Educate yourself about finance and socially conscious investing with a woman-centered approach Activate Your Money provides the foundational support women need to talk to each other about their money, invest to grow their wealth, and to take the actions required to shift their assets into alignment with their values. Written for smart, savvy women who want to feel financially empowered, Activate Your Money starts where other personal finance books leave off. It delivers the depth of information you need to make informed investment decisions across your entire portfolio. Starting with checking and savings accounts and proceeding asset class by asset class, this book provides you with core investment knowledge, as well as concrete examples about how and where you can invest your money in alignment with your values. You don't have to do it alone. As women, our strength is in relationships, and this book will help you use that strength to attain better financial outcomes for yourself and your family. Activate Your Money will help you find communities of support and position you to share your knowledge with other women and enable the next generation of smart, confident values-aligned investors. Activate Your Money also includes a companion website that contains downloadable tools you can use to take action and a curriculum that guides women through the process of starting and running their own values-aligned investment clubs. Step up your relationship with money and recognize the power you have to change the world through your investment decisions Demystify financial lingo, learn investment strategies, and acquire tools to help you grow your wealth Explore values-aligned investment options, asset class by asset class, and make informed decisions about where to put your money Break the taboo on discussing money with partners, advisors, friends, and daughters Unlike any other investing book out there, Activate Your Money offers expert guidance, a uniquely woman-centered approach, and a focus on doing good while doing well. Whether you are just starting out or are already a seasoned investor, this book has something for you. Use it as a reference that you can return to again and again as you build your knowledge, confidence, and values-aligned portfolio.
Learn the basics of investing with this approachable guide to the world of finance Clever Girl Finance: Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your Money is the leading guide for women who seek to learn the basic foundations of personal investing. In a no-nonsense and straightforward style, this book teaches readers: Exactly how investing works and what you should be doing, no fancy finance degree required How to leverage investing to build long term wealth even on a modest salary The key pitfalls to avoid in order to become a successful investor How to build a nest egg and invest in your future Insights from real-world success stories from other "clever girl investors" Clever Girl Finance teaches readers the irreplaceable value of investing for long-term financial gain, and the difference between making money and building wealth. Written for any woman who’s ever sought out an accessible introduction to the world of investing, this book is especially suited to women interested in learning how investing works and taking guided action towards their financial success.
Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck, working long hours at a JOB that stands for “Just Over Broke”? Do you dream about retiring early to spend more time with your loved ones—or finally owning a house in your favorite part of town? If you’re ready to take charge of your finances and move beyond your salary to create new wealth, then come on, girl – it’s time to make your money grow! These days the stock market can make anyone flinch—but as the money-wise Glinda Bridgforth knows, it’s more important than ever to plan for the future and secure your lifestyle. In this timely follow-up to her bestselling Girl, Get Your Money Straight!, Bridgforth teams up with investment expert and stockbroker Gail Perry-Mason to deliver power-packed, sister-to-sister advice on how to master the stock market, grow your income, and start investing in your biggest asset—you. Beginning with simple, engaging exercises to help you assess your finances and transform any negative money beliefs that hold you back, Bridgforth and Perry-Mason then present their step-by-step program for becoming acquainted with investing and making your money work for you, 24-7. You will learn how to: • Clear away debt and clear the deck—for investing • Create new streams of income by using your own special talents • Develop an investment mission statement • Map out a personalized plan for retirement and take advantage of the best retirement options: 401(k)s, IRAs, and more • Own your own piece of the rock: buying prime real estate • Take the mystery out of the market and build an investment portfolio that’s right for you • Use bonds, mutual funds, and blue chip stocks to lower your risk without sacrificing profits • Read the market for winners and losers—and get the knowledge you need to protect your assets Filled with Bridgforth’s warm-hearted wisdom and advice, and complete with worksheets, exercises, affirmations, and inspiring stories of African American women who’ve successfully grown their money tree, Girl, Make Your Money Grow! is a fresh, fun, and eminently practical guide to achieving the next level of financial security and to funding the future of your dreams.
How do I start investing? Where do I start? What should I invest in? How should I invest? Is investing risky? How do I manage my risks? These were some of the questions I was I asking myself when I first started my investing journey. I was lost when I first started. I even lost thousands of dollars when I meddled with the wrong investments and trusted the wrong people. Since then, I’ve decided to invest my time to learn the craft. Learning different investment strategies from different mentors. After investing tons of time, money and effort over the years, I’ve finally acquired the knowledge, skills and strategies to invest profitably yet safely. And it’s way simpler than you think. Investment does not have to be complicated. Thus, I decided. Why not just share my journey with you? So you can speed up your learning curve and avoid making the same costly mistakes that I made. I’ve compiled the best investment tips and advice from some of the most successful investors in the world like Warren Buffett. This book aims to clarify your queries once and for all.
Are you frustrated with the month left at the end of your money? Are you starting from zero with no money at all, or worse - starting with a load of debt? There is hope! Do you have a "why"? A goal that absolutely must happen? A dream vacation, new furniture, college tuition, new church building, big medical bill, or well-fed credit card debt that's outgrown all your other bills? This book is for you! Through simple and practical ideas and examples, you'll learn how to put money back into your pocket, purse and bank account regularly and safely. You can watch your debt shrink and your money grow month by month. It's easier than you think.
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Category: Business & Economics
Global warming, overpopulation, the biodiversity crisis... the world we live in is in a state of emergency. This is not just an ecological problem; it is an economic problem as well. The state of the natural world impacts – and is impacted by – human society. Our actions have long-term consequences, so we must be wise in the choices we make, not least in the companies/practices we support through our investment decisions. In The Ethical Investor’s Handbook, author Morten Strange connects the dots, to show how economics and finance play a direct role in perpetuating this crisis. What can we as individual investors do to avoid wrecking the Earth while growing our wealth? How can we navigate the capital allocation space without compromising our ethical values? It can be done – some of the Big Boys have done it – and this invaluable new book shows us how. Delving into topics such as alternative energy sources, conservation and natural capital, The Ethical Investor’s Handbook offers practical advice on how to build a sustainable green portfolio that reaps handsome returns. There are pitfalls and stranded assets to avoid, but also new opportunities if you know where to find them. Do-gooders, with the right understanding of the issues at hand, can make a good buck!
Making your money grow over time is easier than you might think. Investing is a great skill to learn. The sooner you start investing, the more money you can make. But what kinds of investments are there? Which ones are risky, and which ones are safer? Read this book to learn how smart investors can grow their money.
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Category: Business & Economics
The year 2020 marks the twelfth anniversary of the 2008 global recession. In the last decade, economies were seen to have weathered the global recession relatively well. From each financial crisis experienced, there is always something to be learned. However, one of the hardest parts of investing is to have control over one's emotions. The ups and downs in the stock market are perfectly normal and it is how an investor reacts to each of them that makes a difference in their investment strategy. Following on the success of the first edition, veteran financial adviser Dr Ben Fok offers rational, well-documented insights and tips on ways to maximise your returns for your hard earned money. The 36 articles featured here, previously published in The Sunday Times and The Business Times, were written during the times of bull and bear markets. It serves as a timely reminder of the importance of managing your money, and in particular financial planning, understanding the investment world and devising strategies to protect your investments.
Money manager Jonathan D. Pond has taught countless Americans in his series of bestselling books and PBS specials how to do the seemingly impossible: grow their money while still living the life they'd like to have. Whether planning for children, trying to afford the ones you've already got, buying a house, investing for retirement, or just learning not to live from paycheck to paycheck, Jonathan's energetic, warm, and no-nonsense financial advice has made him a regular on The Today Show and CNN as well as on PBS. In Grow Your Money, Jonathan unpacks the best of his decades of financial advice to create a cornerstone compendium. Includes: Using debt to your advantage Why collecting Social Security early is (usually) a mistake Dual-income homes: does that second paycheck help as much as you think? Getting rich slowly Give Uncle Sam his due at tax time—but not one penny more Whether you're working on your third million—or your third year out of college—take advantage of this all-time best collection of financial tools and tips from one of America's most-loved money managers and advisers.
Whether you're a complete investing novice or just confused about all the contradictory advice out there, A Beginner's Guide to Investing is an accessible guide to growing your money the smart and easy way. Throw away the get-rich quick schemes that never work and turn off the financial news and it's constant noise. Whether your dream is protecting your assets in a turbulent market or growing your wealth so that you can retire in style, this book is the blueprint. You can be a successful investor - really. Join Ivy Bytes, an innovative start-up dedicated to creating accessible content on crucial issues, and Alex Frey, a lifelong investor and Harvard MBA, as they show you: - How you can realistically expect to double your money every 7-10 years - Why most investors achieve stunningly poor returns on their money - and how to avoid turning into one of them - How to choose an investment account that you can keep for the rest of your life - How to out-perform the vast majority of professional investors while taking less risk - How to quickly create a portfolio of diversified ETFs (exchange traded funds) - How to put in as few as three to five hours every year on your investing - and still beat 80% of investors - Why you may not be properly diversified in holding the most popular index mutual funds - How endowments like Yale university have consistently beaten the overall stock market - and what you can learn from them - Why the vast majority of mutual funds fail to live up to their promise - Why your financial adviser and mutual fund manager might be getting more rich than you off of your investments - What the terms "beta" and "alpha" mean - and why understanding them is critical to retiring rich - How to maximize your tax savings by using a 401(k) and IRA - When and how to re-balance your portfolio - How to have the confidence to manage your money for life - And more. About the Authors Alex Frey has been engrossed in the investing world since the age of 16. He has served previously as a research analyst for a major mutual fund company. Alex has successfully passed all three Chartered Financial Analyst examinations, and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in San Francisco, CA. When he is not writing, he enjoys reading, investing, and doing just about anything outdoors. Ivy Bytes is an innovative start-up building authoritative, yet accessible guides to subjects in the fields of politics, current events, economics, and finance. Ivy Bytes books are thoroughly researched and extensively fact-checked, so that you can be sure you are getting the latest in mainstream thought - not misguided conspiracy theories or reckless self-promotion.