Books by Michele Cagan, CPA

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The Infographic Guide to Personal Finance: A Visual Reference for Everything You Need to Know

As single moms, we need to know everything about personal finances, because all of the money decisions are up to us. I know how demanding that can be, even with a financial background.

That’s why my latest book covers all of the topics that impact your life every day, from establishing credit to buying a car to choosing the right life insurance…and making the best decisions about your financial future.

I’ve included straightforward, practical advice for handling every aspect of your financial life, and easy-to-follow steps to help you achieve your financial goals. Whether you’re looking to increase your credit score…boost your income…or start building personal wealth, this book will help you get there.

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Infographic Guide to Personal Finance

Easy to read and understand. I love the charts. Gave it to my financially illiterate sister and she was able to read it!

Accounting 101: From Calculating Revenues and Profits to Determining Assets and Liabilities, an Essential Guide to Accounting Basics

Too often, accounting books turn noteworthy details into text so dense and confusing that even a CPA would throw in his calculator. Let Accounting 101 show you why accounting is at the center of running a business and key to managing investments. Michele Cagan, CPA, will guide you through the basics with key terminology and essential skills – without putting you to sleep. You’ll learn to put together a balance sheet, identify liabilities, and calculate your cash flow, as well as many other essential accounting skills.

Whether you’re interested in accounting for yourself, your business, or as a high-paying, in-demand career, Accounting 101 has the answers to all your questions – even the ones you don’t think to ask.

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Accounting 101 Michele Cagan
Stock Market 101: From Bull and Bear Markets to Dividends, Shares, and Margins―Your Essential Guide to the Stock Market

Stock Market 101 cuts out the boring explanations of basic investing, and instead provides hands-on lessons that keep you engaged as you learn how to build a portfolio and expand your wealth. From bull markets to bear markets to sideways markets, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts that you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

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Stock Market 101
Recently reviewed in BetterInvesting (March 2017):

Great book.

Amazon Customer

Good for a beginner! Had some really helpful ideas.

W. Frazier Brinley

Awesome book, easy to read, concepts clearly explained.

John LaRosa

Very good book for beginners who want to get some type of true idea of the stock markets and how it works.

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I love this book […] and I could not put this book down. I posted on my Facebook groups right away. Yes, plenty of our member[s] bought this one.

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Investing 101 : From Stocks and Bonds to ETFs and IPOs, an Essential Primer on Building a Profitable Portfolio

Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of investing into tedious discourse that would put even Warren Buffett to sleep. Investing 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you learn how to build a portfolio and expand your savings. From value investing to short selling to risk tolerance, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts that you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

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Investing 101
Financial Words You Should Know: Over 1,000 Essential Investment, Accounting, Real Estate, and Tax Words

The average person has greater need and opportunity to invest and yet less disposable income to risk. Too few people truly understand the implications of the click of the mouse, simply because they do not understand the language and concepts of finance. In “Financial Words You Should Know”, the language and concepts will be explained in plain English. People will be able to make educated decisions regarding their personal finances, whether they are saving for a one-time event or working toward retirement.

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Financial Words You Should Know
Streetwise Incorporating Your Business: From Legal Issues to Tax Concerns, All You Need to Establish and Protect Your Business

Incorporating your business can provide numerous legal and financial advantages – it also has long-term ramifications on how you manage and structure your organization. Streetwise Incorporating Your Business will not only educate you about the benefits of incorporating your business, but will also help you determine which corporate form and structure will be the most advantageous for your personal circumstances.

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Streetwise Incorporating Your Business
The Everything Accounting Book: Balance Your Budget, Manage Your Cash Flow, And Keep Your Books in the Black

The Everything Accounting Book is a great beginner’s guide for the basics of accounting. Real-world examples show accounting procedures for a retail business, a manufacturer, a home-based business, and a small high-tech company. So no matter what your business, you have the information you need to make a go of it with The Everything Accounting Book!

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The Everything Accounting Book
Streetwise Business Plans: Create a Business Plan to Supercharge Your Profits!

Every great business begins with a great business plan! Nearly half of all new businesses fail within the first to years. To beat these odds, your new business needs a plan. Streetwise Business Plans shows you how to create a professional business plan in no time. This book explains how to use a business plan to establish a sound business, develop a complete marketing strategy, and forecast change.

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Streetwise Business Plans
The Everything Investing Book: Smart strategies to secure your financial future!

What’s the difference between growth investing and value investing? How much risk is acceptable? Does anyone really read a prospectus? Even in the best economic conditions, investment decisions can be overwhelming. In a down economy, it can be downright frightening! But with this helpful guide, you’ll learn to successfully navigate the financial markets with confidence.

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The Everything Investing Book