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  • Author:
    Charles J. Givens
  • ISBN:
    0671516906
  • ISBN13:
    978-0671516901
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    Pocket; Revised, Updated edition (April 1, 1995)
  • Pages:
    528 pages
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    Investing
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Financial Self-Defense: . .has been added to your Cart. Givens advises every average Joe to put the tax system on his or her side by creating as many deductions as possible for their income, assets and expenses.

Financial Self-Defense: . He contends that "tax deductions must be created, not found" (357). Financial Self-Defense: How to Win the Fight for Financial Freedom adumbrates self-defense tactics against the machinations of insurance sharks in the United States of America.

Charles J. Givens (February 5, 1941 – July 12, 1998) was a bestselling author of two books, Wealth Without Risk and Financial Self Defense. Givens founded the Charles J. Givens Organization that grew to over 600,000 members

Charles J. Givens Organization that grew to over 600,000 members. He frequently appeared on nationally syndicated daytime television shows to promote his "financial strategies" and hosted a weekly radio program with self named "Christian Financial Planner" James L. Paris.

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The must-read summary of Charles J. Givens' book: "Financial Self-Defense: How to Win the Fight for Financial Freedom". This complete summary of the ideas from Charles J. Givens' book "Financial Self-Defense" shows that anyone can become a professional at the wealth-building process, simply by applying the correct strategies at every decision-making point - again and again. In his book, the author highlights that financial self-defense means to take charge of your financial future.

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The world is filled with dreamers, wolves, sheep and the gullible. People like Givens are wolves and count the other three as prey. Here is a clip from a NY Time article that is a quick summation, notice he was found guilty of fraud: A California jury in 1996 said Mr. Givens had defrauded 29,000 customers in that state.

SOG: VG Book is tight and sound, but does have some sticker residue on DJ, also minor scuffing on exterior from shelf wear. Publisher's Note The author teaches his readers how to stop getting taken and start making money, with more than two hundred defense and attack strategies. Other Products from casin-pointe (View All). More Wealth Without Risk, Charles J. Givens (February 5, 1941 – July 12, 1998) was a bestselling author of two books, Wealth Without Risk an.Also during his financial peak, he owned the Charles J. Givens Organization, which counted at more than 450,000 members. Givens, Financial Self-Defense: How To Win the Fight for Financial Freedom. 6. John Bradshaw, Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child

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An easy-to-use guide offers advice on managing personal finances as a means of accumulating wealth, and presents 186 low-risk strategies that enable readers to recognize expensive traps set by banks, insurance companies, and the government. Reprint.

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DO or Die: Revisiting Financial Self-Defense; How to Win the Fight for Financial Freedom by Charles J. Givens. New York: Simon and Schuster Publishers. 1990. Hardcover $19.95 ISBN 0-671-70099-5

Reviewer: Peter Wuteh Vakunta, Ph.D

Charles J. Givens' Financial Self-Defense: How to Win the Fight for Financial Freedom, not to be confused with remotely known surrogates such as Financial Self-Defense: How to Protect Everything You Own From Everyone, Everytime by Arnold S. Goldstein and Hillel L. Presser (2009) and Financial Self-Defense by John L. Springer (1969) is a treasure trove of money-saving contraptions carefully pieced together by someone who has made his fortune the hard way. In 488 pages, Givens walks the neophyte down the lane of financial literacy, strong in his belief that the tap root of financial penury is ignorance. As he puts it, "Knowledge is your first line of defense. What happens to you financially is based totally on what you know and do or by default, what you don't know and therefore can't do" (10). Here then lies the root cause of our pecuniary doom--financial illiteracy.

Givens' Financial Self-Defense: How to Win the Fight for Financial Freedom is replete with eye-opening revelations such as this one: "...90 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to paycheck no matter how much or how little they earn" (10). You heard it well; ninety percent of Uncle Sam's progeny are cash-strapped! Givens does not promise financial miracles; he simply points readers in the direction of financial sagacity by arming them with honest money-saving strategies which he code-names "attacks". The IRS (internal revenue service) takes pride of place in Givens' discussions because, as he sees it, "Taxes are the biggest expense you'll ever face in life" (355). He further notes that the taxes you will pay are much greater than the home mortgages and your children's college educational expenses combined. He bemoans the fact that this notwithstanding, taxes are the most overlooked financial consideration in the financial planning of most folks in America. Givens advises every average Joe to put the tax system on his or her side by creating as many deductions as possible for their income, assets and expenses. He contends that "tax deductions must be created, not found" (357).

Financial Self-Defense: How to Win the Fight for Financial Freedom adumbrates self-defense tactics against the machinations of insurance sharks in the United States of America. Listen to Givens' admonition: "As with all cash value, once the insurance company has your money, it won't let go without a fight..." (115). Need we say more? Givens does not gloss over the cumbersome albatross nicknamed "Home Mortgage". He writes, "Some of the most important and expensive decisions you'll ever make are about mortgages... No one escapes mortgage payments. When you rent you are still making a mortgage payment--your landlord's, for which you get no tax appreciation benefits" (305).

The beauty of Financial Self-Defense: How to Win the Fight for Financial Freedom resides in the fact that to every problem there is a dependable solution. Charles Givens is not an armchair critic. Far from it! He is a guru who masters the rules of the game. His book is not one to be read once and archived. On the contrary, it is a money-saving recipe that has to be utilized until it becomes second nature. As he puts it, "In wealth building, becoming a pro means practicing the right moves or strategies until they become habits" (455). The question you must ask yourself after reading Givens' masterpiece is this: Am I going to react like a pro or like an amateur?

After reading this book, the amateur will apply only a few of the strategies. On the other hand, the pro will make a total commitment to maximize the power of the strategies discussed in the book. Pro or amateur? The choice is yours! Most of all, remember that everything you have ever dreamed of for yourself and your family is only possible when you have the plan, the knowledge and willingness to take action.

Financial Self-Defense: How to Win the Fight for Financial Freedom teaches you how to take action. As for me, this is the only book that I will struggle to save if my entire house was burning down. I am only echoing the comments of one of Givens' avid readers who had this to say: "If our house ever caught on fire, forget the photos, garments, jewelry, guns, toys, etc. We'll save the book of Chuck Givens...that's the least we can do, because it saved us" (463). I found it hard to put down Financial Self-Defense: How to Win the Fight for Financial Freedom once I opened it. I hope you too will find it equally tempting to peruse it in its entirety. It's a book to be read by all and sundry--rich and the poor.

Dr. Peter Vakunta is Professor of Modern Languages at the United States Department of Defense Language Institute, POM-CA
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A very powerful book. Make a list of specific strategies you need to follow as you read through the book and then to act on EVERY one of them. If you don't act on the strategies that are relevant to your situation, you'll be missing out.

I've read the stories about how Givens is some sort of charlatan snake oil salesman, and those comments invariably come from three categories of sources: 1. those who haven't really read the book, 2. those who read the book, but never actually implemented his strategies, and 3. those have been getting rich of off ignorant folks; and see an informed person as a potential loss to their own riches.

There was a lawsuit against Givens, because one of the auto-biographical sketches he in the book was slightly altered from the truth, though the altered versions did make his point better. He went ahead and settled even though there was no criticism of his actual financial advice. Another woman brought a lawsuit against him because her husband cancelled his bad, expensive life insurance as per Givens recommendation in his book and then died a couple years later without any life insurance. But Givens strongly cautioned to not cancel any life insurance until AFTER you replace it with a better, less expensive policy. Oh well, we're a stupidly litigious society.

Let's face it, the richest companies around are brokerage firms, banks, insurance companies, large car dealerships, and large realty firms. Hmm. where do they get all that money??? From ignorant citizens who are working their butts off but don't understand how they're being worked by the system. This book will free you from your ignorance, guaranteed. I've lived without Givens strategies and lived with them, and nothing is more empowering than to know how to make the best decisions related to investing, buying life insurance, saving for retirement, buying a car, and paying yourself before you pay everyone else. His recommendations are sound and powerful, you just have to actually try them. I've since read Suze Orman's book, which is very good. It's shorter, but confirms Givens strategies.

I gave the book only four stars, because Givens died a while back and hasn't been able to update the book, but it's still highly relevant. I would recommend reading Givens first, and then following up with Orman's book, The Nine Steps to Financial Freedom.
Melipra
Great book to learn about family finances, plan for your family, and get on a path to a secure retirement! Highly recommend!
Terr
very useful and informative information...so is outdated...but, doing an inventory of what you need to look at to save money was very helpful...
Mojar
Had this book years ago and lost it.
Some sound and practical information in it.
Rayli
In general, the advice was good. It is an older book, but the advice is relevant to today. I am glad that I bought it.
Haal
It is an old book yet still very helpful in anybody's financial help. Very easy to read & understand. I feel so blessed to have found this book.
The book arrived as promised and in a timely fashion. The book is not easy to find, but it is a good base for understanding how money works in our economy. I loaned mine out and didn't get it back. I was glad to find it at a good price and in good shape.