Taking Care of Business

April 29, 2013 - 15:52 — KentPalmer
Taking Care of Business

For readers interested in business and personal finance, it’s a happy event when new books on these topics become available.  When popular items hit the shelves, they can become scarce quickly. That’s just what happened recently when the following four titles appeared on the Naperville Public Library’s “Most Popular” Adult Non-Fiction list:

  • Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead /Sheryl Sandberg; with Nell Scovell
  • How to retire the cheapskate way : the ultimate cheapskate's guide to a better, earlier, happier retirement / Jeff Yeager
  • Think, act, and invest like Warren Buffett : the winning strategy to help you achieve your financial and life goals / Larry E. Swedroe
  • Do more, spend less : the new secrets of living the good life for less / Brad Wilson

The Sandberg book has certainly been controversial and has received lots of attention recently, but it’s nice to see some personal finance and investment books which relate so well to the library's Healthy, Wealthy & Wise initiative.

Of course, the downside of the “Most Popular” designation is that these books tend to have more than a few people reserving a copy.  So while we encourage reserving a title for future reading, you might also want to consider some related books which are likely to be available sooner.  Here are some suggestions:

Leadership in Women

  • How women lead : 8 essential strategies successful women know / Sharon Hadary, Laura Henderson
  • Make room for her : why companies need an integrated leadership model to achieve extraordinary results / Rebecca Shambaugh
  • Who says it's a man's world : the girls' guide to corporate domination / Emily Bennington
  • I'd rather be in charge :  a legendary business leader's roadmap for achieving pride, power and joy at work / Charlotte Beers


  • The little book of market myths : how to profit by avoiding the investing mistakes everyone else makes / Ken Fisher and Lara Hoffmans
  • The aftershock investor : a crash course in staying afloat in a sinking economy / David Wiedemer, Robert A. Wiedemer, Cindy Spitzer
  • The big win : learning from the legends to become a more successful investor / Stephen L. Weiss
  • The little book that still saves your assets : what the rich continue to do to stay wealthy in up and down markets / David M. Darst
  • Market sense and nonsense: how the markets really work (and how they don't) / Jack D. Schwager.


  • The big retirement risk : running out of money before you run out of time / Erin Botsford
  • The retirement savings time bomb--and how to defuse it/Ed Slott
  • The single woman's guide to retirement / Jan Cullinane
  • Managing retirement wealth : an expert guide to personal portfolio management in good times and bad / Julie Jason
  • 20 retirement decisions you need to make right now / Ray E. Levitre

Personal Finance

  • The debt-free spending plan : an amazingly simple way to take control of your finances once and for all / JoAnneh Nagler
  • 7 money rules for life : how to take control of your financial future / Mary Hunt
  • The behavior gap : simple ways to stop doing dumb things with money / Carl Richards
  • Budgeting smarts : how to set goals, save money, spend wisely, and more / by Sandy Donovan