New Arrivals · Investments

April 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Smart money smart kids : raising the next generation to win with money

April 18, 2014
Ramsey, Dave.
Brentwood, Tennessee : Lampo Press, The Lampo Group, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze teach parents how to raise money-smart kids in a debt-filled world.In Smart Money Smart Kids, financial expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze equip parents to teach their children how to win with money. Starting with the basics like working, spending, saving, and giving, and moving into more challenging issues like avoiding debt for life, paying cash for college, and battling discontentment, Dave and Rachel present a no-nonsense, common-sense approach for changing your family tree"-- Provided by publisher.

Aftershock : protect yourself and profit in the next global financial meltdown

April 16, 2014
Wiedemer, David (John David), author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, [2014]
xx, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Credit repair kit for dummies

April 15, 2014
Bucci, Steve, author.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2014]
xiv, 390 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with credit repair -- Reducing credit damage from major setbacks -- Rebuilding credit, no matter where or when you begin -- Big Brother Credit is watching you : credit reporting and scoring -- Never have bad credit again! Successful credit management for life -- The part of tens.
Jump-start your credit score with this comprehensive credit repair guide. If you need to clean up your credit, this updated resource is full of information to help you get your credit reports looking great, pay down debt, and keep your credit clean. You'll find out how to deal with debt collectors, dispute inaccurate information in your credit reports, and set financial goals to stay on track.

Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt

April 4, 2014
Lewis, Michael (Michael M.)
274 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction: windows on the world -- Hidden in plain sight -- Brad's problem -- Ronan's problem -- Tracking the predator -- Putting a face on HFT -- How to take billions from Wall Street -- An army of one -- The spider and the fly -- Epilogue: riding the Wall Street trail.
A small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders the big Wall Street banks expose this institutionalized injustice and go to war to fix it.

Inside the yield book : the classic that created the science of bond analysis

April 1, 2014
Homer, Sidney, 1902-1983.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2013]
xi, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Bloomberg financial series"--Cover.

The truth about retirement plans and IRAs

April 1, 2014
Edelman, Ric.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xxiv, 313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"From the #1 independent financial advisor in America, ranked three times by Barron's: a guide to making the most of your retirement plans and assuring long-term financial security. Everyone knows that saving for your retirement is important. Yet only half of all eligible Americans contribute to a retirement plan. That's because all plans--including the 401(k), 403(b), 457, and even the IRA--are complicated, confusing, and costly. New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman has counseled thousands of savers and retirees and has accumulated his advice in this book. Edelman has created a step-by-step guide. With illuminating prose and simple explanations, he shares everything you need to know as a plan participant: how to contribute even when you think you can't afford to, how to make wise choices among your investment options, and how to convert your 401(k) into income so you can provide yourself with the lifestyle you want in retirement. Along the way, he debunks the myths and clears up the confusion"-- Provided by publisher.

The Charles Schwab guide to finances after fifty : answers to your most important money questions

March 31, 2014
Schwab-Pomerantz, Carrie, author.
xvi, 414 pages ; 25 cm

The Bogleheads' guide to investing

March 28, 2014
Larimore, Taylor, 1924-
Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley & Sons, c2007.
xxiv, 307 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Choose a sound financial lifestyle -- Start early and invest regularly -- Know what you're buying, part one -- Know what you're buying, part two -- Preserve your buying power with inflation-protected bonds -- How much do you need to save? -- Keep it simple -- Asset allocation -- Costs matter -- Taxes, part one -- Taxes, part two -- Diversification -- Performance chasing and market timing are hazardous to your wealth -- Savvy ways to invest for college -- How to manage a windfall successfully -- Do you need an advisor? -- Track your progress and rebalance when necessary -- Tune out the "noise" -- Mastering your investments means mastering your emotions -- Making your money last longer than you do -- Protect your assets by being well insured -- Passing it on when you pass on -- You can do it.

Weiss Ratings' guide to banks and thrifts.

March 26, 2014
Palm Beach Gardens, FL : Weiss Ratings, Inc.,
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <Fall 2010-Summer 2014> Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing.
"A quarterly compilation of financial institutions ratings and analysis."

Money : the unauthorised biography

March 25, 2014
Martin, Felix, 1974-, author.
viii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Title printed as "Money : the unauthorized biography" on cover and spine, and "Money : the unauthorised biography" on title page.
"Originally published in Great Britain under the title Money: The Unauthorized Biography by The Bodley Head, a division of Random House, London, in 2013."
What is money? -- Getting money's measure -- The Aegean invention of economic value -- The monetary maquis -- The birth of the money interest -- The natural history of the vampire squid -- The great monetary settlement -- The economic consequences of Mr. Locke -- Money through the looking-glass -- Strategies of the sceptics -- Structural solutions -- Hamlet without the prince : how economics forgot money ... -- ... And why it is a problem -- How to turn the locusts into bees -- The boldest measures are the safest -- Taking money seriously.
From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession: a sweeping historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind's greatest inventions.

Stock market cash flow : four pillars of investing for thriving in today's markets

March 21, 2014
Tanner, Andy.
Scottsdale, AZ : RDA Press, 2013.
xx, 277 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Introduction by Robert Kiyosaki.
Learn the many challenges facing stock market investors, how to use the stock market to achieve financial and investing goals, and create an individual action plan that supports the goals of the individual investor.

Directory of obsolete securities.

March 17, 2014
New York : Financial Information, inc.,
v. ; 24 x 26 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Annual guide to stocks.

The mortgage wars : inside Fannie Mae, big-money politics, and the collapse of the American dream

March 17, 2014
Howard, Timothy (Business writer), author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2014]
xvi, 288 pages ; 24 cm
The mortgage wars and the financial crisis. The financial market wildfire ; The largest credit market in the world -- Fannie Mae's rise to prominence. Birth, trial, and turnaround ; Managing risk ; The Volcker standard gives Fannie Mae an edge ; Fannie Mae's opponents change tactics ; Conflicts with fast-growing lenders -- The fight for the mortgage market. A surprise from the Treasury Department ; Private-label mortgage-backed securities ; A gathering storm of opposition ; Fannie Mae tightens its disciplines ; Private label takes center stage ; A compromise attempt turns into full-scale war -- Countdown to the meltdown. Allegations of fraud : the special examination ; Sorting out the facts ; Baseless demand, fateful results ; The market melts down : Fannie Mae is nationalized ; Aftermath.
"The former Fannie Mae CFO's inside look at the war between the financial giants and government regulators A provocative true-life thriller about the all-out fight for dominance of the mortgage industry--and how it nearly destroyed the global financial system. Many books have been written about the 2008 financial crisis, but they miss the biggest story of the meltdown: the battle between giant financial companies to dominate the $11 trillion mortgage market that almost destroyed the global financial system. For more than twenty years, until 2004, Timothy Howard was a senior executive at the best known of those companies, Fannie Mae, and he was in the middle of that fight.In The Franchise, Howard explains how seemingly unrelated developments in banking regulation, housing policy, Wall Street financial innovation, and political lobbying all combined to wreak havoc on the American housing market and the world economy.Timothy Howard was Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Fannie Mae until 2004. Prior to this, he was senior financial economist at Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco"-- Provided by publisher.

The dollar trap : how the U.S. dollar tightened its grip on global finance

March 17, 2014
Prasad, Eswar.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
xix, 408 pages : illustrations, 25 cm
Prologue -- What is so special about the dollar? -- The paradox of uphill capital flows -- Emerging markets get religion -- The quest for safety -- A trillion dollar con game? -- Currency wars -- Seeking a truce on currency wars -- It takes twenty to tango -- The siren song of capital controls -- Safety nets with gaping holes -- Is the renminbi ready for prime time? -- Other contenders nipping at the dollar's heels -- Could the dollar hit a tipping point and sink? -- Ultimate paradox : fragility breeds stability.

The bank on yourself revolution : fire your banker, bypass wall street, and take control of your own financial future

March 11, 2014
Yellen, Pamela G.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, [2014]
xix, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
An idea whose time has come -- You can't eat paper profits -- The engine behind bank on yourself -- The genius of good structure -- Retirement: fantasy versus reality -- The secret to a financially stress-free life -- Fire your banker -- The smart way to pay for college -- Bank on yourself for business owners and professionals -- Bank on yourself for seniors -- The path to a lifetime of financial freedom -- How to get started -- Free no-obligation bank on yourself analysis request form -- Bank on yourself is looking for a few good men and women.
"Do you know what your retirement account will be worth on the day you plan to tap into it? Do you know what the tax rates will be for the rest of your life? Do you know what day you're going to die? Most people have no clue... and that's the problem with conventional financial planning: It's based on things you can't predict or control. Studies show that because they followed the conventional wisdom, almost half of all Boomers won't have enough money to cover even basic living expenses during their retirement years. Now, the financial gurus whose advice got you into this mess in the first place are telling you to "take more risk," "work 'til you drop," and "plan on spending less in retirement." Hundreds of thousands have instead opted out of a system where the odds are stacked against you. This book reveals a proven step-by-step plan for becoming your own source of financing and growing your wealth safely and predictably every single year-even when the markets are tumbling. For everyone from young professionals paying back student loans and middle managers to those trying to protect their hard-earned wealth and retirees, Bank On Yourself is not a "get-rich-quick" scheme; it's about real wealth and financial security for as long as you live. Imagine finally knowing how much money you'll have next year, in 10, 20 or 30 years-and at every point along the way. "-- Provided by publisher.

Fragile by design : the political origins of banking crises and scarce credit

March 7, 2014
Calomiris, Charles W.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2014]
xi, 570 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
1. No banks without states, and no states without banks -- If stable and efficient banks are such a good idea, why are they so rare? -- The game of bank bargains -- Tools of conquest and survival: why states need banks -- Privileges with burdens: war, empire, and the monopoly structure of English banking -- Banks and democracy: Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- 2. The cost of banker-populist alliances: the United States versus Canada -- Crippled by populism: U.S. banking from colonial times to 1990 -- The new U.S. bank bargain: megabanks, urban activists, and the erosion of mortgage standards -- Leverage, regulatory failure, and the subprime crisis -- Durable partners: politics and banking in Canada -- 3. Authoritarianism, democratic transitions, and the game of bank bargains -- Mexico: chaos makes cronyism look good -- When autocracy fails: banking and politics in Mexico since 1982 -- Inflation machines: banking and state finance in imperial Brazil -- The democratic consequences of inflation-tax banking in Brazil -- 4. Going beyond structural narratives -- Traveling to other places: is our sample representative? -- Reality is a plague on many houses.

Retiring sooner : how to accelerate your financial independence

March 3, 2014
Kirkpatrick, Darrow, author
Chattanooga, Tennessee : StructureByDesign, [2013]
vi, 146 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"Do-it-yourself retirement."

CFA confidential : what it really takes to become a chartered financial analyst

February 24, 2014
Campion, Gregory M.
xii, 116 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Young money : inside the hidden world of Wall Street's post-crash recruits

February 13, 2014
Roose, Kevin.
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, [2014]
xv, 320 pages ; 24 cm

Security owner's stock guide.

February 6, 2014
New York : Standard and Poor's Corp.
v. ; 14 x 22 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Standard & Poor's.

The millionaire map : the ultimate guide to creating, enjoying, and sharing wealth

February 3, 2014
Stovall, Jim, author.
Shippensburg, PA : Sound Wisdom, [2013]
157 pages ; 23 cm
Offers guiding principles to aspiring millionaires on such topics as establishing a financial plan, eliminating debt, and managing money.

Loopholes of real estate : secrets of successful real estate investing

February 3, 2014
Sutton, Garrett, author.
Scottsdale, AZ : RDA Press, [2013].
xii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Foreword by Robert Kiyosaki"--Cover.
Pt. 1. Real estate advantages -- pt. 2. Get in the game -- pt. 3. Tax strategies -- pt. 4. Legal strategies -- pt. 5. Selection strategies -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Real estate resources -- Appendix B: Buyers disclosure checklist ; Seller disclosure checklist ; Commercial property due diligence checklist ; Environmental due diligence checklist ; Appendix C: Duties of a real estate licensee.

In Fed we trust : Ben Bernanke's war on the great panic

January 30, 2014
Wessel, David.
New York : Three Rivers Press, c2010.
x, 341 p. ; 21 cm.
Originally published in hardback by Crown Business in 2009.
"How the federal reserve became the fourth branch of government"--Cover.
Whatever it takes -- Let Ol' Lehman go: the pivotal weekend of September 12-14, 2008 -- "Periodical financial debauches": the long forgotten history of the Fed -- Age of delusion: what Greenspan wrought -- There are Jews in Boston, too: who is Ben Bernanke? -- Pas de Deux: the Great Panic begins in August 2007 -- The four musketeers: Bernanke's brain trust: Bernanke, Kohn, Warsh, and Geithner -- RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Blue Sky: The Fed's first response to the Great Panic -- Running from behind: how the Fed got behind the curve, and how it caught up -- "Unusual and exigent": Bear Stearns, the first rescue -- Fannie, Freddie, and "Feddie": taking over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and pondering next steps -- Breaking the glass: the fallout from Lehman and AIG and going to Congress -- finally -- "Socialism with American characteristics": forcing taxpayer capital on the banks -- Word of ZIRP: the Fed gets rates to zero -- Did Bernanke keep his promise to Milton Friedman?: the early verdict -- It could have been worse.
In this penetrating look inside the most powerful economic institution in the world, the Federal Reserve, David Wessel illuminates its opaque and undemocratic inner workings, while revealing how its chairman Ben Bernanke led the desperate effort to prevent the world's financial engine from grinding to a halt. Ratings' guide to common stocks.

January 29, 2014
Jupiter, FL : Ratings, 2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: Summer 2010-<Winter 2013/14> Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, Inc.
"A quarterly compilation of ratings and analyses covering common stocks traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ."

Bond guide.

January 20, 2014
New York : Standard and Poor's Corporation.
v. ; 15 x 22 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: Standard & Poor's.

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