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 Success as a Real Estate Agent, 2E


Author: Marilyn Sullivan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696896
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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The incredible growth of the real estate market over the past few years has more and more people looking to change jobs and get in on the action. Fully revised and updated (and written by a highly regarded real estate broker, author, and lawyer), this book covers everything from whether or not real estate sales is the right career move, to how to master the skills necessary to be successful. Includes a consideration of the pros and cons of a career in real estate sales, as well as hints for taking the exam and getting licensed. Updated information on websites, technology, and newly-popular discounted fee structure. Provides easy-to-follow, customizable business markets.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Live Auctions


Author: The National Auctioneers Assoc
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636338
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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Do I hear $16.95? A $227.5 billion enterprise around the world, live auctions feature everything from cars to homes, fine art to coal. The only book of its kind, this guide will show how lucrative, fast-paced, and exciting this business is. It covers rules, lingo, setting up an auction, hiring professional auctioneers, and how the most popular auctions work. -Expert author team: a veteran business author and the National Association for Auctioneers -Detailed run-down of every aspect of live auctions -Resource section with auction house listings Show More Show Less

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Middle Ages


Author: Timothy Charles Hall
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592578313
Category: History
Page: 300
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The Middle Ages - the period of time in European history that began in the year 550 and ended in 1500 with the Renaissance - has also been called the Medieval or Feudal era. Some consider it the Age of Religion - but to many it's the Dark Ages, a term first coined by Petrarch. The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Middle Agesgives readers the beginning, middle, and end of the era, starting with the fall of the Roman Empire and ending with the light at the end of the tunnel, the Renaissance. In between, readers learn about: As the Romans fall, the Barbarians rise, but a small light remains in the Byzantine and Islamic worlds Charlemagne, Pippin, and the last of the long-haired kings Serfing through the storms-Arabs, Magyars, Vikings, and Anglo-Saxon invaders A day in the life of ... a king, a knight, a lord, a townsman, a serf, and a woman Politics and the Church The Reconquista in Spain, the Crusades, and Joan of Arc at the stake When it was Dark it was dark-hunger, plague, war, and financial collapse Ancients versus moderns and the dawn of a new age A timeline, a who's who, and even more light-further reading and the Middle Ages in film

The Complete Idiot's Guide to American History


Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028644646
Category: History
Page: 388
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Discusses American history from prehistory through 2002, including brief biographical sketches of historical figures and events from popular culture.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Staging Your Home to Sell


Author: Julie Dana,Marcia Layton Turner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592576111
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 281
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A home improvement guide for those looking to sell their home at the best possible price explains how to make a house appeal to a wide range of buyers, spotlighting cost-effective techniques to emphasize a home's selling points and downplay negative features. Original.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Well


Author: Laurie Rozakis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0028636945
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Covers all elements of effective and grammatically-correct writing, including electronic formats, for any type of situation from research papers to business memos.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Retirement Planning


Author: Jeff Wuorio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592576920
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 340
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Introduces informative guidelines on how to plan ahead for a financially secure and comfortable retirement, addressing such concerns as health care, Social Security benefits, post retirement income, lifestyle, and more. Original.

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 Selling Your Own Home


Author: Jeff Wuorio,Marcia Layton Turner,Forsalebyowner Com
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592574407
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 332
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So you ve decided you want to sell your house, but the idea of paying 7% to a broker just seems like money thrown away. Well, as many FSBO s have found, it can get pretty complicated. The Complete Idiot s Guide to Selling Your Own Homeprovides the most comprehensive coverage for selling your home on your own. Whether you re going to pay a small commission for online help or a flat fee for an MLS listing, or you want to handle every step of the sale on your own, this new Complete Idiot s Guidewill help walk readers through the process - providing tons of tips on everything from signs and open houses to appraisals and inspections. And the included CD provides sample contracts, boilerplate forms, and checklists to help readers at every step along the way.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Investing, 4th Edition


Author: Debra Johnson,Edward T. Koch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101151986
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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A penny saved may be a penny earned, but a penny invested can be even more. In this financial crisis, old advice about equities, mutual funds, commodities, and real estate may no longer hold. here is a fresh look at all aspects of investing to help readers protect and grow their wealth. This edition includes the most current information on: corporate fundamentals; the sub-prime crisis and its effects; practical tools for evaluating mutual funds; advice about riding the equity market; and the use of Exchange traded Funds.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Country Living


Author: Kimberley Willis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440653267
Category: House & Home
Page: 368
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Even simple living has complications. City/suburban dwellers heading to 'greener pastures' will find this guide indispensable. The transition to a more rural life can be complicated, with dozens of issues to consider, from utilities to schools to weather. Expert advisor Kimberly Willis writes from experience on such topics as choosing the right location, building or refurbishing, tools and supplies, home farming, animal ownership, and more. ?A growing market with little or no competition ?Practical, easy-to-follow advice ?Strong resources section

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 Learning Italian, 3rd Edition


Author: Gabrielle Euvino
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110112671X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 480
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Learn the language of la dolce vita! For anyone who wants to learn and enjoy the most expressive and romantic of languages, the third edition of 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian' is the first choice for a whole new generation of enthusiastic students of Italian. This updated edition includes two new quick references on verbs, grammar, and sentence structure; two new appendixes on Italian synonyms and popular idiomatic phrases; and updated business and money sections. First two editions have sold extraordinariy well. Italian is the fourth most popular language in the United States.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Being a Smart Landlord


Author: Brian F. Edwards,Casey Edwards,Susannah Craig-Edwards
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028639345
Category: Law
Page: 364
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Details the necessities of landlording, including acquiring property, renting versus leasing, and selecting tenants, and includes legal information and management tips.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture


Author: Gabrielle Euvino
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028642345
Category: History
Page: 378
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Offers an introduction to Italy's history and culture, from ancient Rome and the power of the Vatican to Mussolini's rise to power, Milan's fashion designers, and Italian cuisine.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating, Third Edition


Author: Steven Kerry Brown
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615643311
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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The mystique of private investigating draws significant numbers of people to consider it as a career or side business. At the same time, individuals want to learn investigative techniques to solve their own personal and legal problems. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Private Investigating, Third Edition, private investigator and former FBI agent Steven Kerry Brown shares his hard-won expertise on everything you need to know to track down people and information, including: - Tapping phones and recording conversations - Interviewing and interrogating to get important information - Tricky but legal ways to get needed evidence like the pros - Performing onsite, online, and mobile surveillance without being detected - Skip tracing to find lost loves or people who owe money - Investigating backgrounds of potential employees or spouses - Searching public records online and at the courthouse - Catching a cheating spouse and gathering evidence for divorce cases - Finding runaway teenagers - Doing diligent searches connected with adoptions and estates - Tracking down burglars, thieves, pickpockets, and purse snatchers - Advanced techniques and business advice for those interested in starting their own investigative or background screening agency Along the way, Brown shares fascinating stories from his cases that highlight his clever methods for tracking down evidence and helping his clients find out what they need to know.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics


Author: Franco Scardino
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592578535
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
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Presents an introduction to American government and politics, discussing such topics as the responsibilities of each branch of government, the Constitution, political parties, and how economic, foreign, and defense policies are formulated.