Independently Wealthy: How to Build Financial Security in the New Economic Era

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By the time you finish reading this book, you will have yourcompass and charts in hand, you will have gained insights intotoday’s financial, economic, and political realities, and youwill know the mistakes most savers and investors commonly make.Most important, you will learn how to construct a detailedfinancial plan that works.

Longer life expectancies, uncertainties surrounding SocialSecurity, and the continuing shifts in tax legislation have forcedAmericans to become more ...

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Overview

By the time you finish reading this book, you will have yourcompass and charts in hand, you will have gained insights intotoday’s financial, economic, and political realities, and youwill know the mistakes most savers and investors commonly make.Most important, you will learn how to construct a detailedfinancial plan that works.

Longer life expectancies, uncertainties surrounding SocialSecurity, and the continuing shifts in tax legislation have forcedAmericans to become more active in building wealth to assure theirown financial security. In the extensively revised Second Editionof Independently Wealthy: How to Build Financial Security in theNew Economic Era, economist and financial expert Dr. Robert Goodmanreturns to bring you up to date on the political and economicevents that have led to today’s investment environment. Hethen discusses the steps you must take to achieve financial freedomin the years ahead.

It does not matter whether you are young, middle-aged, or older,he writes, your task is "doable." The important thing is to startnow. For young workers, he demonstrates the power of compounding.For those who are at midlife, with competing pressures on theirincomes, he provides helpful ways to automate the savings andinvestment process. For those who are older and who may bediscouraged because they have not yet begun to save, he advises,"It is better to start late than not at all."

Independently Wealthy, Second Edition offers the tools,techniques, and advice that you need to begin saving or investingfor the future–even in an ever-changing market. This practicalguide to today’s investment terrain also includes an updatedversion of Dr. Goodman’s ten basic investment rules to followas you work your way toward financial independence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471061281
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/29/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT GOODMAN, Ph.D., a Managing Director at Putnam Investments,has been Senior Economic Advisor since 1989. He has also heldpositions at J.&W. Seligman Co., Citibank, and the FederalReserve Bank of New York. He is a frequent guest on radio programsand television shows and is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface: Setting Sail in Rough Financial Waters.

PART I: THE RELUCTANT CAPITALISTS.

1. The Enduring Conflict: Economic Efficiency versus EconomicJustice.

2. The Keynesian Revolution and the Concept of EconomicJustice.

3. The 1980s: Renaissance of Relapse?

4. The Drawing of the New Economic Era.

PART II: TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE.

5. The Key to Wealth.

6. The Path to Wealth.

7. Mutual Funds: Prudent Vessels of Choice.

8. Avoiding the Tax Bite: Shelters and Strategies.

PART III: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER.

9. Building Your Plan: Move Decisively, but Stay Flexible.

10. Summing Up: Ten Rules That Can Make You IndependentlyWealthy.

Appendix: Financial Planning Work Sheets.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2001

    The only book about economics and building personal wealth you will ever need...

    This book provides a very easy to understand and in depth view of the American political and economic structure and how it has an impact on personal wealth. This is the first book on personal wealth that I have read word for word, cover to cover and I even took notes! After reading this I feel that I am an expert on the American political economy and can discuss personal finance and investing with anyone.

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