New Arrivals · Investments

August 16, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Lifeonaire : an uncommon approach to wealth, success and prosperity

August 15, 2019
Cook, Steve (Founder of Lifeonaire), author.
284 pages ; 23 cm
Will becoming a millionaire really set you free? How about the American Dream? If we, as a nation, declare freedom to be our number one priority, then why do so many of us, at a gut-level, feel less freedom than ever? Americans are working harder than ever to obtain financial success and material possessions based on the delusion that more will lead to a better life. The typical American is trading away the vast majority of their life in hopes that, someday, they will have enough to experience 'the good life'. Meanwhile, this tradeoff is the very thing that is robbing them of their freedom and the ability to enjoy an abundant life... right now. So, where do we find freedom? What should we pursue? In this book, Steve Cook answers these questions by challenging us to consider what it is that we really desire out of life. Through this fictional story, he shares how Americans blindly pursue financial wealth--thinking that money will reward them with what they want--and helping us to discover that our heart's desire is to become more than just a millionaire...what we really desire is to become a lifeonaire.

Aftermath : seven secrets of wealth preservation in the coming chaos

July 22, 2019
Rickards, James, author.
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2019]
326 pages ; 24 cm
Scattergoods -- Putting out fire with gasoline -- Find the cost of freedom -- The alpha trap -- Free money -- The Mar-a-Lago accord -- Godzilla -- Aftermath.
"The evidence of the past ten years proves that the most devastating financial crisis since the Great Depression is right around the corner. The global elites are ready to protect their wealth. Are you? Since President Donald Trump enacted a series of tax cuts, the American economy appears to be on a solid growth path and fully recovered from 2008's devastating recession. But, as any student of financial history knows, the dizzying heights of the stock market can't continue indefinitely--and they won't. Investor optimism around the Trump administration has led to artificially inflated asset prices, ruinously low interest rates, the increased popularity of index funds, and the infiltration of behavioral economics into our financial lives. Evidence of systemic risk--market volatility, ballooning U.S. and global debt, and political instability--is everywhere for those who are paying attention. In [this book], bestselling financial expert James Rickards sketches the harrowing economic crisis that's right around the corner and identifies the asset classes that are most--and least--exposed. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of capital markets and unconventional insights, Rickards shows: why high-valuation, high-growth tech and media stocks like Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon are best avoided; why smart investors are steering clear of digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum; how passively managed index funds are thwarting the corrective forces of the market--and creating opportunity for active investors; why cash will still be king when another financial panic inevitably drives asset values down by 50 percent or more; how the behavioral economists who advise 401(k) plans manipulate investors into overexposure in equity markets. In the same take-no-prisoners style that won him wide acclaim for books like Currency Wars, Rickards calls out the key players and capital flows underpinning the global economy."--Dust jacket.

Buy, rehab, rent, refinance, repeat : the BRRRR rental property investment strategy made simple

July 18, 2019
Greene, David (Real estate agent), author.
Denver, CO : BiggerPockets Publishing, [2019]
341 pages ; 23 cm
Part one. Introduction to BRRRR -- Getting to know the BRRRR method -- Part two. Buying great deals -- Buying under market value -- How to find deals -- Part three. The rehab process -- Rehabbing like a pro -- Common rehab strategies -- Part four. The rental process -- Understanding rent prices -- Tenant tips -- Part five. The refinance process -- Choosing your lender -- The value in financing -- Part six. Repeat: Building systems to run your business like a business -- Building systems to increase your success -- Scaling your system for increased success -- Part seven. Digging deeper -- How you should expect BRRRR to improve your results.
Invest in real estate and never run out of money--using the hottest strategy in the real estate world!

From monk to money manager : a former monk's financial guide to becoming a little bit wealthy -- and why that's okay

July 18, 2019
Lynam, Doug, 1973- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2019]
xv, 288 pages ; 22 cm
"Build a better financial future for yourself and the world. Former monk turned financial advisor, Doug Lynam, shares the rules of money management that will change your approach to earning, saving, and investing. From Monk to Money Manager is an entertaining and self-deprecating journey through Lynam’s relationship with the almighty dollar—his childhood in a rich family, the long-haired hippie days running away from materialism, time in the Marine Corps looking for selfless service, and his twenty years in the monastery under a vow of poverty that led to his current profession as a financial advisor. In this unique look at wealth from a spiritual perspective, Lynam shares his belief that God doesn't expect us to live in poverty. The truth is, we need financial peace so we can help others. When money becomes a part of our spiritual practice, used in love and service, it can bring us closer to our highest spiritual ideals. With humor and humility, Lynam uses stories told through the lens of his own money mistakes, and those of counseling clients, to understand how our attitudes about money hold us back. He also provides clear, step-by-step guidance on how to grow a little bit wealthy. His insights include how to build a compassionate relationship to our finances; some of the good, bad, and ugly truths about money; and the tricks to unlocking financial freedom."

Happy money : the Japanese art of making peace with your money

July 12, 2019
Honda, Ken, author.
217 pages ; 19 cm
Is your money smiling? -- Happy money and unhappy money -- What does money mean to you? Solving the mystery of money -- Money IQ and money EQ -- Money and your life -- The flow of money -- The future of money.
Ken Honda-Japan's #1 bestselling personal development guru-knows that getting rich quick is no way to achieve happiness. Too often, money is a source of fear, stress, and anger, often breaking apart relationships and even ruining lives. We like to think money is just a number or a piece of paper, but it is so much more than that. Money has the ability to smile, it changes when it is given with a certain feeling, and the energy with which it imbues us impacts not only ourselves, but others as well. Although Ken Honda is often called a "money guru," his real job over the past decade has been to help others discover the tools they already possess to heal their own lives and relationships with money. Now, in practical and accessible language, the "Zen millionaire" explains how to achieve peace of mind when it comes to money. Learn how to treat money as a welcome guest, allowing it to come and go with respect and without resentment; understand and improve your money EQ; unpack the myth of scarcity; and embrace the process of giving money, not just receiving it. This book isn't to fix you, because as Ken Honda says, you're already okay!

Real estate investing 101 : from finding properties and securing mortgage terms to REITs and flipping houses, an essential primer on how to make money with real estate

July 12, 2019
Cagan, Michele, author.
270 pages ; 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm
Includes index.
The world of real estate investing -- How to profit from residential rental properties -- Build wealth flipping houses -- REI on the side, the next level -- New trends in REI -- Pay less taxes and keep more of your money.
"A comprehensive, accessible, and easy-to-understand guide to everything you need to know about real estate investing." --

VC : an American history

June 28, 2019
Nicholas, Tom (Associate professor), author.
vi, 382 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction: The significance of history -- Whaling ventures -- The early development of risk capital -- The rise of private capital entities -- The market versus the government -- The limited partnership structure -- Silicon Valley and the emergence of investment styles -- High-tech, an evolving ecosystem, and diversity during the 1980s -- The big bubble -- Epilogue: From the past to the present and the future.
VC tells the riveting story of how the venture capital industry arose from the United States' long-running orientation toward entrepreneurship. From nineteenth-century whaling to the multitude of firms pursuing entrepreneurial finance today, venture capital has been driven by the pull of low-probability but substantial financial rewards. Appreciating the history of venture capital, Tom Nicholas shows, is essential to understanding the industry's future directions and possibilities, its challenges and prospects for surmounting them, and its place in America's exceptional style of capitalism.-- Provided by publisher.

The art and science of technical analysis : market structure, price action, and trading strategies

June 24, 2019
Grimes, Adam, 1973-
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ©2012.
xv, 463 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
"A breakthrough trading book that provides powerful insights on profitable technical patterns and strategiesThe Art and Science of Technical Analysis is a groundbreaking work that bridges the gaps between the academic view of markets, technical analysis, and profitable trading. The book explores why randomness prevails in markets most, but not all, of the time and how technical analysis can be used to capture statistically validated patterns in certain types of market conditions. The belief of the book is that buying and selling pressure causes patterns in prices, but that these technical patterns are only effective in the presence of true buying/selling imbalance. The Art and Science of Technical Analysis is supported by extensive statistical analysis of the markets, which will debunk some tools and patterns such as Fibonacci analysis, and endorse other tools and trade setups. In addition, this reliable resource discusses trader psychology and trader learning curves based on the author's extensive experience as a trader and trainer of traders. Offers serious traders a way to think about market problems, understand their own performance, and help find a more productive path forward Includes extensive research to validate specific money-making patterns and strategies Written by an experienced market practitioner who has trained and worked with many top traders Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, The Art and Science of Technical Analysis will give you a realistic sense of how markets behave, when and how technical analysis works, and what it really takes to trade successfully"-- Provided by publisher.

Fake : fake money, fake teachers, fake assets : how lies are making the poor and middle class poorer

June 13, 2019
Kiyosaki, Robert T., 1947- author.
464 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Kiyosaki helps readers differentiate between what's real and what isn't, pulling no punches in his assessment of what is passed off as 'fact' these days. He believes that a strong foundation-- for anything-- needs to start with solid, true information. Creating a secure financial future and the peace of mind that comes with it starts with taking action and taking control.

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.

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