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The No Spend Year

Michelle McGagh
Authors:
Michelle McGagh

Personal finance journalist, Michelle McGagh, takes on a challenge to not spend money for a whole year in an engaging narrative that combines personal experience with accessible advice on money so you can learn to spend less and live more. Michelle McGagh has been writing about money for over a decade but she was spending with abandon and ignoring bank statements. Just because she wasn't in serious debt, apart from her massive London mortgage, she thought she was in control. She wasn't. Michelle's took a radical approach and set herself a challenge to not spend anything for an entire year. She paid her bills and she has a minimal budget for her weekly groceries but otherwise Michelle spent no money at all. She found creative ways to live have a social life and to travel for free. She has saved money but more importantly she is happier. Her relationship with money, with things, with time, with others has changed for the better.The No Spend Year is Michelle's honestly written and personal account of her challenge. But it is more than that, it is also a tool for life. There are top tips for your own finances including easy to understand advice on interest, mortgages, savings , pensions and spending less to help you live a more financially secure life.

John Murray Learning

Money

Rob Moore
Authors:
Rob Moore
Nicholas Brealey Publishing

50 Economics Classics

Tom Butler-Bowdon
Authors:
Tom Butler-Bowdon

'Something of a modern classic in its own right.' E&T magazineEconomics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject. 50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts, clarified and illuminated for all.EXPLORE the ideas of some of the greatest thinkers in economics:Milton Friedman on economic freedom - J. K. Galbraith on 1929 - Friedrich Hayek on knowledge - Jane Jacobs on cities - J. M. Keynes on depressions - Thomas Malthus on population - Karl Marx on capital - David Ricardo on free trade - Joseph Schumpeter's 'creative destruction' - Adam Smith's 'invisible hand' - Max Weber's 'spirit of capitalism'GAIN the insights and research of contemporary economists and commentators:William Baumol on entrepreneurs - Gary Becker on human capital - Diane Coyle on GDP - Naomi Klein on neoliberalism - Paul Krugman on inequality - Deirdre McCloskey on ideas - Dambisa Moyo on aid - Thomas Piketty on wealth concentration - Amartya Sen on food security - Joseph Stiglitz on the euro - Richard Thaler on behavioral economics - Michael Lewis on the 2007-08 crisis - Dani Rodrik on globalization - Robert Shiller on asset bubblesDISCOVER the truth behind the headlines in these landmark bestsellers and works of economic history:Lords of Finance - The Second Machine Age - The Little Book of Common Sense Investing - 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism - The Ascent of Money - The Intelligent Investor - The Rise and Fall of American Growth - Freakonomics - The Competitive Advantage of Nations - The Mystery of Capital - Small is Beautiful - The Theory of the Leisure Class

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

SuperHubs

Sandra Navidi
Authors:
Sandra Navidi
John Murray Learning

Uncommon Sense

Mark Homer
Authors:
Mark Homer

How would you like to succeed in business and master investment by profiting in untapped areas that the masses know nothing about? Uncommon Sense guides you to unique, little-known and commonly misunderstood strategies that generate lasting revenue and sustained results by going against the tide.In this book you'll discover:- How to asses real value, understand the hidden motives of the media and see through hype.- Real business investing models such as hybriding and super-specialisation which will enable you to invest securely and profitably.- Understand the popular misonceptions, schemes, traps and truths which part you from your money - and learn how to defend yourself against them and secure lasting wealth.Essential reading for investors, innovators and entrepreneurs, Uncommon Sense provides a balanced, insightful and inspiring toolkit for making smart decisions in investing and business.

Teach Yourself

Mindfulness At Work In A Week

Clara Seeger
Authors:
Clara Seeger
Hodder & Stoughton

Judas

Peter Stanford
Authors:
Peter Stanford
John Murray

Coined

Kabir Sehgal
Authors:
Kabir Sehgal

Money isn't just coins, bank notes or clamshells; it is more than a store of value or unit of payment. It's an idea, a transformative player in how we view, cope, and harmonise with the world. Like it or not, money is a measure of status, well-being, and our chances to survive and thrive. Money isn't just what makes the world go around; it is largely what makes each of us go around.In Coined, Kabir Sehgal travels the world while presenting a multidimensional portrait of currency through the ages. He explores the origin of exchange in the Galapagos Islands, searches for hoards of coins from an ancient civilization in Bangladesh, and learns about the art that appears on money from coin collectors in Vietnam. He takes you from the vaults beneath the Federal Reserve in New York to a beehive where pollen can be understood as a natural form of exchange. He details the birth of money, to its place in our culture both past and present, to how the obsession for it can lead to death and destruction, all the while mixing engaging and entertaining stories from the front lines of global currency exchange with extensive, thoughtful research. The story of money is rich and varied because it is our story.

Teach Yourself

Secrets of Wealthy People: 50 Techniques to Get Rich

David Stevenson
Authors:
David Stevenson

What do wealthy people know that the rest of us don't?Do they have a secret recipe for success?Is there a special alchemy to make it work?The Secrets of Wealthy People reveals the 50 things you need to know to build your wealth, capital and investments. Some will surprise you, and all will inspire you. Put these 50 simple strategies together and you have a great recipe for a better life, a formula that will unlock the secrets and uncover your potential.

Sceptre

Hatching Twitter

Nick Bilton
Authors:
Nick Bilton
Hodder & Stoughton

Your Money or Your Life

Alvin Hall
Authors:
Alvin Hall

The most popular question Alvin Hall is asked is 'Where does my money go?'. In this updated edition of his bestselling financial guide, Alvin helps everyone get their finances in order.Helping you to understand your money psychology, Alvin beats a clear pathway through the financial maze of mortgages, insurance and pensions, provides a practical understanding of credit card debt and interest rates, and advises how to set up balance sheets for budgeting personal finances.Here is the easy-to-follow advice for a brighter, sounder financial future.

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

How to Grow Your Own Money

David Meckin
Authors:
David Meckin

In the wake of banking crises and financial scandals there is now a common mistrust of financial advisers - the 'experts'. People believe that financial institutions are more interested in making money out of you through management fees than in making money for you. But now you too can manage your money and gain the confidence to make your investments work without relying on anyone else. After all, the whole point of investing is getting your money to work for you (not the other way round)! How to Grow Your Own Money gives practical guidance from a highly successful, fellow independent investor using trusted techniques that show how you can do it too. It puts you in control of your finances and could save you a fortune in management fees. It's not as difficult or time-consuming as you think. David Meckin keeps things simple, showing you how to save money by cutting out the middleman, how to save time without cutting corners and how to maximize your returns by applying his tried and tested 6R approach: Recognize, Reward, Risk, Research, Review and Revisit to four main areas: shares, savings accounts, property and bonds.

Hodder Paperbacks

How Do We Fix This Mess? The Economic Price of Having it all, and the Route to Lasting Prosperity

Robert Peston
Authors:
Robert Peston

'Robert Peston's compelling account of global financial meltdown is a must-read..' - The ObserverFormer economics editor of BBC news explains the recent global economic mess and how to escape it - in his characteristically straightforward way. 'How do we fix this mess? I don't know. But don't stop reading now. Perhaps if we have a clearer understanding of what went wrong, we'll have a better idea of what needs to be done. This book is a map of what needs to be fixed.'The record-breaking unbroken growth between 1992 and 2008 wasn't the economic miracle that it seemed. It was based on a number of dangerous illusions - most notably that it didn't matter that the UK and US year after year consumed more than they earned.But we couldn't go on increasing our indebtedness forever. The financial crash of 2007/8 and the subsequent economic slump in much of the west was the moment when we realised we had borrowed more than we could afford to repay.So who got it wrong? Bankers, investors and regulators? And were they greedy, stupid or asleep? What was the role of government? And what part did we, as consumers, play in all this?How do we get through this difficult period of transition to a more sustainable economy, one based on investment and exports, rather than on borrowing and consumption? With the same probing lucidity he brought to WHO RUNS BRITAIN?, Robert Peston takes us step-by-step towards a common sense way to fix this mess.

Hodder & Stoughton

7 Days

Deon Meyer
Authors:
Deon Meyer

I'll shoot a policeman every day until you arrest the murderer of Hanneke Sloet.Shortly after the South African Police Services receive this threatening email, a policeman is shot by a sniper and recovering alcoholic Benny Griessel is ordered to reopen the Sloet case.Hanneke Sloet was a sensual and ambitious lawyer. At the time of her murder she was working on one of the biggest Black Empowerment deals in South African history. She was found dead in her luxury Cape Town apartment, a single stab wound to her chest.After forty days, the trail has gone cold. The first investigation could find no motive and no leads, only a set of nude photographs, an ex-boyfriend with a rock-solid alibi, conniving attorneys and financial double-dealing.Benny has to deal with immense pressure from his superiors, the media and the unfathomable sniper, whose emails keep coming and who won't stop shooting. And then there's Benny's love interest, former pop sensation Alexa Barnard, who is also trying to rebuild her life after the ravages of alcohol, and Benny has to make sure she stays sober for her comeback.At the same time, Benny's feisty colleague, Captain Mbali Kaleni, is hunting the shooter, trying desperately to find what connects him to Hanneke Sloet.Both Benny and Mbali are about to endure seven days of hell.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Stock Market Explained

Alvin Hall
Authors:
Alvin Hall
Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Angels, Dragons and Vultures

Simon Acland
Authors:
Simon Acland

Are you an entrepreneur who's looking for funding, but daunted by the intricacies of venture capital? In this provocative and witty new book, learn about the inner workings of the venture capital industry and how its firms make their money. Discover how venture capitalists run their own businesses and the ways they can best help you run yours, as well as the alternatives to venture capital and how to make a successful exit. Angels, Dragons and Vultures draws on a career's worth of experience of mistakes made by entrepreneurs - some of their own making, and some into which they were cajoled by their investors. Simon Acland shares the lessons of these mistakes and his personal expertise to help other entrepreneurs gain capital investment and professional assistance that is both lucrative and emotionally satisfactory.

Yellow Kite

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Ramit Sethi
Authors:
Ramit Sethi

I Will Teach You To Be Rich is a practical approach delivered with a non-judgemental style based on the four pillars of personal finance - banking, saving, budgeting and investing - and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.Witty, entertaining, wise and practical, Ramit Sethi explains how to automate your money flow - i.e. earn while sleeping, why your new best friend should be the taxman and how to beat banks and credit cards at the fee game. How do you negotiate a raise? How can you manage student loans? And can you still enjoy your daily latte and buy that iPhone? Sethi's 6-week plan shows you how:Week 1: Optimise your credit cards and learn exactly what to say to get fees waivedWeek 2: Set up no-fee, high-interest bank accounts that won't cost youWeek 3: Open investment accounts even with a small amount of moneyWeek 4: Figure out how much you're spending. And then learn how to make your money go where you want it to go!Week 5: Automate your new infrastructure to make your accounts play nicely togetherWeek 6: Why investing isn't the same as picking stocks - how to get the most out of the market with very little work.

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

50 Prosperity Classics

Tom Butler-Bowdon
Authors:
Tom Butler-Bowdon

A major new title from the author of the bestselling 50 Classics series which have sold over 100,000 inthe English language. 50 Prosperity Classics is the first book to highlight the landmark titles in this fast-expanding field, illustrated by the phenomenal success of The Secret. It focuses on the great works on wealth, entrepreneurship, personal finance, investing, economics and philanthropy, providing guidance and encouragement to develop the millionaire mindset, become a wealth creator, make wise investment decisions and - once you've made it - give a little back. Insightful commentaries on each classic, biographical information on the authors, plus a guide to further key titles provide a unique overview of this fascinating subject The phenomenal success of The Secret has helped many people discover a field of writing that seems new but actually goes back a century. 50 Prosperity Classics covers many of the great writings on wealth and abundance - encompassing books on the psychological aspects of creating wealth; more worldly titles on the nuts and bolts of personal finance, entrepreneurship and investing, and thought-provoking economics and political economy. 50 Prosperity Classics is about making your money and making it work for you, but it does not just show readers how to get rich , it also highlights why the creation of wealth can mean the fulfillment of personal potential and peace of mind. 50 Prosperity Classics gives concise summaries of each book s main points, their origins and what each can offer the reader on the path towards a life of abundance, organized according to four elements: ATTRACT IT Master the inner game of wealth and abundance with books such as Rhonda Byrne s bestselling The Secret, Charles Fillmore s Prosperity, Napoleon Hill s The Master Key to Riches CREATE IT Learn from the secrets and strategies of wealth creators such as Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Conrad Hilton, Anita Roddick and Donald Trump MANAGE IT Discover the nuts and bolts of personal finance and investing such as Benjamin Graham s The Intelligent Investor, Suze Orman s Women and Money, Dave Ramsey s Financial Peace Revisited and Peter Lynch s One Up on Wall Street SHARE IT Understand the flow of wealth and how to give something back with inspiration from Andrew Carnegie's The Gospel of Wealth, Paul Hawken's Natural Capitalism and Lynne Twist's The Soul of Money

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Naked Finance

David Meckin
Authors:
David Meckin

For most managers, the normal round of hectic schedules, tricky staff issues and impending deadlines are well within their management capabilities. It is the financial issues that give them headaches. Nobody has ever explained how to balance sales against costs, how to interpret financial reports, how to prepare a budget or even how to argue the case for the new equipment their department needs so badly. They have no idea why the company's share price keeps falling and certainly don't understand why this should result in layoffs. In fact, the whole issue of finance is a mystery. Successful management of the finances of a business requires an understanding of some key principles - and that is what Naked Finance is all about. It strips away all the technical issues surrounding financial management and lays bare the principles needed to make sound financial decisions. Firstly, Meckin shows how to identify financial objectives so you know where you are going - explaining the importance of profit and cashflow, how to measure financial performance and which are the key figures to watch. He then outlines how to use financial information to understand what's going on around you, covering the format and content of financial statements and how they can be used to assess past trading performance. Finally he describes how to ensure financial control and create a financial plan so you can take control of where you are going, managing costs, sales, profit and cash flow and long-term projects. Purely and simply, Naked Finance provides the skills necessary to manage a profitable business.

Chapter One

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, by John le Carré

Read the first chapter of John le Carré's acclaimed TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, now a major film.