Tuesday, December 21, 2010

[Publicity2-list] A practical gift that helps young people (and their families)

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Note: With Christmas and the New Year approaching, we're sending out a few reminders of books that work well as holiday gifts.
 
Talk of a higher ed bubble has young people wondering whether college is worth the cost.  In Europe, they're rioting.  Here in the U.S., parents and grandparents worry that people under 30 will live at home.  Forever.  You can help them do better.  Give this bestseller as a holiday gift. 
 

 

Click here to take advantage of this direct-from-the-publisher offer: A single copy of Early to Rise for $8.95; 20 copies for $119.75 ($5.99 per copy); or a full carton of 38 copies for only $151.75 ($3.99 per copy).

 

The new edition of Early to Rise focuses on basic financial discipline and learning the investment markets by setting up investment clubs. It's a great resource for young people coming of age in a tough economy.  Mike Stahl (author of the 2007 Silver Lake hit Money and Life) knows how to write for young people because he's still under 30 himself. So, his books stand out from the crowd of personal finance advice guides that talk down to their audience. 

 

Early to Rise (which has been cited favorably by The Wall Street Journal, The Kansas City Star, Bloomberg Television and CNN) has been a category bestseller on the amazon.com Kindle platform. You can read excerpts at GoogleBooks. And here's the Table of Contents:

Introduction: Why Now?

Chapter 1: Develop an Investor's Mentality

Chapter 2: Basic Money Management

Chapter 3: Evolution of the Young Investor

Chapter 4: Stocks…What Are They?

Chapter 5: How to Use Stocks

Chapter 6: Using Youth to Your Advantage

Chapter 7: Getting Comfortable with the Market

Chapter 8: Mutual Funds 101

Chapter 9: Investment Clubs

Chapter 10: Operating an Investment Club

Chapter 11: Stalking Winners

Chapter 12: Dumping Losers

Appendix A: Simple Stock Analysis Worksheet

Appendix B: Internet Resources

Appendix C: Web Sites for Young Investors

Appendix D: Media Databases

Appendix E: Financial Magazines & Journals

Appendix F: Stock Brokers, etc.

Appendix G: Discussion Groups & Chat rooms

Appendix H: Government Agencies & Regulators

Glossary

 

Here's what the Midwest Book Review had to say:

Now in an updated second edition, Early to Rise: A Young Adult's Guide to Saving, Investing, And Financial Decisions That Can Shape Your Life is a guide to money matters in plain English terms, written especially for young people just starting out on their own. In an era when conventional wisdom warns against depending on benefits such as Social Security or Medicare as younger generations get older, Early to Rise takes the next logical step—teaching the reader how to develop an investor's mentality, the basics of money management and mutual funds, how to use stocks and youth to one's advantage, how to spot winning stocks and dump losers (hint: don't just look at how the stock has performed in the past, study the company's financial reports and prospects), and perhaps the most valuable investing advice of all, never get greedy. An excellent introduction to the world of finance.

 

Click here to take advantage of this direct-from-the-publisher offer: A single copy of Early to Rise for $8.95; 20 copies for $119.75 ($5.99 per copy); or a full carton of 38 copies for only $151.75 ($3.99 per copy).

 

Early to Rise

A Young Adult's Guide to Investing and the Financial Decisions that Shape Your Life

Michael Z. Stahl

ISBN: 1-56343-739-2

Trade Paperback (6" x 9")

252 pages

Retail price: $19.95

Single book: $8.95

Half carton (20 books): $119.75

Carton (38 books): $151.75

All orders plus shipping and handling.

 

 

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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[Publicity2-list] Great Holiday Gift: Common-sense History Book that Makes Unconventional Reading

History books full of left-wing rhetoric and Big Government justifications dominate the marketplace. Tired of the bias and agendas? Then Silver Lake Publishing has a history book for you!

 

 

Use History Like a Tool: An Unconventional Guide to Reading the Past and Managing the Future is a breath of fresh air for common-sense people who love reading history. It tells familiar stories in new ways…and makes connections that most people never consider.

 

Click here to buy Use History Like a Tool at the best price available anywhere: 1 copy: $9.95 each; 28 copies $3.95 each (plus shipping and handling).

 

This book—winner of the University of Oklahoma's Thatcher-Hoffman Prize for Creative Thinking—is a perennial bestseller for Silver Lake Publishing. Numerous corporations and organizations have bought the book in bulk quantity to help their managers "think out of the box" Author Steven Levi focuses on lessons on decision-making over looked by traditional historians. He shows that history offers trends that connect ideas and actions—and gives readers tools for applying these connections in their everyday business and life.

 

Use History Like a Tool is available on most ebook platforms, including amazon/Kindle. And you can read excerpts at GoogleBooks.

 

Here's an excerpt from the Author's Note:

…if you want to use history like a tool in your day-to-day survival, you must understand the underlying principles of history and how to alloy those principles in your life. This is not a scholarly book. It's not a work of philosophy—historical or otherwise. Rather, it is a practical work specifically designed to be readable and understandable so that even someone who hates history can use it like a tool.

 

And here's the Table of Contents:

Introduction: "History Repeats Itself"

Chapter 1: Movement vs. Motion

Chapter 2: The Laws of Movement

Chapter 3: The Laws of Non-Movement

Chapter 4: Signs of Ossification

Chapter 5: Myths and History

Chapter 6: The Power of the Individual

Conclusion: Human Interaction in Action

 

And, finally, here's what one enthusiastic reviewer has written:

…if Levi decided to use his powers for evil and start a cult based on this book, I'd be the first to sign up.

– epinions.com

 

Steven Levi is the author of half a dozen books on education, culture, history and management. Use History Like a Tool is his first effort in integrating all of these disciplines. Levi has been an instructor at several West Coast colleges; now he lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where he develops education programs.

 

Click here to buy Use History Like a Tool at the best price available anywhere: 1 copy: $9.95 each; 28 copies $3.95 each (plus shipping and handling).

 

Use History Like a Tool

An Unconventional Guide to Reading the Past and Managing the Future

Steven Levi

298 pages

6" x 9"/trade paperback

ISBN: 978-1-56343-774-0

Retail price: $19.95

 

 

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

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[Publicity2-list] Thought-provoking holiday gifts for friends and family. Or for yourself.

Note: With Christmas and the New Year approaching, we're sending out a few reminders this week of books that work well as holiday gifts...for yourself or others.
 
A tax "compromise" that allows DC politicians to eat their cake and have it, too. Growing talk of a currency crisis. And constitutional crisis. We should be focused on the economy. And two key concepts: currency debasement and inflation. These books from Silver Lake Publishing shine a light on what really matters:

 

 

 

Click here to get LIBERTARIAN NATION and LIBERTY IN TROUBLED TIMES for less than $10. That's more than 70% off of the retail price…and the best offer available anywhere.

 

A few weeks ago, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said that the outlook for U.S. job growth is "unacceptable" and that more monetary "easing" is needed to spur growth and avert … deflation. Specifically, Dudley said:

We have tools that can provide additional stimulus at costs that do not appear to be prohibitive. Further action is likely to be warranted unless the economic outlook evolves in a way that makes me more confident that we will see better outcomes for both employment and inflation before too long.

By "tools" he means the ability to print more paper money. And, by "better outcomes," he means higher inflation. This is madness. And it will cause long-lasting economic hardship for the United States. In its chapter called "Money, Currency and Taxes," LIBERTARIAN NATION explains why:

U.S. monetary policy—formulated and primarily implemented by the Federal Reserve—has been to keep interest rates low as a means of preventing or minimizing the effects of economic recession. It's a kind of short-term cheat that keeps things heading in a bad direction. …For some 50 years, and particularly since the 1980s, the United States government has followed economic policies that are dishonest and arrogant. It has used its position an economic superpower to create and exploit disequilibrium in the world capital markets.

...But the statists are never as smart as they think; and their supposedly brilliant economic strategies usually boil down to a single tactic: debasement. Running down their currency to create inflation that makes their debts relatively cheap.

...Debasement is a debtor's game. It seems easier than actually saving and repaying debts. But it undermines the foundations of a nation's economy. And even its culture.

Defying logic, people like Dudley (and other Fed staffers) insist that their tactics will help "working families." This is, again, stale rhetoric. As LIBERTARIAN NATION points out:

The people who are hurt worst in the recessions or depressions that result from debasement are those who have the least to start with. So, statist politicians who claim that their tricky financial games are designed to help out the poorest citizens aren't telling the truth.

Why do governments so often grow beyond the resources of their citizens…and the limits of individual liberty? Because they're legal fictions designed to stand in place of individuals. An actual person who acted like a government would be a considered psychopath.

States and corporations are both legal fictions that operate as artificial "people" for the sake of business and contracts. They're designed to transfer power and liabilities away from individuals. ...Legal fictions lack the natural restraint, the courtesy and the social graces that define real people. States and corporations act more selfishly and expand more aggressively than a well-adjusted real person would; their ruthlessness and self-interest would be pathologies in a real person.

 

LIBERTARIAN NATION has been reviewed and excerpted in various media outlets during its first weeks of publication. It's a category bestseller on amazon.com's Kindle ebook platform and at Borders.com. You can read more excerpts at GoogleBooks.

Originally published in 2004, LIBERTY IN TROUBLED TIMES remains a category bestseller on several ebook platforms. Excerpts of this book are also available at GoogleBooks.

Author James Walsh has appeared in documentaries about Big Government and white-collar crime on The History Channel and the BBC; he has been interviewed by The New York Times, Bloomberg News and CNN.

 

Click here to get LIBERTARIAN NATION and LIBERTY IN TROUBLED TIMES for less than $10. That's more than 70% off of the retail price…and the best offer available anywhere.

 

Libertarian Nation

The Call for a New Agenda

ISBN: 978-1-56343-886-8 

Hard Back (6" x 9") 

288 pages

$19.95 retail

 

Liberty in Troubled Times

A Guide to Laws, Society, Freedom and Rights in a Terrorized World

ISBN: 1-56343-778-3

Trade Paperback (6"x9")

$17.95 retail

 

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