It's About More Than the Money: Investment Wisdom for Building a Better Life

It's About More Than the Money: Investment Wisdom for Building a Better Life

By: Saly A. Glassman (author)Paperback

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"Concise, realistic, and very readable, this book opens up the complex world of financial investing and provides a useful guide that first-time investors can and should utilize." -Publishers Weekly "It's About More Than the Moneyis a book for our times. Now more than ever, people are looking for financial advisors who can help them plan a secure future for their families and keep their dreams on track. Glassman captures the essence of this critical relationship-describing the qualities of trust and commitment that both client and advisor must bring to the table. Readers will come away with a better understanding of how the best financial advisors can change lives-and learn how to find the advisor who is right for them." -Sallie Krawcheck, President, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Bank of America "Saly Glassman uses her many years of financial advisory experience to help you improve your wealth in this well-written and entertaining book. This breezy read is full of anecdotes and is especially useful to those wanting to know more about working successfully with financial professionals." -Greg Karp, syndicated personal finance columnist at the Tribune Company, and author ofThe 1-2-3 Money Plan andLiving Rich by Spending Smart "Read this before you read any other book on investments. From the mind and heart of a winning and highly respected financial advisor, it's a strong dose of 'intellectual hard love'-a lot of things you may not want to hear or do-but absolutely need to- before investing a dime." -Steve Leimberg, Publisher, Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI) "When selecting a financial advisor, most people look only to the bottom line: 'How much money will I make?' Saly Glassman, in a concise and intuitive style, discusses through real life examples, the importance of selecting a financial advisor with whom you can develop a strong personal relationship. Ultimately, this collaboration is how true wealth is achieved and sustained through generations." -Morey S. Rosenbloom, Blank Rome LLP In It's About More Than the Money, award-winning financial advisor Saly A. Glassman shows you how to regain control over your financial life-and stay in control. Glassman brings together 21 fundamental investment principles, illuminates them with actual investor experiences, and guides you through putting each one to work. Drawing on everything she's learned working with a broad cross-section of investors, Glassman teaches you how to plan your finances strategically, place money in broader context, and make your most important dreams a reality. You'll focus on what you can control and let go of what you can't...apply investment rules that work...recognize when to do nothing...assess your progress objectively, and much more. Glassman also helps you decide whether you need professional advice-and, if you do, she shows how to find an advisor who will add real value. Packed with insightful investor stories, this book will help you make wiser, better financial decisions-whatever your goals, whatever your age, and whatever the economy does next.

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About Author

Saly A. Glassman is Managing Director of Investments at Merrill Lynch in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Saly graduated from Cheltenham High in 1976 and is one of the few women recognized in the high school's "Hall of Fame." She joined Merrill Lynch in 1980 after graduating from Cornell University, where she studied Psychology. As a Managing Director, supported by a team of nine women and more than 150 years of collective experience, she invests more than $3 billion for high net worth individuals, families, and corporations. Saly has been listed consistently in the top rankings of the Barron's 100 Top Financial Advisors since the initiation of The Barron's Winner's Circle. She has been named as one of America's Top Female Financial Advisors, holding the number one position in 2006 and 2008. Saly recently authored the book, It's About More Than The Money (FT Press, June 2010), to help restore investors' confidence and motivate them to take responsibility for their financial futures. She has recently published four eBook Shorts, a collection of fairy tales retrofitted for timeless financial and investment lessons. A dedicated athlete and equestrian, Saly has been competing nationally for 40 years. Her passion for the outdoors is reflected in her longstanding commitment to land conservation and the protection of the environment. She has successfully patented and developed various "green" inventions designed to positively influence consumer behavior and protect the planet. Saly and her husband Allan also own a fitness center and retail wellness store, Kindle Hill LLC in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania. They have two daughters, Janice and Lauren. Over the last 31 years, Saly has been a prominent innovator, speaker, author, instructor and facilitator for Merrill Lynch, the financial services industry, and the community at large.


Acknowledgments xv About the Author xvii Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Rules Are Essential, but They Do Not Guarantee a Win 5 Chapter 2 Focus Your Predictions on What You Can Control: Your Priorities 13 Chapter 3 Let Go of What Might Have Been 21 Chapter 4 Take Responsibility 31 Chapter 5 Do What You Know and Recognize What You Don't Know 39 Chapter 6 Have Investment Rules That Work for You 45 Chapter 7 The Time to Have the Fire Drill Is Not in the Middle of the Fire 55 Chapter 8 The Best Advice Is Sometimes About What Not to Do 67 Chapter 9 Appreciate the Value of Holding on to What You Have 79 Chapter 10 Know What You Want to Accomplish 87 Chapter 11 Be Clear About What You Have and What You Don't Have 97 Chapter 12 Expect to Pay a Price-Either Now or Later-for the Choices You Make About Handling Your Money 103 Chapter 13 Know the Essence of Your Advisor's Brand 121 Chapter 14 Does Your Advisor Care Deeply About You? 129 Chapter 15 Expect to Be Taken Care Of 141 Chapter 16 The Investor's Perception Is the True Reality 151 Chapter 17 Crises Are Like Little Gifts 159 Chapter 18 The Most Valuable Things in Life Do Not Involve Currency 169 Chapter 19 Find the Courage You Need to Have Integrity 179 Chapter 20 There's an Entire Economy in What We Consume and Waste 189 Chapter 21 Make It Happen 199 Appendix Formulas Used for Chapter 12 Calculations 205 Index 209

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/04/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780137050321
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780137050321
  • weight: 299
  • ISBN10: 0137050321

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