The Index Card

Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated

The Index Card

“THE MOST NOTABLE PERSONAL FINANCE WRITING OF 2013 . . . WAS A HANDWRITTEN 4 × 6 INDEX CARD.” —MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE TV analysts and money managers would have you believe your finances are enormously complicated, and if you don’t follow their guidance, you’ll end up in the poorhouse. They’re wrong. When University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack interviewed Helaine Olen, an award-winning financial journalist and the author of the bestselling Pound Foolish, he made an off­hand suggestion: everything you need to know about managing your money could fit on an index card. To prove his point, he grabbed a 4" x 6" card, scribbled down a list of rules, and posted a picture of the card online. The post went viral. Now, Pollack teams up with Olen to explain why the ten simple rules of the index card outperform more complicated financial strategies. Inside is an easy-to-follow action plan that works in good times and bad, giving you the tools, knowledge, and confidence to seize control of your financial life.

Rent Your Way To Freedom

Rent Your Way To Freedom

We're conditioned to believe a house is the best investment we can make, yet it is not so cut and dry. This analysis shows why renting may not be as bad of a decision - even more favorable than owning. And why owning a house is not as advantageous as what conventional wisdom would propose.

Handbook of Private Practice

Keys to Success for Mental Health Practitioners

Handbook of Private Practice

Handbook of Private Practice is the premier resource for mental health clinicians, covering all aspects of developing and maintaining a successful private practice. Written for graduate students considering the career path of private practice, professionals wanting to transition into private practice, and current private practitioners who want to improve their practice, this book combines the overarching concepts needed to take a mental health practice (whether solo or in a group) from inception, through its lifespan. From envisioning your practice, to accounting and bookkeeping, hiring staff, managing the practice, and running the business of the practice, a diverse group of expert authors describe the practical considerations and steps to take to enhance your success. Chapters cover marketing, dealing with insurance and managed care, and how to choose your advisors. Ethics and risk management are integrated throughout the text with a special section also devoted to these issues and strategies. The last section features 26 niche practices in which expert practitioners describe their special area of practice and discuss important issues and aspects of their specialty practice. These areas include assessment and evaluation, specialized psychotherapy services, working with unique populations of clients, and more. Whether read cover-to-cover or used as a reference to repeatedly come back to when a question or challenge arises, this book is full of practical guidance directly geared to psychologists, counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists in independent practice.

Startup Money Made Easy

The Inc. Guide to Every Financial Question About Starting, Running, and Growing Your Business

Startup Money Made Easy

With advice from Daymond John, Bobbi Brown, Marc Cuban, Sallie Krawcheck, Max Levchin, Alexa von Tobel, and other successful early stage startup investors, Inc. magazine shows you how to attract and wisely apply your firm’s first precious sources of cash. Bootstrapping, crowdfunding, VCs, payroll, profits—money makes your business boom. But mess up your finances, and the venture can go bust. It’s time to get smart. Let the experts at Inc. guide you through every critical step and potential pitfall. Their on-the-ground reporting shows how to locate funding, manage your money, and smart hack your way to a comfortable retirement. Startup Money Made Easy gathers the best advice from the magazine’s pages, spotlighting celebrated entrepreneurs and inspiring stories. You’ll hear from: FUBU founder Daymond John, who mortgaged his family home for start-up capital—and built a $6 billion empire Makeup artist Bobbi Brown, who turned a modest lipstick line into a profitable 30-store enterprise Alexa von Tobel, who dropped out of Harvard Business School to launch the equity-magnate LearnVest.com Marc Cuban, Sallie Krawcheck, Max Levchin, and other founders who overcame financial obstacles on their way to the top Interwoven with the stories are on-target tips that explain how to: Raise your first $10,000 in capital Power through the lean years Get friends and family to back you up Round up outside investors Go public or sell, while still staying in charge Reward people with great salaries and benefits Eliminate tax season surprises Grow without growing pains And more Cash flow problems are the number-one business killer. Whether you’re dreaming up a startup idea or knee deep in the craziness, learn to shore up your finances and safeguard the business.

Money Rules

The Simple Path to Lifelong Security

Money Rules

Outlines simple steps for saving, investing, increasing, and protecting income in order to achieve financial stability.

All Your Worth

The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan

All Your Worth

A guide to achieving financial stability and prosperity encourages new ways to think about and manage money, discussing such topics as balancing a budget, planning for entertainment, and getting out of debt.

The World's Easiest Guide to Finances

The World's Easiest Guide to Finances

Many financial resources are confusing to the average person. Leading Christian financial expert Larry Burkett answers the call for a simplified, yet comprehensive guide to financial management with The World's Easiest Guide to Finances. It is a comprehensive reference work that makes complicated terms and concepts easy to grasp with a touch of humor, and builds the confidence of a person of any experience level that they can understand and implement the information. Features helpful CD-ROM with the following contents: Interactive Budgeting Guide: Users simply enter their current expenses and this handy guide provides a visual representation of their budgets. The Debt Eliminator: Users enter debts amounts, payment information, and interest rates, and this helpful tool gives prioritized plans to pay off their debts.