9781118011348

The Ultimate Money Guide for Bubbles, Busts, Recession and Depression

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    9781118011348

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    1118011341

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-02-08
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Updated version of the bestselling book on how to grow and protect wealth in difficult economic timesHaving an effective financial plan has always been important; today, it's crucial. In The Ultimate Double-Dip Survival Guide the updated and revised edition of the bestseller, The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide author Martin D. Weiss shows readers how to create a safe and effective financial plan for today's unpredictable economic environment. Explains why the U.S. economy continues to slump, and how persistently high unemployment and increasing government spending could lead to a far worse, double-dip recession Details how investors are missing opportunities by failing to look at overseas investments, specifically in Asia and Latin America Reveals what everyone should be doing now to protect their savings, investments, and jobsThe Ultimate Double-Dip Survival Guide answers the questions readers have about the new challenges of the "new normal," while also offering strategies to cope with the credit crunch, housing bust, and decline of the U.S. dollar.

Author Biography

Martin D. Weiss, PhD, is the founder and chairman of Weiss Ratings, Inc., the nation's leading independent rating agency, known for its stellar track record in boldly naming large companies that subsequently failed AND helping investors find those that are truly SAFE! He is the author of two other Wiley bestsellers, including The Ultimate Safe Money Guide: How Everyone 50 and Over Can Protect, Save, and Grow Their Money and Crash Profits: Make Money When Stocks Sink and Soar.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Why the Tough Times Are Just Beginning!p. 1
How to Reduce Debts in Bad Timesp. 15
How to Protect Your Job in Bad Timesp. 17
The Government Declares War on the Financial Crisisp. 23
Wall Street Deceptions, Cover-Ups, and Liesp. 38
With Most Corporate and Municipal Bonds Overrated, Here's What to Do with Them...p. 42
Housing: How to Escape the Greatest Bust of All Timep. 54
10 Steps for Selling Your Home in a Weak Marketp. 72
Want to Keep Your House, Come Hell or High Water? Then Here's How to Cut Expenses or Get Assistancep. 74
Common Stocks: How to Avoid Big Risks and Boost Returnsp. 77
How to Get Your 401(k) Out of Dangerp. 86
How Safe Is Your Bank?p. 91
How to Save in Tough Timesp. 92
What Happens to Your Money If Your Bank Failsp. 105
How to Check and Monitor the Safety of Your Bankp. 110
How to Find Safe Insurance Companiesp. 113
How to Shop for the Best Life Insurancep. 121
How to Find the Best Annuitiesp. 133
The Safest and Most Liquid Place for Your Cashp. 147
How to Use Treasury Securities for Almost All Your Banking Needsp. 153
Money Market Funds Investing in Short-Term U.S. Treasury Securities or Equivalentp. 156
All-Weather Investments for the Best and the Worst of Timesp. 159
How to Build Your Personal Hedge Programp. 166
How to Profit Directly from a Market Declinep. 174
How to Go for Profits in a Down Marketp. 179
How to Continue Making Money Even with the Worst Disastersp. 181
How to Invest in Foreign Currenciesp. 188
When to Buy the Best Bargains of the Centuryp. 189
Basic Principles for Buying at the Bottomp. 196
Bonds: Your First Great Income Opportunityp. 198
How to Maximize Your Yield with Safetyp. 209
Dividends: Your Second Great Income Opportunityp. 210
How to Find Stocks with Steadily Rising Dividendsp. 217
The Great Fork in the Road: Inflation or Deflation?p. 219
How to Invest in Goldp. 229
The Demise of the Dollar?p. 232
The Foundation for Recoveryp. 250
Future Fortunesp. 257
Five Golden Rules for Building New Fortunesp. 261
Notesp. 268
Acknowledgmentsp. 274
About the Authorp. 276
Indexp. 279
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