By Kerry Hannon Special for, USA TODAY Read Published Article Who doesn’t want to know how to make a successful change? Chip Heath and Dan Heath have hit on a universal quest in their latest book, Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard. We all want, or need, to change from time to time. […]
By Kerry Hannon, Special for Read Published Article Mark Miller, author of The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security: Practical Strategies for Money, Work, and Living(Bloomberg Press/Wiley, 223 pages, $16.95), doesn’t sugarcoat it. “The timing couldn’t be worse: The largest generation in our history is approaching retirement age during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression,” Miller […]
Read Published Article Buy this book on Amazon.com To be a standout in the pack of personal finance books on the market today is no easy task. Jean Chatzky, author ofMoney 911: Your Most Pressing Money Questions Answered, Your Money Emergencies Solved, knows that well. Several of them are her own, including Pay it Down!, Make Money, […]
You are what you buy Read Published Article by Kerry Hannon, Special for Reading Shoptimism (Free Press, $26) is a bit like wandering haphazardly through a large department store with author Lee Eisenberg. Eisenberg, a former editor in chief of Esquire and past executive vice president at Lands’ End, taps into the vibe of what […]
By Kerry Hannon, Special for Adam Penenberg’s latest book, Viral Loop, is catching. Penenberg, a professor of journalism at New York University, dizzily taps into the energy of the entrepreneurs who over the last decade and a half created some very successful Web-based businesses –Facebook, PayPal, Hotmail, to name a few. Their mode of operation: viral marketing, a […]
There’s much to be said about a book that makes you pull out a pen and paper to start jotting notes and jump-starts your mind to examine the work you do, why you do it and how it makes a difference in the lives of others. That’s exactly what It’s Not What You Sell, […]
Read Published Article It’s not surprising that the pages of Joel Makower’s latest book, Strategies for the Green Economy, are printed on paper made from 100% postconsumer, de-inked fiber. That’s paper that has been used by consumers and collected through various recycling programs. Makower, editor of Greenbiz.com, does what he preaches. He has spent the last […]
Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com Author Seth Godin is all about change. In Tribes, as he has in his previous books such as Purple Cow and The Dip, he challenges the status quo with a straight-on, get-with-it kind of attitude, and you got to love him for it. His books are sweetly […]
Sometimes it pays to get back to basics. Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com In Bailout: What the Rescue of Bear Stearns and The Credit Crisis Mean for Your Investments, USA TODAY investment columnist John Waggoner provides sensible, specific steps to help investors navigate through not just the rescue of Bear Stearns […]
Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com Ever wonder what pulses through your brain when money comes your way —— $300 on the sidewalk or when your 401(k) perks up? Jason Zweig explores that topic in Your Money and Your Brain: How the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich. Now, you […]
What I Told The Senate About Older Workers and Jobs
I testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging and its Chairman, Senator Susan M. Collins (R-Maine), and Ranking Member, Claire McCaskill at its June 24th hearing, Work in Retirement: Career Reinventions and the New Retirement Workscape, I was honored, and admittedly, a little thrilled Watch the video
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