Crashproof Your Life: A Comprehensive, Three-Part Plan for Protecting Yourself from Financial Disasters

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Protect your financial future against virtually every form of unforeseen disaster

Despite the recent decade of prosperity, Americans now more than ever must prepare for their financial futures. In these times, people need to take steps to protect themselves from professional, financial, and personal harm. In his many years as a partner in a major international law firm, Thomas Schweich has seen hundreds of people, from all walks of life, ruined...

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Overview

Protect your financial future against virtually every form of unforeseen disaster

Despite the recent decade of prosperity, Americans now more than ever must prepare for their financial futures. In these times, people need to take steps to protect themselves from professional, financial, and personal harm. In his many years as a partner in a major international law firm, Thomas Schweich has seen hundreds of people, from all walks of life, ruined by unexpected financial mistakes.

Now, in Crashproof Your Life, Schweich shares with you the fruits of his experience with the victims of financial disaster. He has developed a comprehensive, three-part "crashproofing" plan for avoiding most types of professional, fiscal, and personal crises. You will get solid advice on how to protect yourself against layoffs and workplace traumas; how to control wasteful spending habits and avoid financial scams; and how to close insurance loopholes and ensure that friends and family don't deplete their hard-earned savings.

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Reading this book is probably the closest thing possible to finding an instruction manual for life: It won't give you the answers to any cosmic secrets, but it does provide succinct and reliable advice that will help you protect your career, your finances, and ultimately your family's well-being. Author Thomas A. Schweich begins with a presentation of all the unintentionally self-destructive behaviors that people bring to the workplace. He discusses email protocol, the dangers of anticompetitive action, the need for discretion, and the proper way to run a meeting. He then proceeds with chapters on managing relationships in the office, bringing your spending habits under control, building wealth, and demystifying insurance. Schweich's advice is always straightforward and practical; this book will be of value to anyone who wishes to make their position in life more secure and satisfying.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809222261
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/3/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas A. Schweich is an attorney with Bryan Cave, LLP, a prestigious law firm based in St. Louis. He is the author of Protect Yourself from Business Lawsuits. He speaks widely and does frequent workshops at major organizations around the United States, including Boeing, the Anheuser-Busch Companies, Arthur Anderson, Bank One, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Texas Society of CPAs. His work has been covered by a wide range of newspapers, radio programs, and websites. He was recently chief of staff on Senator Danforth's investigation into the Waco disaster. Schweich lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Part 1 Professional Crashproofing 1
1 Protecting Yourself from Your Own Actions on the Job 3
2 Managing Your Relationships with Others on the Job 53
3 Dealing with Major Corporate Events 79
The Professional Crashproofing Checklist 92
Part 2 Financial Crashproofing 97
4 Bringing Wasteful Spending Habits Under Control 99
5 Building Wealth to Achieve Security 133
6 Protecting Your Money from the Evil Around You 175
The Financial Crashproofing Checklist 195
Part 3 Avoiding Personal Liability 201
7 Demystifying Insurance 203
8 Working with Your Spouse to Implement Your Crashproofing Plan 225
9 Limiting the Financial Threat Posed by Children, Parents, Relatives, and Neighbors 241
The Personal Liability Checklist 263
Conclusion 269
Notes 271
Recommended Reading 283
Index 287
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2002

    Croshproof your life !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Everyone should read this book. This book covers all aspect of life. The website is a plus.

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