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Pay yourself first : the African American guide to financial success and security
Brown, Jesse B.
Personal Author:
New revised, expanded edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [2001]

Physical Description:
xvi, 191 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
"An Amber book."

"Your easy steps to making and saving more money"--T.-p.

Includes index.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library HG179 .B74648 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Central Library HG179 .B74648 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Kenmore Library HG179 .B74648 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Frank E. Merriweather Library HG179 .B74648 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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How do we help make black America better? Jesse Brown reminds us that we gain financial success and security when we pay ourselves first.-Tavis Smiley, author of How to Make Black America Better: Leading Black Americans Speak Out

""Jesse Brown's commonsense approach is a surefire way to watch your money grow.""-Myra J., The Tom Joyner Morning Show

Achieve your financial freedom with step-by-step instructions from award-winning investment manager Jesse B. Brown. Discover the easy-to-follow, down-to-earth secret to living your dreams, whether it's buying a new home, buying a new car, sending your children to college, retiring rich, or going on that once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

Pay Yourself First is a must-have reference guide for all African Americans who want to experience their own financial security. If you make less than $30,000 a year-or if you are simply a first-time investor-here is your financial ""411"" on:
* How to get out of debt and stay out of debt permanently
* How to avoid the most common mistakes people make with their money
* How to put time and money to work for you instead of against you
* Everything you need to know about today's best investment options, including IRAs, insurance, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds

Jesse Brown has already shown thousands and thousands of African Americans how to successfully manage their money-and make even more while they're doing it. Now you can begin your own journey to wealth. From free money for family emergencies to the fundamentals of saving and investing, Jesse Brown will give you the help you need to secure the things you want and be a winner.

Author Notes

JESSE B. BROWN is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. President of Krystal Investment Management, Brown is a specialist in the African American market for several major financial institutions. Mr. Brown lives in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Hugh PriceJesse B. Brown
About the Authorp. xiii
Forewordp. xv
Introduction: Establish Your Foundationp. 1
Chapter 1 Rules of the Financial Roadp. 5
Chapter 2 Your Four Basic Building Blocksp. 13
Chapter 3 Beat Today's Financial Cancer: Debtp. 23
Chapter 4 You Can Take Control--Be Strong!p. 33
Chapter 5 The American Dream: Alive and Well For Everyone?p. 41
Chapter 6 Money and the African American Womanp. 49
Chapter 7 Invest in Your Dreamsp. 53
Chapter 8 To Succeed Financially, It's Okay to Be Selfishp. 63
Chapter 9 Fifty Money-Saving Tips to Help You Get Startedp. 77
Chapter 10 Money-Making Strategies That Work for Everyonep. 83
Chapter 11 Mutual Funds and Your Futurep. 103
Chapter 12 Insurance: Why You Need It and How to Choose Itp. 113
Chapter 13 Protect Yourself: Guard Your Financial Futurep. 123
Chapter 14 New Income Tax Rates Help You Save Moneyp. 131
Chapter 15 Start Planning Now: Your Money-Management Checklistp. 145
Chapter 16 Set Goals and Be a Winner: Five Surefire Stepsp. 149
Chapter 17 Success Is Yours: Taking It to the Topp. 169
Glossaryp. 173
Indexp. 183

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