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Personal Financial Strategies for Today

What's an acceptable level of risk at the moment?  What are likely to be the general investment themes this year?  What to buy (and sell)?  How about Dogs of the Dow?  How can I get my spending under control?

As usual, opinions abound.  In this as in other subject areas, The Library tries for a balanced collection of current materials from qualified authors and publishers.  Here are a few of the latest:

Money 911 (Jean Sherman Chatzky) explores the challenges and pitfalls of personal finance in today's context.

Aftershock (David Wiedemer) predicts uncharted territory, with new challenges and opportunities that few people can anticipate.

Fiscal Hangover (Keith Fitz-Gerald) provides an investing blueprint that shows how to profit from the changing global economy.

Making the Most of Your Money Now (Jane Bryant Quinn) has been completely revised for the new economy; editions of this bestseller have been appearing since the early '90s.

Save Big (Elisabeth Leamy) furnishes practical paths to substantial savings on houses, cars, credit, groceries, and healthcare.

Little Book of Main Street Money (Jonathan Clements) uses unintimidating and concise language to keep investing simple and uncluttered by emotion.

Dear Mr. Buffett (Janet M. Tavakoli) is loaded with lessons, warnings, admonishments, and recommendations; wide ranging and hard hitting.

How Much Is Enough? (Arun Abey) balances investments with aspirations to achieve financial security and personal well-being.

The 250 Questions You Should Ask to Get Out of Debt (David E. Rye) shows how to get out from under the stressful and debilitating shadow of financial insecurity.

One-Income Household (Lauren Bakken) covers budgeting, housing, commuting, insurance--and adjusting one's attitude.

Recession-Proof Your Financial Life (Nancy Dunnan) presents more than 150 tips and resources designed for living well today and preparing for a better tomorrow.

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