By Kerry Hannon Read Published Article Sometimes the very best books are the simplest. And that’s the beauty of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in your Twenties and Thirties. It offers the fundamental ABCs of how to manage your money. Originally penned more than a decade ago by Beth Kobliner, a former staff writer for Money magazine and […]
Read Published Article Like the ubiquitous self-help volume The Secret, penned by Rhonda Byrne, author Jean Chatzky’s latest motivational book, The Difference, seeks to unlock a mystery. Chatzky wants to show you how to open a door to a hidden path to prosperity. The implied promise: By applying the knowledge herein, you can change your life. Her […]
By Kerry Hannon, Read Published Article 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 […]
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 has woven together a series of short, factoid-laden, wit-tinged chapters, which ramble […]
Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com Financial planner Jonathan Pond has one small piece of advice about making money: Use common sense. In Grow Your Money, he proves, once again, that you don’t need a stern lecture or a rousing wake-up call to get your money life in order. “If […]
By Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com “The very best advice of any kind that I can give you is to teach your children or your grandchildren Chinese,” Jim Rogers writes in A Bull in China. “It is going to be the most important language of their lifetimes.” Q: The language […]
Punching In: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-Line Employee Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com It’s harder than you think to get hired these days. This isn’t about fancy jobs that require an advanced degree and offer solid benefits. Think of entry-level jobs at Whole Foods, Home Depot (HD) or Best Buy (BBY). […]
Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com Something about Stephen Pollan is reassuring. Pollan, 78, is the author of many fine money books, including Die Broke, Fire Your Boss and Live Rich. Lifelines for Money Misfortunes (written with Mark Levine) has a gentle, practical and useful tone about issues that are […]
Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com Jonathan Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels, believes the lessons that he has learned in the luxury hotel business can be translated to other industries. The most basic: Turn customers into guests. At the core of all thriving businesses is a meaningful, long-lasting customer […]
Read Published Article Buy the Book on Amazon.com True North has a simple premise for leadership: understand your own life story. For example, Starbucks’ founder Howard Schultz was forever changed at the age of 7 when a broken ankle caused his father to lose his deliveryman job and consequently his family’s health insurance and economic […]
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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