How to Speak Money: The Language and Knowledge You Need Now

How to Speak Money: The Language and Knowledge You Need Now

by Ali Velshi, Christine Romans
     
 

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Do you speak money? You should. It is the world’s most important language. It’s spoken everywhere. Speaking—or at least understanding—this language allows you to follow the real conversations in politics, business, and at work. Understanding money and speaking the language fluently is critical to preparing for a comfortable retirement,

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Do you speak money? You should. It is the world’s most important language. It’s spoken everywhere. Speaking—or at least understanding—this language allows you to follow the real conversations in politics, business, and at work. Understanding money and speaking the language fluently is critical to preparing for a comfortable retirement, building a small business, planning for college and a career for your children. Everyone speaks it differently, with different dialects. Some are riskier than others. Some want to save their money; others want to see it grow. There is no one accent, but understanding the differences will make couples, business partners, and coworkers happier—and wealthier. Authors and CNN financial experts Ali Velshi and Christine Romans speak the global language of money and translate it every day for hundreds of thousands of viewers. And they are here to teach you, too. It’s easier to learn than you might think.

Speaking money affects every area of your life. It’s more than simply your savings or the investments you may have. It involves the way you think about money, the way you teach your children about it, and the way you were taught about it yourself. It’s about the way you spend it, save it, invest it, use it, need it and want it. The book will:

  • Shed light on the male and female spending and investing disparity
  • Discuss emerging international economies
  • Weigh the financial hurdle of student debt culminating in a successful job
  • Explain how to budget wisely and build wealth
  • Show how to plan appropriately for retirement

How to Speak Money is an easy-to-read, practical book that helps readers become fluent in the world’s most universal language.

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Editorial Reviews

According to the authors, the real international language isn't English, Chinese, or Spanish; it's money and learning to speak that universal language is essential to understanding everything from your kids' college finances to mastering the intricacies of the global debt crisis. In How to Speak Money, the authors help you gain fluency in the lingua franca of business, politics, and household budgeting. (P.S. Readers of both genders will benefit from the book's discussion of the difference between male and female spending and investing.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118114957
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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How To Speak Money by Ali Velshi and Christine Romans is a tutorial for the last taboo subject... our money. Ali and Christine remove the mystery and help us understand smart strategies for financial independence, growth, and security.  The book fascinates as it teaches. Ali, the dare devil who takes risks and Christine the fiscal conservative who lives consciously. This book should be required education for everyone.  People communicate more openly about sex than money. Each person in a relationship, whether business or personal, needs to understand and resolve,  different points of view about debt, saving, investing and spending. If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, most of us live on the confused planet of Pluto, when it comes to dollars and sense.  How to Speak Money, is the new gift for loved ones, colleagues, non-profits and friends. This Christmas, because of this great new book, the people in my life will finally be speaking the same language in matters of finance. Thank you, Ali and Christine.”—Kathy Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide.

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Meet the Author

Ali Velshi is CNN's Chief Business Correspondent and host of Your Money. His in-depth reporting on the auto industry was honored with a National Headliner Award for Business & Consumer reporting in 2010. He anchored CNN's coverage of the attempted terror attack on a flight into Detroit, for which CNN was nominated for a 2010 Emmy. He is the author of Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis.

Christine Romans is the host of Your Bottom Line, CNN's Saturday morningpersonal finance and lifestyle program and the money reporter for CNN's AmericanMorning. Her reports are carried on CNN's platforms worldwide. Among her awards is an Emmy for her reporting on outsourcing American jobs. From Timothy Geithner and Venus Williams to Tony Hawk and Russell Simmons, Romans interviews a diverse range of public personalities on financialissues facing Americans. She is the author of Smart Is the New Rich (Wiley), based on her experience covering the financial crisis.

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