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Booktalking "America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money" by Steve and Annette Economides

The word cheapskate has a negative connotation in our society, but there are many ways in which people can save money and live better. Financial stressors can break up relationships and lead to unnecessary anxiety in people's lives.

Shopping less frequently can lead to fewer impulse buys. Coupons can help, but it is important not to purchase items simply because you have coupons for them. Eat leftovers since so many people waste money on food that never gets eaten. All successful businesses have budgets, so do not feel restricted by creating a household budget. Write 

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On-Site Recruitment: Financial Professional Associates December 3

The New York State Department of Labor and Prudential Insurance Company of America will present an On-Site Recruitment for Finanical Professional Associates on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the New York State Department of Labor,

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Business Books from "The Economist," July 13, 2013

The July 13, 2013 Economist included its quarterly business book reviews. Here is a listing.

For those interested in the articles, you can find them through some of our electronic resources—We recommend our Infotrac Newsstand database, available from home with a library card. Or you can find them on The Economist's website (if you're a subscriber). For those not ready to read those, I've included for each book, based on the articles, a short squib.

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Summer 2013 Wall Street Reading Recommendations from the New York Times

Looking for beach reading? New York Times Dealbook columnist (and author) Andrew Ross Sorkin provides his recommendations—"Essential Wall Street Summer Book List"—on the first page of the Business Day section for July 2nd, 2013.

Most of these titles are oldies-but-goodies. Wishing for something newer? Stay tuned for a list of business best-sellers.

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New Business Bestsellers: May 2013

Here is a selection of books new to The New York Times list of Business Best Sellers published in the Business Section print edition Sunday, May 5. Plus, a quick look at the Nielsen BookScan in the May 4 and 11 editions of The Wall Street Journal shows some titles new to this column. Enjoy!

Each title is noted with its ranking. Click on any title below to place a hold on the item. If necessary update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address) so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local 

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Business Books from "The Economist," April 13, 2013

The April 13, 2013 Economist included its quarterly business book reviews. Here is a listing.

For those interested in the articles, you can find them through some of our electronic resources—We recommend our ProQuest Research Library database, available from home with a library card. Or you can find them on The Economist's website (if you're a subscriber). For those who are too impatient to read those, I've included for each book, based on the articles, a short 

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Booktalking "Stealing Your Life: The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan" by Frank Abagnale

Writing a personal check... purchasing items online... throwing out the trash, and bringing in the mail. You probably did not think that these activities could be putting you at risk, but you could be wrong. Personal checks are full of information that identity thieves relish. Hackers love stealing personal information online, possibly while sipping a 

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Booktalking "The Mutual Funds Book" by Alan Northcott

Want to start investing in mutual funds? This is completely the book for you.

Not sure you want to invest, but you want to learn more about personal finance? This is your book.

Want to ensure that you enjoy a safe happy retirement? You may want this book.

Not happy with your financial situation, and longing to feel in control of your money? 

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New Business Bestsellers: April 2013

Here is a selection of books new to The New York Times list of Business Best Sellers published in the Business Section print edition Sunday, April 7, as well as two books reviewed in the Mutual Funds Reports special section that day. Plus, a quick look at the Nielsen BookScan listing in the April 5th edition of the Wall Street Journal shows some titles new to this column. Enjoy!

Each title is noted with its ranking. Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. 

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New Business Best Sellers: March 2013

Here is a selection of books new to the New York Times list of Business Best Sellers published in the print edition Sunday, March 3rd. Plus, a quick look at the Nielsen BookScan listing in the March 2nd edition of the Wall Street Journal shows some titles new to this column. Enjoy!

Each title is noted with its ranking. Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your

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Business Books from "The Economist," January 12, 2013

The January 12, 2013 Economist included its quarterly business book reviews. Here is a listing.

For those interested in the articles, you can find them through some of our electronic resources (I recommend our Custom Newspapers database, available from home with a library card or on The Economist's website (if you're a subscriber). For those who are too impatient to read those, I've included for each book, based on the articles, a short squib.

Click on any of the titles below 

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Booktalking "The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke" by Suze Orman

"It's time to start dealing with your financial life." Suze Orman, in her characteristically blunt, fun-loving manner, lays down the law.

I was first introduced to Suze Orman on The Oprah Winfrey Show and acquainted with her "smack downs." She loved to tell audience members exactly what they needed to do in order to fix their financial problems and improve their lives. I was not in love with her at first, but she has definitely grown on me, and now I highly value her advice.

Orman's high 

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Financial Literacy Programs at George Bruce Library

photo via athrasher on flickrNow that the lazy, hazy, care free days of summer are a distant memory, and the crisp, cool days of fall have given way to the chill of winter, it may be time to turn our thoughts to more serious endeavors. What activity could be more serious or sobering than getting our financial house in order? Are you saying, "Yes that’s true, but it is too daunting. I need help."?

Well here at the George Bruce 

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Booktalking "You've Earned It, Don't Lose It: Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make When You Retire" by Suze Orman

Suze Orman describes this book perfectly when she says that "It is a lifestyle book that deals with the financial issues of retirement." However, this is definitely not solely a book for senior citizens. Having a successful, financially feasible retirement depends on good planning, which commences years before a person 

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Breaking News: Morningstar Available to NYPL Cardholders at Home!

Extry! Extry! Extry! Read all about it! Newsflash! Morningstar Investment Research Center — in the New York Public Library's subscription — is now available to NYPL Library Card Holders offsite.

Don't have a library card yet? It's simple! Find out how to get one.

I reported on this database in a

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New Business Best-Sellers: November 2012

Here is a selection of books new to the New York Times list of Business Best Sellers published in the print edition Sunday, November 11th, and, to catch up, the August 28th edition. Plus, a quick look at the Nielsen BookScan listing in the November 10th edition of the Wall Street Journal shows some titles new to this column. Enjoy!

Each title is noted with its ranking. Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact 

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Business Books from "The Economist," October 13, 2012

The October 13, 2012 Economist included its quarterly business book reviews. Here is a listing.

For those interested in the articles, you can find them through some of our electronic resources (I recommend our Custom Newspapers database, available from home with a library card — I have put a link to the articles 

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Personal Finance Reading Recommendations

For me, the fall has always been a time of fresh starts and new beginnings. The promise of many new school years continues long past graduation as I advance in age and each autumn still feels like an opportunity.

This year I have been getting my finances in order and naturally I used library resources, the most fiscally responsible tools available. Where to start? My Financial Intelligence list of accessible personal finance resources has a few recent titles explaining 

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New Business Best-Sellers: August 2012

Here is a selection of books new to the New York Times list of Business Best Sellers published in the print edition Sunday, August 5th. Also, a quick look at the Nielsen BookScan listing in the August 11th edition of the Wall Street Journal shows some titles new to this column. Enjoy!

Each title is noted with its ranking. Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your

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Business Books from "The Economist," July 7, 2012

The Economist. You have to love it, you probably also hate it. A weekly journal with too much to read in a week (especially for slow readers). And it keeps arriving in the mailbox, even when you're on vacation. In other words, it's taken until now to get around to putting up a post about these books reviewed several issues ago.

For those interested in the articles, you can find them through some of our electronic resources (I recommend our

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