A practical guide to adapting financial advice and investing to a post crisis worldÂ
There's no room for "business as usual" in today's investment management environment. Following the recent financial crisis, both retail and institutional investors are searching for new ways to oversee investment portfolios.Â How do you combine growth Â with a focus on wealth preservation? This book offers you a fresh perspective on the changes in tools and strategies needed to effectively achieve this goal.
Financial Advice and Investment Decisions provides today's investment professionals with the conceptual framework and practical tools they need to successfully invest in and manage an investment portfolio with wealth preservation as a key concern. While there are many qualitative discussions, the authors present strong quantitative theory and practice in the form of small conceptual models, simulation, and empirical research.Â
The recent financial crisis has opened our eyes to the need for improving the way we invest.Â This book will put you in a better position to excel in this new economic environment.
Never Fall Victim to Wall Street Again
Recently, most people have been victimized by the revenue generating machine that is Wall Street. The truth is, Wall Street only cares about making the most revenue they can from you.
You will learn:
The 20%/65% rule of investing in both bear and bull markets.
When and why to move your investments to cash.
Why agency relationships and suitability are a far cry from fiduciary responsibility.
How to convert your IRA to a tax-free Roth IRA using either a Home Equity Line of Credit, a Reverse Mortgage, or a Real Estate Option.
A way to pay off your 30-year mortgage in ten or eleven years.
How you can get rid of credit card debt in months, not years.
Why segmenting your money and using principal for income may put you in a lower tax bracket.
How to do a background check on your financial advisor annually.
What to look out for in regard to outlandish performance claims by financial advisors.
The strategies presented herein will teach you how to have a consistent process and a plan for your success. You will never again fall victim to Wall Street's shenanigans.
The costs of substance abuse in the workplace are staggering. Workplace substance abuse adversely affects shareholder, the workforce, customers, and society. The employee assistance program (EAP) has demonstrated its effectiveness in combating the many types of personal problems that impair work performance. EAPs come in many forms, but each costs money. Smits and Pace provide a practical guide to help corporate decision makers construct and fund an EAP tailored to their needs. To help insure a reasonable return on the corporation's EAP investment, the authors suggest linking it strategically to other human resource programs and operating it in a businesslike manner with performance objectives, measurement systems, and accountability for agreed-upon outcomes. The investment model organizes the book into three parts and concludes with an integrative case designed to help the reader apply the concepts presented in the first ten chapters. Part I, Making the Investment, focuses on needs, options, and investment levels. It encourages the reader to think about the EAP as part of a portfolio of human resource programs linked strategically to the organization's business strategy. Part II, Managing the Investment, examines the nuts and bolts of the implementation and operation of the EAP. Part III, Monitoring the Investment, advocates an EAP management information system to help improve EAP efficiency and tttttttveness, to assess the return on investment, and to help guide corporate decision makers when reinvesting in their EAP.
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