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  • The Lies About Money

  • Achieving Financial Security and True Wealth
  • By: Ric Edelman
  • Narrated by: Ric Edelman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Imagine being able to invest your money the same way the nation's biggest institutional investors, pension funds and endowments invest. Ric Edelman shows you how to reduce risk, lower your fees, and improve your returns, just like the professional investors who manage billions of dollars: using time-tested, proven methods based on the latest academic research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Very Useful

  • By Mark Parinas on 04-07-15

Very Very Useful

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Reviewed: 04-07-15

Another very useful and candid reference in investing. I love Ric's portion on institutional funds especially.

  • The Truth about Retirement Plans and IRAs

  • All the Strategies You Need to Build Savings, Select the Right Investments, and Receive the Retirement Income You Want
  • By: Ric Edelman
  • Narrated by: Keith Spengel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Everyone knows that saving for your retirement is important. Yet only half of all eligible Americans contribute to a retirement plan. That’s because all plans - including the 401(k), 403(b), 457, and even the IRA - are complicated, confusing, and costly. New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman has counseled thousands of savers and retirees and has accumulated his advice in this audiobook.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • some very great info but be careful

  • By Linda Mueller on 11-30-18

Very Very Useful

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Reviewed: 04-05-15

I've been following Ric's books since many years ago and I always find his work to be very easy to digest and are very straight forward.

  • A Beginner's Guide to Investing

  • How to Grow Your Money the Smart and Easy Way
  • By: Ivy Bytes, Alex H Frey, Alex H. Frey
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510

Whether you're a complete investing novice or just confused about all the contradictory advice out there, A Beginner's Guide to Investing is an accessible guide to growing your money the smart and easy way. Throw away the get-rich quick schemes that never work and turn off the financial news and it's constant noise. Whether your dream is protecting your assets in a turbulent market or growing your wealth so that you can retire in style, this book is the blueprint.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent beginner's guide

  • By Kelsey T. on 07-18-16

A Must Read!!!

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Reviewed: 04-02-15

Presents a perfect program to explain investing for real beginners. Very simply explained and organized.

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  • The Truth About Money

  • By: Ric Edelman
  • Narrated by: Ric Edelman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

As incomes shrink and the cost of living continues to rise, more and more people are searching frantically for ways to build a stable financial future. But in the crowded and volatile world of today's financial marketplace, the sheer number of available investment options has even sophisticated investors scratching their heads.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I just wish it was available unabridged

  • By SM3 on 07-17-12

Very useful

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Reviewed: 04-01-15

Very practical and useful for guiding one through the complex world of financial health and investing.

  • Tribes

  • We Need You to Lead Us
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,240

Tribes are groups of people aligned around an idea, connected to a leader and to each other. Tribes make our world work, and always have. The new opportunity is that it's easier than ever to find, organize, and lead a tribe. The Web has enabled an explosion of all kinds of tribes - and created shortage of people to lead them. This is the growth industry of our time. Tribes will help you understand exactly what's at stake, and why YOU can and should lead a tribe of your own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Gale S. on 11-02-09

Useful as encouragement

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Reviewed: 04-01-15

Useful tool to encourage ones self to get out of their box and make wonders.

  • The 80/20 Principle

  • The Secret to Success by Achieving More with Less
  • By: Richard Koch
  • Narrated by: Richard Koch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033

Find your "critical 20%" and transform your time - and life - forever! The 80/20 principle - also known as the Pareto principle - is the well-verified observation that in business, economics, and life generally, about 80 percent of all results flow from a mere 20 percent of our efforts. In this thought-provoking and highly informative program, Richard Koch unveils the secrets to how this mysterious but practical principle actually works... how it is affecting your life right now... and how you can start using it to your advantage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simplicity

  • By Isaac on 03-06-15

Good Reading

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Reviewed: 03-31-15

Very useful and inspiring. Good advise and strategy especially on personal happiness and true meaning of success.

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  • Accidental Genius

  • Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight and Content
  • By: Mark Levy
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 436

When it comes to creating ideas, we hold ourselves back. Thats because inside each of us is an internal editor whose job is to forever polish our thoughts, so we sound smart and in control, and so that we fit into society. But what happens when we encounter problems for which such conventional thinking fails us? How do we get unstuck? For Mark Levy, the answer is freewriting....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suffering from writer's block? You NEED this!

  • By FOOK on 11-23-11

Useful for recording concepts

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Reviewed: 03-30-15

This book can be summarized in a lot more shorter and useful book. I felt like it was unnecessarily stretched just to accomplish a full book.

  • Velocity

  • Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance
  • By: Dee Jacob, Suzan Bergland, Jeff Cox
  • Narrated by: Linda Weber
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 478
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    4 out of 5 stars 378
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    4 out of 5 stars 372

Now, from the AGI-Goldratt Institute and Jeff Cox, the same creative writer who co-authored The Goal, comes Velocity the book that reveals how to achieve outstanding bottom-line results by integrating the world's three most powerful continuous improvement disciplines: Lean, Six Sigma, and Goldratt's Theory of Constraints.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lacks content

  • By Don on 08-09-12

A very powerful book

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Reviewed: 03-28-15

This is a very useful tool in understanding the science of business operations. Easy reading too.

  • Think and Grow Rich

  • By: Napoleon Hill
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,986

Think and Grow Rich is the number-one inspirational and motivational classic for individuals who are interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals by learning from important figures in history. The text read in this audiobook is the original 1937 edition written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by Andrew Carnegie - and while it has often been reproduced, no updated version has ever been able to compete with the original.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Book, 21st Century Version Better

  • By Razvan Rogoz on 12-29-12

A Must Read

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Reviewed: 03-28-15

This is definitely a must read. A great book to help focus one's mind towards his priorities, which ever they might be.

  • Crucial Conversations

  • Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
  • By: Kerry Patterson
  • Narrated by: Joseph Grenny
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,894

Perhaps once a decade, a book comes along that transforms people's lives in a very real, measurable way. This is one of them. Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene 10 years ago and revolutionized the way people communicate when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Since then, millions of people have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations and have dramatically improved their lives and careers thanks to the methods outlined in this book. Now, the authors have revised their best-selling classic to provide even more ways to help you take the lead in any tough conversation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • There is something useful here

  • By Michael on 11-20-13

Very Useful

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Reviewed: 03-26-15

This book is very useful for making sure one gets the most of conversations. Very similar skills discussed in Dale Carnegie's book.