Make your money work harder than ever with share investing If you've always wanted to invest in shares, but you've never known where to start, look no further! This new edition of Getting Started in Shares For Dummies reveals in plain English the investing secrets you need to know – how the market works, how the stock exchange operates, and what brokers really do. In no time, you'll find out how to pick the best shares and diversify your portfolio, minimise your risk and maximise your returns, and reduce your capital gains tax bill. The world of share investing can seem intimidating to the uninitiated, but it doesn't have to be. Free of confusing jargon and packed with practical advice, this hands-on, friendly guide helps you get to grips with developing an investment strategy, assessing your risk, buying and selling shares, working with brokers, understanding taxes, and so much more. Plus, you'll even learn about ten great investors and their strategies – and ten things you should never, ever do. Find out how the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) works Develop your own successful share investing strategy—and know how to assess potential share investments Analyse the share market and track trends to make informed choices and grow your wealth Realise the tax implications of share ownership and understand how holding shares affects your tax liability If you're ready to take your first steps towards investing in the share market, Getting Started in Shares For Dummies will help you build the successful share portfolio you've always wanted.
Get ahead in your personal and professional life with crowd-pleasing communication skills Packed with advice on improving verbal and non-verbal communication skills alike, Communication Essentials For Dummies is a comprehensive, approachable guide to communication no one should be without. Utilising a core range of simple skills, this friendly guide shows you how easy it is to communicate effectively. You'll find out how to listen actively, establish rapport, communicate with credibility, manage communication in difficult situations and converse with ease using modern technology – and lots more. Great communication skills can make all the difference in your personal and professional life, but for those who tend to get a bit tongue-tied under pressure or just have a hard time asserting themselves, voicing thoughts coherently and confidently can be a sweat-inducing experience. Here, expert author Elizabeth Kuhnke takes the intimidation out of communication by sharing her top tips for successful communication in any situation. Discover how to get ahead in the workplace by mastering your communication skills Realise the benefits of active listening and the value of establishing rapport Understand how the use of effective communication skills can help you secure a new job offer Recognise how to use effective communication to negotiate your way to personal and professional success Whether you're looking to climb the corporate ladder, take on a new professional challenge or just want to improve your communication skills in personal and professional relationships, Communication Essentials For Dummies will have you listening, voicing and articulating your way to success in no time.
Take your first steps towards investing in the sharemarket Build the successful share portfolio you've always wanted, guided by this beginner's guide to the sharemarket. Getting Started in Shares For Dummies reveals the investing secrets you need to know – how the market works, how the stock exchange operates and what brokers actually do. Understand the sharemarket – find out how the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) works Develop your own successful investing strategy – know how to assess potential share investments Analyse the sharemarket and track trends – make informed choices and grow your wealth Choose the best broker for you – get some professional help with investing Know the risks – learn how to diversify your portfolio Realise the tax implications of share ownership – understand how holding shares affects your tax liability Open the book and find: Up-to-date analysis of the global financial crisis The latest information about tax and superannuation policies Tips for diversifying your share holdings Guidance for choosing a stock broker Methods for identifying when to buy and sell Ways to pick winners for your portfolio Learn to: Pick the best shares and diversify your portfolio Minimise your risk and maximise your returns Work with a broker Reduce your capital gains tax bill
Earn extra money investing in Australian property? Easy. Whether you want to prepare for retirement or just make a little extra money on the side, Getting Started in Property Investing For Dummies, Australian Edition, is the perfect way to take advantage of one of the most reliable and profitable investment vehicles in history. From weighing up your investing and financing options to managing the ongoing costs of real estate and building a long-term portfolio, this handy guide gives you the practical help and smart advice you need to get started. Ideal for entry-level investors who want to add brick-and-mortar assets to their investment portfolios, this book covers where to find capital, how to finance purchases and get the best mortgage terms, how to measure the value of properties, basic landlording guidance, and more. Offers practical property investing guidance for first-timers Completely up-to-date with the latest information on the current state of Australian real estate Bruce Brammall writes on property investing, personal finance and tax matters for the Herald Sun, the Eureka Report and News Limited's Your Money, and is the principal advisor and mortgage broker with Castellan Financial Consulting and Castellan Lending If you want to get started in real estate investing—as a full-time endeavor or just an addition to your current investment portfolio—Getting Started in Property Investing For Dummies, Australian Edition has you covered.
Get sharemarket savvy and put together the perfect share portfolio Do you want to invest in shares but don't know where to start? Find out how in this comprehensive yet easy-to-understand bible on all things shares. This updated, post–global financial crisis edition provides new examples, charts and resources, plus information on investing using the internet and spotting winners to pack into your portfolio. Know your bear market from your bull – cut through the sharemarket jargon and find clear explanations in plain English Get up-to-date information on tax and superannuation – check out the latest changes in government policy on capital gains tax and super Tackle trading with the ASX – learn how to use ASX Trade, the Australian Securities Exchange's new trading platform Make the most of your computer – find out about the latest software, buy stocks online and stay abreast of company news and movements Go global safely – know how to protect your overseas investments when you venture into the global economy Find out what happened in the global financial crisis – understand how it happened, how it affected the stock market and its longer-term implications Open the book and find: How to build a diversified portfolio Information on brokers and what they can do for you Ways to develop your own successful investment strategy Charts to help you analyse share prices and track trends What a float is and how to jump aboard How to understand and analyse a company prospectus Tips for trading local and international stocks online
Getting Started with Crowdund Investing In a Day For Dummies shows small business owners what they can do now to prepare for crowdfund investing since the signing of the 2012 JOBS Act into law. It includes an overview of how crowdfunding came about; the steps you can take to get ready for CFI once it is available, and ways you can make your company or business project attractive to investors. • The origins of the JOBS Act • Working within the legal standards and processes for the business and investor side of crowdfunding • Requirements for investors, internet-intermediaries, and small businesses • Shopping for the best crowdfund investing platform This e-book also links to an online component at Dummies.com that extends the topic into step-by-step tutorials and other “beyond the book” content including: advice and articles on how to find a startup worth funding; information on the future of crowdfunding; pros and cons of CrowdFunding; an exclusive “Part of Tens” chapter; and more.
Ensure success when starting your small business with this must-have introductory guide Have you always wanted to know what it takes to run a successful small business? This easy-to-follow guide includes everything you need to know to get started. Turn your business idea into reality with handy information on all the basics, from learning how to create a strong business plan to developing a solid online presence. Create your first business plan – discover how to develop smart business strategies and build a roadmap for success Learn the legal jargon – protect your ideas and register your business properly Market your business strategically – establish who your key customers are, research your rivals, and create a killer marketing plan Take the stress out of bookkeeping – ensure all of your admin is covered, from choosing accounting software to handling petty cash Master online marketing – explore different ways to reach customers with keyword optimisation and other online tools Open the book and find: Advice about being your own boss Secrets for matching sales goals to savvy marketing strategies Guidelines for keeping your finances in shape A step-by-step guide to profit margins Tips on using social media to promote your business Learn to: Decide what type of small business is right for you Put together a winning business plan Understand your financial and legal obligations Maximise your online presence
Master the markets and make wise investments. Investing in Shares For Dummies gives you the sound advice and proven tactics you need to play the markets and watch your profits grow. The experienced authors introduce you to all categories of shares, show you how to analyse the key markets, and offer invaluable resources for developing a portfolio. Whether the markets are up or down, you'll discover practical investing strategies and expert insights so you have the knowledge to invest with confidence.
PRE- AND POST-RETIREMENT PLANNING THAT MAKES SENSE GETTING STARTED IN A FINANCIALLY SECURE RETIREMENT If you want to make the most of your retirement years, you have to seriously think about the retirement lifestyle you want and the path that will get you there. In order to do this, you need reliable retirement information that will allow you to properly chart your course. Nobody knows this better than author Henry Hebeler, who retired from the corporate world more than fifteen years ago–and quickly discovered that much of the retirement planning advice available wasn't helping people accomplish their goals. Now, with Getting Started in a Financially Secure Retirement, Hebeler shares his experience in this field with you and reveals what it really takes to achieve the retirement you want. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Getting Started in a Financially Secure Retirement dismisses the assumptions that many popular retirement planning methods make and addresses some of today's most important retirement issues, including everything from planning with realistic economic inputs to neglected subjects such as replacement budgeting, reverse dollar cost averaging, and the need for resiliency when encountering surprise events. Filled with in-depth insights, practical advice, and helpful retirement planning tools, Getting Started in a Financially Secure Retirement will allow you to apply Hebeler's proven principles to your own specific situation–whether you're already retired or still working–and make more informed financial decisions as you plan for the years ahead.
How to make a living speaking, training, and running workshops and seminars Expert Bob Bly shares his secrets for earning $1,000 to $5,000 a day, or more, as a self-employed speaker, lecturer, or trainer. He shows readers, step-by-step, everything they need to know to become polished speakers, create winning presentations, find a market niche, set fees, get bookings, and much more. Aspiring speakers will learn about the corporate training market-who buys training, what the hot topics are, how to package and sell training courses, and what to charge. Bob Bly (Dumont, NJ) is an independent copywriter, advertising consultant, bestselling author, popular lecturer, and highly successful trainer.
Master the markets and make wise investments. Investing in Shares For Dummies gives you the sound advice and proven tactics you need to play the markets and watch your profits grow. The experienced authors introduce you to all categories of shares, show you how to analyse the key markets, and offer invaluable resources for developing a portfolio. Whether the markets are up or down, you'll discover practical investing strategies and expert insights so you have the knowledge to invest with confidence. The book is divided into five parts: Part I: The Essentials of Investing in Shares (including common approaches to investing in shares, assessing risks and getting to know the stock markets) Part II: Before You Start Buying (including gathering the right info, finding a stockbroker, investing for growth and investing for income) Part III: Picking Winners (including decoding company documents, analysing industries and seeking emerging sector opportunities) Part IV: Investment Strategies and Tactics (including choosing a strategy, trading techniques, using your broker, and a glimpse at what the insiders do!) Part V: The Part of Tens
Asperger's Syndrome For Dummies covers everything that both people living with the condition and their families need to know. From explaining symptoms and getting a diagnosis, through to overcoming bullying in schools and choosing between the therapy and medical treatments available, this is a complete guide to surviving and thriving with the condition. Asperger's Syndrome For Dummies includes: Part I: Understanding Asperger's syndrome (AS) Chapter 1: Introducing Asperger's syndrome Chapter 2: Discovering the causes of Asperger's syndrome Chapter 3: Diagnosing Asperger's syndrome Part II: Living with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 4: Enjoying Life with Asperger's Chapter 5: Getting the most out of education and the workplace Chapter 6: Finding independence and advocating for your rights Part III: Supporting people with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 7: Parenting and Asperger's syndrome Chapter 8: Relating to adults with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 9: Creating an AS friendly environment Part IV: Discovering therapies, medication, diet and environments for AS Chapter 10: Navigating Behavioural Therapies for Asperger's Syndrome Chapter 11: Understanding medication and diet in Asperger's syndrome Part V: Part of Tens Chapter 12: Ten Organisations to go for help and information Chapter 13: Ten positives about living with Asperger's Chapter 14: Ten famous people who probably had Asperger's