There are already many more computing devices in the world than there are people. In a few more years, their number will climb into the trillions. We put microprocessors into nearly every significant thing that we manufacture, and the cost of routine computing and storage is rapidly becoming negligible. We have literally permeated our world with computation.
But more significant than mere numbers… More About: Trillions
Worth It ... Not Worth It?
Worth It ... Not Worth It? Simple & Profitable Answers to Life’s Tough Financial Questions aims to demystify complex, real-world dilemmas and break down the answers into simple, Do This/Not That solutions. Organized around six basic topics-Getting Started, Shelter, Automotive, Investing, Family Matters, and Retirement-this handy book is the Swiss Army knife of personal finance. Credit or debit? Rent or buy a house? Buy or lease… More About: Worth It ... Not Worth It?
After the Music Stopped
Alan S. Blinder, esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board offers a comprehensive narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we can do from here.
Blinder shows us how the U.S. financial system, which had grown far too complex for… More About: After the Music Stopped
Financial Justice: The People's Campaign to Stop Lender Abuse tells the inside story of how an alliance of progressive consumer, civil rights, labor and fair lending groups (including Consumer Action) challenged Wall Street and the financial services industry in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008-2009. To the surprise of many who had underestimated the frustration of consumers and the power of non-profit… More About: Financial Justice
The Single Woman’s Guide to Retirement
If you’re one of the 25 million single women over the age of 45 living in the United States today, AARP’s The Single Woman’s Guide to Retirement addresses many pertinent issues about feathering your nest. In fact, you don't have to be "mature" or single to find this book useful.
Walking you through the challenges of retired or pre-retired life, from managing your… More About: The Single Woman’s Guide to Retirement
The End of Privacy
Now in paperback, Reg Whitaker's book provides a sobering look at the threats to privacy posed by the new information technologies. The End of Privacy shows how a vast amount of personal information—much of it information people don't even recognize as being personally vulnerable—is moving into corporate hands. Once there, this data can be combined and used to develop electronic profiles of individuals and… More About: The End of Privacy
How Wall Street Rips You Off
This book makes important points, albeit in scary fashion via horror stories that have happened to ordinary investors who trust the institutions and industry-run regulators who are "Wall Street". It walks readers through obstacles faced by the average investor in dealing with Wall Street and explores the ways in which Wall Street rips off investors. Importantly, it attempts to debunk the myth that the… More About: How Wall Street Rips You Off
Shopping for Good
Consumers are urged by activists to buy local, green, fair trade and sustainable products. Is the ethical consumption movement effective in changing consumer's behavior in the market ? Can consumers create fair and sustainable supply chains by shopping selectively?
Dara O'Rourke, who first broke the news about Nike's sweatshops in the 1990s, has written this book about the promise of ethical consumption --… More About: Shopping for Good
The Ultimate Consignment & Thrift Store Guide
The Ultimate Consignment & Thrift Store Guide is a great source of information for the bargain shopper. The book has practical and specific advice on where to shop to save thousands of dollars on nearly new designer clothing and accessories, furniture, household items, sporting goods, books and much more. It also provides advice on how to locate the best stores to bring your gently used… More About: The Ultimate Consignment & Thrift Store Guide
No Slack: The Financial Lives of Low-Income Americans
The financial crisis lay bare how the financial system failed the nation but left hidden the many ways in which that system still fails the most vulnerable Americans. In this volume, Michael S. Barr, Michael S. Barr, a former assistant Treasury secretary for financial institutions and professor at the University of Michigan Law School, explores how low- and moderate-income households cope with financial stress,… More About: No Slack: The Financial Lives of Low-Income Americans
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