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 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 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 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 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 Frauds, Scams, and Cons


Author: Duane Swierczynski
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028644158
Category: Law
Page: 267
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-- The main target for scams are those 50 years of age or older. -- This book will expose all the latest scams, frauds, and cons -- and can be updated yearly, if necessary, to expose all the latest schemes. Fraud -- credit card fraud, telemarketing scares, Internet scares, identity theft and hundreds of other items that are geared to separate you from your money -- is a multi-billion dollar business, both in the U.S. and worldwide. From a simple three-card monte game on a street corner to sophisticated banking and Wall Street swindles, cons, frauds and scams are destined to strike one in ten Americans this year. Check kiting, ATM scares, bankruptcy fraud, real estate scams, Nigerian money offers, and even slave reparation scams -- there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of ways to get suckered by telemarketers or just plain fast-talking swindlers. Scary stuff, right? This book identifies the myriad of scams, cons, and frauds perpetrated every minute of every day in this country, and gives cutting-edge, up-to-date advice on how you can protect yourself from unscrupulous cons of every conceivable stripe. There will also be an entertaining section on con artists through history, from the infamous grifters of the Great Depression to the masterminds of the recent Enron collapse -- perhaps one of the greatest scams in America's history.

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

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

Cavaliersreise. Die Bekenntnisse eines Gentlemans


Author: Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: Königskinder
ISBN: 3646929596
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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Die Bekenntnisse eines Gentlemans Gibt es ein abschreckenderes Beispiel für junge Bildungsreisende als Sir Henry Montague? Nach Montys Cavaliersreise wird der englische Adel seine Sprösslinge bestimmt nie wieder auf den Kontinent schicken. Irgendwie ist er immer in eine Tändelei verwickelt. Oder betrunken. Oder zur falschen Zeit am falschen Ort. Nackt! Kein gutes Vorbild für seine Reisegefährten, weder für seine kleine Schwester Felicity, noch für seinen Jugendfreund Percy. Doch Monty will keinen Augenblick vergeuden, denn bald heißt es zurück zum gestrengen Herrn Vater und die Standespflichten wahrnehmen. Montys Unbesonnenheit aber bringt sie alle in unvorhergesehene Schwierigkeit und bald sind Wegelagerer und Piraten sein geringstes Problem. Nicht zuletzt seine unausgesprochene und unerfüllte Liebe zu Percy. Noch nie war das 18. Jahrhundert so geistreich, verwegen und charmant.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Money After You Retire


Author: Barbara Weltman
Publisher: Macmillan Distribution
ISBN: 9780028624105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 362
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Explains how to take advantage of tax breaks, manage pension-plan income and Social Security benefits, spend savings and investments economically, or start another career

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying and Selling a Home


Author: Shelley O'Hara,Nancy D. Lewis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592574580
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 435
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An updated guide to the home real-estate market explains how to locate a house to buy, negotiate an offer, get a mortgage, use the Internet to finance and sell one's home, increase resale value, and sell without a real estate agent. 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 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

Plan Your Estate


Author: Denis Clifford
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413307612
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 548
View: 9080

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A guide to estate planning covers property ownership laws, beneficiaries, probate avoidance, living trusts, joint tenancy, life insurance, estate taxes, wills, business ownership, and pensions.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Investing


Author: Edward T. Koch,Debra DeSalvo,Joshua A. Kennon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781592574803
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 372
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An updated handbook on the art of profitable investment describes how to safely invest in such sources as stocks, fixed-income securities, and mutual funds to save for a house, college, and retirement, and shows how to establish a stable foundation for investing by getting out of debt. Original.

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

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 a Great Retirement


Author: Carolyn Janik,Ruth Rejnis
Publisher: Alpha Computer
ISBN: 9781567616019
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 341
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A worry-free guide to retirement planning offers absolute beginners advice on investments, wills, retirement communities, insurance, and other key issues, including personal concerns, legal matters, and financial problems. Original.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Solar Power for Your Home, 3rd Edition


Author: Dan Ramsey,David Hughes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101460849
Category: House & Home
Page: 352
View: 708

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All the power you need is already there. This third edition helps readers understand the basics of solar (photovoltaic) power and explore whether it makes sense for them, what their options are, and what's involved with installing various on- and off-grid systems. Solar power is a $3 billion industry, and it's poised to grow to $39 billion by 2014. By 2011, the United States will surpass Germany as the largest market for solar power products.