The Balanced Teacher Path

Author: Justin Ashley
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 163198165X
Format: PDF, ePub
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It wasn’t long after being named North Carolina History Teacher of the year that Justin Ashley started noticing signs of burnout. He knew he needed to make some radical changes in how he handled his work and personal life. In The Balanced Teacher Path, Justin shares his personal story—illuminating how easy it is to give your job everything you’ve got and leave yourself with nothing outside of school—and shows new teachers and veterans alike the self-care techniques they can employ to create work-life balance and prevent burnout. With equal parts humor and wisdom, Justin analyzes four key aspects of every teacher’s life—career, social, physical, and financial—and offers practical advice to bring these areas into sync, reigniting a passion for teaching in the process.

Pound Foolish

Author: Helaine Olen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101575301
Format: PDF, ePub
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If you’ve ever bought a personal finance book, watched a TV show about stock picking, listened to a radio show about getting out of debt, or attended a seminar to help you plan for your retirement, you’ve probably heard some version of these quotes: “What’s keeping you from being rich? In most cases, it is simply a lack of belief.” —SUZE ORMAN, The Courage to Be Rich “Are you latte-ing away your financial future?” —DAVID BACH, Smart Women Finish Rich “I know you’re capable of picking winning stocks and holding on to them.” —JIM CRAMER, Mad Money They’re common refrains among personal finance gurus. There’s just one problem: those and many simi­lar statements are false. For the past few decades, Americans have spent billions of dollars on personal finance products. As salaries have stagnated and companies have cut back on benefits, we’ve taken matters into our own hands, embracing the can-do attitude that if we’re smart enough, we can overcome even daunting financial obstacles. But that’s not true. In this meticulously reported and shocking book, journalist and former financial columnist Helaine Olen goes behind the curtain of the personal finance industry to expose the myths, contradictions, and outright lies it has perpetuated. She shows how an industry that started as a response to the Great Depression morphed into a behemoth that thrives by selling us products and services that offer little if any help. Olen calls out some of the biggest names in the business, revealing how even the most respected gurus have engaged in dubious, even deceitful, prac­tices—from accepting payments from banks and corporations in exchange for promoting certain prod­ucts to blaming the victims of economic catastrophe for their own financial misfortune. Pound Foolish also disproves many myths about spending and saving, including: Small pleasures can bankrupt you: Gurus popular­ized the idea that cutting out lattes and other small expenditures could make us millionaires. But reduc­ing our caffeine consumption will not offset our biggest expenses: housing, education, health care, and retirement. Disciplined investing will make you rich: Gurus also love to show how steady investing can turn modest savings into a huge nest egg at retirement. But these calculations assume a healthy market and a lifetime without any setbacks—two conditions that have no connection to the real world. Women need extra help managing money: Product pushers often target women, whose alleged financial ignorance supposedly leaves them especially at risk. In reality, women and men are both terrible at han­dling finances. Financial literacy classes will prevent future eco­nomic crises: Experts like to claim mandatory sessions on personal finance in school will cure many of our money ills. Not only is there little evidence this is true, the entire movement is largely funded and promoted by the financial services sector. Weaving together original reporting, interviews with experts, and studies from disciplines ranging from behavioral economics to retirement planning, Pound Foolish is a compassionate and compelling book that will change the way we think and talk about our money.

The Emotional Life of Money How Money Changes the Way We Think and Feel

Author: Mary Cross
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440850542
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This fascinating book illustrates how human behavior regarding money is triggered by emotion and powered by our psychic makeup, empowering readers to better understand their own behavior and decision making with money. • Provides unique insights into the emotional/psychological side of money and discusses how money affects the way we think and behave • Examines how human emotion on an individual level influences much larger economic cycles of boom and bust • Includes worksheets and quizzes to help readers determine their own Money Script and how it was "written" in their own family • Identifies the differences commonly seen between men and women in money attitudes and money management

Shadow Networks

Author: Francisco Louçã
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192563289
Format: PDF
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The 2007-08 financial crisis surprised many economists and the public. But how did the crisis come about, why was it so deep, and why has the clean-up been so slow and painful? Many accounts of the crisis focus on renegade activity in marginal financial sectors. Shadow Networks challenges this pervading view and sets out to demonstrate that, far from a dissident branch, the shadow finance that initiated the crisis is tightly networked with, and highly profitable for, bank-based finance. The collapse was not an accident, but baked into the system of finance from the start. Shadow Networks traces the complex web of power that caused crisis and gives vivid descriptions of the actors in the quarter century leading up to 2007 to explain how the now decade-long crisis took shape. Shadow Networks: Financial Disorder and the System that Caused Crisis is a probing examination of the roles of the powerful elite. It traces the networks and institutions that support a finance-focused, market centered model of economy and society from their ascendancy to their surprising resilience in the face of manifest failures.

Grunch

Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783922367154
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Der Energy Bus

Author: Jon Gordon
Publisher: VCH
ISBN: 9783527506057
Format: PDF
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Der Autor arrangiert seine Gesichte der "positiven Energie" um die Metapher eines Busses, welcher sinnbildlich für das Leben eines jeden Einzelnen steht und stellt zehn konkrete Handlungsmaxime für ein positiveres und glücklicheres Leben vor. Um zu diesen Empfehlungen zu gelangen, begleiten wir George, der als Teamleiter bei einem Glühbirnenfabrikanten arbeitet. George hat nicht nur auf der Arbeit seinen Weg verloren. Als ehemals gefeierter Günstling seinen Chefs steht er mittlerweile nicht nur unter Dauerstress sondern auch auf der Abschussliste. Das wirkt sich auch auf sein Privatleben aus. Zu wenig Zeit für seine Kinder und zu wenig Zuwendung für seine Frau führen immer wieder zu Spannungen in der einst so harmonischen Beziehung. Seine Existenz ist nicht viel mehr als ein Scherbenhaufen. Bis zu dem Tag, als ihn ein platter Reifen zwingt, den Bus zu nehmen und er auf die Busfahrerin Joy trifft. Was er in diesem Moment noch nicht weiß: Joy und die Passagiere ihres Busses haben es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, gescheiterte Existenzen wie George mittels zehn einfacher Regeln wieder auf den rechten Weg zu führen. Zunächst reagiert George sehr ablehnend, doch schließlich lässt er sich auf die "Behandlung" der ewig lächelnden Busfahrerin ein und kann schon bald erste Erfolge verzeichnen. Letzten Endes rettet die Fahrt im "Energy Bus" nicht nur seinen Job und seine Ehe, sondern macht ihn auch zu einem glücklicheren Menschen.

Nicht kleckern klotzen

Author: Donald Trump
Publisher: Börsenbuchverlag
ISBN: 3942888645
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Donald Trump hat es geschafft. "The Donald" steht für den amerikanischen Traum wie kaum ein zweiter - mit Immobilien wurde er zum Milliardär, stürzte finanziell ab und kam wieder ganz nach oben. Bill Zanker betrieb eine Consulting-Firma. Er traf Donald Trump und lernte von ihm - das Resultat waren 100 Millionen Dollar Jahresumsatz nach nur drei Jahren. Dieses Buch ist ihr gemeinsamer Erfolgsratgeber für die Welt. Darin verrät Donald Trump zum ersten Mal sein Erfolgsrezept: Nicht kleckern, klotzen! "The Donald" polarisiert als schillernde Figur auf dem Parkett der amerikanischen Gesellschaft. Die einen bewundern ihn, die anderen hassen ihn. Der Erfolg gibt ihm in jedem Fall recht. Und dessen Geheimnis teilt er nun mit Ihnen: Mit "Nicht kleckern, klotzen" backen Sie von nun an die größten Brötchen!