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Full of Bull: Unscramble Wall Street Doubletalk to Protect and Build Your Portfolio Full of Bull: Unscramble Wall Street Doubletalk to Protect and Build Your Portfolio
by Stephen T. McClellan

The Truth About Wall Street Stock Research--Now 100% Updated for Today's Markets! They mislead. They confuse. You can't afford to listen to one word stock analysts say--especially not right now. Wall Street won't tell you how to protect your capital or steer you toward gains. The Street is good at selling, not analyzing; it wants you to trade, not invest.



The Cul-De-Sac Syndrome The Cul-De-Sac Syndrome
by John Wasik

Wasik's observations are firmly grounded in exclusive on-the-ground research, interviews with thought leaders, and the latest studies and statistics. He exposes the untold truths about home ownership: “green” isn't always so “green”; life isn't cheaper after accounting for gas, water, and taxes; and modern suburban living isn't so idyllic considering the toll it takes on our health.



Where to Put Your Money NOW: How to Make Super-Safe Investments and Secure Your Future Where to Put Your Money NOW: How to Make Super-Safe Investments and Secure Your Future
by Peter Passell

It's your money. You worked for it. And there's one thing you can be sure of. One day, you and your family will need it. For college tuition. For retirement. For illness. Maybe even just because you want to take a vacation. But in a time when the socks have been knocked off Wall Street, when the world's economy is taking a shocking battering, and when everybody seems to have a horror story about a neighbor or a friend, it's easy to start wondering if your savings will still be there when you need them.



The Secret Code of Success: 7 Hidden Steps to More Wealth and Happiness The Secret Code of Success: 7 Hidden Steps to More Wealth and Happiness
by Noah St. John

By working with thousands of clients at The Success Clinic of America, Noah St. John has found that when it comes to success, the conscious mind is the wrong place to start.



Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: Investment Strategies for Lifetime Wealth from a #1 Wall Street Stock Picker Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: Investment Strategies for Lifetime Wealth from a #1 Wall Street Stock Picker
by Natalie Pace

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is offers a sensible, easy-to-follow yet powerful set of investing strategies for the would-be investor -- from the complete novice to those with experience.



Rich Brother, Rich Sister: Two Different Paths to God, Money, and Happiness Rich Brother, Rich Sister: Two Different Paths to God, Money, and Happiness
by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Two lives, together, then apart, then together again, as a brother and a sister discover the riches of life. Rich Brother, Rich Sister combines the inspirational true life stories of Robert Kiyosaki and his sister Emi into one book that will reaffirm your belief in the power of purpose, the importance of action, and the ability to overcome all obstacles in a quest for wealth, both financial and spiritual.



The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets: How to Keep Your Portfolio Up When the Market Is Down The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets: How to Keep Your Portfolio Up When the Market Is Down
by Peter D. Schiff

In the wake of falling stock and real estate prices, the American economy is poised for a decade-long bear market, so says Peter Schiff. After he accurately predicted the current market turmoil, savvy investors should pay attention--and start protecting their assets now, before the markets take their toll.



The Intelligent Portfolio: Practical Wisdom on Personal Investing from Financial Engines The Intelligent Portfolio: Practical Wisdom on Personal Investing from Financial Engines
by Christopher L. Jones & William F. Sharpe

The key to good investment decisions is making informed choices. And while you cannot predict the future, it is possible to create investment strategies that can maximize your chances of success. In The Intelligent Portfolio, author Christopher Jones shows you how this can be accomplished.



Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money
by Robert T. Kiyosaki

For years, Robert Kiyosaki has firmly believed that the best investment one can ever make is in taking the time to truly understand how one's finances work. Too many people are much more interested in the quick-hitting scheme, or trying to find a short-cut to real wealth.



Cash-Rich Retirement: Use the Investing Techniques of the Mega-Wealthy to Secure Your Retirement Future Cash-Rich Retirement: Use the Investing Techniques of the Mega-Wealthy to Secure Your Retirement Future
by Jim Schlagheck

Cash-Rich Retirement, as seen on the public television series Retirement Revolution, brings the investing strategies of the mega-rich to everyday people. It breaks with conventional advice that tells the public to invest mightily in stocks, flip holdings, and seek capital gains.



Fast Profits in Hard Times: 10 Secret Strategies to Make You Rich in an Up or Down Economy Fast Profits in Hard Times: 10 Secret Strategies to Make You Rich in an Up or Down Economy
by Jordan E. Goodman, with Bill Westrom

Do you think you can't profit if the economy is in serious decline? Many investors believe you can earn substantial profits only if it's strong. But in this groundbreaking book, Jordan E. Goodman, "America's Money Answers Man" and an expert with thirty years of experience in the financial media, proves how wrong they can be.



The Little Book That Makes You Rich: A Proven Market-Beating Formula for Growth Investing The Little Book That Makes You Rich: A Proven Market-Beating Formula for Growth Investing
by Louis Navellier

Louis Navellier is one of the most well-respected growth investors of our day. He's pulled impressive profits from the stock market for over twenty-seven years, he has also helped investors beat the market by nearly a 4-1 margin. Now, with The Little Book That Makes You Rich, he'll show you how to do the same.