achieve peace ofmind
As you read Sustainable Wealth, you'll quickly be able tounderstand—and adapt to—today's erratic and rapidlychanging markets. Financial peace of mind. That's what this book isall about.
"Finally an easy-to-read but very comprehensive study oninvestments in a world where sadly common sense is no longer socommon—and short-term profit 'temptations' overwhelm thediscipline of building sustainable wealth."—Marc Faber,Editor, Gloom, Boom & Doom Report
"Maybe had Congress gotten this book before this financialcrisis, we wouldn't be in this crisis. But alas, we are, and alas,there's hope. Axel Merk not only shows Washington the way out, butmore importantly, the rest of us too. Not with a lecture, but aplan, and a damn good plan, without the bull and without thejargon. It's why I love this guy. He really means it when he sayshe's looking out for the rest of us guys. In Sustainable Wealth, heproves it."—Neil Cavuto, Sr. Vice President and Anchor, FoxNews Channeland Fox Business Network
"The right financial decisions are always essential, but becomeparticularly important in today's turbulent times. Preparation andknowledge are required to protect you and your family, and thisbook provides everything you need to develop a sound plan for thefuture."—James Turk, founder and Chairman, GoldMoney.com
"It's hard to accumulate wealth without making many costlymistakes along the way. That has never been more true given theenormous financial risks we see today. This book may help you avoidthem."—Bill Fleckenstein, Fleckenstein Capital
"Axel Merk's Sustainable Wealth is a storehouse of historicaland current investment information—clearly written and packedwith valuable information. I recommend this book withoutreservation."—Richard Russell, Publisher, Dow TheoryLetters
I am a big Axel Merk fan, have followed his works for years. He usually has sound advice and I have found him not to be too ideological for my tastes. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Satyrman63
I reread this book over the weekend as the US enters yet another period of fiscal and political volatility. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Marlon Varsace
This book was interesting and provided an alternative view to traditional investing. The book gives additional information about investing and accumulating wealth in the present... Read morePublished on November 11, 2012 by Supermom
Different readers have varied expectations of any presentation an author makes. I personally believe Merk's analysis of the country and world financially is spot on and well... Read morePublished on May 16, 2011 by Wadhamite
I kinda got bored by the book from the beginning.
This book is intended for the novice - uninformed. Read more
I felt a little silly carrying this book around as the main title makes it seem like a cheesy self help finance book. Read morePublished on February 23, 2011 by James J Abodeely
This book has some useful advice about life style. Without having your own house in order it's hard to do much with investments. Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by Roy547
At the beginning of the book Axel starts by offering some good education and current context for macroeconomics. Read morePublished on August 1, 2010 by Jordan M Frank
This book lacks specifics and has no revelation to sustain your wealth. Save your money, stop spending and eliminate your debts, thats the book.Published on February 3, 2010 by C. Winckler