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The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty

Jonathan Morduch · Princeton University Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity, even for many families who seem to be doing everything right, this ideal...
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Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story About Women and Economics

Katrine Marcal · Pegasus Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

A funny, clever, and thought-provoking examination of the myth of the "economic man" and its impact on the global economy How do you get your dinner? That is the basic question of economics. When economist and philosopher Adam Smith proclaimed that all our actions were motivated...
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Smart Mom, Rich Mom: How to Build Wealth While Raising a Family

Kimberly Palmer · American Management Association
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Of all life's financial shocks, few compare to bringing home an infant. Just one tiny person costs $250,000 to raise-- not including college! How will you pay for it? That agonizing question fuels mothers' choices about their careers, budgets, and families. Some lean in, some scale back...
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The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World

Dan Ackerman · PublicAffairs
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Tetris is perhaps the most instantly recognizable, popular video game ever made. But the fascinating story of its origins is lesser known. How did an obscure Soviet programmer, working on frail, antiquated computers, create a product that has earned nearly $1 billion in sales? How did an inspired,...
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The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues

Patrick M Lencioni · John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

In his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni laid out a groundbreaking approach for tackling the perilous group behaviors that destroy teamwork. Here he turns his focus to the individual, revealing the three indispensable virtues of an ideal team player. In The Ideal...
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When to Rob a Bank: ...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants

Steven D. Levitt · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe. It's the perfect solution for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics. Surprising and erudite, eloquent and witty,...
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Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do about It

Larry Olmsted · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

"Impressive . . . Readers will be inspired by Olmsted's intensity and clarity, and floored by how far some counterfeiters go to fool consumers and some historic food institutions go to protect their products and their names. Olmsted's sharp language will hopefully put fires under counterfeiters...
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The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives

Lisa Servon · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

An urgent, absorbing exposé - why Americans are fleeing our broken banking system in growing numbers, and how alternatives are rushing in to do what banks once did What do an undocumented immigrant in the South Bronx, a high‑net‑worth entrepreneur, and a twenty‑something...
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The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Kevin Kelly · Viking
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

A New York Times BestsellerFrom one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our livesMuch of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological...
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Tax Deductions for Professionals

Stephen Fishman J.D. · NOLO
Pages: 528
Format: Paperback

A tax deduction guide just for professionals. Winner of the Independent Book Publisher's Association's Benjamin Franklin Award. Keep your taxes under control! Architects, lawyers, dentists, chiropractors, doctors and other licensed professionals are subject to special tax rules....
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A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System

T R REID · PENGUIN Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Bestselling author T. R. Reid voyages around the world to solve the urgent problem of America's failing tax code, unraveling a complex topic in plain English and telling a rollicking story along the way.The U.S. tax code is a total write-off. Overstuffed with loopholes and special interest...
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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice

Bill Browder · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin's corruption.Bill Browder's journey started on the South Side of Chicago and moved through Stanford...
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Make Your Kid A Money Genius

Beth Kobliner · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

From Beth Kobliner, the author of the bestselling personal finance bible Get a Financial Life - a new, must-have guide showing parents how to teach their children (from toddlers to young adults) to manage money in a smart way.Many of us think we can have the "money talk" when...
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eBay For Dummies

Marsha Collier · For Dummies
Pages: 408
Format: Print book

Your must-have guide to buying and selling on eBay Over 160 million buyers can't be wrong! That's how many people are buying on eBay, and that number only continues to grow. If you're an eBay beginner looking to find bargains or make money by selling, look no further than eBay For Dummies....
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The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War

Robert J Gordon · Princeton University Press
Pages: 768
Format: Print book

In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, home appliances, motor vehicles, air travel, air conditioning, and television transformed households and workplaces. With...
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