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must for those planning their retirement A new book on 'Financial
Planning for the Future - From 45 to Retirement' comes with strong
credentials from its author. New to Straightforward, Anthony Vice comes
from a very distinguished career in the financial services sector. He
is a former journalist, (1953-1970) although he has, since then, held
a number of prestigous positions with major UK companies and was a director
of NM Rothschild (1972-91)
He is the author of a number of books on financial planning
and brings his many years of experience to this book.
A recent title in our Personal Finance section.
and Controlling Inheritance Tax is another Straightforward Guide published
last year. The author David Marsh has written for us before and hopes
that this currently topical area of law will be of interest to our readership.
David is a specialist advisor in the areas of inheritance tax and capital
understand the vaguaries of the Stock Market?
Straightforward Guide to the Stock Market, How the Stock Market Works,
is a concise and practical guide to the UK stock market, how it operates
and what its purpose is. The book explains the different types of stocks
in the market and looks at the short and long term benefits of share ownership.
The book is comprehensive and covers the following areas:
What is the stock market and how does it work?
What are shares?
What are gilts?
What are futures and options?
Obtaining advice on share dealing
When to sell shares
The author: Liam Croft is a lecturer in economics. He has
extensive knowledge of the stock market and its machinations and has contributed
articles to a number of trade magazines on the world economy. He brings
his considerable experience to bear in this concise and clear guide.
Why is this book so popular - recession?
Last year our most popular book was 'Give me your Money - A Guide to Debt
Recovery' by Anthony Reeves.
Why this is popular is probably as much to do with the state of our economy
as it is our marketing. Small business obviously needs a good guide to
the collection of debts and the surrounding legal framework - and the
author competently provides this. The book was also used in a promotion
for a well-known business magazine - so this promotion was designed to
improved its sales figures. This is a marketing potential that Straightforward
is currently progressing in some detail - our books lend some credence
to both magazine publication and also to certain websites.
BOOK REVIEW - 'GIVE ME YOUR MONEY'
A Straightforward Guide to Debt Recovery, by Anthony Reeves.
Review by John O'Sullivan from magazine 'Credit Today'
The author of this book, Anthony Reeves has written
numerous legal books for the lay person. He is a specialist
in debt recovery and is a member of the UK Institute of Legal
The publishers, Straightforward Publishing, have
published numerous titles under their Straightforward Guides
series. The expression it does what it says on the tin springs
to mind when reading this book.
It is a straightforward guide to debt recovery
No bull just facts. If you had no knowledge of debt collecting
and read this book you would, at least, have grasped and appreciated
the basics of sound credit control and collections.
The book begins with Credit Terms and Customer
Checking. It devotes a chapter each to consumer and commercial
credit. The author then spends a few chapters on court proceedings,
defended actions and the follow up after judge ment is awarded.
The jurisdiction in the book relates to the United Kingdom.
The last chapter in this book is titled Reforming the Courts
Collections. It is an interesting and thought
provoking essay on recent changes as a result of the UK Woolf
Reforms and, also, suggested changes in legal procedures in
The author argues that "a more efficient court
system would encourage creditors to pursue debts through the
Throughout this book there is good advice on the
various areas of credit collection and credit control, what
one should do in particular situations and, very importantly,
what can go wrong.
Invoice layout is mentioned. This is an area that
is neglected by many companies The legal steps in debt recovery
are clear, logical and informative. The judicial process is
different in the UK but the approach and pre-trial steps are
similar - can you prove the debt?
I enjoyed reviewing this book, I liked its no
bull approach, its easy style and, most importantly, the vast
amount of information it gives for such a small book (109
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