New Arrivals · Investments

May 18, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bitcoin billionaires : a true story of genius, betrayal, and redemption

May 17, 2019
Mezrich, Ben, 1969- author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.
276 pages ; 24 cm
Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network. Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers' redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook. Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money after their fight with Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into an eccentric character who tells them about a brand-new idea: cryptocurrency. Immersing themselves in what is then an obscure and sometimes sinister world, they begin to realize "crypto" is, in their own words, "either the next big thing or total bulls--t." There's nothing left to do but make a bet. From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalizing economic future. On November 26, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. Here's the story of how they got there -- as only Ben Mezrich could tell it.

I will teach you to be rich : No guilt. No excuses. No BS. Just a 6-week program that works

May 13, 2019
Sethi, Ramit, author.
New York : Workman Publishing Co., [2019]
342 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Revised edition of the author's I will teach you to be rich, c2009.
Includes index.

Financially forward : how to use today's digital tools to earn more, save better, and spend smarter

May 13, 2019
Von Tobel, Alexa, author.
New York : Currency, [2019]
xi, 209 pages : illustrations, charts ; 22 cm
"Chief digital officer at Northwestern Mutual, founder/CEO of LearnVest, and New York Times bestelling author shows how to use the simple tools of the digital age to get more out of our money. We live in a new financial world. Our wallets--like every other aspect of our lives--have gone fully digital. From mobile pay to on-demand everything to cryptocurrencies, technology is rewriting the rules for how we earn, save, spend and invest. Technology has made virtually every aspect of our lives cheaper and more convenient. Shouldn't it do the same when it comes to managing our finances? Von Tobel says that it can. In this straightforward and jargon-free guide, she shows us how to use the simple tools found on any smartphone to put more money back into our wallets. Readers will learn: Six new trends that are impacting our finances - and how to optimize them. How to navigate the world of mobile pay, and cash in by going cash-free How to save time and money by putting your savings--and spending--on autopilot. Best practices for keeping your identity and financial accounts ultra-secure How to talk to digital natives - ie your kids - about financial planning. What the Bitcoin hype is all about and how to prepare for the future of digital money Preparing ourselves for the financial future gives us the security and freedom to live our richest lives. It's time to move Financially Forward...or get left behind"-- Provided by publisher.

The latte factor : why you don't have to be rich to live rich

May 3, 2019
Bach, David, author.
New York, NY : Atria Books, [2019]
146 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The oculus -- The photograph -- You're richer than you think -- Pay yourself first -- Doubts -- Don't budget, make it automatic -- Big hat, no cattle -- Myths of money -- The latte factor -- The third secret -- The millionaire down the hall -- Mom -- Freedom tower -- Mykonos -- The three secrets to financial freedom.
"Discover [...] author David Bach's three secrets to financial freedom in an engaging story that will show you that you are richer than you think. Drawing on the author's experiences teaching millions of people around the world to live a rich life, this fast, easy read reveals how anyone -- from millennials to baby boomers -- can still make their dreams come true. In this compelling, heartwarming parable, Bach and his [...] coauthor John David Mann (The Go-Giver) tell the story of Zoey, a twenty-something woman living and working in New York City. Like many young professionals, Zoey is struggling to make ends meet under a growing burden of credit card and student loan debt, working crazy hours at her dream job but still not earning enough to provide a comfortable financial cushion. At her boss's suggestion, she makes friends with Henry, the elderly barista at her favorite Brooklyn coffee shop. Henry soon reveals his "Three Secrets to Financial Freedom," ideas Zoey dismisses at first but whose true power she ultimately comes to appreciate. Over the course of a single week, Zoey discovers that she already earns enough to secure her financial future and realize her truest dreams -- all she has to do is make a few easy shifts in her everyday routine. The Latte Factor demystifies the secrets to achieving financial freedom, inspiring readers to realize that it's never too late to reach for your dreams. By following the simple, proven path that Henry shows Zoey, anyone can make small changes today that will have big impact for a lifetime." -- Provided by publisher.


April 24, 2019
Laurence, Tiana, author.
xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with blockchain. Introducing blockchain ; Picking a blockchain ; getting your hands on blockchain -- Developing your knowledge. Beholding the Bitcoin blockchain ; Encountering the Ethereum blockchain ; Riding the Waves blockchain ; Finding the Factom blockchain ; Examining the EOS blockchain -- Powerful blockchain platforms. Getting your hands on Hyperledger ; Applying Microsoft Azure ; Getting busy on IBM Bluemix -- Industry impacts. Financial technology ; Real estate ; Insurance ; Government ; Other industries -- The part of tens. Ten (or so) free blockchain resources ; The ten rules to never break on the blockchain ; Ten top blockchain projects.
"Blockchain is the techno-magic that enables cryptocurrencies and impacts the worlds of finance, insurance, supply chain management, and others. But you don't need to be a programmer or financial wizard to understand blockchain; you just need this book! It explains blockchain basics, smart contracts, and cryptocurrencies, with real-world examples showing how blockchains functions and where they ad value. Learn how to interact with a blockchain, tour key blockchains, see how they disrupt huge industries, and much more." -- Back cover.

Becoming a venture capitalist

April 9, 2019
Rivlin, Gary, author.
xix, 150 pages ; 19 cm
The pitch -- Venture capital 101 -- A quick history of venture capital -- Laying pipe -- The apprentice -- A younger person's game.

Broke millennial takes on investing : a beginner's guide to leveling up your money

April 4, 2019
Lowry, Erin, author.
New York : TarcherPerigee, [2019]
241 pages ; 21 cm
"A guide to investing basics by the author of Broke Millennial, for anyone who feels like they aren't ready (or rich enough) to get into the market Millennials want to learn how to start investing. The problem is that most have no idea where to begin. There's a significant lack of information out there catering to the concerns of new millennial investors, such as: *Should I invest while paying down student loans? *How do I invest in a socially responsible way? *What about robo-advisors and apps--are any of them any good? *Where can I look online for investment advice? In this second book in the Broke Millennial series, Erin Lowry answers those questions anddelivers all of the investment basics in one easy-to-digest package. Tackling topics ranging from common terminology to how to handle your anxiety toretirement savings and even how to actually buy and sell a stock, this hands-on guide will help any investment newbie become a confident player in the market on their way to building wealth"-- Provided by publisher.

The book on investing in real estate with no (and low) money down : real life strategies for investing in real estate using other people's money

April 4, 2019
Turner, Brandon, author.
187 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
At head of title: BiggerPockets presents.
The art of creative real estate investing -- Owner-occupied investment properties -- Partnerships -- Home equity loans/lines of credit -- Strategies for using hard money -- Raising private money to fund your deals -- Lease options -- Seller financing -- Real estate wholesaling -- Creative combinations.
"Is your lack of cash holding you back? Don't let the contents of your wallet define your future. Discover the real life strategies that smart investors are using in today's market to invest in real estate with creativity! In The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down, active real estate investor and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Brandon Turner takes readers past the hype and dives into real life strategies that investors across the world are using to invest in real estate using creativity--instead of their own cash"--Publisher.

How to invest in real estate : the ultimate beginner's guide to getting started

April 3, 2019
Dorkin, Joshua, author.
Denver, CO : BiggerPockets Publishing, [2018]
263 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction: The elephant in the room -- Nine questions every real estate beginner wants answered -- Boring financial stuff : that just might save your life! -- Getting your ducks in a row -- Real estate investment niches -- Real estate investment strategies -- 27 ways to find incredible real estate deals -- 12 ways to finance your real estate deals -- Real estate exit strategies -- How to work (far) less and get (way) more done.
"It's time to stop thinking, talking, or dreaming about the future real estate investing can give you. It's time to start doing... and this book will show you exactly where to start. Everyone knows real estate investing can be a powerful way to build wealth and achieve true financial freedom. But, because each person's journey is different, knowing the first steps to take can be challenging. That's why two of the biggest names in the real estate world teamed up to write the most comprehensive manual ever written on getting started in the lucrative business of real estate investing. Josh Dorkin and Brandon Turner--longtime hosts of the world's #1 real estate podcast, The BiggerPockets Podcast--give you an insider's look at the many different niches and strategies that exist. Find which one works best for you, your resources, and your goals. Unlike most traditional real estate books, this one won't tell you there is "one secret path" to real estate success. Instead, it dives into dozens of unique, life-changing quests and is packed with more than forty real-life stories of how real estate investors are finding success in today's economy"--Back cover.

Broken bargain : bankers, bailouts, and the struggle to tame Wall Street

March 27, 2019
Day, Kathleen Mary, 1958- author.
xiv, 424 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
A history of major financial crises--and how taxpayers have been left with the bill. In the 1930s, battered and humbled by the Great Depression, the U.S. financial sector struck a grand bargain with the federal government. Bankers gained a safety net in exchange for certain curbs on their freedom: transparency rules, record-keeping and antifraud measures, and fiduciary responsibilities. Despite subsequent periodic changes in these regulations, the underlying bargain played a major role in preserving the stability of the financial markets as well as the larger economy. By the free-market era of the 1980s and 90s, however, Wall Street argued that rules embodied in New Deal-era regulations to protect consumers and ultimately taxpayers were no longer needed--and government agreed. This engaging history documents the country's financial crises, focusing on those of the 1920s, the 1980s, and the 2000s, and reveals how the two more recent crises arose from the neglect of this fundamental bargain, and how taxpayers have been left with the bill.

Millionaire expat : how to build wealth living overseas

March 27, 2019
Hallam, Andrew (Teacher), author.
xxiv, 392 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published as: The global expatriate's guide to investing : from millionaire teacher to millionaire expat.
Grow big profits without any effort -- Don't start a fight with an escalator -- Where are the customers' yachts? -- Don't let a fool or a psychopath wreck your future -- Self-appointed gurus and Neanderthal brains -- An employer's greatest challenge -- Couch potato investing -- Investment advisors with a conscience -- Choosing your offshore brokerage--for non-Americans -- The 30 questions do-it-yourself investors ask -- Portfolio models for American expats -- Portfolio models for Canadian expats -- Portfolio models for British expats -- Portfolio models for Australian expats -- Portfolio models for New Zealand expats -- Portfolio models for South African and South American expats -- Portfolio models for Irish and European expats -- Portfolio models for Asian expats -- Setting your bull's-eye -- How much money should you be saving?
"Build your strongest-ever portfolio from anywhere in the world Millionaire Expat is a handbook for smart investing, saving for retirement, and building wealth while overseas. As a follow-up to The Global Expatriate's Guide to Investing, this book provides savvy investment advice for everyone--no matter where you're from--to help you achieve your financial goals. Whether you're looking for safety, strong growth, or a mix of both, index funds are the answer. Low-risk and reliable, these are the investments you won't hear about from most advisors. Most advisors would rather earn whopping commissions than follow sound financial principles, but Warren Buffett and Nobel Prize winners agree that index funds are the best way to achieve market success?so who are you ready to trust with your financial future?"--Amazon.

Women with money : create the joyful, less stressed, purposeful life you want with the money you have

March 20, 2019
Chatzky, Jean Sherman, 1964- author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
269 pages: illustration ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographic references and index.
You and money: an exploration -- You in control of money: making the most of the resources you have -- You using money: to create the life you want.

The art and science of trading : course workbook : detailed examples & further reading

March 4, 2019
Grimes, Adam, 1973- author.
New York, New York : Hunter Hudson Press, 2017.
xx, 464 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Companion book to the trading course, The Art and Science of Trading, available at

Your guide to the CFP certification exam.

February 20, 2019
2014-<2018> [Dublin, Ohio] : Coventry House Publishing
volumes ; 26 cm
Vols. for <2014-2018> by Matthew Brandeburg, CFP.
"A supplement to financial planning coursework and self-study materials."

Work optional : retire early the non-penny-pinching way

February 8, 2019
Hester, Tanja, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2019.
xix, 265 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The work-optional life you want to live. Early retirement: the ultimate life hack ; Define your work-optional life ; Create your money mission statement -- The financial plan for your work-optional life. Invest to fund your future ; Plan permanently for the biggest comforts: shelter and health care ; The factors that dictate how much you need to save ; Your financial roadmap to a work-optional life ; Accelerate your progress ; Make your plan bulletproff -- Thriving in your work-optional life. Make the big leap ; Make your well-being a top priority ; Conclusion: live a purpose-filled life.
"A practical action guide for financial independence and early retirement from the popular "Our Next Life" blogger."--

It's not your money : how to live fully from divine abundance

February 5, 2019
Silver, Tosha, author.
Carlsbad, CA : Hay House Inc., 2019.
vii, 169 pages ; 22 cm
"From the author of the acclaimed Outrageous Openness, a witty and spirited guide to radically releasing the burden of financial fears. It's natural to crave prosperity. Some seek to manifest it in myriad ways--using anything from vision boards to writing a pretend check for a million dollars from the Bank of Divinity. Yet whatever comes, or doesn't, the mind always seems to want more. But what if there was a whole other way? Instead of grasping and chasing, what if we offered everything--our money (or lack of it), our triumphs, our problems, our desires--fully back to Love? What if this offering itself was actually the secret to abundance?"-- Provided by publisher.

Financial freedom : a proven path to all the money you will ever need

February 5, 2019
Sabatier, Grant, author.
342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Money is unlimited. Time is not. Become financially independent as fast as possible. In 2010, 24-year old Grant Sabatier woke up to find he had $2.26 in his bank account. Five years later, he had a net worth of over $1.25 million, and CNBC began calling him "the Millennial Millionaire." By age 30, he had reached financial independence. Along the way he uncovered that most of the accepted wisdom about money, work, and retirement is either incorrect, incomplete, or so old-school it's obsolete. Financial Freedom is a step-by-step path to make more money in less time, so you have more time for the things you love."--Provided by publisher.

The dumb things smart people do with their money : thirteen ways to right your financial wrongs

January 30, 2019
Schlesinger, Jill, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2019.
257 pages ; 25 cm.
You buy financial products that you don't understand -- You take financial advice from the wrong people -- You make money more important than it is -- You take on too much college debt -- You buy a house when you should rent -- You take on too much risk -- You fail to protect your identity -- You indulge too much during your early retirement years -- You saddle your kids with your own money issues -- You don't plan for the care of your aging parents -- You buy the wrong kinds of insurance, or none at all -- You don't have a will -- You try to "time" the market.
"After decades working as a Wall Street trader, investment adviser, and money expert, Jill Schlesinger reveals thirteen costly mistakes you're probably making right now with your money without even knowing it. Drawing on heartfelt personal stories (yes, money experts screw up, too), Schlesinger argues that it's not lack of smarts that causes even the brightest, most accomplished people among us to behave like financial dumb-asses, but simple emotional blind spots. By breaking bad habits and following Jill's pragmatic and accessible rules for managing your finances, you can save tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars."--Provided by publisher.

The story of silver : how the white metal shaped America and the modern world

January 30, 2019
Silber, William L.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2019]
xx, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
This is the story of silver's transformation from soft money during the nineteenth century to hard asset today, and how manipulations of the white metal by American president Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and by the richest man in the world, Texas oil baron Nelson Bunker Hunt, during the 1970s altered the course of American and world history. FDR pumped up the price of silver to help jump start the U.S. economy during the Great Depression, but this move weakened China, which was then on the silver standard, and facilitated Japan's rise to power before World War II. Bunker Hunt went on a silver-buying spree during the 1970s to protect himself against inflation and triggered a financial crisis that left him bankrupt. Silver has been the preferred shelter against government defaults, political instability, and inflation for most people in the world because it is cheaper than gold. The white metal has been the place to hide when conventional investments sour, but it has also seduced sophisticated investors throughout the ages like a siren. This book explains how powerful figures, up to and including Warren Buffett, have come under silver's thrall, and how its history guides economic and political decisions in the twenty-first century.

Thackray's 2019 investor's guide

January 18, 2019
Thackray, Brooke, 1961- author.
[Oakville, Ontario] : MountAlpha Media, 2018.
xxxv, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

55, underemployed, and faking normal : your guide to a better life

January 9, 2019
White, Elizabeth, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
263 pages ; 22 cm
After being forced to re-enter the workforce in her mid-fifties, the author describes how to survive the new normal of being financially insecure at an advanced age.

Everyday millionaires : how ordinary people built extraordinary wealth -- and how you can too

January 2, 2019
Hogan, Chris, author.
xxi, 250 pages ; 24 cm
You've been lied to -- Millionaire myth : the wealthy didn't earn and don't deserve their money -- Millionaire myth : the wealthy take big risks with their money -- Millionaire myth : the wealthy have a leg up in education and careers -- Stop making excuses and start believing -- Own it : millionaires take personal responsibility -- Live on less than you make : millionaires practice intentionality -- Think ahead : millionaires are goal-oriented -- Do what it takes : millionaires are hard workers -- Stick to it : millionaires are consistent -- The decision is up to you.
"Millionaire status doesn't require inheriting a bunch of money or having a high-paying job. No. The path to becoming a millionaire is paved with more-ordinary tools--tools that you either already have or that you can learn. If you thought you could never become a millionaire, think again. Listen and learn from over 10,000 everyday millionaires who have done it and believe it's possible for you too."--Jacket flap.

Bad with money : the imperfect art of getting your financial sh*t together

January 2, 2019
Dunn, Gaby, author.
New York : Atria Paperback, 2019.
xiv, 290 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: what they don't want you to know -- Your roots are showing: -- My wonder years -- The neck tattoo of the financial world -- Legalized evil -- Millennial myths -- #freelancelyfe -- Bipolar II: the sequel -- Imaginary money -- A fad diet for your wallet -- The tax (wo)man -- My love don't cost a thing -- Here comes the bill -- Doctor who? -- Plan (Michael) B(ay) -- Where there's a will, there's a way -- The system -- Conclusion: we are all Kurt Russell.

30-day money cleanse : take control of your finances, manage your spending, and de-stress your money for good

December 31, 2018
Feinstein Gerstley, Ashley, author.
ix, 226 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Why we all need a money cleanse -- How it works -- Setting yourself up for success -- Week 1 overview -- Money journal and expense list : guidelines for week 1 -- Week 2 overview -- Putting together your happiness allocation -- Frugal joys and the language we use around money: guidelines for week 2 -- Week 3 overview -- Put your money where your heart is : values-based spending -- The opportunity cost of our spending: guidelines for week 3 -- Week 4 overview -- Create your dream team -- Mitigate environmental toxins : guidelines for week 4 -- Welcome to your new money lifestyle -- Wrap-up: your new money lifestyle -- Money parties -- Onward and upward : what's next in your money journey? -- Acknowledgments -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- About the author.
"Create lasting happiness with your financial situation -- not by building a blistering budget but by living the life you love! Ashley Feinstein Gerstley was working as a top financial advisor when she came to the shocking realization that even she was stressed about her personal finances. How could that be, with all her education and experience in dealing with money? Ashley quickly realized that her stress didn't arise from a lack of knowledge but the way that we as a society treat and talk (or rather don't talk) about our money, and she created a system to turn the entire practice on its head! Through Ashley's system, in just 30 days you will create a healthier, happier relationship with your money by: eliminating all money stressors, finally knowing where your money is going, breaking those panic-inducing bad money habits, learning the basics of how and where to invest, [and] making a plan that you can not only live with but enjoy. Readers who have tried the 30-Day Money Cleanse have, on average, saved over $950 through the course of the month! Are you ready to cleanse?" -- Back cover.

Noncompliant : a lone whistleblower exposes the giants of Wall Street

December 27, 2018
Segarra, Carmen, author.
viii, 341 pages ; 24 cm
Special team. Different training -- The regulator floor -- We want them to feel pain, but not too much -- The shadow -- The Goldman lawyers -- You should not have come -- The UK FSA -- Fly paint -- You didn't hear that -- Gaslighting -- How do you think they are getting ahead? -- Record tampering -- The spy store -- Counting to twenty -- The Fed's way of doing things -- Santander -- The ambush -- Plowing in the sea -- The dog and pony show -- Sarah Dahlgren -- The Annual Ratings Report -- Look in the dictionary -- We made a deal -- I didn't start the fire -- Let this cup pass from me -- Carmen's way of doing things -- Gagged by the judge -- Epilogue.
"In 2011, Carmen Segarra took a job as at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York supervising for Goldman Sachs. It was an opportunity, she believed, to monitor the big bank's behavior in order to avoid another financial crisis. Segarra was shocked to discover, however, the full extent of the relationship between Goldman and the Fed. She began making secret recordings that later became the basis of a This American Life episode that exposed the Fed's ineffectiveness in holding banks accountable. In Noncompliant, Segarra chronicles her experience blowing open the doors on the relationship between the big banks and the government bodies set up to regulate them. As we mark the tenth anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis, Noncompliant shows us how little has changed, and offers an urgent call for real reforms."

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