Author: Chris Moneymaker
Publisher: Harper Collins
In 2004 the number of entrants -- and the winning pool -- at the World Series of Poker tripled, thanks in large part to Chris Moneymaker, an amateur player who came out of nowhere to win the 2003 Series, and prove to newcomers and poker pros alike that anything is possible with a chip and a chair. Moneymaker was a young accountant from Tennessee who loved to gamble but only took up cards after college. Three years later he was playing a $40 game of online Texas Hold 'Em and won a coveted seat at the 2003 World Series of Poker. Borrowing money to get to Las Vegas, he entered his first real-time tournament and spent the next four days battling for a top spot at the final table. Filled with everything from his early gambling ventures to a play-by-play of his major hands at the World Series of Poker, Moneymaker is a gripping, fast-paced story for anyone who has ever dreamed of winning it big.
Author: Janet Gleeson
Publisher: Random House
Three hundred years ago, a charismatic young gambler and man-about-town with a natural gift for mathematics fled London for the Contintent. His name was John Law and he had a good reason to go, having killed a man in a duel. Living off his lucrative winnings at the gaming tables of Europe, Law became increasingly fascinated by the nature of finance and journeyed to the impoverished , famine-stricken France of Louis XIV with an extraordinary idea. At the time when wealth was stored and exchanged as gold and silver coin - and there was rarely enough to fund the extravagance of kings, let alone trade - Law realised that the overriding problem was lack of available money. He reasoned that if this could be lent in the form of paper, properly backed by assets, then it could be lend repeatedly and credit used to multiply the opportunities for the making of money. Such a radical notion meant Law faced opposition from powerful vested interests. His persistence paid off in 1716 when, with royal backing, he established the first French bank to issue paper money. He also created a trading company which made its shareholders rich beyond their wildest dreams: so much so that the new term 'millionaire' was coined to describe them. What follows is the stuff of epic drama: a tale of fortunes won and lost, of paupers made rich and lords losing all. And in telling this enthralling tragi-comic story, Janet Gleeson brings to life two fascinating characters who together would change the way the world worked: the inscrutable John Law, and mercurial money itself.
The Money Maker
Author: Frank Bourassa, Mark Warren
Author: Oliver Optic
Author: Georges Ohnet
Author: Can Akdeniz
Publisher: Can Akdeniz
Being financially free is not about luck, an obsession with money, or sacrificing all the fun in life. Being financially free is, more than anything, about being conscious of your actions and knowledgeable about how the monetary system works so that you can always make the right financial decisions. By enhancing your understanding of how your actions, thoughts, and emotions create a network that affects your financial status, Money Maker: Seven Step Plan to Financial Freedom guides you toward mastering this network. In order to maximize your wealth, you must cultivate good habits, utilizing a wide variety of information and financial management tools, such as budgets, bank accounts, insurances, and savings plans. Developing such habits is a process that requires self-discipline, but it can be made easier by breaking things into a series of steps. The aim of this book is to examine the process involved in attaining financial freedom and guide you through the steps that can move you toward achieving your financial goals. It shows how anybody can improve his or her financial status by wisely using resources that are always available and ready to be fructified.
Author: Osamu Kamitanigawa
The Moneymaker Effect
Author: Eric Raskin
Publisher: Huntington Press Inc
This is the story behind the most dramatic World Series of Poker ever and its lasting effects, told by the players, the TV execs, the tournament directors, techs, writers, and the 2003 WSOP champ himself, Chris Moneymaker. Moneymaker, an amateur poker player with a name too good to be true, defied the odds to win the 2003 WSOP main event, just as the twin inventions of online poker and the hole-card camera simultaneously arrived to revolutionize a game long-relegated to smoky bars and living rooms. More than a decade later, with the online-poker world in an ongoing state of flux, the "Moneymaker effect" continues to reverberate while the recollections and insights of the more than 30 eye-witness contributors remain as relevant and insightful as ever, whether you're a player yourself or simply interested in a great real-life narrative.
The ultimate answers for struggling apartment owners and managers. This revolutionary book introduces a new step-by-step 5-stage apartment recovery system that helps owners and managers take their apartment buildings from money pit to money maker. This book gives apartment owners and managers the tools they need to build a thriving, top producing rental property.
Author: Jane C. Campbell
Author: Robert Marsh, Tom Percival
When new student Bradley suggests a candy fund-raiser to save the school's lunch program, Gabby and her pet monster, Dwight, are eager to join in, but when Bradley is suspected of cheating, they set out to catch him in the act.
The Virgin Money Maker
Author: Chris Newlands
Publisher: Random House
Want to know your ISA from your elbow, get personal with your loans or become rate savvy? Now you can make your money work for you and take the stress out of organizing your finances. Whether choosing a mortgage, shopping around for the best credit card deal or just trying to save some of your hard-earned cash, The Virgin Money Maker cuts through the financial jargon to give you sensible information on the best way to manage your cash. With expert advice on credit cards, mortgages, current accounts, savings, ISAs, pensions, loans, internet banking, debt solving and much more, this indispensable book is full of practical ideas to help you get the most from your money.
Shake Your Moneymaker
Author: Kris Eton
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
When a man wearing a clown mask and holding a gun shows up at Candace Kane’s bank, she knows she chose the wrong day to deposit her bartending tips. Taken captive by the bank robber, she discovers she’s attracted to the brute and finds herself in a compromising position. But can she believe his wild stories about love, murder, and coyote shapeshifters? Sam Daughtry is a man on a mission. The bank robbery is all a ploy to get back at the man who killed his shapeshifter mate. What he didn’t count on was sexy Candy and her irresistible scent. Although he’d vowed revenge for his mate’s death, he finds a reason to hope he might just find love again...with a human. But first he has to take down the threat to his shapeshifter den and find a way to move past his grief.