The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wills and Estates


Author: Stephen M. Maple
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592578603
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 345
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An updated guide to wills and estate planning discusses such topics as probate, trust funds, life insurance, the latest tax regulations, providing for minors, donations, retirement, living wills, executors, and more, and is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing simple forms for drawing up a will and more. Original.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wills and Estates


Author: Stephen Maple
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028644097
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 334
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Yours"re no idiot, of course. You know itrs"s important to get your affairs in order, and yours"re working on it. Really. But when you try to figure out how all the new tax laws affect you, you feel like yours"re headed for an early grave.... Take control of your financial life-and afterlife! Pick up The Complete Idiotrs"s Guidereg; to Wills and Estates, Second Edition, and discover how easy estate planning can be. In this newly updated and revised Complete Idiotrs"s Guidereg;, you get: --An idiot-proof introduction to recent changes in estate- planning rules and tax laws. --Practical advice on choosing whether a trust or will is better for you. --Simple strategies for navigating probate and the court system. --Information on planning for special situations such as minor children, bankruptcy, weddings, ex-spouses, grandchildren, college funds, and more!

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organizing Your Life, 5th Edition


Author: Georgene Lockwood
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101460832
Category: Self-Help
Page: 400
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The popular guide that makes organizing a breeze. In today's fast-paced, complex society, it's crucial to find ways to increase productivity, simplify, and stay sane. The fifth edition of this highly successful guide emphasizes how organization helps people survive tough times, assists them with life's challenges, and can lead to a happier, more peaceful life. New in this edition are: green organizing; getting things done in the electronic age; and loads of new products that help people organize. - Offers up-to-date information, a reading appendix, and new resources - Fifth edition with an expanded focus on simple living, a popular topic even before the recession, plus green organizing and organizing in the electronic age - Timeless themes of saving money and reducing stress - Download a sample chapter

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy, 3rd Edition


Author: Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG,Kay Germain Ingalls, CG
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101597879
Category: Reference
Page: 432
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- Up-to-date techniques for navigating the evolving world of genealogical research - Savvy advice for overcoming frustrating obstacles and of research

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Your Military and Veterans Benefits


Author: Katrina L. Webber,Lawrence J. Webber
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636672
Category: Reference
Page: 432
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The perks for American servicemen and women. The U.S. Armed Forces exists in a reality all its own. Members are fed, paid, clothed, housed, and protected in a way few other American citizens can claim. Soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines can shop at low-price grocery stores, protect their families with low-cost insurance, and earn a lifetime pension before they turn 40 years old. In fact, military life offers so many benefits and perks, it's hard for the average serviceman or woman to keep track of them. Finally, here is a guide that explains the benefits and how to obtain them. Inside, readers will find: * Clear and precise explanations of active duty family benefits * Details on veteran education and medical benefits * A money-saving guide to discounts for both active duty personnel and Veterans

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Success as a Personal Financial Planner


Author: John P. Napolitano
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440626405
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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Building a successful career in a red-hot field. Financial planning is one of the fastest growing careers in America today. Written by a veteran certified financial planning expert, this invaluable book tells aspiring and new CFPs everything you need to know about the certification process, setting up private practice, self-marketing techniques, client management and expansion, and much more. -Includes a comprehensive resource section

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Retirement Planning


Author: Jeffrey J. Wuorio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 144062643X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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A necessary plan for a secure and comfortable retirement. Everybody wants to retire with personal and financial peace of mind. But the question is always; will there be enough money to fund a comfortable lifestyle? That's where this book comes to the rescue, addressing every concievable concern - from healthcare to Social Security - about setting up a sound plan for retirement. And it's never too late to start. ? The Centre for Retirement Research at Boston College reports that 43% of Americans fall short of their pre-retirement income. ? Robert Powell of MarketWatch agrees that 'Americans have little set aside for retirement' ? Written by a nationally recognised financial expert ? Perfect for the nearly eight million baby boomers approaching retirement

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Real Estate Investing Basics


Author: David J. Decker,George G. Sheldon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696780
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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What, where, and how to buy! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Real Estate Investing Basics presents the practical advice and knowledge readers need to get started in the residential real estate market. Based on the knowledge of an established expert, this guide teaches readers how to find properties that have the greatest investment potential, make offers and negotiate deals, locate great tenants, and re- sell properties for maximum profit. * According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were an estimated 123.3 million housing units in the U.S. in the first quarter 2005 * Residential real estate is always on the move * Baby boomers are growing older, and many look at real estate investing as a safe way to assure their current standard of living

Idiot's Guides Estate Planning


Author: Stephen Maple
Publisher: Alpha Books
ISBN: 9781615648979
Category:
Page: 352
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"Formerly published as The complete idiot's guide to wills and estates. Fourth edition."

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting And Running A Coffeebar


Author: Linda Formichelli,W. Eric Martin,Susan Gilbert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440650713
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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Brew up your own business. This is a step-by-step guide to realizing what for many people is a cherished dream: opening a successful coffee bar. The Complete idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Coffee Bar includes the dirt on what it's really like to work behind the counter and information of everything from how to build a business plan, to how to make the drinks and how to price them. - Only series book of its kind - The specialty coffee business is still growing - Small businesses create 7 out of 10 new jobs in America - Susan Gilbert has started and run five successful coffee bars

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Retail Store


Author: James E. Dion
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636540
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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Make the dream of opening a retail business a reality. The fastest-growing segment of small business is retail-everything from clothing to linens, books to boats, gourmet pans to furniture. With over 30 years' experience in retail, national expert and consultant James Dion offers practical, hands-on tips and advice on all aspects of retail business, from choosing the right business model and finding the ideal location to financing, purchasing, and marketing. ? Expert author with a high industry profile ? Practical, hands-on steps on how to build a successful retail business ? Up-to-date information on the retail market

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amateur Theatricals


Author: John Kenrick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440650489
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 400
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The one and only book on successfully staging amateur productions. In this book, drama teachers and community directors are given everything they need to know about picking the right show; licensing, casting, and budgeting; organizing a schedule; costumes, makeup, staging, lighting, and music; tickets, fundraising, programs, cast parties, and more. Illustrated with help plans and photos from actual productions. * Perfect for nonprofit organizations' fundraising theater events and community theater groups * Complete with an extensive resource section * Illustrated with help plans and great photos from actual productions

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmud

Wisdom of the Ages About Law, Religion, Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, and More
Author: Aaron Parry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696179
Category: Religion
Page: 368
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An insightful look at one of the most unusual written works ever created. Compiled centuries ago by a group of wise men as a way to preserve the oral traditions of the Jewish faith, the Talmud has challenged and thrilled some of the world's greatest minds with its complex approach to exploring ideas and subjects from virtually every possible angle. This essential guide makes the ancient text of the 'oral Torah' accessible for all readers, whether they're Jewish or not.

Business Aspects of Optometry E-Book

Association of Practice Management Educators
Author: APME,John G. Classe,Lawrence S. Thal,Roger D. Kamen,Ronald S. Rounds
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 145572825X
Category: Medical
Page: 544
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Count on this complete guide to setting up and managing an optometric practice! Business Aspects of Optometry covers everything related to the business side of a practice — such as selecting a location and staff, equipping the office, office administration and personnel management, marketing, options for a specialty practice, controlling costs, billing and reimbursement, risk management, and financial planning. To succeed in practice, this is the one resource you need! Unique! Expert authors are practice management educators who teach the course in optometry schools. A logical organization makes it easy to find practical information on managing your own practice or purchasing your own practice. Coverage of different types of ownership includes self-employment, individual proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Coverage of cost control issues compares the selection and use of an optical laboratory versus an in-house finishing lab. Risk management and insurance coverage provides an overview of personal, life, liability, and disability insurance. Coverage of financial planning and tax reporting discusses topics including IRAs, retirement plans, estate planning, and personal and business tax issues. Bulleted lists, tables, figures, and boxes help you locate valuable information quickly. Checklists provide a logical progression in completing tasks. NEW chapters expand the book’s scope of coverage, and include these topics: Personal and professional goal setting Resumes and interviews Debt management Principles of practice transfer Ethics Quality assurance Specialty practice Vision rehabilitation Coding and billing Financial decision making Exit strategies

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying a Home


Author: Peter Richmond
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101159804
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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In real estate, it's a buyer's market - and here is the buyer's bible... Buying a home is the single most important financial move in most people's lives. This book covers a variety of topics including inspecting, evaluating, negotiating, financing, contracts, and legal issues. It also breaks down the roles of the key players and what these professionals, agents, brokers, and inspectors are responsible for - and when to go it alone. The thorough advice, covering everything from buying houses at auctions to what neighborhood to live in, will provide reassurance for every soon-to-be homeowner. - A necessary tool tool for those who plan to buy homes and even current homeowners in order to keep up with an ever-changing market. - Will be published in time for spring, when most people start looking into buying new homes. - Covers a broad range of buying options and homeowner's needs.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Winery


Author: Thomas Pellechia
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440653488
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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Making the dream a reality? For many people, owning and running a winery is a dream job. According to Wine Business Monthly, the number of wineries in the U.S. has jumped 26% in less than three years. To carry out this dream, one must understand that wine making involves both science and art. Starting a winery is just like starting any other business and requires planning and a deep understanding of the industry. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Starting and Running a Winery, readers will learn: ?How to put together a business plan ?Different varieties of grapes and wines ?How to lay out a floor plan and what equipment is needed ?How to promote wines

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Raising Chickens


Author: Jerome D. Belanger
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101223715
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
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Raising chickens is a growing trend hitting urban and suburban areas, as well as the country. 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Chickens', covers every aspect of raising chickens, whether one lives in the country, suburb, or city. People wanting their own supply of organic, additive-free, free-range eggs want to know how to keep their chickens healthy and egg producing. ? How to choose what to start with: chicks, pullets, or hens ? How best to feed and water ? Coverage of the most popular breeds ? Everything about eggs, including how to sell them

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coffee and Tea


Author: Kristine Hansen,Travis Arndorfer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440626014
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
View: 1896

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For hot beverage novices and budding baristas, here is an essential introduction to the world of coffee and tea, from a basic history of each product, to advanced tips and tricks for blending, brewing, and using syrups and milk, to recipes from around the world. Includes information on different types of beans and teas, available brewing equipment, and little-known secrets to making fabulous coffee- and tea-based drinks. Written by food and beverage writers who are experts in the field. Contains the finest recipes from worldwide barista champions.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cold Calling


Author: Keith Rosen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696195
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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Does this sound familiar? 'If I could get in front of the prospect, the rest of the selling process becomes easier. It's just getting in front of them that's the challenge'. The fact is most cold-calling efforts are doomed from the start. Salespeople lose sales not due to a lack of effort but because they lack a prospecting system they are comfortable with, and can trust to generate greater, consistent results. If you are feeling the same way you have been for the last several years (including the 'calling to check in, touch base or follow-up' approach) or haven't been prospecting at all, you're simply making it easier for your competition to take away the new business you are working so hard to earn. So, if you love to sell but hate (or don't like) to prospect, this book is your opportunity to maximize your cold calling potetnial and boost your income by learning how to get in front of the right prospects in less time and create greater selling opportunities without the fear, pressure or anxiety associated with cold calling.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Publishing


Author: Jennifer Basye Sander,Mark Hansen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696454
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
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A practical guide for a booming market. Every aspiring self-published author needs this guide, which covers everything from design to sales. It reveals all the tools they'll need, including worksheets for estimating costs, timing, and resources; up-to-date information on production and design; formats for many genres; strategies for publicity and sales; plus success stories from self- published authors. * Publishers Marketing Association estimates there are 73,000 small and self- publishers in the U.S., with 8,000-11,000 new ones each year * Of the approximately 2.8 million books in print, 78% of the titles come from small/self-publishers (PMA) * For small and self-publishers, sales increased 21% annually from 1997-2002; in 2002, these 73,000 publishers grossed $29.4 billion * 81% of the population feels they have a book inside them; 6 million have written a manuscript; and another 6 million have a manuscript making the rounds