Weiss Ratings Guide to Life & Annuity Insurers, Summer 2017: 0

Author: Ratings Weiss

Publisher: Financial Ratings Series

ISBN: 9781682174241

Category: Reference

Page: 300

View: 9288


Weiss Ratings Guide to Life & Annuity Insurers provides independent, unbiased ratings on the financial strength of 1,000 life and annuity insurers, including companies providing life insurance, annuities, guaranteed investment contracts (GICs) and other pension products.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Including a Life-cycle Guide to Personal Investing

Author: Burton Gordon Malkiel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320404

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 499

View: 3680


Argues that a randomly selected portfolio of stocks will do as well or better than those selected by a financial expert, and describes successful investment strategies

The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy

Author: Evan Selinger,Jules Polonetsky,Omer Tene

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316859274

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 3531


Businesses are rushing to collect personal data to fuel surging demand. Data enthusiasts claim personal information that's obtained from the commercial internet, including mobile platforms, social networks, cloud computing, and connected devices, will unlock path-breaking innovation, including advanced data security. By contrast, regulators and activists contend that corporate data practices too often disempower consumers by creating privacy harms and related problems. As the Internet of Things matures and facial recognition, predictive analytics, big data, and wearable tracking grow in power, scale, and scope, a controversial ecosystem will exacerbate the acrimony over commercial data capture and analysis. The only productive way forward is to get a grip on the key problems right now and change the conversation. That's exactly what Jules Polonetsky, Omer Tene, and Evan Selinger do. They bring together diverse views from leading academics, business leaders, and policymakers to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the new data economy.

Digital Insurance

Business Innovation in the Post-Crisis Era

Author: Bernardo Nicoletti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137553278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

View: 9216


This book explores the ways in which the adoption of new paradigms, processes, and technologies can lead to greater revenue, cost efficiency and control, as well as improved business agility in the insurance industry.

The Art of Debt-Free Living

Author: Deborah Nayrocker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781414103464

Category: Self-Help

Page: 196

View: 4299


Why do some people go through life with few money worries-while others have endless financial struggles? No doubt those with few troubles have learned to apply the wise principles of money management. Tired of being anchored down by a boatload of debt? The Art of Debt-Free Living gives you sure-fire strategies to stretch your present income and brainstorm a workable money management plan. Discover: . The subtle factors that lie beneath your lifestyle choices . Tips for creating more cash flow . How to safeguard your family's future security Sail into financial freedom with seven simple worksheets and cruise the safe harbor of budgetary contentment-on calm financial seas! "No one asks, 'Should we be debt-free?' What many don't ask (but should) is, 'How can I become debt-free?' Nayrocker's book is filled with practical, common-sense ideas. This isn't a book for everyone. This is a book only for those who seriously want to get out of debt and stay out of debt." - Cecil Murphey, writer, co-writer, and ghostwriter of more than 100 books, including Gifted Hands, Rebel with a Cause, 90 Minutes in Heaven, and Committed But Flawed.

Promoting Successful Integration

Author: Rory A. Cooper,Paul F. Pasquina,Douglas A. Etter

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160939836

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 424

View: 1663


This handbook is intended to be a source of information for the broad military community, including uniformed military personnel, family members, civilian personnel of federal agencies, veterans, and all people who contribute to the success of wounded, injured, and ill service members. When service members return from a deployment with visible or hidden impairments or challenges, it is important for the entire community to provide support to ameliorate the long-term impact of wounds, injuries, and illnesses that can manifest into permanent disabilities. The information contained in this book should help the reader understand and implement the steps necessary for helping wounded, injured, or ill service members and their families to successfully continue their military careers or to become successful as veterans within civilian communities. A multifaceted approach will be presented, and there is no one single solution that will work for all service members. However, the information contained within this handbook should provide insight into the options available and the many pathways that lead to success.

MONEY Master the Game

7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom

Author: Tony Robbins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476757879

Category: Self-Help

Page: 688

View: 529


In his first book in two decades, Anthony Robbins turns to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and for our families. “If there were a Pulitzer Prize for investment books, this one would win, hands down” (Forbes.com). Tony Robbins is one of the most revered writers and thinkers of our time. People from all over the world—from the disadvantaged to the well-heeled, from twenty-somethings to retirees—credit him for giving them the inspiration and the tools for transforming their lives. From diet and fitness, to business and leadership, to relationships and self-respect, Tony Robbins’s books have changed people in profound and lasting ways. Now, for the first time, he has assembled an invaluable “distillation of just about every good personal finance idea of the last forty years” (The New York Times). Based on extensive research and interviews with some of the most legendary investors at work today (John Bogle, Warren Buffett, Paul Tudor Jones, Ray Dalio, Carl Icahn, and many others), Tony Robbins has created a 7-step blueprint for securing financial freedom. With advice about taking control of your financial decisions, to setting up a savings and investing plan, to destroying myths about what it takes to save and invest, to setting up a “lifetime income plan,” the book brims with advice and practices for making the financial game not only winnable—but providing financial freedom for the rest of your life. “Put MONEY on your short list of new books to read…It’s that good” (Marketwatch.com).

Handbook of Sociology of Aging

Author: Richard A. Settersten, Jr.,Jacqueline L. Angel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441973740

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 689

View: 4846


The Handbook of Sociology of Aging is the most comprehensive, engaging, and up-to-date treatment of developments within the field over the past 30 years. The volume represents an indispensable source of the freshest and highest standard scholarship for scholars, policy makers, and aging professionals alike. The Handbook of Sociology of Aging contains 45 far-reaching chapters, authored by nearly 80 of the most renowned experts, on the most pressing topics related to aging today. With its recurring attention to the social forces that shape human aging, and the social consequences and policy implications of it, the contents will be of interest to everyone who cares about what aging means for individuals, families, and societies. The chapters of the Handbook of Sociology of Aging illustrate the field’s extraordinary breadth and depth, which has never before been represented in a single volume. Its contributions address topics that range from foundational matters, such as classic and contemporary theories and methods, to topics of longstanding and emergent interest, such as social diversity and inequalities, social relationships, social institutions, economies and governments, social vulnerabilities, public health, and care arrangements. The volume closes with a set of personal essays by senior scholars who share their experiences and hopes for the field, and an essay by the editors that provides a roadmap for the decade ahead. The Handbook of Sociology of Aging showcases the very best that sociology has to offer the study of human aging.

The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them

Getting Investing Right

Author: Peter Mallouk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118929004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 3911


Sheds light on the most common errors investors make and offers a user-friendly framework to bypass these mistakes by helping to avoid fighting the market, misunderstanding performance and letting one's emotions cloud the right decision.

The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide

Protect Your Savings, Boost Your Income, and Grow Wealthy Even in the Worst of Times

Author: Martin D. Weiss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470486139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 6573


An insightful look at how to protect, save, and grow wealth in difficult economic times Having an effective financial and personal plan for the future is now more crucial than ever. And with the bestselling The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide now in paperback, you'll quickly learn how to create such a plan. This comprehensive guide was especially designed to help people map out a practical financial plan in this unpredictable economic environment, so that they can stop worrying about their money and just enjoy life. Step by step, Martin Weiss-America's Consumer Advocate for Financial Safety-introduces, explains, and helps solve many of the new challenges and risks that face millions of Americans. Throughout the book, Weiss provides you with sound strategies for coping with the credit crunch, housing bust, and decline of the U.S. dollar. Discusses different ways to adapt to the realities of continuous market volatility Contains solutions to dealing with sinking real estate or falling stocks Examines the opportunities you'll have to buy choice assets at bargain prices during a depressed economy The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide also examines important topics that today's investor must be familiar with-including global investing, foreign currencies, and commodities-if they intend to make it through the decade ahead.


Gem of Norfolk County

Author: Jack Authelet

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738523606

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 3356


Incorporated amidst the turmoil of the American Revolution, Foxborough has a long tradition of patriotic commitment to the nation and has continued from generation to generation to serve admirably when the country has called. However, it is not only the wartime record that measures a community, but it is a town's innovations and responses to times of prosperity and catastrophe that truly shape its character and reputation. Foxborough's varied history, from Minute Men to the famed female straw hat braiders, certainly distinguishes it as an uncommon town in the American experience. Foxborough: Gem of Norfolk County chronicles the remarkable story of a small village's growth and development from its first settlement in the 1600s to the present, highlighting significant events and personalities that formed the town's identity. Through this unique comprehensive narrative, readers will be transported across four centuries of a changing landscape and will explore their hometown's schools, residences, businesses, and factories of yesteryear.

Personal Finance After 50 For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson,Bob Carlson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119118832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 9096


Manage your finances in your golden years—enjoy your retirement! Numerous life changes come with the territory of getting older—as we're reminded every day by anti-aging campaigns—but one change the media doesn't often mention is the need for a shifting approach to personal financial management. Personal Finance For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition offers the targeted information you need to make informed decisions regarding your investments, spending, and how to best protect your wealth. You've worked your whole life for your nest egg—why not manage it as effectively as possible? Enjoying your golden years hinges on your ability to live the life you've dreamed of, and that's not possible unless you manage your finances accordingly. The right financial decisions may mean the difference between a condo in a more tropical climate and five more years of shoveling snow, so why leave them to chance? Explore financial advice that's targeted to the needs of your generation Understand how changes in government programs can impact your retirement Consider the implications of tax law updates, and how to best protect your assets when filling out tax forms each year Navigate your saving and investment options, and pick the approaches that best fit the economic environment Whether you're heading into your senior years or your parents are getting older and you want to help them take care of their finances, Personal Finance For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition offers the insight you need to keep financial matters on the right track!

Market Volatility

Author: Robert J. Shiller

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262691512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 4389


Market Volatility proposes an innovative theory, backed by substantial statisticalevidence, on the causes of price fluctuations in speculative markets. It challenges the standardefficient markets model for explaining asset prices by emphasizing the significant role that popularopinion or psychology can play in price volatility.Why does the stock market crash from time totime? Why does real estate go in and out of booms? Why do long term borrowing rates suddenly makesurprising shifts? Market Volatility represents a culmination of Shiller's research on thesequestions over the last dozen years. It contains reprints of major papers with new interpretivematerial for those unfamiliar with the issues, new papers, new surveys of relevant literature,responses to critics, data sets, and reframing of basic conclusions. Includes is work authoredjointly with John Y. Campbell, Karl E. Case, Sanford J. Grossman, and Jeremy J. Siegel.MarketVolatility sets out basic issues relevant to all markets in which prices make movements forspeculative reasons and offers detailed analyses of the stock market, the bond market, and the realestate market. It pursues the relations of these speculative prices and extends the analysis ofspeculative markets to macroeconomic activity in general.In studies of the October 1987 stock marketcrash and boom and post-boom housing markets, Market Volatility reports on research directly aimedat collecting information about popular models and interpreting the consequences of belief in thosemodels. Shiller asserts that popular models cause people to react incorrectly to economic data andbelieves that changing popular models themselves contribute significantly to price movements bearingno relation to fundamental shocks.Robert J. Shiller is Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics atthe Cowles Foundation, Yale University.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Author: Peter R. Kongstvedt

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284087115

Category: Medical

Page: 398

View: 2595


Health Insurance and Managed Care: What They Are and How They Work (formerly titled Managed Care: What It Is and How It Works) is a concise introduction to the foundations of the American managed health care system. Written in clear and accessible language, this handy guide offers an historical overview of managed care and then walks the reader through the organizational structures, concepts, and practices of the managed care industry. The Fourth Edition is a thorough update that addresses the impact of the Affordable Care Act throughout the industry including: - New underwriting requirements - New marketing and sales channels - Limitations on sales, governance, and administrative (SG&A) costs and profits - New provider organizations such as Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCHMs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s) - New payment mechanisms such as shared savings with ACOs, and severity-adjusted diagnosis related groups - Changes to Medicare Advantage - Medicaid expansion and reliance on Medicaid managed care

The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets, Sixth Canadian Edition

Author: Frederic S. Mishkin,Apostolos Serletis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780133897388


Page: N.A

View: 388


The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets provides a unifying and analytic framework that uses basic economic principles to organize students' thinking about the structure of financial markets, the foreign exchange markets, financial institution management, and the role of monetary policy in the economy. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyEconLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyEconLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyEconLab, search for: 0134376935 / 9780134376936 The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets, Sixth Canadian Edition Plus MyEconLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133897389 / 9780133897388 The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets, Sixth Canadian Edition 0134323432 / 9780134323435 NEW MyEconLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card -- for The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets, Sixth Canadian Edition

Smarter Investing

Simpler Decisions for Better Results

Author: Tim Hale

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273785378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 6880


Simple yet effective advice for anyone who wants their money to work harder than they do. Most investment books offer a bewildering array of complex strategies for how best to invest your money. But often the chances of success are remote and the rules are impossible to follow in practice. Smarter Investing introduces you to a simple and powerful set of rules for successful investing, helping you to build an investment portfolio that suits your needs, stays the course when markets get rough and quietly gets on with the job of generating better results. In this updated and revised edition, Tim Hale gives you all the advice you’ll need and demonstrates that the key to successful investing is to do a few straightforward things exceptionally well. Smarter Investing will help you: Establish what you want your money to do for you Work out how much money you need to achieve your goals Avoid the mistakes that generations of investors have made Build a balanced portfolio that’s right for you, using a simple set of understandable and accessible building blocks Select robust and transparent investment products easily and effectively

The White Coat Investor

A Doctor's Guide to Personal Finance and Investing

Author: James M. Dahle

Publisher: White Coat Investor LLC the

ISBN: 9780991433100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 6784


Written by a practicing emergency physician, The White Coat Investor is a high-yield manual that specifically deals with the financial issues facing medical students, residents, physicians, dentists, and similar high-income professionals. Doctors are highly-educated and extensively trained at making difficult diagnoses and performing life saving procedures. However, they receive little to no training in business, personal finance, investing, insurance, taxes, estate planning, and asset protection. This book fills in the gaps and will teach you to use your high income to escape from your student loans, provide for your family, build wealth, and stop getting ripped off by unscrupulous financial professionals. Straight talk and clear explanations allow the book to be easily digested by a novice to the subject matter yet the book also contains advanced concepts specific to physicians you won't find in other financial books. This book will teach you how to: Graduate from medical school with as little debt as possible Escape from student loans within two to five years of residency graduation Purchase the right types and amounts of insurance Decide when to buy a house and how much to spend on it Learn to invest in a sensible, low-cost and effective manner with or without the assistance of an advisor Avoid investments which are designed to be sold, not bought Select advisors who give great service and advice at a fair price Become a millionaire within five to ten years of residency graduation Use a "Backdoor Roth IRA" and "Stealth IRA" to boost your retirement funds and decrease your taxes Protect your hard-won assets from professional and personal lawsuits Avoid estate taxes, avoid probate, and ensure your children and your money go where you want when you die Minimize your tax burden, keeping more of your hard-earned money Decide between an employee job and an independent contractor job Choose between sole proprietorship, Limited Liability Company, S Corporation, and C Corporation Take a look at the first pages of the book by clicking on the Look Inside feature Praise For The White Coat Investor "Much of my financial planning practice is helping doctors to correct mistakes that reading this book would have avoided in the first place." - Allan S. Roth, MBA, CPA, CFP(R), Author of How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street "Jim Dahle has done a lot of thinking about the peculiar financial problems facing physicians, and you, lucky reader, are about to reap the bounty of both his experience and his research." - William J. Bernstein, MD, Author of The Investor's Manifesto and seven other investing books "This book should be in every career counselor's office and delivered with every medical degree." - Rick Van Ness, Author of Common Sense Investing "The White Coat Investor provides an expert consult for your finances. I now feel confident I can be a millionaire at 40 without feeling like a jerk." - Joe Jones, DO "Jim Dahle has done for physician financial illiteracy what penicillin did for neurosyphilis." - Dennis Bethel, MD "An excellent practical personal finance guide for physicians in training and in practice from a non biased source we can actually trust." - Greg E Wilde, M.D Scroll up, click the buy button, and get started today!

Working Americans, 1880-1999

The middle class

Author: Scott Derks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891482724

Category: Labor

Page: 591

View: 8810


Looks at America decade by decade, examining the kinds of work people did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they took part in, and the economic, social and historical context they lived in.

Living a Safe Universe

A Book for Seth Readers

Author: Lynda Madden Dahl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889964133

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 174

View: 5436


Seth, channeled by Jane Roberts, tells us we live in a safe universe. He also reminds us we create our own realities through our mental acts. Which means while we live in a safe universe, we do not always live a safe universe, because we do not always safely create within it. What does it take to live a safe universe? There is only one answer, Trust. After years of focused effort, Lynda Madden Dahl, award-winning author of five Seth/Jane Roberts-based books and co-founder of Seth Network International, found a path within the material;not obvious at first, but there nonetheless, that resolves all trust issues, if one is but willing to try. Rich Kendall, author of The Road to Elmira, member of Jane Roberts ESP Class says: Lynda takes the reader deep into the heart of Seth's teachings, and one emerges with a new vision and understanding of concepts that will transform one's personal world, and thus the world in general. Highly recommended for all Seth readers who wish to take the Seth material to a whole new level. Lawrence Davidson, member of Jane Roberts ESP class and founder of California Seth Conference says: I love this book. Living a Safe Universe brings us to a new understanding of the Seth material, and how to apply this understanding to trust. Lynda drives home the point that we are primarily consciousness which exists in the spacious present, as opposed to being an ego in time, and then explains why that fact changes the playing field entirely.