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Archive for January, 2013


Plain Facts

Author: G.A. Bauman Excerpt: Looked at From a Practical Standpoint It is the young man and young woman of to-day, with a practical education, who will adorn our best homes of the future. It is the manager and the financier who is the practical one. It is the young man with good habits who has […]

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Banking

Author: William A. Scott Excerpt: CHAPTER I THE NATURE, FUNCTIONS, AND CLASSIFICATION OF BANKING INSTITUTIONS The terms, “bank” and “banking,” are applied to institutions and to businesses which differ considerably in character, functions, and methods, but which nevertheless have certain common features which justify their being grouped together. We can best prepare the way for […]

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Other People’s Money and How The Bankers Use It

Author: Louis D. Brandeis Excerpt: CHAPTER I OUR FINANCIAL OLIGARCHY THE DOMINANT ELEMENT The dominant element in our financial oligarchy is the investment banker. Associated banks, trust companies and life insurance companies are his tools. Controlled railroads, public service and industrial corporations are his subjects. Though properly but middlemen, these bankers bestride as masters America’s […]

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Thrift

Author: Samuel Smiles Excerpt: CHAPTER I. INDUSTRY. Thrift began with civilization. It began when men found it necessary to provide for to-morrow, as well as for to-day. It began long before money was invented. Thrift means private economy. It includes domestic economy, as well as the order and management of a family. While it is […]

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The Value of Money

Author: Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr. Excerpt: PREFACE The following pages have as their central problem the value of money. But the value of money cannot be studied successfully as an isolated problem, and in order to reach conclusions upon this topic, it has been necessary to consider virtually the whole range of economic theory; the […]

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Everybody’s Guide to Money Matters

Subtitle: With a description of the various investments chiefly dealt in on the stock exchange, and the mode of dealing therein Author: William Cotton Excerpt: CHAPTER I. EASY STEPS TO MONEY MATTERS. MONEY is the medium by which we may acquire from others, who are willing to part with them, such things as we may […]

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Dollars and Sense

Subtitle: Being Memoranda made in the School of Practical Experience Author: William Crosbie Hunter Excerpt: Groundwork When you cut a melon, your friends will come with eager mouths and sit under your shade tree and help you eat it. Few of these friends would respond to your call for help when you were working in […]

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Successful Stock Speculation

Author: John James Butler Excerpt: CHAPTER I. THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK This book is written for the purpose of giving our clients some ideas of the fundamental principles that guide us when we select stocks for them to buy, but these principles are valuable to every person who trades in listed stocks or in […]

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How to Invest Money

Author: George Henry Excerpt: PREFACE The aim of this book is to present in clear form the simple principles of investment, and to afford the reader a working knowledge of the various classes of securities which are available as investments and their relative adaptability to different needs. The book is an outgrowth of the writer’s […]

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Careers of Danger and Daring

Author: Cleveland Moffett Excerpt: THE STEEPLE-CLIMBER I IN WHICH WE MAKE THE ACQUAINTANCE OF “STEEPLE BOB” DURING the summer months of 1900–what blazing hot months, to be sure!–people on lower Broadway were constantly coming upon other people with chins in the air, staring up and exclaiming: “Dear me, isn’t it wonderful!” or “There’s that fellow […]

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