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How to Speak Money: The Language and Knowledge You Need Now Hardcover – November 8, 2011
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“How To Speak Money by Ali Velshi and Christine Romans is a tutorial for the last taboo subject... our money. Ali and Christine remove the mystery and help us understand smart strategies for financial independence, growth, and security. The book fascinates as it teaches. Ali, the dare devil who takes risks and Christine the fiscal conservative who lives consciously. This book should be required education for everyone. People communicate more openly about sex than money. Each person in a relationship, whether business or personal, needs to understand and resolve, different points of view about debt, saving, investing and spending. If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, most of us live on the confused planet of Pluto, when it comes to dollars and sense. How to Speak Money, is the new gift for loved ones, colleagues, non-profits and friends. This Christmas, because of this great new book, the people in my life will finally be speaking the same language in matters of finance. Thank you, Ali and Christine.”—Kathy Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide.
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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.
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I could have purchased this book to put on my Kindle, but I find it useful to flip through the pages and mark it up with a pencil on relevant passages. So, in closing, I am thankful for Amazon making it available to me in not only the kindle form but also in soft and hard cover at a reasonable price.
The book only included very simplistic concepts and explanations. Nothing applicable even to beginner investors. Everything is available online. The book was a regret.
I was especially fascinated by the macro-economic chapters. We really are living in one world-wide connected society.