Gay Money: Your Personal Guide to Same-sex Strategies for Financial Security, Strength, and Success

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Dell Trade Paperback, 1997 - Business & Economics - 294 pages
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Same sex, different dollars.

How can being gay generate financial advantages? How can it sabotage yourdreams? If you're like most gay men and lesbians, you might have some vagueidea that the laws and tax codes place you at a financial disadvantage comparedto your straight contemporaries. But it is less likely that you know how tobenefit from unseen advantages that are yours for the seizing--once you knowthat they are there.

Practical, authoritative, and uniquely empowering, "Gay Money" explainshow and why our financial opportunities and problems are different from themarried-with-children majority. Drawing on a personal-finance practice devotedexclusively to gay men and lesbians, Per Larson offers you the tools you needto understand and maximize each decade of a financial gay life, whileaddressing such vital topics as:

*What early career moves give us the most advantage--and how to avoid corporatelavender ceilings

*What insurance we absolutely need to protect our legacy, our lovers--or ourindependence

*Why our relationships are financially different from conventionalmarriages--and how we can turn that to our benefit

*Pitfalls and scams we're particularly prey to

*How we can ensure our retirement with only one decade's earnings

*How we can face the costs of HIV and safeguard our assets against financialruin.

Your guide to turning financial reality into your personal dreams, "GayMoney" is a long-awaited asset for your own gay balance sheet.

" "Gay Money" is the single best book on financial advice for gays andlesbians that I've ever read. And Per Larson's calculus of the economicconsequences of the way we live our lives makes for some provocativereading."
--Henry Scott, President, "Out" Magazine

"Per Larson has been in the forefront of financial planning, healthcare accessand issues related to the financial needs of gay men, lesbians, and people withHIV for many years. His new book, "Gay Money," fills a long overdue needwith expertise that could only be borne of many years' experience on thefinancial frontlines. He knows what he's talking about; his writing andcounsel has already significantly improved the quality of many lives and "GayMoney" will undoubtely improve many more. I wholeheartedly recommend thisbook to any gay person, any person with serious illness and anyone fascinatedwith the complex and rapidly changing gay and lesbian economy."

-- Sean Strub, Founder and Executive Editor, "Poz" Magazine

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Larson, a New York-based financial advisor, offers this financial primer for gay men and lesbians on how to manage their money. In the first section, which looks at how gay people get money, spend it ... Read full review


Same Sex Different Dollars
The Gay Decades
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