If you want to improve your credit score and secure your financial independence, check out the book at the top of today’s Buffet: The ABCs of Money by Natalie Pace.
Natalie is founder and CEO of the Women’s Investment Network. She is a blogger on HuffingtonPost.com and a regular guest on national TV and radio shows such as CNBC, Good Morning America, Fox, ABC-TV, Forbes.com, and NPR. She also wrote the investing primer You Vs. Wall Street.
Natalie’s goal is to make budgeting and investing as much fun as shopping for shoes (although 40 percent of her readership is male). She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with a degree in English literature and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. Prior to founding the Women’s Investment Network, Natalie ran the operations of Fibernet, a nationwide long distance company.
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The ABCs of Money
Author: Natalie Pace
Most Americans are worried about their future — particularly their nest egg. One out of every 10 Americans is being pursued by debt collectors. If you want to beat the debt game, earn gains (instead of riding on the Wall Street rollercoaster) and live a richer, happier life, then you have to get a new game plan.
This book offers vital information and easy, effective strategies for income, budgeting, real estate, stocks, bonds, gold, hard assets, annuities, debt reduction and saving your home. These strategies have been saving homes and nest eggs for more than a decade and have earned Natalie Pace the ranking of #1 stock picker. Once you learn The ABCs of Money (that we all should have received in high school), you will transform your life — out of struggling to survive and buried alive in bills — to thriving.
As TD AMERITRADE chairman Joe Moglia says, “College students need this information before they get their first credit card. Young adults need it before they buy their first home. Empty nesters can use the information to downsize to a sustainable lifestyle, before they get into trouble.”
The Summer I Died (Roger Huntington, Book 1)
Genre Fiction > Horror
Author: Ryan C. Thomas
When Roger Huntington comes home from college for the summer and is met by his best friend, Tooth, he knows they’re going to have a good time. A summer full of beer, comic books, movies, laughs, and maybe even girls. The sun is high and the sky is clear as Roger and Tooth set out to shoot beer cans at Bobcat Mountain. Just two friends catching up on lost time, two friends thinking about their futures. . . two friends suddenly thrust into the middle of a nightmare.
Forced to fight for their lives against a sadistic killer with an arsenal of razor sharp blades and a hungry dog by his side. If they are to survive, they must decide: are heroes born, or are they made? Or is something more powerful happening to them? And more importantly, how do you survive when all roads lead to death?
Action & Adventure > War & Military
Author: James Houston Turner
Every spy has a beginning, and for Colonel Aleksandr Talanov of the KGB, that moment occurs one summery night in 1985 on the Costa del Sol, at the height of Cold War tensions between the Americans and Soviets.
As a signatory to the Biological Weapons Treaty of 1972, the United States had already destroyed its military stockpiles of weaponized pathogens. The Soviet Union, however, responded differently to the signing of that treaty. They created a network of forty-seven top-secret production facilities spread across Russia. Called Biopreparat, it was the largest biological weapons program in history.
So when a scientist from one of those facilities decides to defect, Talanov has the assigned task of bringing him back. But after tracking the scientist and his family to Spain, Talanov is betrayed and the scientist and his family are murdered.
The Gypsy’s Dream
Literary Fiction > Romance
Author: Sara Alexi
Cross with her father, Abby, 17, boards a flight to Greece, but gets hopelessly lost and ends up in the wrong village.
Alone, with very little money, no Greek and no way to contact her friend Jackie, who has lined up a bar job for her, Abby realises she has to stand on her own two feet for the first time…
She meets Stella, who runs the local ouzeri – a rough and ready eatery were farmers gather to drink and take refuge from their domestic lives.
Stella does not need a naive young English girl hanging around, and the ouzeri is not the glamorous bar that Abby had bargained for.
But when events throw them together, the situation brings to the boil tensions that have been brewing for years, the ripples drawing in other people in the village, threatening Abby’s ability to ever leave, culminating in shocking unforeseen events and the uncovering of dark secrets that change peoples’ thinking about themselves and others permanently.
Author: Grace Livingston Hill
Day after day, Phoebe is subjected to living as a servant in her brother’s home, picked on by her hateful sister-in-law, and forced to endure matchmaking schemes influenced by greed. Marriage to an ill-tempered man with several misbehaving children seems to be her lot, and her hope is about to be snuffed out. Could a chance encounter in the woods change the direction of her life and finally introduce her to someone who could care about her?
Rebel (Renegades, Book 2)
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Skye Jordan
Sassy, smart, and sexy, former supermodel-turned-tech guru Rubi Russo has it all—looks, money, confidence and freedom. Her life is a whirlwind of fast cars and fleeting affairs—and she likes it that way. With a past like Rubi’s, forever isn’t part of her vocabulary. So when studly Renegade stuntman Wes Lawson wants to take their friendship to the next level, she’s all out.
Raised a simple country-boy, Wes knows the brazen Rubi isn’t his type. But after spending time with her, he discovers she’s everything he’s ever wanted in a woman. To win her wild rebel heart, he’ll have to prove he sees behind her smokescreen to all the goodness she tries to hide. Then it’s just a matter of crushing her fears, shattering her barriers, and convincing her that loving him is everything she’s been missing in her life, too.
Piece of cake.
Almost Midnight (Colorado Clearbrooks)
Author: Teresa McCarthy
Widower and millionaire Tanner Clearbrook is livid when his matchmaking father secretly hires beautiful Hannah Elliot as tutor to his young son. However, the couple want nothing to do with each other, that is, until one little boy brings them together. But can their love survive a shattering secret?
Mangled Hearts: Francesca and Cade (Scarred Hearts)
Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Felicia Tatum
Francesca Taymon is young, successful, and broken. A tragic accident years ago haunts her to this day, and she blames only one person–the one that holds her heart. When she finally gets her first case, will she be able to handle seeing him again? Can she do her job and keep her heart intact?
Cade Kelling doesn’t take life seriously. He’s reckless and irresponsible, drinking all his problems away. When his parents bail him out for the last time, will he be able to handle seeing Francesca after all of these years? Will he be able to tell her what really happened that night 5 years ago or will he lose her forever?
And the most important question…. Can these mangled hearts be mended?
TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?
Fly by Night: A Jammer Davis Thriller
Thrillers > Military
Author: Ward Larsen
Regularly $14.95, Today $1.99
A top-secret drone crashes in the lawless Horn of Africa. The CIA is prepared to write off the loss, until evidence surfaces that the wreckage of their prized aircraft is hidden in a hangar outside Khartoum’s main airport. The hangar is owned by a shady cargo airline that flies ancient DC-3s across Africa and the Middle East. The name of the company does nothing to still concern: FBN-Fly by Night Aviation.
The U.S. government must find out what is in the hangar, and when an FBN airplane crashes, the opportunity arises for the National Transportation Safety Board to send an investigator to get to the bottom of things. Jammer Davis is the NTSB’s biggest headache, but also its best solo operator. He goes to Sudan in the name of solving an air crash, but with the true aim of locating the priceless remains of America’s latest technological marvel. As Davis enters this inhospitable world, he finds the two disparate mysteries strangely intertwined. True to his nature, Davis barges ahead. Yet everything he finds takes him in reverse.
Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace
Biographies & Memoirs > Entertainers
Author: Scott Thorson, Alex Thorleifson
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
In this unusually frank book Scott Thorson, Liberace’s longtime lover, tells all: the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about the legendary entertainer who went to outrageous extremes to prevent public knowledge of his homosexuality.
Liberace’s unhappy childhood, dominated by a mother determined to force him into a concert career, serves as the prologue for a story that goes on to detail Liberace’s early appearances in honky-tonks, his move to New York to seek fame, and, finally, his first booking in Las Vegas, where he was courted by the Mafia.
As Thorson attests, such successes provide a bright counterpoint to a darker tale of a man hungry for power, given to every excess. Liberace’s credo—”too much of a good thing is wonderful”—is reflected here in his acquisition of new lovers, luxurious homes, a large collection of pornography, and a total of twenty-six house dogs. Behind the Candelabra above all explores the fundamentally tender love affair between Liberace and Thorson—whom Liberace sent to his own plastic surgeon to have his face remodeled in Liberace’s own image.
This fast-paced story, sprinkled with anecdotes about famous entertainers such as Michael Jackson and Shirley MacLaine, ends with an intimate look at Liberace’s final days as he lay dying of AIDS—and his deathbed reconciliation with Thorson. Thorson’s story will also appear in the upcoming biopic of the same name starring award-winning actors Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.
Isabella: Braveheart of France
History > Europe
Author: Colin Falconer
Regularly $4.99, Today $0.99
She was taught to obey. Now she has learned to rebel.
Twelve-year-old Isabella, a French princess marries the King of England — only to discover he has a terrible secret. Ten long years later she is in utter despair — does she submit to a lifetime of solitude and a spiritual death — or seize her destiny and take the throne of England for herself?
Isabella is just twelve years old when she marries Edward II of England. For the young princess it is love at first sight – but Edward has a terrible secret that threatens to tear their marriage — and England apart.
Who is Piers Gaveston — and why is his presence in the king’s court about to plunge England into civil war?
The young queen believes in the love songs of the troubadours and her own exalted destiny – but she finds reality very different. As she grows to a woman in the deadly maelstrom of Edward’s court, she must decide between her husband, her children, even her life – and one breath-taking gamble that will change the course of history.
This is the story of Isabella, the only woman ever to invade England — and win.
The Awful Mess: A Love Story
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Sandra Hutchison
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Young divorcee Mary Bellamy has left behind the Boston suburbs for a fresh start in tiny, affordable Lawson, New Hampshire. She just wants to be left alone, but she’s soon coping with attentions from Arthur, an unhappily-married Episcopal priest who would like to save her “heathen” soul — but is also susceptible to more earthly temptations. Then there’s Winslow, a handsome cop (and excellent kisser) who confuses her by being in favor of gay rights, but opposed to sex before marriage.
Mary’s just beginning to open up to new romantic possibilities when a crushing job loss, a surprise pregnancy, a scandalous secret, and a disintegrating ex threaten her new happiness and everything else she has left. In this witty and affectionate tale of small town life, Mary discovers that the connections we make can result in terrifying risks … as well as unexpected blessings.
Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Lexi Revellian
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
When Beth’s eccentric boss at the government research lab asks her to try out his latest duplicating machine, she’d be crazy to do any such thing. She’s not cleared for this, insured or authorized; it’s late Friday evening and she wants to go home. But Beth is fatally unassertive. She agrees, and unknown to her another Beth is created.
The replica overhears MI5 chief, Sir Peter Ellis, discussing her future – or rather, lack of it. Terrified, she goes on the run. Penniless, friendless and homeless, she has to find the inner strength and aggression to survive on icy London streets.
Spec op Nick Cavanagh likes to win. Though Beth thinks he’s outside her apartment to protect her, in fact he’s hunting her double. As the replica proves difficult to catch and the stakes get higher, he has to decide whose side he is on.
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