Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis

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One way or another, you lost money as a direct result of the financial crisis. Now you have to start making it back, and you can do that by listening to this audiobook.  This audiobook shows how the markets work and how to be involved, how to calculate personal risk tolerance based on personality, goals, age and years from retirement, how to avoid losing money, and how to use mutual funds, index funds, stocks, ETF’s, bonds, and other investment vehicles to speed up listeners’ own personal recovery. ...

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Overview

One way or another, you lost money as a direct result of the financial crisis. Now you have to start making it back, and you can do that by listening to this audiobook.  This audiobook shows how the markets work and how to be involved, how to calculate personal risk tolerance based on personality, goals, age and years from retirement, how to avoid losing money, and how to use mutual funds, index funds, stocks, ETF’s, bonds, and other investment vehicles to speed up listeners’ own personal recovery. Includes model portfolios to get you started right away.  Written by CNN Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi using his trademark user-friendly voice, Gimme My Money Back is a straightforward guide to understanding how we got into the mess we’re in, with concrete, simple, proven steps to get you out of it.

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"This helpful book promises to help listeners earn back recent financial losses due to the economic meltdown that has befallen the nation-- or just to improve their  economic status in general. The author, CNN’s chief business correspondent,  narrates his own work. The information is top-notch, and the presentation is  professional. Velshi gets his point across in a clear-cut manner without sounding overly assertive. Most importantly, the material is laid out in a way that makes it  accessible to listeners. Velshi's voice is powerful and honest, and, despite his extensive knowledge of the economy, he never comes off as condescending or unsympathetic." 
L.B. © AudioFile Portland, Maine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981453569
  • Publisher: Sterling & Ross Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ali Velshi is CNN's chief business correspondent and host of Your $$$$$, CNN's weekend business roundtable program, as well as a regular contributor and anchor for Issue #1, the network’s in-depth coverage initiative on the single issue that matters most to CNN's audience. Velshi also hosts The Ali Velshi Show, a weekly call-in radio program on both CNN Radio and CNN.com Live, and fields viewer calls three times a week for the "Help Line" segment for Headline Prime on Headline News. Online users can also listen to Velshi's podcast, "The Ali V Podcast," available at www.CNN.com/podcasting and on iTunes.

Based in New York, Velshi has covered the U.S. government's bailout plan, the financial collapses of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG and Lehman Brothers, and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, reporting on the impact of the storms on oil refineries. He covered the Enron story at every step since it hit the national spotlight in 2001, including the guilty verdicts of Enron Corp.'s founder Kenneth Lay and former chief executive Jeffrey Skilling on conspiracy and fraud charges. He reported live from Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Mich., as the company announced the layoff of 30,000 workers. He was reporting live from an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico amid evacuation calls for Hurricane Katrina.

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Table of Contents

1. IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT

You didn't do anything wrong - this time. Unlike the dot-com bubble where people made uninformed bets, this market has punished people who were properly diversified and who followed the expert advice. So what went wrong?

2. WHO GETS THE CREDIT?

Credit markets and the impact they have on you.

3. BANK ON IT?

Is your cash safe in a bank account? Explain FDIC.



4. THE MARKETS AND YOU

How the stock market works, and why you need to be in it. Tidbits about why market timing isn't effective, and the power of compounding. 401(k)'s and IRAs.

5. WHAT NOW?

What can you do with your money to keep it safe? Everything from keeping it in your mattress to CD's, moneymarket deposit accounts and money-market mutual funds. Explain what they are - where the money goes (nobody thought money-market mutual funds were risky until they "broke the buck").

6. TO THE RISKER GO THE SPOILS

But you can't make enough money to beat inflation without taking risk. How much risk can you handle? We'll show you how to figure out and understand your risk-tolerance.

a. Strategies for those with LOW risk tolerance or a short time-horizon to retirement
b. Strategies for those with MODERATE risk tolerance and 5-20 years until retirement
c. Strategies for those with HIGH risk tolerance and 20+ years to retirement.
d. Strategies for those IN retirement.

7. BASKETS FOR YOUR EGGS

Explain diversification and asset allocation. Show how 8 different large asset groups always jockey with each other for different positions on the scale of annual returns.

a. Staying in balance. Explainrebalancing.

8. GETTING OUT FROM UNDER

You know you have to pay things off - what's first? Your mortgage? Your student loan? Your line of credit? Your credit cards?

9. THE KEY TO SUCCESS- LOWER RISK, RISK

How mutual funds, ETF's and index funds work - why they will work better than trying to pick stocks.

10. BONDS, JUST BONDS

How bonds work and the role they play in your portfolio.

11. SUGAR AND SILVER

What about commodities and precious metals - are they a hedge against the stock markets?

12. THE ENERGY SECTOR

What about oil? Should you be betting on it, or on alternative energy?

13. FRESH FOREIGN LEGIONS

What role do non-U.S. markets play in your retirement and investments?

14. WORKSHEETS
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  • Posted January 10, 2009

    Same old song

    Nothing new in this little book - i.e., compounding interest, cutting debt, understanding investment risks - NOTHING ABOUT WHAT TO DO NOW! Save your money and time, even though it is cheap, it's the same advice as in many investment books. Sorry Ali, I like your show but you could have used this as an opportunity to give us some fresh ideas and hope.

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  • Posted January 24, 2009

    are you smarter than a 5 year old? the author does not appear to be

    He brags that he "wrote" it in 2 weeks and it shows!!<BR/><BR/>He has merely recycled old, out of date money rules and is taking advantage of people who need real help that works in today's economy.<BR/><BR/>This book is here strictly to raise the name recognition of the author.<BR/><BR/>He is no better than the banks and financial institutions he criticizes for stealing from the poor and giving to the wealthy--<BR/><BR/>He is a reverse robin hood. don't fall for this clap trap.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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