The Simple Path to Wealth

Author: J. Collins
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1533667926
Release Date: 2016-06-18
Genre:

The author shares his personal techniques, insights and experiences regarding saving money and investing, drawn from his blog posts as well as a series of letters to his teenage daughter, both dealing with money management.

Beyond Wealth

Author: Alexander Green
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118078341
Release Date: 2011-03-31
Genre: Business & Economics

It's not all about the money; the key to true riches Leo Tolstoy said, "Nobody knows where the human race is going. The highest wisdom, then, is to know where you are going." Yet many today chase the false rabbits of success: status, luxury, reputation and material possessions. In the quest to "have it all," our lives often lack real meaning and purpose. Beyond Wealth is the antidote. New York Times bestselling author Alexander Green takes things right down to brass tacks: We are here for a short time. Knowledge is limitless. Therefore, the most critical knowledge is not any particular skill but rather wisdom about "how to live." Fortunately, men and women have had several thousand years to think about what it means to live "the good life." And the answers found here, from Plato and Aristotle to Mahatma Gandhi and Stephen Hawking, will both surprise and delight you. Beyond Wealth provides insightful commentary on the most important aspects of our lives: love, work, honor, trust, freedom, death, fear, truth, beauty and other timeless issues. The book is both a thought provoking read and the ideal gift, guaranteed to ennoble, uplift and inspire.

Financial Independence Getting to Point X

Author: John J. Vento
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118526385
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Discover the ten key issues to achieving your financial goals and how to use them to realize your dream of financial independence From saving to purchase a first car, to putting kids through college to planning for retirement, to preserving your estate for your loved ones, our financial goals change from one stage of life to the next. While those goals and the challenges we face in achieving them may differ, all of them have certain things in common. Saving, budgeting, managing debt, minimizing taxes and living within your means. These are a few of the 10 Key Wealth Management Issues which come into play (to varying degrees) when working toward specific financial goals. But there's one goal for which success relies on all ten keys coming together in perfect harmony: financial independence, also known as "Point X." No matter how you define it—whether it's a retirement income of $25,000 a year, or an estate worth $250 million—your future financial independence requires that you deal effectively with all ten key issues. And now this book shows you how to get it done, along with the guidance of a trusted advisor. Supplies you with a complete roadmap for arriving at "Point X," financial independence with key milestones and important twists and turns clearly defined Identifies the 10 key wealth management issues and offers priceless advice and guidance on negotiating each on your road to financial independence Provides you with both success and failure stories so you can learn from others' real life experiences Provides you with tax planning facts and strategies within the wealth management issues that will show you how to minimize your most significant expense and at the same time maximize your savings on the road to your "Point X"

You Can Retire Early

Author: Deacon Hayes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440599880
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Business & Economics

With proper planning, we can all retire at a younger age than we ever dreamed. Hayes explains the practical, concrete steps you can take to start your retirement when you're young enough to thoroughly enjoy it. He covers the development of a personalized retirement plan, as well as ways to maximize income and assess and reduce debt. By selecting the right investment vehicles and sticking to the plan, you can achieve financial independence and enjoy an active, happy retirement.

Meet the Frugalwoods

Author: Elizabeth Willard Thames
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062668158
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Business & Economics

The deeply personal story of how award-winning personal finance blogger Elizabeth Willard Thames abandoned a successful career in the city and embraced frugality to create a more meaningful, purpose-driven life, and retire to a homestead in the Vermont woods at age thirty-two with her husband and daughter. In 2014, Elizabeth and Nate Thames were conventional 9-5 young urban professionals. But the couple had a dream to become modern-day homesteaders in rural Vermont. Determined to retire as early as possible in order to start living each day—as opposed to wishing time away working for the weekends—they enacted a plan to save an enormous amount of money: well over seventy percent of their joint take home pay. Dubbing themselves the Frugalwoods, Elizabeth began documenting their unconventional frugality and the resulting wholesale lifestyle transformation on their eponymous blog. In less than three years, Elizabeth and Nate reached their goal. Today, they are financially independent and living out their dream on a sixty-six-acre homestead in the woods of rural Vermont with their young daughter. While frugality makes their lifestyle possible, it’s also what brings them peace and genuine happiness. They don’t stress out about impressing people with their material possessions, buying the latest gadgets, or keeping up with any Joneses. In the process, Elizabeth discovered the self-confidence and liberation that stems from disavowing our culture’s promise that we can buy our way to "the good life." Elizabeth unlocked the freedom of a life no longer beholden to the clarion call to consume ever-more products at ever-higher sums. Meet the Frugalwoods is the intriguing story of how Elizabeth and Nate realized that the mainstream path wasn’t for them, crafted a lifestyle of sustainable frugality, and reached financial independence at age thirty-two. While not everyone wants to live in the woods, or quit their jobs, many of us want to have more control over our time and money and lead more meaningful, simplified lives. Following their advice, you too can live your best life.

The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement

Author: Doug Nordman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1570233195
Release Date: 2011-06
Genre: Business & Economics

"Filled with examples, checklists, websites, and a rich collection of appendices that deal with inflation, multiple income streams, and the value of a military pension, this book is essential reading for anyone contemplating retiring from the military"--From publisher's website.

How to Retire Early

Author: Robert Charlton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1482653729
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Business & Economics

If you've ever dreamed of retiring early to travel the world and pursue your own interests, then this book is for you. We retired from full-time work at the age of 43. In this book we share with you the roadmap we followed to get from full-time work to financial independence in less than 15 years. If we can do it, so can you! What makes this book different from all the other books out there on early retirement? We think it's the amount of personal financial detail we provide. We don't hold back! You can use this information as a kind of financial yardstick to measure what you can achieve in your own life. If we can empower you to stop dreaming and start planning, to stop wishing and start willing your early retirement into existence, we'll have done what we set out to do in this book.

The Millionaire Fastlane

Author: MJ DeMarco
Publisher: Viperion Publishing Corp
ISBN: 9780984358106
Release Date: 2011-01-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Is the financial plan of mediocrity -- a dream-stealing, soul-sucking dogma known as "The Slowlane" your plan for creating wealth? You know how it goes; it sounds a lil something like this: "Go to school, get a good job, save 10% of your paycheck, buy a used car, cancel the movie channels, quit drinking expensive Starbucks mocha lattes, save and penny-pinch your life away, trust your life-savings to the stock market, and one day, when you are oh, say, 65 years old, you can retire rich." The mainstream financial gurus have sold you blindly down the river to a great financial gamble: You've been hoodwinked to believe that wealth can be created by recklessly trusting in the uncontrollable and unpredictable markets: the housing market, the stock market, and the job market. This impotent financial gamble dubiously promises wealth in a wheelchair -- sacrifice your adult life for a financial plan that reaps dividends in the twilight of life. Accept the Slowlane as your blueprint for wealth and your financial future will blow carelessly asunder on a sailboat of HOPE: HOPE you can find a job and keep it, HOPE the stock market doesn't tank, HOPE the economy rebounds, HOPE, HOPE, and HOPE. Do you really want HOPE to be the centerpiece for your family's financial plan? Drive the Slowlane road and you will find your life deteriorate into a miserable exhibition about what you cannot do, versus what you can. For those who don't want a lifetime subscription to "settle-for-less" and a slight chance of elderly riches, there is an alternative; an expressway to extraordinary wealth that can burn a trail to financial independence faster than any road out there. Why jobs, 401(k)s, mutual funds, and 40-years of mindless frugality will never make you rich young. Why most entrepreneurs fail and how to immediately put the odds in your favor. The real law of wealth: Leverage this and wealth has no choice but to be magnetized to you. The leading cause of poorness: Change this and you change everything. How the rich really get rich - and no, it has nothing to do with a paycheck or a 401K match. Why the guru's grand deity - compound interest - is an impotent wealth accelerator. Why the guru myth of "do what you love" will most likely keep you poor, not rich. And 250+ more poverty busting distinctions... Demand the Fastlane, an alternative road-to-wealth; one that actually ignites dreams and creates millionaires young, not old. Change lanes and find your explosive wealth accelerator. Hit the Fastlane, crack the code to wealth, and find out how to live rich for a lifetime.

Early Retirement Extreme

Author: Jacob Lund Fisker
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 145360121X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

"How to retire in your 20s and 30s (without winning the lottery). This book provides a robust strategy that makes it possible to stop working for money in less than a decade."--P. [4] of cover.

Train Your Way to Financial Fitness

Author: Shannon McLay
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9781938416965
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Business & Economics

After accomplishing her own successful weight loss journey, financial planner Shannon McLay realized that while there are a number of resources available to people who want to become physically fit, there are far fewer for those looking to become financially fit. Many personal finance books tend to put the cart before the horse when it comes to financial planning, prompting McLay to ask, “How can you discuss retirement or investment options, when you don’t have any money to begin with?" Most people don’t even know what financial fitness looks like, let alone how to achieve it. We can measure and weigh ourselves to quantify physical health, but how do we evaluate our financial health? McLay, an advisor who works with individuals everyday on their financial health, has created an innovative quiz to help you learn whether you’re “financially skinny,” financially fat,” or “financially fit.” From there, she provides exercises and advice to help you achieve, or sustain, a financially fit lifestyle. As with physical health and fitness, financial fitness is a goal that anyone can achieve. The journey is very similar: you need a plan and the right tools to accomplish your goals. This book will give you the resources you need along your journey to financial fitness, all you have to do is follow it just like any other training.

Retiring Sooner

Author: Darrow Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Structurebydesign
ISBN: 0989283003
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Early retirement

Learn how to "accelerate" your financial independence: What you must know to retire sooner The single most important factor for monitoring and achieving financial independence The potential retirement lifestyles, and how much they will cost you Secrets to controlling inflation in your lifestyle The essential money tools for achieving financial independence A quick introduction to safe, simple passive index investing How soon you could actually retire: the critical relation between savings rate and working years A gold mine of proven tips for cutting expenses and spending less The 4 proven strategies for boosting income and building wealth

Design Your Future 3 Simple Steps to Stop Drifting and Start Living

Author: Dominick Quartuccio
Publisher: TCKPublishing.com
ISBN: 1631610392
Release Date: 2017-11-27
Genre: Self-Help

You built the life you thought you wanted, but now you're feeling...bored? Restless? Trapped? Sure you have an enviable lifestyle, on paper. You've got the income, the title, the material possessions and maybe even the family. But something is off. What once fired you up just isn't as interesting. Your drive is diluted and your mojo eludes you. You can't figure out why. All this is happening at the same time as the responsibilities continue to mount and the chaos of your life accelerates. This means you'll continue to live into a life of more of the same because: YOU HAVE NOT CONSCIOUSLY DESIGNED YOUR FUTURE. You're letting life happen to you. That's why it's feeling predictable and uninspiring. No wonder the restlessness, the boredom and the feelings of being trapped. BUT THERE IS ANOTHER WAY. This book will show you how to break through that self-imposed ceiling. It will challenge you to Take Command of your life by: 1. Awakening you to your beliefs and stories 2. Disrupting your patterns and behaviors 3. Designing a future you can't wait to live into So get ready to stop drifting and start living...NOW.

A 9 Step Path to Financial Independence

Author: Vicki Robin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1507818009
Release Date: 2015-11-06
Genre:

Get ready for a fundamentally different approach to personal finance. This program helps you transform your relationship with money-whether your goal is to get out of debt, become financially independent or align your financial decisions with your personal values.Your choice: this inexpensive workbook or a free PDF.First and foremost, the PDF version of this entire course is available for free on my website "financinglife-dot-org". (Amazon doesn't allow discrete web links, but you'll find it quickly there.) This paperback version exists for those who prefer a hardcopy to use as a workbook, or to give as a gift.This workbook is organized to be very personal. You need some time, a pencil, and a commitment to get full benefit of this course. You may print specific pages from the PDF version. A paperback version is available from Amazon.com, although we offer this primarily as a convenience if you prefer hardcopy, and so that you can gift a pretty paperback version to a friend or family member on their birthday, holiday, or graduation.What you can expect from this program:The late Joe Dominguez, co-author of the bestseller Your Money or Your Life, spent a decade developing this program for himself. Nearly 40 years later, people's lives are still being enriched by the Financial Integrity Program he helped create. The program enables you to: Get out of debt Spend less Develop savings Learn to base your transactions (the getting, spending, investing and giving of your resources) on your own personal principles Achieve a degree of financial independence that allows you to spend your time doing what is fulfilling for you Rick Van Ness, author of Why Bother With Bonds recently expanded Steps 8 and 9 to reflect the time-proven wisdom that many call the common sense investing principles. These are also recognized as the Bogleheads Investment Philosophy, an endearing term honoring John C. Bogle, lifelong champion for ordinary investors.What's different about the 9-Step Financial Integrity Program?Many books and "step programs" on managing your money are available today. What most of these books have in common is that they assume your financial life functions separately from the rest of your life. The Financial Integrity Program is different. It is a 'whole systems' approach to your life. And it will take you back to basics-the basics of making your spending (and hopefully your saving and investing) of money into a clear mirror of your life values and purpose.The purpose of the Financial Integrity Program is not to sell you anything-a product, a guru, a lifestyle. You don't need any of those to achieve your goals. But you don't need to go it alone, either. By using this proven, comprehensive program of nine steps based on classic financial principles, you can get where you want to go faster than making them up yourself. And it's all free.Is this program what you need? Ask yourself these questions: Are you comfortable with the amount of money you have? Is it enough? Are you spending as much time with family and friends as you would like? Do you come home from your job feeling fulfilled? Do you have time to participate in things you believe are worthwhile? If you were laid off from your job, would you see it as a tragedy or an opportunity? Do you have enough savings to support you through six months of normal living expenses? When you think about your finances, do you feel peaceful and at ease? If you were to die in the next few years, would you be comfortable with your legacy or contribution to your family, your community, the world? Are all the aspects of your life - your job, your possessions, your relationships, your values - integrated? If you answered, 'no' to even one of these, then this 9-Step program can help.

Wealth by Virtue

Author: Chad Gordon
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692769153
Release Date: 2017-09
Genre:

Check out the Book Trailer for Wealth by Virtue youtube.com/watch?v=r4qf5Er2CS0&t=1s Most people share a central fear: that at some point in their lives, they will need money and not have it. Wealth is the absence of that fear. Wealth by Virtue is a masterful explanation of our financial world. The book is structured around The Six Areas of Finance: banking, investments, real estate, insurance, legal planning, and tax planning. Everything in your personal finances fits into these categories. By recognizing this structure, you make them all work together and put yourself on the path to wealth-optimized decisions. Wealth by Virtue is a personal finance book that builds a conceptual framework to aim for a better financial future. In the BANKING chapter, it shows you: - how inflation is the most certain threat to personal finances - how most people don't make money in banks In the chapter on INVESTMENTS, it shows you: - how much the stock market performs each year - how using dividends for income can actually grow your wealth in retirement In the REAL ESTATE chapter, it shows you: - why using extra money to paying off your house generally puts you in a poorer position than saving it up - how buying real estate shields from your biggest inflation threat In the INSURANCE chapter, it shows you: - why all insurance decisions begin with your insurable needs and how to calculate this - how to know if you need long term care insurance or if you can self-insure In the chapter on LEGAL PLANNING, it shows you: - whether you should get a trust or a will - why putting "joint" on accounts and property can be a massive mistake In the chapter on TAXES, it shows you: - how people can receive Social Security tax free - how tax deferral does not usually help you Wealth by Virtue looks at your personal finances, financial planning, and retirement planning as a comprehensive structure rather than as unrelated components.

Stop Acting Rich

Author: Thomas J. Stanley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470552778
Release Date: 2009-09-04
Genre: Business & Economics

The bestselling author of The Millionaire Next Door reveals easy ways to build real wealth With well over two million of his books sold, and huge praise from many media outlets, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley is a recognized and highly respected authority on how the wealthy act and think. Now, in Stop Acting Rich ? and Start Living Like a Millionaire, he details how the less affluent have fallen into the elite luxury brand trap that keeps them from acquiring wealth and details how to get out of it by emulating the working rich as opposed to the super elite. Puts wealth in perspective and shows you how to live rich without spending more Details why we spend lavishly and how to stop this destructive cycle Discusses how being "rich" means more than just big houses and luxury cars A defensive strategy for tough times, Stop Acting Rich shows readers how to live a rich, happy life through accumulating more wealth and using it to achieve the type of financial freedom that will create true happiness and fulfillment.