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Wealth happens one day at a time : 365 days to a brighter financial future
Stephens, Brooke M.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperBusiness, [1999]

Physical Description:
xi, 372 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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HG179 .S8346 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
HG179 .S8346 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Does a secure financial life seem to bea thousand-mile journey, one too difficult or complex even to begin? Does wealth strike you as an impossible dream, one not meant for you? Whether you're living from paycheck to paycheck, buried under a mountain of credit card debt, or simply confused by the world of stocks, bonds, and brokers, it's never too late to change your situation. All you need is a little help.

You can find that help here. In Wealth Happens One Day at a Time, Brooke M. Stephens walks the reader down the path to financial freedom--step-by-step, day-by-day. From breaking harmful spending habits and creating a positive attitude toward money to learning about investments and building wealth for your future, you'll find everything you need to know in Ms. Stephens's year-long program for success. Straight-talking and engaging, this informational and inspirational guide is an essential tool for empowering yourself financially.

By spending just ten to fifteen minutes with the book every day, you'll learn:

how changing your attitude can change your life how to break out of debt and control your spending how to choose investments and make your money grow how to protect your gains and prepare for a comfortable retirement how to give your children or grandchildren a secure start in life and most important: How to build a stable, satisfying financial future!

Filled with the wisdom and advice of a seasoned expert, Wealth Happens One Day at a Time is the key to mastering money and taking charge of your financial future. It's easier than you think. As Brooke Stephens writes, "the journey to wealth begins with the first dollar." With Stephens as your guide, take the first step down the road to wealth and prosperity--today.

Author Notes

Brooke M. Stephens, a fifteen-year veteran of Wall Street, is a registered investment advisor with her own consulting firm. A popular speaker, Ms. Stephens appears regularly on CNBC, CNN, and BET. She is a member of the Financial Women's Association of New York and the National Black MBAs Association, and also the author of Talking Dollars and Making Sense: A Wealth Building Guide for African-Americans.

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Booklist Review

Stephens is the author of Talking Dollars and Making Sense: A Wealth-Building Guide for African-Americans, in which she made the distinction between income and wealth and focused on reasons the savings rate among African Americans is so much lower than among other groups. One of the barriers to saving, she suggested, is a psychological one: for so long African Americans lacked discretionary funds to save or invest. One way to break through that barrier, she recommended, was simply to start saving $1 each day. Now she expands on that advice, targeting anyone who has had trouble getting started saving or investing. Still relying on a one-day-at-a-time approach, Stephens offers this yearlong motivational day planner filled with inspirational inducements and practical tips. For each day, she suggests a specific, concrete action to move one forward toward the goal of building wealth. Her year is divided into five segments devoted, in turn, to wealth consciousness and its foundation, creation, protection, and preservation. --David Rouse

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Part 1 Wealth Consciousnessp. 1
Part 2 Wealth Foundationp. 91
Part 3 Wealth Creationp. 185
Part 4 Wealth Protectionp. 299
Part 5 Wealth Preservationp. 319
Indexp. 365