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Ten-percent solution : simple steps to improve your life and your world
Allen, Mark, 1946-
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Novato, CA : New World Library, [2002]

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xxii, 127 pages ; 19 cm
A walk in the woods -- A utopian novel -- The ten-percent solution -- The first part : saving -- A bit of therapy -- The second part : tithing -- Solutions -- The partnership model.
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HG179 .A443 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This potentially life-changing book challenges readers to find solutions to the problems that confront them � individually and globally. Marc Allen offers simple, doable solutions to both personal financial problems and global problems. Key to many of these solutions is both saving and giving away 10 percent of one's income, also known as "tithing." By taking the kinds of actions recommended in this book, individuals cannot only achieve financial security but can contribute substantially to a better world.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Allen, an entrepreneur, speaker and founder of New World Library, desires to share an important message: many individual and societal woes would be eliminated if people followed two old-fashioned traditions: saving 10% of their income until they reach financial independence and giving away 10% of their income to charitable or social organizations. He tells this message anecdotally in this small tome. Feeling depressed over his work and his financial troubles, Allen visited an elderly friend, Bernie, who took him for a walk. Bernie described how people could transform their lives by following these two simple rules. Although Allen was initially skeptical, he began to take this advice and soon found himself far more successful (financially and emotionally) than he ever expected. Allen's ideas, especially about tithing, are not new and are fairly sound financial advice but hardly guarantee a secure or wealthy future. Given the uncertain economic times and increasing concern with traditional values, Allen's message will likely appeal to many. However, this inspirational book is not prescriptive enough for those in true financial distress. (Mar. 15) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved