Money Lessons for a Lifetime: Stories, Observations, and Tips on how to Live a Prosperous Life

Money Lessons for a Lifetime: Stories, Observations, and Tips on how to Live a Prosperous Life

by Jim Jorgensen, James Jorgensen
     
 

Money Lessons for a Lifetime is a book you'll read for pleasure as well as personal improvement. Jim Jorgensen's heartfelt counseling, tell-it-like-it-is style, and real-life "tales from the front" keep you turning pages to discover more and more about how easy it is to grow wealth. You'll find yourself asking. "Why haven't I done that?" The answer to that question,… See more details below

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Money Lessons for a Lifetime is a book you'll read for pleasure as well as personal improvement. Jim Jorgensen's heartfelt counseling, tell-it-like-it-is style, and real-life "tales from the front" keep you turning pages to discover more and more about how easy it is to grow wealth. You'll find yourself asking. "Why haven't I done that?" The answer to that question, according to Jorgensen, is always: "You can." Jorgensen vividly illustrates how people who have made some terrible mistakes got back on the road to prosperity again. You'll read stories about the power of the stock market that will make you vow never to succumb to the temptation of selling your stocks during a decline. You'll marvel at examples of pre-tax dollars invested in a 401(k) plan that double in value after the first year. Jim Jorgensen wants to share with you a few of the simple lessons about money he's learned along the way, from his father, from the rich farmers of his youth ("who paid with cash and drove big Cadillacs"), from the hundreds of people who have attended his financial seminars and have shared their stories with him. Money Lessons for a Lifetime isn't fancy advice for people with bundles of cash to invest. It's for those of us who want to commit to wealth, to grow rich, and to stay happy at the same time. Underlying all Jim Jorgensen's tales and anecdotes are eight specific steps to financial security, based on moderation and common sense. Follow them, make them part of your lifestyle, and you will be on the road to wealth for a lifetime.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The host of a syndicated radio show bearing his name, Jorgensen (It's Never Too Late to Get Rich) gives simple money lessons: don't pauperize yourself to invest and, once you take the plunge, always take the long view. He believes that any mutual fund closely tied to the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index may be one of the best investments, provided the investor avoids the temptation to sell when the stock market is undergoing an "adjustment." He explains why IRAs, bonds and certain retirement plans may not be suitable vehicles for many, why not paying credit-card debt monthly is foolish and how to cope with income-tax and inheritance laws, which seem to grow more complex by the hour. Punctuating his book with pithy lessons and words to the wise, Jorgensen is that rara avis who can write both informatively and entertainingly on finance. 30,000 first printing; author tour. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780793125494
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.68(d)

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