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The ABCs of Money [Kindle Edition]

Natalie Pace
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Book Description

Most Americans are worried about their future — particularly their nest egg. 1 out of every 10 Americans is being pursued by debt collectors. If you want to beat the debt game, earn gains (instead of riding on the Wall Street rollercoaster) and live a richer, happier life, then you have to get a new game plan. The ABCs of Money offers vital information and easy, effective strategies for income, budgeting, real estate, stocks, bonds, gold, hard assets, annuities, debt reduction and saving your home. These strategies have been saving homes and nest eggs for more than a decade and have earned Natalie Pace the ranking of #1 stock picker. Once you learn The ABCs of Money (that we all should have received in high school), you will transform your life — out of struggling to survive and buried alive in bills — to thriving.

As TD AMERITRADE chairman Joe Moglia says, "College students need this information before they get their first credit card. Young adults need it before they buy their first home. Empty nesters can use the information to downsize to a sustainable lifestyle, before they get into trouble."



Product Details

  • File Size: 1056 KB
  • Print Length: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Waterside Digital Press (December 4, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AWEM9GW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,524 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, if you can get over her attitude issues April 18, 2013
By Devan
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3 stars because it was free. My main complaint is the author's condescending and "I am the greatest of all" attitude. She constantly let us know that she ALWAYS picked the right investments, ALWAYS warned people of things that were coming (the depression, etc) and that she has NEVER made a mistake or given bad advice (that's her tone throughout the book). And the main annoyance (although since this is free I guess I can see why) is the constant "Read my other book for more information." I gained a little knowledge and I do like her easy to remember way to spend (10% donation/tithing (she urges donations including time too for her career and gaining connections, so I don't really like her motive but I can't argue that donating time and money is always a good thing, but I prefer people to do it because they LOVE it, not to get them further along in life...), 10% savings, 10% investing, 20% FUN (yep, fun - she talks about enjoying life which I do like that part too:), then spend only 50% of your income on bills and the necessities in life). All in all, it's a great formula but one I think a lot of overspending people would find hard to stick to. A lot of the book deals with debt and getting out of it and things like foreclosure, knowing when you should sell or rent, etc. I skipped some of those parts as we don't have credit card debt, but she does offer some great advice for those that do or for those that may lose their homes. I would not buy this book, but for free it was pretty good advice if you can ignore her attitude issues!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Read!! January 27, 2013
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Informative and very intuitive. I see this as more than just another book but an economic tool. I trust this author. Recently went through a bankruptcy and foreclosure. This Book continues to help me improve my credit. I never knew there were so many way's to be creative with finances thank you Nataile :)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad E-book Format September 22, 2013
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The ABCs of Money by Natalie Pace begins by asserting that "protecting your future required a new game plan." On the heels of her two successful books, You vs Wall Street and Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is, Pace released The ABCS of Money for free. Inside, she gives you tips on how to decrease your debt, handle real estate, pick stocks on Wall Street, differentiate between safe and unsafe companies, and increase the value of your hard assets. She references information that can be found on her website, NataliePace.com, and provides several charts and diagrams that illustrate her points.
ABCS of Money is only available on as an e-book, so some mention of how disappointing I found Pace's misuse of her media is appropriate. After the second of an ultimate dozen references to newsletters on her website, I screamed at my screen, "It is an e-book! Just link it!!!" Seriously, you can link a citation to the website, allowing any reader with Internet access and curiosity to quickly explore your resources. Additionally, the pie charts and tables she provides areoly helpful if they are big enough for the reader to actually read them on a typical e-book device.
I found The ABCs of Money to be annoyingly helpful. Not in the sense that I learned so much that I found it to be annoying, but that while I did expand my knowledge of finances, I found her method to be annoying. Her self-promotion and references to her more expensive books was just silly. And while I found the foreword by the chairman of TD Ameritrade to be insightful, the chapter devoted entirely to extolling the virtues of TD Ameritrade significantly cheapened it. I would only recommend this book if you are going on a financial literature reading spree.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok but I don't like... June 10, 2013
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It has a good information, but I found a lot of part where I feel that the writer is trying to sell me the whole collection of her books, starts to talk about something that isn't in the book content I didn't finish this book eager to buy another from the same writer...
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well researched, well written, great advice! January 12, 2013
By Gk Pace
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Natalie does her research and has studied these subjects well. She has experience working with money, analyzing the stock market, and teaching others how to do it themselves.

This is a book everyone should study, it has plain language explanations of the economic system we deal with on a daily basis and more importantly where the traps and pitfalls are and how to avoid them. Reading this book can help you take the mystery out of managing your finances.

Those who follow her advise will find managing their income easier, and see their way towards a more prosperous future.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pertinent, informative, useful January 11, 2013
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I like this book. It is pertinent to our times. It is well written. Like myself, I believe many responsible and conscientious people are encountering fearful situations and uncertainty in these tough economic times that they are not prepared for. This book contains helpful guidance as well as great planning tools. I believe this book would be helpful to those seeking smart money planning and those who might be encountering problems while trying to navigate the turbulent waters of our times. This book educated me and made me confident and more prepared to manage my personal finances and to work toward my goals and dreams. I strongly and enthusiatically recommend this book.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too much shameless self promotion July 19, 2013
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The author spends way too much time telling the reader how smart she is and how she has all the right answers. Humility is not her strong point. Based on her comments she is a financial and economic prophet. Stay away from this book unless you enjoy repeated arrogance.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative
The book covered all aspects of a financial portfolio . Terminology was descriptive for all audiences . Enjoyed reading this one.
Published 4 days ago by Wife Material
4.0 out of 5 stars The abcs of money
Very informative but still a little too hard to understand in some areas.
Need to give some examples of companies to invest in
Published 22 days ago by joan small
3.0 out of 5 stars Good free resource, but repetitive in some places and self-promoting
Downloaded this from Amazon and read the entire e-book. In my opinion, the Thrive budget and some insights into stocks are the best aspects.
Published 22 days ago by J. Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful book ...Great book to read
Good book for both people. You can also use this advice in other situations in your relationship. This was very helpful.
Published 28 days ago by JaVonda White
5.0 out of 5 stars Sound, Practical & Holistic Advice
Ms. Pace has produced a guide that is understandable, practical and right on the money. Looking forward to reading more of her content.
Published 1 month ago by Susan L. Russo
4.0 out of 5 stars Informational
Read the book in an evening. Learned a different approach of Money management. Some of the information was repetitive, but all in all, I enjoyed the book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sharon Erwin
2.0 out of 5 stars General
Many general statements were made, but there weren't a lot of good, concrete recommendations regarding everyday changes to be made.
Published 1 month ago by C. Siem
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Money...
Although this book won't make you a Wall Street Guru, It does offer a lot of good tips and advice about YOUR money, Price is RIGHT and I recommend you ADD it to your knowledge... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Daniel Allen
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally found something that fits.
I've read numerous books about finance and this is one of the few that fits my life and plans so well. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Zooce72
3.0 out of 5 stars Free
Well it didn't give me what I was looking for-I was looking for info on how to cut household bills and how to go about paying off credit cards-mostly talks about stock market and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by magicboo2u
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More About the Author

Natalie Pace is the author of the Amazon bestsellers, The ABCs of Money and You Vs. Wall Street (aka Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is), and the founder and CEO of the Women's Investment Network, LLC. She is a blogger on HuffingtonPost.com and a regular guest on national TV and radio shows such as CNBC, Good Morning America, Fox, ABC-TV, Forbes.com, NPR, NPR and more. As a strong believer in giving back, she has been instrumental in raising tens of millions for public schools, financial literacy, the arts and underserved women and girls worldwide.

Natalie launched the Women's Investment Network, LLC (dba NataliePace.com) in November of 2002, with the intention of making budgeting and investing as much fun as shopping for shoes. Since that time, she has been adding a splash of green to Wall Street and transforming lives on Main Street™. About 40% of the NataliePace.com subscribers are men. Natalie publishes forensic, investigative financial news and translates complicated financial matters into easy to understand articles, with verve and elan.

CEOs and VIPs whom Natalie Pace has interviewed and featured include H.R.H. Charles, The Prince of Wales, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Marc Andreessen (board member of Facebook, Hewlett Packard and eBay), Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the founders of MySpace, Kris Leslie (CFO, DreamWorks), Kay Koplovitz (Chairman of Liz Claiborne), Michael Liebreich (CEO, Bloomberg New Energy Finance), Steve Forbes, Dr. Charles Zhang (chairman and CEO, Sohu.com), Dr. Zhengrong Shi (chairman and CEO of Suntech Power Holdings), Lachlan Murdoch (former deputy COO, News Corp.), Melanne Verveer (Ambassador at Large, Global Women's Issues) and more.

NataliePace.com's contributing writers include: Dr. Gary Becker (Nobel Laureate, economics), Ben Horowitz (partner, Andreessen Horowitz, and former CEO of Opsware), FINRA.org, Dr. Marc Miles (former chief economist, Heritage Foundation and the editor of The 2006 Index of Economic Freedom), Sir Richard Branson, Marilyn Tam (former President, Reebok), The Honorable Richard Posner, celebrity trainer Gary Kobat and more.

Natalie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with a degree in English literature, with honors, and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. Prior to founding the Women's Investment Network, LLC, a global investment network, Natalie ran the operations of Fibernet, a nationwide long distance company.

Her favorite quote is: "Every cent you own and every moment you spend is always an investment."

You can view select appearances by Natalie Pace on-air (television) and live (in conferences) in the video gallery on the home page at NataliePace.com.

Speaking Engagements:
Executive Women's Conference 2013, Stockholm, Sweden.
Executive Women's Conference 2012. New York, NY. (sponsored by SACCNY)
Keynote Speaker: Female Entrepreneurs: The Gender Advantage, California State University San Marcos, 2011
Step Up Women's Network "The Future Wears Heels" at the Anderson School of Business, UCLA, August 2010
Keynote Speaker: TD AMERITRADE Apex Conferences
Keynote Speaker: Peak Potentials Extreme Wealth Conferences
Keynote Speaker: Peak Potentials Millionaire School Conferences
Featured Speaker: Executive Business Women's Conference, Sacramento, CA
Featured Speaker: The Money Show, Washington D.C.
Keynote Panel Moderator: Inamed Academy's Women's Leadership Conference, Sherman Oaks, CA
Host: Forbes.com Video Network CEO Q&A series


NataliePace.com publishes the news, information and education you need to succeed in business, investing and life.

She does not sell financial products or act or operate like a broker.




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