How to Speak Money: The Language and Knowledge You Need Now

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How to Speak Money: The Language and Knowledge You Need Now

by Ali Velshi, Christine Romans

Wiley | November 8, 2011 | Hardcover

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Do you speak money? You should. It is the world’s most important language. It’s spoken everywhere. Speaking—or at least understanding—this language allows you to follow the real conversations in politics, business, and at work. Understanding money and speaking the language fluently is critical to preparing for a comfortable retirement, building a small business, planning for college and a career for your children. Everyone speaks it differently, with different dialects. Some are riskier than others. Some want to save their money; others want to see it grow. There is no one accent, but understanding the differences will make couples, business partners, and coworkers happier—and wealthier. Authors and CNN financial experts Ali Velshi and Christine Romans speak the global language of money and translate it every day for hundreds of thousands of viewers. And they are here to teach you, too. It’s easier to learn than you might think.

Speaking money affects every area of your life. It’s more than simply your savings or the investments you may have. It involves the way you think about money, the way you teach your children about it, and the way you were taught about it yourself. It’s about the way you spend it, save it, invest it, use it, need it and want it. The book will:

  • Shed light on the male and female spending and investing disparity
  • Discuss emerging international economies
  • Weigh the financial hurdle of student debt culminating in a successful job
  • Explain how to budget wisely and build wealth
  • Show how to plan appropriately for retirement

    How to Speak Money is an easy-to-read, practical book that helps readers become fluent in the world’s most universal language.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 190 pages, 9.31 × 6.41 × 0.8 in

Published: November 8, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118114957

ISBN - 13: 9781118114957

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How to Speak Money: The Language and Knowledge You Need Now

by Ali Velshi, Christine Romans

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 190 pages, 9.31 × 6.41 × 0.8 in

Published: November 8, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118114957

ISBN - 13: 9781118114957

About the Book

Authors and CNN financial experts speak the global language of money and translate it every day for hundreds of thousands of viewers. The book sheds light on the male and female spending and investing disparity, discusses emerging international economies, weighs the financial hurdle of student debt culminating in a successful job, and explains how to budget wisely and build wealth. 256 pp.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi Introduction xiii Chapter 1 The Big Picture 1 Money Is Everywhere 2 Understanding Money 4 Where Are You? 5 Getting to Where You Want to Go 6 Getting Started 7 The Key to Wealth: Live Below Your Means 9 Change with the Times 10 It’s Up to You 11 Different Strokes, Different Folks 12 Making Your Plan 12 Chapter 2 We Fight About Money, Too 15 A Failure to Communicate 17 How Do You Have a Difficult Conversation? 18 Chapter 3 Gendernomics 27 Shifting Roles 29 Are You Sure We’re Talking about the Same Thing? 30 Why Do Smart People Buy Stupid Things? 32 Women and Investing 33 Gendernomics in the Workplace 35 Chapter 4 Speaking Money around the World 39 A Brief History 40 Climbing Up the Ladder 42 A Fish Story 44 Globalization: Good or Bad? 45 What Goes Around Comes Around 48 Who’s Zooming Who? 49 Chapter 5 Speaking Money at Work 53 Speak STEM 55 Dirty Jobs 57 Green Jobs 58 Women and Work 60 Getting a Job 61 The Long-Term Unemployed 65 You Wanna Start Something? 67 Not-So-Happy Campers 68 Chapter 6 Speaking Money on Campus 71 High School Then, College Today 72 A College Degree Never Hurt Anyone 74 The Future Starts in Grade School 75 Education for Life 76 How Should You Look at College? 77 Thinking of Changing Fields? 81 Chapter 7 Speaking Money in the Market 87 Cash Equivalents 89 Let’s Speak Bonds 91 Price versus Yield 92 The World of Stocks 94 International Investing 95 Stepping into the Market 97 Mutual Funds 98 Index Funds 99 Exchange T
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Do you speak money? You should. It is the world’s most important language. It’s spoken everywhere. Speaking—or at least understanding—this language allows you to follow the real conversations in politics, business, and at work. Understanding money and speaking the language fluently is critical to preparing for a comfortable retirement, building a small business, planning for college and a career for your children. Everyone speaks it differently, with different dialects. Some are riskier than others. Some want to save their money; others want to see it grow. There is no one accent, but understanding the differences will make couples, business partners, and coworkers happier—and wealthier. Authors and CNN financial experts Ali Velshi and Christine Romans speak the global language of money and translate it every day for hundreds of thousands of viewers. And they are here to teach you, too. It’s easier to learn than you might think.

Speaking money affects every area of your life. It’s more than simply your savings or the investments you may have. It involves the way you think about money, the way you teach your children about it, and the way you were taught about it yourself. It’s about the way you spend it, save it, invest it, use it, need it and want it. The book will:

  • Shed light on the male and female spending and investing disparity
  • Discuss emerging international economies
  • Weigh the financial hurdle of student debt culminating in a successful job
  • Explain how to budget wisely and build wealth
  • Show how to plan appropriately for retirement

    How to Speak Money is an easy-to-read, practical book that helps readers become fluent in the world’s most universal language.

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PRAISE FOR HOW TO SPEAK MONEY

"If you''ve never had money . . .and now you have money . . .and you want to keep your money . . .and have your money bring you more money . . .then you need a book like this to change your history with money—Ali Velshi and Christine Romans'' How to Speak Money. This book will give you the knowledge to help change your financial future."
—will.i.am

"When it comes to keeping track of your hard-earned money, Christine and Aliwill set you straight. Listen y''all, I was a late bloomer when it came to beinga success. It wasn''t always easy but with patience and hard work my family and I made it. If you want to get an edge in life, read this book. Learn what you can from the folks who will guide you on the right path."
—Paula Deen, Celebrity Cook and Entrepreneur

"Ali Velshi and Christine Romans have written a book you need to keep by your bedside. Read it every night. It will show you how foolish and lax you''ve beenwith your finances, and how to maximize your financial potential and makemore money."
—Gene Simmons, CoFounder, KISS; Star of A&E''s Gene Simmons Family Jewels

"This must-read book, coauthored by my good friend Ali Velshi, is for everyone who is interested in finance, investment strategies, and planning for their financial future."
—Dikembe Mutombo, former NBA basketball player

About the Author

Ali Velshi is CNN''s Chief Business Correspondent and host of Your Money. His in-depth reporting on the auto industry was honored with a National Headliner Award for Business & Consumer reporting in 2010. He anchored CNN''s coverage of the attempted terror attack on a flight into Detroit, for which CNN was nominated for a 2010 Emmy. He is the author of Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis.

Christine Romans is the host of Your Bottom Line, CNN''s Saturday morningpersonal finance and lifestyle program and the money reporter for CNN''s AmericanMorning. Her reports are carried on CNN''s platforms worldwide. Among her awards is an Emmy for her reporting on outsourcing American jobs. From Timothy Geithner and Venus Williams to Tony Hawk and Russell Simmons, Romans interviews a diverse range of public personalities on financialissues facing Americans. She is the author of Smart Is the New Rich (Wiley), based on her experience covering the financial crisis.

Editorial Reviews

“How To Speak Money by Ali Velshi and Christine Romans is a tutorial for the last taboo subject... our money. Ali and Christine remove the mystery and help us understand smart strategies for financial independence, growth, and security.  The book fascinates as it teaches. Ali, the dare devil who takes risks and Christine the fiscal conservative who lives consciously. This book should be required education for everyone.  People communicate more openly about sex than money. Each person in a relationship, whether business or personal, needs to understand and resolve,  different points of view about debt, saving, investing and spending. If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, most of us live on the confused planet of Pluto, when it comes to dollars and sense.  How to Speak Money, is the new gift for loved ones, colleagues, non-profits and friends. This Christmas, because of this great new book, the people in my life will finally be speaking the same language in matters of finance. Thank you, Ali and Christine.”—Kathy Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide.
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