Mastering Money: How to Beat Debt, Build Wealth, and Be Prepared for any Financial Crisis [EPUB]

Mastering Money: How to Beat Debt, Build Wealth, and Be Prepared for any Financial Crisis [EPUB]
Mastering Money: How to Beat Debt, Build Wealth, and Be Prepared for any Financial Crisis
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781260452532 | 1.35MB

Overcome debt, make smart money decisions, and build a financially secure future

Do you support your family, pay your taxes, get the bills done on time―and yet still struggle to achieve financial security? If so, you’re not alone. About one-third of all Americans have not saved for retirement, another third have no savings at all, and more than half have no budget.

How did we get here? Two words: financial illiteracy. As money and finance have become more complex over the decades, the average American has not been able to keep up―in essence, leaving our personal financial decisions up to banks, bureaucrats, policymakers, and even fraudsters.

Norm Champ, a former director at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), provides an in-depth primer on how money works, designed just for you―the non-finance reader. Champ shows how to:

  • Pay off your loans and stay out of debt for the long run
  • Build savings that will see you through thick and thin
  • Avoid financial disaster―from bad credit deals to outright scams
  • Start building a safe, smart investing portfolio

Our financial system is easier to grasp than you think―and armed with this new knowledge and insight, you’ll finally take control of your financial future.

When you know how money works, you make better financial decisions. It’s that simple. Mastering Money demystifies finance and provides plainspoken, straightforward advice for building a solid financial foundation you can count on in good times and bad.

Kaizen: The Japanese Method for Transforming Habits, One Small Step at a Time [EPUB]

Kaizen: The Japanese Method for Transforming Habits, One Small Step at a Time [EPUB]
Kaizen: The Japanese Method for Transforming Habits, One Small Step at a Time
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781529005356 | 48.23MB

A gorgeously illustrated introduction to the Japanese method of Kaizen – meaning 'change' 'good' – showing you how to make small, step-by-step changes to transform your life.

From Marie Kondo to Hygge to Ikigai, in recent years, philosophies to help people live better lives have taken the world by storm. Kaizen will change your habits for good.

This beautifully colour illustrated and photographed book offers a way to build good habits and remove bad ones, without being too hard on yourself along the way. The focus is on having patience, shaping solutions for yourself rather than following others and not giving up when things aren’t working. Rather than being critical of your faults, the emphasis is on mindful, positive change. Well-known in the business and sports worlds as a method for mapping incremental goals, Kaizen is also a wonderful tool for slowly improving aspects of your life, without feeling daunted or overwhelmed by the challenge.

Kaizen by Sarah Harvey brings you a personalized and flexible approach to change that you can apply to any area of your life (whether it is health, relationships, money, career, habits, new hobbies or general wellbeing). You can adapt it to suit working style, preferences and personality. Every person’s experience of Kaizen will be different, which is what makes it such an effective tool for positive change.

Long Live Latin: The Pleasures of a Useless Language [EPUB]

Long Live Latin: The Pleasures of a Useless Language [EPUB]
Long Live Latin: The Pleasures of a Useless Language by Nicola Gardini, translated by Todd Portnowitz
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780374284527 | 0.62MB

A lively exploration of the joys of a not-so-dead language

From the acclaimed novelist and Oxford professor Nicola Gardini, a personal and passionate look at the Latin language: its history, its authors, its essential role in education, and its enduring impact on modern life―whether we call it “dead” or not.

What use is Latin? It’s a question we’re often asked by those who see the language of Cicero as no more than a cumbersome heap of ruins, something to remove from the curriculum. In this sustained meditation, Gardini gives us his sincere and brilliant reply: Latin is, quite simply, the means of expression that made us―and continues to make us―who we are. In Latin, the rigorous and inventive thinker Lucretius examined the nature of our world; the poet Propertius told of love and emotion in a dizzying variety of registers; Caesar affirmed man’s capacity to shape reality through reason; Virgil composed the Aeneid, without which we’d see all of Western history in a different light.

In Long Live Latin, Gardini shares his deep love for the language―enriched by his tireless intellectual curiosity―and warmly encourages us to engage with a civilization that has never ceased to exist, because it’s here with us now, whether we know it or not. Thanks to his careful guidance, even without a single lick of Latin grammar readers can discover how this language is still capable of restoring our sense of identity, with a power that only useless things can miraculously express.

Sustainable Home: Practical projects, tips and advice for maintaining a more eco-friendly household [EPUB]

Sustainable Home: Practical projects, tips and advice for maintaining a more eco-friendly household [EPUB]
Sustainable Home: Practical projects, tips and advice for maintaining a more eco-friendly household by Christine Liu
2018 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780711239692 | 13.75MB

Sustainable Home is a stylish, inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household.

Sustainable lifestyle blogger and professional Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home – the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom – offering tips, tricks and 18 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle. Whether its by making your own toothpaste, converting to renewable energy sources, reducing your consumption of plastic, growing your own herb garden or upcycling old pieces of furniture, there are numerous ways – both big and small – to make a difference.

With environmental issues at the forefront of global politics, the desire to make small changes on an individual level is on the rise; this book will guide anyone hoping to make a difference, but who perhaps don’t know where to begin.