How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents

How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents

Author: Zac Bissonnette

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781591845447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 676

Striking out on your own for the first time is exhilarating. But in a culture full of bad advice, predatory banks, and splurge-now-pay-later temptations, it can also be extremely dangerous—leading you to make financial decisions that could hurt you for years to come. Combine this with a slumped economy, mounds of student loans, and dubious examples from reality TV stars to politicians to your own parents, and it’s no wonder so many twenty-somethings are struggling. Twenty-three-year-old Zac Bissonnette—the author of Debt-Free U—knows exactly what you’re going through. He demystifies the many traps young people fall victim to in their post-college years. He offers fresh insights on everything from job hunting to buying a car to saving for retirement that will give you a foundation for a secure, stable, and happy life. In the process, he reveals why FICO scores are overrated, online job applications are a waste of time, car loans are for suckers, and credit card rewards are a scam. With detours to discuss wine connoisseurs, Really Broke Housewives, and Lenny Dykstra, Zac shows you how to make better choices today so you can be richer, smarter (and better-looking!) for years to come.

How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents

How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents

Author: Zac Bissonnette

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101580455

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 521

Striking out on your own for the first time is exhilarating. But in a culture full of bad advice, predatory banks, and splurge-now-pay-later temptations, it can also be extremely dangerous—leading you to make financial decisions that could hurt you for years to come. Combine this with a slumped economy, mounds of student loans, and dubious examples from reality TV stars to politicians to your own parents, and it’s no wonder so many twenty-somethings are struggling. Twenty-three-year-old Zac Bissonnette—the author of Debt-Free U—knows exactly what you’re going through. He demystifies the many traps young people fall victim to in their post-college years. He offers fresh insights on everything from job hunting to buying a car to saving for retirement that will give you a foundation for a secure, stable, and happy life. In the process, he reveals why FICO scores are overrated, online job applications are a waste of time, car loans are for suckers, and credit card rewards are a scam. With detours to discuss wine connoisseurs, Really Broke Housewives, and Lenny Dykstra, Zac shows you how to make better choices today so you can be richer, smarter (and better-looking!) for years to come.

Booktalking Nonfiction

Booktalking Nonfiction

Author: Jennifer Bromann-Bender

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810888098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 998

Booktalking Nonfiction: 200 Surefire Winners for Middle and High School Readers will provide an introduction to selecting and writing booktalks for nonfiction books with a focus on unique informational texts and biographies and autobiographies. The Common Core Standards Initiative, which most states have adopted, requires that 70% of the materials students read be from the category of informational texts it is especially important to focus on nonfiction when sharing books with students. Bromann-Bender provides everything you need to do just that.

The Great Equal Society

The Great Equal Society

Author: Yong-ok Kim

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814504720

Category: China

Page: 188

View: 213

Confucianism is the guiding creed for a quarter of mankind, yet hardly anyone has explained it in plain terms OCo until now. Written in a style both intelligible and enjoyable for the global audience, The Great Equal Society distils the core ideas of the major Confucian classics and shows how their timeless wisdom can be applied to the modern world. It also introduces pragmatic suggestions emanating from Confucius and his followers for ensuring good governance, building a humane economy and educating moral leaders. The book''s core message of inner morality, first expounded by Confucius millennia ago, will resonate on both sides of the Pacific, and its sweeping survey of the hot topics today OCo dysfunctional government, crony capitalism, and the erosion of ethics in both Wall Street and Main Street, among others OCo will breathe new life to Confucian teachings while providing much-needed answers to our urgent social problems. The Great Equal Society is written by Young-oak Kim, a Korean thinker whom Wikipedia describes as the nation''s leading philosopher dealing with public issues and explaining Oriental philosophy to the public, and Jung-kyu Kim, a talented trilingual writer who has published works in English, Japanese and Korean.

Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grown-Up

Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grown-Up

Author: Sam Beckbessinger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472143433

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 317

You're going to earn plenty of money over your lifetime. Are you going to waste it on stupid crap that doesn't make you happy, or let it buy your freedom and your most audacious dreams? We never get an instruction manual about how money works. Most of what we learn about money comes from advertising or from other people who know as little as we do. No wonder we make such basic mistakes. No wonder we feel disempowered and scared. No wonder so many of us just decide to stick our heads in the damn sand and never deal with it. In Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grown Up, Sam Beckbessinger tells it to you straight: how to take control of your money to take control of your life. In this clear and engaging basic guide to managing your finances, you will learn: - How to trick your dumb brain into saving more, without giving up fun - How to make a bona fide grown-up budget - Why you need to forget what you've learned about credit - How to negotiate a raise - Why buying a house (probably) won't make you rich - The one super-simple investment you need With helpful exercises, informative illustrations (also: kittens) and straightforward advice, this book doesn't shy away from the psychology of money, and is empowering, humorous and helpful. The book you wish you'd had at 25, but is never too late to read.

Brokenomics

Brokenomics

Author: Dina Gachman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781580055680

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 329

In Brokenomics, author Dina Gachman shares the lessons she’s learned about how to live large in the cheap seats. Through stories both painfully honest and laugh-out-loud funny that anyone can relate to, Dina reveals all the tricks you need to live the good life without spending a ton of money. Brokenomics covers the place where economics and everyday life collide. It includes: Rules for changing your mindset (“There Will Always Be Someone Richer, Taller, Smarter, and Better Looking Than You”) Wise words about making big decisions, like raising children—or not (“Why Have a Baby When You Can Just Get a Nice Potted Plant?”) Clear-eyed relationship advice (“Do Not Date Anyone Who Loves Their Bong More Than They Love You”) Solid guidance for renters (“The Freeloader's Guide to Housesitting”) And strategies for talking to your honey about money. . . without breaking up This helpful and hilarious handbook has the answers for crafting your own version of the glamorous life without breaking the bank. Dina shares advice on every page while keeping things fresh, light, and fun. Written with the wisdom afforded by hindsight, Brokenomics will appeal to recent college grads, newly committed couples, and those facing career crises alike.

Do Your Parents Drive You Crazy?

Do Your Parents Drive You Crazy?

Author: Janet Dight

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132186861

Category: Adult children

Page: 203

View: 565

Gives answers to children whose parents complain, don't understand, criticize, disapprove, control, or otherwise manipulate their children's lives

Father for Life: A Journey of Joy, Challenge, and Change

Father for Life: A Journey of Joy, Challenge, and Change

Author: Armin A. Brott

Publisher: WW Norton

ISBN: 9780789210906

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 869

In this ground-breaking book, Armin Brott presents the stages of fatherhood with the same thoroughness, accessibility, and humor that have made his critically acclaimed New Father series of books the most popular fatherhood guides in the country. He offers a wealth of information and practical tips, incorporating the wisdom of experts, studies about parental development, and his own extensive interviews with hundreds of fathers. Because fatherhood is a progression, the chapters are organized chronologically and describe a father's physical and emotional growth, how he influences a child at every age, and how a child impacts a father's evolution in turn. Brott covers everything from such general issues as how to juggle work and family roles, how to affect the kind of person your child becomes, and when to encourage his individuality and independence to such specific topics as how to get to know your baby, what to do if your teen uses drugs, and how to cope when adult children return home. Illustrated throughout with New Yorker style cartoons that underscore the universality of the joys and woes of parenting, Father for Life is brimming with insights and advice, and is an indispensable, lifelong guide—not only for every dad, but for every mom and child as well.

How to Ditch Your Allowance and Be Richer Than Your Parents!

How to Ditch Your Allowance and Be Richer Than Your Parents!

Author: Patti J. Handy

Publisher: Patti Handy

ISBN: 0982465602

Category: Education

Page: 154

View: 309

What seems at first glance to be a loving message from mother to son about becoming financially responsible is so much more. In money guru Patti J. Handy's inspiring and delightful book, How to Ditch Your Allowance and Be Richer Than Your Parents! 9 Wealth Building Tools to Make a Teen Rich, she introduces teenagers and young adults to some very important concepts guaranteed to enrich their lives and empower their decisions. With a straightforward and highly readable approach, Handy covers such essential topics as being well-organized, learning spending habits, good versus bad debt, saving strategies, investments and credit scores, and the gift of donations. She also stresses the importance of acknowledging our blessings―friends, family, health―and the need to deepen our awareness of God and take responsibility for our actions. Without question, this book is the primer for everyone seeking financial freedom and success.

Writing Great Books for Young Adults

Writing Great Books for Young Adults

Author: Regina L Brooks

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402293535

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 955

Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this IndispensableGuide! Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction andnonfiction. In this updated and revised edition, veteran literary agent ReginaL. Brooks offers invaluable advice for YA writers on everything from shapingyour novel to crafting the perfect pitch for your book. Learn How To: •Develop an authentic, engaging voice and writing style •Construct dynamic plots that will resonate with readers •Avoid common pitfalls related to tone and point of view •Navigate the emerging genres of YA nonfiction and New Adult •Create an exceptional query letter and proposal that willgrab the attention of agents and publishers You'll also discover how successful film adaptations like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games have broadened the market for your book.Filled with tips and advice from agents, editors, and popular YA authors,Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your ticket to an incredible YA career! "Brooks offers writers who are serious about attractingteen readers solid guidance through the creation process of writing YA fiction."—LibraryJournal