It is difficult to be more simple than financial writing professionals like Jane Bryant Quinn or to offer unique and fabulously inventive insights into building wealth. Nelson, author of Quicken 6 for Windows for Dummies
(1996) and 20 other books, does both--and well. One, his kit actually includes a CD-ROM for calculating all the figures and information provided in the text, whether it is the best mortgage deal or the most advantageous lease arrangement. And, two, he advocates some eyebrow-raising moves, ideas with which many certified financial planners may disagree. For instance, avoid loaner instruments such as CDs and T-bills, since they do not fully take advantage of compounding. Redirect that extra $100 socked into repaying the mortgage principal every month, for you are far better off plunking that sum into wealth-accumulation vehicles. Barbara Jacobs
From the Inside Flap
It's not as hard as you might think. In fact, with just a few adjustments in your spending habits and some smart investing, you can accumulate the kind of wealth most people only dream about. In The Millionaire Kit
, bestselling author Stephen Nelson provides the tools you need to find hidden income and put it to work for you to achieve financial independence--whether that means saving a million dollars or just reaching your own financial goal. The Millionaire Kit's step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use software tools allow you to:
Define exactly what financial independence means to you and find out why you may need more--or less--money than you thought.
Save thousands of dollars every year on housing, cars, credit, and insurance--and then turn those savings into even more wealth through a supercharged investment program.
Build a financial safety net that protects you and your family.
Unlike Quicken and other money management programs (though complementary to them), the Millionaire-Maker Software CD-ROM provides the diagnostic tools you need to allow you to:
Compare interest rates on available loans
Analyze the benefits of buying or leasing a home or car
Reconfigure your investments for the best tax advantage
Determine the long-term cost of bad habitsSystem Requirements:
(PC) Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later, Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later, Microsoft Windows 95, or Microsoft Windows 98.
(Macintosh) MacOS System 7.6 or later. (All) Three megabytes of available disk space and a CD-ROM drive.