Rags to Riches: Motivating Stories of How Ordinary People Acheived Extraordinary Wealth

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iUniverse, Oct 29, 2003 - Business & Economics - 241 pages
Who wants to be a millionaire? Who doesn't? From magician to manufacturing magnate, financial columnist to real estate investor, poet to college dropout, here are the profiles of 17 ordinary people who started with nothing-and became millionaires! These are stories of people who overcame poverty or in some cases middle class lifestyles to single-handedly beat overwhelming odds and achieved financial success. They may not all be household names, but their stories can serve as an inspiration to us all.

Praise for Rags to Riches:

"There are as many paths to financial success as there are people who want to achieve it. This book shows that wealth is within the reach of just about anyone."
-Tom Siedell, Managing Editor, Your Money

"The most extraordinary thing about Rags to Riches is that it affirms how ordinary people have this tremendous, innate ability to achieve success and generate wealth if they put their minds to it."
-John E Wasik, Author, Retire Early and Live the Life You Want Now

"Rags to Riches: Motivating Stories of How Ordinary People Achieved Extraordinary Wealth" goes well beyond the quick-fix guru guidebooks to explore effective, long-term strategies that systematically build wealth. It's fascinating, candid look at how every day, people reach their goals by turning challenge into opportunity."
-Marla Brill, Publisher, Brill's Mutual Funds Interactive www.brill.com

"A fascinating and instructive collection of biographies."
-Evan Simonoff, Associated Publishedr/Editor-in-Chief, Financial Planning

"Now readers everywhere can discover what Palm Beach Daily News readers have learned: Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine know everything there is to know about personal wealth-how to get it and how to grow it. Gail's weekly column in our paper tells affluent readers how to manage their fortunes. This book takes a step back and tells readers, in the words of millionaires who've been there and done it, how to acquire a vast personal fortune."
-Linda Rawls, Editor, Palm Beach Daily News

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About the author (2003)

Husband and wife Alan Lavine and Gail Liberman know money. They are syndicated finance columnists and authors based in North Palm Beach, Florida. Their joint columns run weekly in the Boston Herald, on America Online, and in numerous newspapers. They are frequent guests on radio and television as well as columnists for and . Alan and Gail are the authors of Love, Marriage & Money, as well as the bestseller, The Complete Idiot?s Guide to Making Money with Mutual Funds.

Husband and wife Alan Lavine and Gail Liberman know money. They are syndicated finance columnists and authors based in North Palm Beach, Florida. Their joint columns run weekly in the Boston Herald, on America Online, and in numerous newspapers. They are frequent guests on radio and television as well as columnists for and . Alan and Gail are the authors of Love, Marriage & Money, as well as the bestseller, The Complete Idiot?s Guide to Making Money with Mutual Funds.

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