The Money Compass: Where Your Money Went and How to Get It Back

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Between the ongoing recession, the collapse of the housing market, and the crumbling of the middle class, many Americans are left wondering what happened to the American Dream. They’re also wondering what happened to their money. For millions of people, just making ends meet is challenging enough. So when it comes to saving and investing, it seems like the deck is stacked against you.

The bad news is that you’re right. If the economy were a card game, the dealer would hold all the aces. But the good news is that you don’t have to play by the house rules. Renowned for his unvarnished insight on finance and investing, money manager Mark Grimaldi has a reputation for telling it like it is. He doesn’t sugarcoat the negative and he doesn’t have time for the financial industry hype that leads to bad investing decisions. Here’s the truth: the economy is in bad shape, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save responsibly, invest profitably, and retire comfortably.

In The Money Compass, Grimaldi teams up with accounting professor G. Stevenson Smith to offer a wealth of smart investing advice for today’s investor. This plain-English guide to good investing presents practical strategies and actionable advice for safely navigating today’s financial markets. It shows you how to manage credit and debt responsibly, how to use the tax code to your advantage, which kinds of trendy investing advice you should ignore, and where to put your money for solid returns.

In addition, the authors explore the hard macroeconomic realities that explain how we got here and where we’re going next. They look at the primary causes and consequences of the recession, the housing crash, the slow collapse of government programs, long-term unemployment, and how it all impacts you and your money. Plus, Grimaldi and Stevenson forecast the next big economic shock and show you how to profit from it. 

The economic game is rigged to keep you poor and keep Wall Street rich. So it’s time to write your own rules. Whether you’re white collar, blue collar, or somewhere in between, The Money Compass gives you the commonsense guidance you need to chart a course to a comfortable financial future—even in the roughest economic waters.

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A layman investor's guide to staying afloat in rough economic waters The recession has drained off the assets of millions of Americans. Debt, unemployment, and tanking 401(k)s have left people searching for ways to safeguard what they have in uncertain times. In The Money Compass , accounting professor G. Stevenson Smith and money manager Mark Grimaldi offer a clear-eyed look at the links between macro-economic conditions and asset class allocation, including current investment opportunities for individual investors. The book looks at key related issues that investors have faced over the last five years, including the financial recession, the housing crash, collapsing government programs, long-term unemployment, crashing 401(k)s, and more. Offers real-world investing advice for today's uncertain economic climate Looks at such macro-economic topics as Alan Greenspan's role in the current recession and how persistent unemployment effects investors and the market Gives investors practical strategies and advice for navigating today's financial markets

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If you are like many investors, you were hit hard by the Great Recession. We Americans spent years watching our investments grow as we followed the advice of finance gurus and investment managers. Then, in 2008, we watched all that hard work go down the proverbial drain overnight. In the aftermath, we have discovered that the situation on Wall Street is infinitely more complex and uncontrollable than we ever suspected. The Money Compass explains what is really going on in the markets today, where your money went, and how to hold onto it once you've gotten it back.

The first step to understanding the biggest financial collapse in a generation is coming to terms with the fact that you weren't prepared for it. Almost none of us were. We didn't see it coming because we were still operating under the old rules. Mark Grimaldi and G. Stevenson Smith wrote this book so you can understand the new rules. Financial markets no longer work the same way they did when most investors got their start. The key to holding on to your investments today is in learning to look at markets through a totally new lens.

A less-than-perfect U.S. credit rating, ongoing depression in the housing market, high-volume trading, flash crashes, and the collapse of American manufacturing—these are all things that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. Today, they are a reality, and The Money Compass is a guide to navigating this reality. If investors don't adapt, and adapt quickly, they risk joining the ranks of market dropouts who may never recover from recent losses. Retirement plans, mutual funds, the labor market, you name it. It's all changing, and a failure to adapt is what got us into this mess in the first place. It is absolutely imperative that we get with the times.

You can't adapt if you don't understand what's going on. That's why this book exists. The authors tell it like it is, explaining how, while Americans weren't looking, the U.S. government, with the help of special interests, created a volatile financial situation that continues to lead straight to the confiscation of your hard-earned wealth. Keeping your investments safe and stable is still possible, but you will need to get informed about what's really happening on Wall Street. The Money Compass points the way to financial recovery and stability, no matter where you're starting from.

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