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The Value of Debt: How to Manage Both Sides of a Balance Sheet to Maximize Wealth

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Praise for "The Value of Debt"While most financial firms today are able to deliver integrated solutions, truly integrated financial advice remains a scarce commodity. With "The Value of Debt, " Tom Anderson takes an important, balanced, and clear step toward filling this void.
Lyle LaMothe, Senior Partner at Left Hand Logic, LLC; former Head of Merrill Lynch U.S. Wealth Man
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ebook, 274 pages
Published May 9th 2014 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 1st 2013)
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VJ
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Borrow at low interest - invest in assets - leverage to borrow and reap the benefits of borrowing against assets. All assumptions based on one has enough dough to begin with else its hard to replicate this model
Rayfes Mondal
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
The strategies in this book are only applicable when you have significant money in a non-retirement brokerage account so it's quite different from other personal finance books that don't cover this.

Treat your personal finances like a company and use debt for leverage and flexibility. When you can borrow at low interest rates and generate a higher rate of return you're "capturing the spread" in a positive manner and coming out ahead. You need to wipe out any "bad" debt before you can use the stra
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Jeff Finn
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book provides a unique perspective for leveraging debt to help maximize wealth. Many very intelligent business and community leaders make decisions in their personal finances that shy away from debt and fail to take advantage of the tools available. The author carefully describes the principles you need to utilize what he defines as "Indebted Strengths" and explains in very simple, easy to understand terms how to apply the innovative concepts to maximize your personal wealth, minimize your ...more
Brad Felix
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great read on a topic not often covered by financial professionals: the optimal debt ratio for an individual. The author applies many of the same principles and theories of corporate finance to an individual's holistic wealth management strategy. He recommends a 25% debt ratio (total debt/total assets) as optimal. Asset backed loan facilities (ABLFs) and mortgage debt represent the primary ways to have a personal "line of credit". Mortgage debt is often the best line of credit because the intere ...more
Julio Cesar Nino
Get in Good Debt!!

I recommend this book to everyone!! It's helped me to understand how important a balance sheet is in my personal finance and accounting, my investments view of things has changed in a incredible ways
Chapter after chapter is full of goods and instructing on how to run your financial decisions.
Michael Roman
Sep 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Ideas I don't see elsewhere, but very repetitive book.
Best if you have at least enough after-tax investments to take advantage of an asset‐based loan facility, which is a main focus of his strategies.
Montgojt
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
best book on the subject of wisely leveraging debt in personal wealth management. nothing out there is more comprehensive.
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