ALL ABOUT FINANCIAL MATTERS
(tenth grade through adult)
Life of Fred: Financial Choices
If you want to wear clothes or eat or live indoors, this book may help you accomplish those goals.
» Three reasons to use a credit card
» The ultimate use of money
» The five places to invest
» How to retire in 24 years (Nothing financial is 100%—but this comes close)
» Five suggestions for choosing a good spouse
We know that . . .
Health is much more important than making a pile of money.
Having a loving and caring family life is more precious than mansions and yachts.
But having a decent amount of money can add a lot of pleasure in life. Being able to give things to your loved one (and to yourself) is the ultimate reason to acquire wealth.
This book might do more to increase the happiness of its readers than any of the math books (or the four high school language arts books) that I've written.
Here are some of the things covered . . .
What Jane Austen Said about a Single Man with a Good Fortune; the Difference Between Income and Assets; Between Expenses and Liabilities; Two Ways to Compute Your Financial Health—Budgeting vs. Net Worth; Needs vs. Wants; Three Arguments Against Overspending; Which Assets Lose Value Quickly; Fiat Currency; Figuring Future Value under Compound Interest; Figuring How Long to Pay off a $5,000 Loan at 18% Interest with Payments of $80/month (Most College Graduates with Science Majors Don’t Know How to Compute That); Setting Goals for Your Life: Financial/Physical/Family/Spiritual/Mental; Factors in Deciding Where to Live—16 Questions to Help Decide; Detailed Guide to the Five Asset Classes—Real Estate, Education, Paper, Things, and a Business That You Own; Buying Furniture, Clothes, and Cars; Buying vs. Renting a Place to Live; How to Decide How Much to Spend—Fancy or Cheap? How to Retire in 24 Years; Rule of 72; Investing in Real Estate—What to Buy and What Price to Pay; the Use of Leverage; Investing in Education—the Seven Advantages of College and Also Reasons Not to Go; Paper Investments—Stocks, Bonds, Mortgages, REITS, Certificates of Deposits, Mutual Funds; Investing in Things You Can Touch—Art, Baseball Cards, Rare Books, Gems, Gold and Silver; Owing Your Own Business; the Story of Inflation in Germany in the 1920s; One Key to Business Success; When to Hire—the Seven-times Rule; Arguments for Being Employed/Going on Welfare/Owning a Business; What It Means to Take an Oath; How to Choose Which Business to Own; When to Choose Which Business You Want to Be In; the First Step after Choosing Your Business; Reinventing Who You Are in 5,000 Hours; How to Keep Your Drive Alive; Money vs. Happiness; Seven Ways to Get Startup Capital; Dealing with Failure; Dealing with Age/Height/Being in Prison/Ill Health; Five Suggestions for Finding a Supportive Spouse; Dealing with Procrastination/ Windfalls/Falling in Love/It’s-free Offers; What Not to Talk about When You First Meet a Potential Spouse; What to Disclose on the Third Date; Checklist of Personal Habits for Success— How to Dress/How to Talk on the Phone/How to Make Eye Contact/How to Shake Hands; Learning Skills in Negotiating; Insurance—What to Buy and What Not to Buy; the Hard Task of Making Decisions That Close off Alternatives in Your Life; Leading a Balanced Life and Still Retiring in 24 Years; Nine Barriers to Financial Success; How Wealth in a Society Is Created; Overcoming the Psychological Barriers to Sunk Costs—Deciding Not to Continue Being a Dentist.
ISBN: 978-1-937032-18-0, hardback, 176 pages. $19
Much more than government schools teach!
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