It's Not So Funny When It's Your Money

A Lighthearted Look at Some Typical Financial Behavior from a Financial Advisor's Perspective

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Author: Stuart Horowitz

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595409167

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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No matter how knowledgeable and financially savvy we are, there are times we all lie in bed at night and wonder if we really know what we're doing with our money.In It's Not So Funny When It's Your Money, financial advisor Stuart Horowitz draws on a career's worth of anecdotes about real people in real-life situations (many of them all-too-familiar) and offers the perspective and advice we wished we had at the time-and are glad to have now. Whether you're at the beginning of the financial road and just starting a family, winding down your career, or well into retirement, you'll find something to recognize in the situations these characters find themselves in.So be prepared to laugh at yourself a little while you read about sensible ways to make decisions about your investments, retirement, income taxes, estate planning, and assets that are even harder to quantify: balance and peace of mind.

Surmounting All Odds Vol. 1

Education, Opportunity, and Society in the New Millennium

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Author: Carol Camp Yeakey,Ronald D. Henderson

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1607529645

Category: Education

Page: 417

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Volume 1 in the two volume set about overcoming the odds in African American Education.

Memories of Winter Ball

Interviews with Players in the Latin American Winter Leagues of the 1950s

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Author: Lou Hernández

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786471417

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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This is an oral history of the Latin American baseball leagues of the mid-20th century. Interviews with dozens of former major league players, who participated in the winter leagues of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, provide a fascinating view of life in all of these countries during the most nostalgic era of baseball. For the majority of the players, it was the first time in their lives living in a foreign country; some of the more fortunate made trips to the Caribbean Series. The players' recollections range from their experiences on and off the field, to where they lived, what they ate, the ballparks, other players and irrepressible fans. The stories are often juxtaposed against the backdrop of Latin American political history, adding to the unique international flavor.

The Thong Also Rises

Further Misadventures from Funny Women on the Road

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Author: Jennifer L. Leo

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361820

Category: Travel

Page: 232

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Too many travel guides are dry lists of attractions or portentous histories of a place. This isn't the case with The Thong Also Rises. Hot on the (high) heels of Sand in My Bra and Whose Panties Are These? comes this collection of the best in women’s travel and humor writing. These Ms-adventures take readers around the world and back again — and they’ll be happy to be reading rather than experiencing some of these adventures. Subjects include learning how to go to the bathroom with a pig in Thailand, trying to explain that sex toy to customs while Mother is watching, attending naked wedding ceremonies on Valentine’s Day in Jamaica, conquering that consuming fear of wooden puppets with a visit to Prague, boarding a crusty old Soviet Bomber in Laos, and more. Contributors include such notable writers and comedians as Jill Connor Browne, Wanda Sykes, Laurie Notaro, Wendy Dale, and Ayun Halliday.

Travelers' Tales Thailand

True Stories

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Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361804

Category: Travel

Page: 488

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Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book, this newly designed collection paints a unique portrait of a complex and captivating land. One contributor lives as a monk for a month, gaining an inside look at monastic life. Another discovers Bangkok’s riverine pleasures, a world away from its car-choked streets. Yet another finds refuge as the houseguest of an isolated tribesman. Through these engaging personal stories, readers witness how Thailand satisfies just about any traveler’s hunger for the exotic, the beautiful, the thrillingly different. Writers include Pico Iyer, Norman Lewis, Diane Summers, Simon Winchester, Ian Buruma, Thalia Zepatos, and Tim Ward. “The breadth and color of the collective portrait [the contributors] provide of Thailand is remarkable.” — Los Angeles Times

Travelers' Tales Paris

True Stories

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Author: James O'Reilly,Sean O'Reilly,Larry Habegger

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1609520742

Category: Travel

Page: 424

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Paris is one city that you should endeavor to know over the course of a lifetime, and not just in one or two visits. It is the center of the civilized universe, and it belongs to everyone—even to those who see it only in their dreams. The City of Light has bestowed on millions the gift of the incandescent present, an image or experience into which all life is condensed and reflected upon for years to come. Travelers’ Tales Paris captures the romance of the world’s favorite city through stories that entertain, inform, and touch the heart. John Gregory Dunne reveals the manic pleasures of driving in the city’s chaotic traffic. Joseph Diedrich and Katya Macklovich explore romantic encounters that could only happen here. Herbert Gold and David Applefield take aim at the nostalgia surrounding The Left Bank, one reveling in its literary past, the other urging the visitor to reach out to a new, modern Paris in the outlying area of Montreuil. Tim O’Reilly and Coleman Lollar evoke the appeal of unexpected tourist sites, and Marcel Laventurier recounts his harrowing escape from the Nazis on a train bound for occupied Paris in a tale you will never forget.

The Best Travel Writing 2011

True Stories from Around the World

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Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger,Sean O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1609520092

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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The Best Travel Writing 2011 is the eighth volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. Sweat, suffer, and fall in love in Guyana, meet a traveler who conducts his own detente in Russian baths, and encounter the light of a stranger in Burma. Further tales include methods on comprehending the nuances of bargaining in Senegal and an archaeologist who digs up her own past in Greece.

The Best Travel Writing 2010

True Stories from Around the World

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Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger,Sean O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361898

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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The Best Travel Writing 2010 is the seventh volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. In The Best Travel Writing 2010 readers will explore the mysteries of superstition in Cameroon, discover the meaning of life with an Irish carpenter on a long flight, take adopted children to Korea on a Homeland Tour, delve deep into a sacred Japanese pilgrimage, travel solo in Panama's forbidding Darien jungle, comprehend the nuances of bargaining in Senegal...and much more.

The Best Travel Writing 2008

True Stories from Around the World

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Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger,Sean O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361693

Category: Travel

Page: 328

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Since 1993, readers have looked to Travelers' Tales for award-winning stories about the world, adventure, spirituality, and the transformative experiences that accompany life on the road. The Best Travel Writing 2008 is the fifth volume in the series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — much of it never before published — from Nobel Prize winners to up-and-coming new writers. The stories provide a perspective and depth of understanding that can only come from people who have actually been there, and encompass everything from high adventure to misadventure, spiritual growth to romance, service to humanity to encounters with exotic cuisines. Reading the book is like sitting in a café filled with fellow travelers, swapping tales about destinations near and far — readers emerge changed, eager for more, and ready to plan their next trips.