I was recently asked by the Winnipeg Free Press for personal finance book gift ideas for the holidays. My list is posted below. I thought you might find it useful.
“Managing Money All-in-One for Dummies”, Various (Softcover, 699 pages, Wiley Publishing, November 2008, $29.99)
“Managing Your Money All-In-One For Dummies" is a big, smart, user-friendly guide to managing money in today's uncertain market. Combining expert money management and personal finance tips from the authors of top business and personal finance books, "Managing Your Money All-In-One For Dummies" is a valuable one-stop resource for readers looking to get a handle on their finances. This hands-on guide covers everything from getting the best mortgage, paying off debt and saving for the future, to scaling back on expenses, repairing or improving a credit rating, planning an estate, and banking online. Readers will discover how to protect themselves from bankruptcy and foreclosure, retire comfortably, choose a college savings plan, obtain the right insurance, and much more.
Best-selling author, Kathleen Sindell, Ph.D. has rewritten and updated five chapters from "Managing Your Money Online for Dummies" for inclusion in "Managing Your Money All-In-One for Dummies". These chapters include:
- Using the Internet to Help Manage Your Finances
- Working With an Online Broker
- Online Banking
- Online Retirement Planning
- Estate Planning Online
“The Millionaire Maker’s Guide to Creating a Cash Machine for Life”, Langemeir, Loral (Hardcover, 240 pages, McGraw-Hill, April 2007, $24.95)
Offers a complete wealth building program. You’ll discover practical advice about how to build a small business that can generate “cash for life”.
“Last Chance Millionaire”, Andrew, Douglas R. (Hardcover, 368 pages, Warner Business Books, June 2007, $24.95)
Delivers a complete program for wealth building. Author Douglas Andrews hits the nail on the head when he states that baby boomers are using outmoded methods to plan for retirement and build wealth. The author offers “three miracles” (compound interest, tax-favored accumulation and positive safe leverage).
“Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in only 15 Minutes a Week!” Town, Phil (Hardcover, 320 pages, Crown, March 2006, $25.00)
Provides a chummy, step-by-step easy to understand guide to value investing. This book is terrific for empowering readers and encouraging them to manage and invest their money themselves.
“The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing”, Kelly, Jason (Softcover, 304 pages, December 2007, $15.50)
For over a decade, Jason Kelly has provided investors with the insider knowledge and time-tested strategies they need to maximize their investment programs. This edition includes an innovative investment program, real-life examples of investment strategies that paid big dividends, and tips from master investors like Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch.