is simply no substitute for getting educated about a subject. Buying
a home, getting a mortgage, and preparing a long-term financial plan
are the most important financial tasks you will undertake in your
life. Do these tasks well, or do them poorly - take your choice!!!
If you choose to do them well, these books, all of which I have read,
will get you started in the right direction. I recommend them highly.
You still can benefit from the assistance of a professional - a Realtor,
an investment advisor, or mortgage professional - but you need to
know the fundamentals before you begin.
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this is my book which is widely described elsewhere on this
site so I won't repeat it here. I'd be delighted if you would
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Note that the book is now also available in Adobe format for
those who would prefer an e-book. I would especially
appreciate feedback from those who try this.
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new book is a valuable research tool for anyone wanting to
use the resources on the Internet for real estate purposes.
You can check out the Table
of Contents here.
have a surprising number of website visitors from the industry who
are interested in my approach to treating clients. I also
get many inquiries from people who are interested in a career in
the mortgage industry. I strongly recommend this worthwhile
book to any current or aspiring Loan Officer. For more information
Insider Secrets You Need to Know Before Buying Your
Home - From Choosing an Agent to Closing the Deal by
are perhaps 1000 books on investing and financial planning
but most of them have some gimmick or appeal to the reader's
sense of greed and are worthless. This one is simply TERRIFIC.
Terry's advice is well grounded in discpline and common sense.
It's as good as it gets and you should order it now!
Why You Do What You Do With Money (and how to change
for the better) by
Max H. Bazerman
is one of the most amazing books you'll ever read. Dr. Bazerman
studies how people - including you - make decisions and how
they negotiate. He finds that most people make serious, costly
errors because of flawed decision-making. This book will save
you a bundle.
Millionaire Next Door:
The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by
Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
should probably have a couple of financial planning books
but this should be the one you start out with. It has some
very practical advice about how to order your life to make
it more fulfilling. In my view, that comes before buying stocks.
Schwab's Guide to Financial Independence
Simple Solutions for Busy People by
Charles R. Schwab