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Crashproof your life : a comprehensive, three-part plan for protecting yourself from financial disasters
Schweich, Thomas A., 1960-2015.
Publication Information:
Chicago : Contemporary Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
xviii, 295 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-286) and index.
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HG179 .S339 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Protect your financial future against virtually every form of unforeseen disaster

Despite the recent decade of prosperity, Americans now more than ever must prepare for their financial futures. In these times, people need to take steps to protect themselves from professional, financial, and personal harm. In his many years as a partner in a major international law firm, Thomas Schweich has seen hundreds of people, from all walks of life, ruined by unexpected financial mistakes.

Now, in Crashproof Your Life , Schweich shares with you the fruits of his experience with the victims of financial disaster. He has developed a comprehensive, three-part "crashproofing" plan for avoiding most types of professional, fiscal, and personal crises. You will get solid advice on how to protect yourself against layoffs and workplace traumas; how to control wasteful spending habits and avoid financial scams; and how to close insurance loopholes and ensure that friends and family don't deplete their hard-earned savings.

Author Notes

Thomas A. Schweich is an attorney with Bryan Cave, LLP, based in St. Louis

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Part 1 Professional Crashproofingp. 1
1 Protecting Yourself from Your Own Actions on the Jobp. 3
2 Managing Your Relationships with Others on the Jobp. 53
3 Dealing with Major Corporate Eventsp. 79
The Professional Crashproofing Checklistp. 92
Part 2 Financial Crashproofingp. 97
4 Bringing Wasteful Spending Habits Under Controlp. 99
5 Building Wealth to Achieve Securityp. 133
6 Protecting Your Money from the Evil Around Youp. 175
The Financial Crashproofing Checklistp. 195
Part 3 Avoiding Personal Liabilityp. 201
7 Demystifying Insurancep. 203
8 Working with Your Spouse to Implement Your Crashproofing Planp. 225
9 Limiting the Financial Threat Posed by Children, Parents, Relatives, and Neighborsp. 241
The Personal Liability Checklistp. 263
Conclusionp. 269
Notesp. 271
Recommended Readingp. 283
Indexp. 287