Appendix B
Resources

If this book has served to get you more interested in your personal finances than ever, there are lots of places you can go for additional information and help.

Further Reading

The bookstores, libraries, and online booksellers are loaded with books dealing with nearly every aspect of finances. Listed on the following pages are some good ones to get you started. Also listed are some good Internet sites that deal with personal finance.

Benson, Dan. 12 Stupid Mistakes People Make With Their Money: A Step-by-Step Guide to a Secure Financial Future. W Publishing Group, 2001.

Berman, Claire, and Deborah Brody. Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Elderly Parents: How to Help, How to Survive. Henry Holt and Company, 1997.

Beyer, Gerry W. Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Examples and Explanations. Panel Publishers, 1999.

Bove, Alexander A. The Complete Guide to Wills, Estates, and Trusts. Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 2000.

Brill, Marla. Windfall! Managing Unexpected Money So It Doesn’t Manage You. Alpha Books, 2001.

Carey, Bill, Chantal Howell Carey, and Suzanne Kiffman. How to Sell Your Home Without a Broker. John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

Clifford, Denis, and Cora Jordan. Plan Your Estate. Nolo.com, 2000.

Edmunds, Gillette. How to Retire Early and Live Well with Less Than a Million Dollars. Adams Media Corporation, 2000.

Eilers, Terry. How to Sell Your Home Fast, for the Highest Price, in Any Market: From a Real Estate Insider Who Knows All the Tricks. Hyperion, 1997.

Gordon, Robert N., and Jan M. Rosen. Wall Street Secrets for Tax-Efficient Investing: From Tax Pain to Investment Gain. Bloomberg Press, 2001.

Heady, Robert K. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Managing Your Money. Alpha Books, 2001.

Holzer, Bambi, and Elaine Floyd. Set for Life: Financial Peace for People Over 50. John Wiley & Sons, 1999.

———. Getting Yours: It’s Not Too Late to Get the Wealth You Want. John Wiley & Sons, 2001.

Howe, Coy R. Money for College Made E-Z. Made E-Z Products, Inc., 2002.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Staff. Retire Worry-Free. Kiplinger’s Books & Tapes, 2001.

Kiyosaki, Robert T., and Sharon L. Lechter. Rich Dad—Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money—That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not. Warner Books, Inc., 2000.

Koch, Edward T., and Debra DeSalvo. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Investing Like a Pro. Alpha Books, 1999.

Leiberman, Trudy, Comsumer Reports Books Editors. Complete Guide to Health Services for Seniors. Crown Publishing Group, 2000.

Madlem, Peter W. Power Investing with Stocks. St. Lucie Press, 2001.

Maple, Steve M. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wills and Estates. Alpha Books, 1997.

Mintzer, Richard, and Kathi Mintzer. The Everything Money Book: Learn How to Manage, Budget, Save, and Invest Your Money So There’s Plenty Left Over. Adams Media Corp., 1999.

O’Hara, Shelley, and Nancy D. Warner. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buying and Selling a Home, Third Edition. Alpha Books, 2000.

Orman, Suze. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying. Crown Publishing Group, 1997.

Oz, Tony. How to Take Money from Wall Street: Learn to Profit in Bull and Bear Markets. Goldman Brown Business Media, 2001.

Rantz, Marilyn, and Lori Popejoy. The New Nursing Homes: A 20-Minute Way to Find Great Long-Term Care. Fairview Press, 2001.

Reed, Terence L. The 8 Biggest Mistake People Make with Their Finances Before and After Retirement. Dearborn Financial Publishing, Inc., 2001.

Rhodes, Linda Colvin. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Caring for Aging Parents. Alpha Books, 2000.

Robbins, Michael. Smart Guide to Planning for Retirement. John Wiley & Sons, 1999.

Rowland, Mary. A Commonsense Guide to Your 401(k). Bloomberg Press, 1997.

Savage, Terry. The Savage Truth on Money. John Wiley & Sons, 1999.

Schwab, Charles R. You’re Fifty—Now What? Investing for the Second Half of Your Life. Crown Publishing Group, 2000.

Stav, Julie, and Lisa Rojany Buccieri. Fund Your Future: Winning Strategies for Managing Your Mutual Funds and 401(k). Berkley Publishing Group, 2001.

Turkington, Carol, and Sarah Young Fisher. Everything You Need to Know About Money and Investing: A Financial Expert Answers the 1,001 Most Frequently Asked Questions. Prentice Hall Press, 1998.

Webb, Martha, and Sarah Parsons. Dress Your House for Success: 5 Fast, Easy Steps to Selling Your House, Apartment, or Condo for the Highest Possible Price. Crown Publishing Group, 1997.

Web Sites

Some Web sites that may provide useful information about financial and other topics pertinent to people in middle age:

Bankrate.com
www.bankrate.com
Contains lots of helpful information about mortgages, credit cards, banking, and so forth.

Business Week Online
www.businessweek.com
A good place to find information about various aspects of business and finance.

Collegeboard.com
www.collegeboard.com
A source with information about finding, getting into, and paying for a college.

The College Source
www.thecollegeresource.com
Gives lots of information about locating, choosing, and paying for college.

Edmunds.com
www.edmunds.com/advice/buying/articles/42966/article.html
A great source of information about buying a new or used car, with specific information about cars for teenagers.

Family Money
www.familymoney.com
A source of practical information about budgets and other topics pertaining to your money.

Federal Trade Commission
www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts/ucaralrt.htm
An FTC site with information about buying a used car for a teenager.

Genesis
www.genesis-resources.com
A source for people who have lost a loved one, with information about grief, funerals, stress, and so forth.

Internal Revenue Service
www.irs.ustreas.gov
Get information and download forms from this site.

InvestorGuide.com
www.investorguide.com
Calls itself the only investor site you’ll need.

Investor’s Compass
www.icompass.com
Helps locate information about stocks and mutual funds through company-specific links.

Job Search Guide
www.labor.state.ny.us/html/jssearch/handle
Covers various aspects of losing a job and finding another one.

Lawinfo.com
www.lawinfo.com
Contains information about topics such as survivor’s benefits, and more.

Middle-age-spread.com
www.middle-age-spread.com
A fun site with information about health, money, relationships, and so forth; aimed at women over 40.

MoneyCentral
www.moneycentral.msn.com
A source containing good information about money-related topics, including retirement.

The Motley Fool
www.fool.com
Loaded with all types of serious financial information, presented in an user-friendly, humorous manner.

Personal Wealth
www.usatoday.com/money
A guide from USA Today for anyone who invests, earns, saves, or spends money.

Prudential Financial
www.prufn.com/realestate/sellingyourhome
Lots of tips and advice about selling your own home.

The Sandwich Generation
members.aol.com/sandwchgen
Contains topics relevant to those juggling the responsibilities of kids, aging parents, jobs, etc.

Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov
A great site for anyone considering starting his or her own business.

Ultimatewedding.com
www.ultimatewedding.com
Covers most aspects of wedding planning, with particular attention to paying for a wedding.

The Wall Street Journal
www.wsj.com
Contains all kinds of business news.

WeddingNet
www.weddingnet.com
Has information about who pays for weddings and related topics, along with links to other wedding sites.

Yahoo! Finance
www.quote.yahoo.com
Provides easy links to many informative financial sites.

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