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About Desiree's Two Cents

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Desiree's Two Cents features books, articles, websites, videos, and other resources handpicked by PCOM Financial Aid counselors. Resources highlighted here will focus on financial planning, financial literacy, and budgeting.

 

PCOM Library Reading Area

PCOM-Philadelphia Library
Find our Financial Literacy books in the PCOM-Philadelphia Library's Reading Room (1st floor). Just look for the Desiree's Two Cents sign pictured above.

PCOM-GA Library
Find our Financial Literacy books in the PCOM-Georgia Library. Just look for the Desiree's Two Cents sign pictured above.

 

Featured Video

The complete audio book of
Rich Dad Poor Dad.

 

Featured Books from the PCOM Library

The below books focus on personal finance and financial literacy. Most of the books' contents are geared towards college students, graduate students, and young adults. These books can be found in your campus' library.


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Real Life Financial Planning for Physicians - Todd D. Bramson; Jon C. Ylinin
ISBN: 0314282378
Publisher's description:
Real Life Financial Planning for Physicians should be required reading for every physician. All of the unique financial needs of a physician have been merged into a very manageable and easy-to-implement strategy. There is an amazing amount of practical advice packed into this book based on the wisdom gained from more than 15,000 individual meetings that the authors have had with their clients... people just like you.

This book was donated to our FITT program library collection by David Minarcik, Associate Advisor at Legacy Planning Partners. David annually presents to PCOM students at our FITT Lecture Series in March.

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The Total Money Makeover - Dave Ramsey
ISBN: 9781595550781
Publisher's description:
Ramsey offers a bold, no-nonsense approach to money matters, providing not only the how-to but also a grounded and uplifting hope for getting out of debt and achieving total financial health. Ramsey debunks the many myths of money (exposing the dangers of cash advance, rent-to-own, debt consolidation) and attacks the illusions and downright deceptions of the American dream, which encourages nothing but overspending and massive amounts of debt. "Don't even consider keeping up with the Joneses," Ramsey declares in his typically candid style. "They're broke!" This book isn't theory. It works every single time. It works because it is simple. It works because it gets to the heart of the money problems: You.

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The Ultimate Financial Plan - Jim Stovall; Tim Maurer
ISBN: 9781118073537
A one-stop, comprehensive, personal financial planning book exploring the intersection of money and life. "The Ultimate Financial Plan" examines the connection between actions, thoughts, and feelings when it comes to all things financial. The key to getting the most out of your wealth, the authors argue, is certainly found in the wise utilization of tools, like budgets, bank accounts, 401(k)s, IRAs, Roth IRAs, education savings plans, and real estate, as well as home, auto, business, health, disability, and long term care insurance, but even more so in the contentment found in balancing money's influence in our lives with personal values and goals.

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Personal Finance for Dummies - Eric Tyson
ISBN: 9781118117859
Tyson provides concrete, action-oriented guidance for tracking expenditures, reducing spending, getting out of debt, investing wisely, and financially surviving life's unexpected twists and turns.

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Financial Basics - Susan Knox
ISBN: 0814209785
"In Financial Basics, Knox blends her money-management experience with her desire to inform and help students master their finances: she shares experiences about money lessons learned in college, and offers sound solutions and advice for students and their families. Since everyone does not handle money in the same way, Knox gives money-management options for readers to find their best way. The book includes helpful worksheets and is written in an easy-to-read style, using testimonials and examples that will ring true to students." -- Book jacket

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The Everything Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s Book - Howard Davidoff
ISBN: 9781440542565
Setting goals: your financial road map -- Guilt-free budgeting -- The secrets to saving money -- Banking basics -- Credit cards 101 -- Digging out of credit card debt -- Other credit issues -- Living with student loans -- Show me the money: work and career -- Moving on: finding new living space -- Buying a home -- Living with a mortgage -- Getting deals on wheels -- Marriage and family -- Unwed but not unwise -- Minimizing income taxes -- Investing: profits and risks -- Retirement: planning for tomorrow -- Insurance and estate planning -- Living in a postrecession world.

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Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s - The Complete Idiot's Guide - Susan Shelly; Sarah Young Fisher
ISBN: 9781592578832
Addresses areas of key concern for readers in their twenties and thirties, covering such topics as 401(k) and retirement planning, effective budgeting that takes into account spiraling costs and growing families, and the latest Internet banking technologies.

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Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert T. Kiyosaki
ISBN: 9781612680002
Taking to heart the message that the poor and middle class work for money, but the rich have money work for them, the author lays out a financial philosophy based on the principle that income-generating assets always provide healthier bottom-line results.

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The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke - Suze Orman
ISBN: 9781594482243
(Available in PA library only)
Know the score -- Career moves -- Give yourself credit -- Making the grade on student debt -- Save up -- Retirement rules -- Investing made easy -- Big-ticket purchase, car -- Big-ticket purchase, home -- Love & money.

 

Physician Salary Books

The Financial Aid Office will be purchasing the following salary books for our students in March 2013. These books will be located in the PCOM's library as part of our Desiree's Two Cents financial literacy program:

  • AAMC Report on Medical School Faculty Salaries provides information to those students who want to work for an academic institution in a faculty position.
  • MGMA Physician Compensation and Production Survey provides demographic categories ranging from geographic region and practice setting to years in specialty and method of compensation.

Medical Salary Books

 

Philadelphia Area - Audio & Ebooks

Free Library Overdrive

The Free Library of Philadelphia offers many personal finance books in their collection. Many can be downloaded as an ebook or audiobook for your home computer, tablet, or mobile device.

  1. Obtain a library card!
    • Go to the Free Library's website to find the closest branch library to you.
    • Visit your local library branch to apply for a library card. Make sure you bring documentation of your current residency such as a driver's license or utility bill.
  2. Go to the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library webpage.
    • Click the Compatible Devices button to make sure your device works with OverDrive.
    • View the "Getting Started" section to download the appropriate OverDrive Media Console software (for desktops) or app (for mobile devices).
  3. Use the "Search" function to find relevant books.
    • Search for "Personal Finance" to find many books on financial literacy, budgeting, and more.
  4. Each book listed will show which formats are available, how many copies are available, and more.
    • If your desired book is not available, be sure to sign up for the wait list.
  5. Click "Add to Cart" to add the download.
  6. Click "Proceed to Checkout" to download your items.
    • You will need your Library Card number and PIN to checkout.
    • Remember you are digitally borrowing the ebooks/audio books and they will self-delete after 3 weeks. You will be notified when the borrowing time has expired and the item has been deleted.
 

Georgia Area - Audio & Ebooks

Gwinnett County Public Library

The Gwinnett County Public Library offers many personal finance books in their collection. Many can be downloaded as an ebook or audiobook for your home computer, tablet, or mobile device.

  1. Obtain a library card!
    • Go to the Gwinnett County Public Library's website to find the closest branch library to you.
    • Visit your local library branch to apply for a library card. Make sure you bring documentation of your current residency such as a driver's license or utility bill.
  2. Go to the Gwinnett County Public Library's eBooks webpage.
    • Click the Compatible Devices button to make sure your device works with OverDrive.
    • View the Help page to learn about the OverDrive software and the library's e-lending policies.
  3. Use the "Search" function to find relevant books.
    • Search for "Personal Finance" to find many books on financial literacy, budgeting, and more.
  4. Each book listed will show which formats are available, how many copies are available, and more.
    • If your desired book is not available, be sure to sign up for the wait list.
  5. Click "Add to My Download Basket" to add the download.
  6. Click "Proceed to Checkout" to download your items.
    • You will need your Library Card number and PIN to checkout.
    • Remember you are digitally borrowing the ebooks/audio books and they will self-delete after 3 weeks. You will be notified when the borrowing time has expired and the item has been deleted.

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