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4 Top Influential Books to Read this Summer

Posted on May 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM

How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide

by Jane Bryant Quinn

Today, people worry that they’re going to run out of money in their older age. That won’t happen if you use a few tricks for squeezing higher payments from your assets—from your Social Security account (find the hidden values there), pension (monthly income or lump sum?), home equity (sell and invest the proceeds or take a reverse mortgage?), savings (should you buy a lifetime annuity?), and retirement accounts (how to invest and—critically—how much to withdraw from your savings each year?). The right moves will not only raise the amount you have to spend, they’ll stretch out your money over many more years.

Quinn, a bestselling personal finance journalist, tackles one of the most challenging financial planning scenarios: how to save for retirement.

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Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms

by Jessica DiLullo Herrin

What if you could, with a little effort, live an extraordinary life? A life in which you felt deep passion for everything you did, and always had time for what matters most? A life in which you had the power, the daring, and the will to make your boldest dreams come true, all while you happily left feelings of inadequacy or guilt behind?

It is possible to take your life from ordinary to extraordinary.

Part memoir and part how-to guide for female entrepreneurs, Find Your Extraordinary is the first book from Herrin, the CEO and co-founder of Stella & Dot.

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The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage

Here, the FUBU founder and star of ABC’s Shark Tank shows that, far from being a liability, broke can actually be your greatest competitive advantage as an entrepreneur. Why? Because starting a business from broke forces you to think more creatively.

John, a Shark Tank host, began his first business with $40. While that seemed like an obstacle at the time, he says that being broke is a powerful creative advantage.

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The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack

TV analysts and money managers would have you believe your finances are enormously complicated, and if you don’t follow their guidance, you’ll end up in the poorhouse.

They’re wrong.

Think that personal finance is complicated? Not so, say Olen and Pollack, a financial journalist (and Inc. columnist) and a public policy professor respectively.

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