Common Cent$:
Getting Off the Financial Roller Coaster
Second Edition

by Gerard J. Andrews

Second edition, revised; Softbound; 108 pages, 8' x '10; (20cm x 28cm) June, 20010; ISBN-10: 1441429700; ISBN-13: 9781441429704; Category: Personal Finance;
Feel like you're always on a roller coaster when it comes to money? The ups and downs of a carnival ride may be thrilling, but your financial life should feel a lot more secure than that.

If you're looking for a way to even things out and keep from plunging into those heart-stopping troughs, you've found the right place—the strategies in this book will help you protect yourself, your family, your business, and your future. Instead of making common mistakes and getting back on that roller coaster, take a ride with Gerard Andrews instead, as he shows you safer ways to meet financial needs.


Jerry Andrews has been on Wall Street since 1973. Prior to joining a major New York broker/dealer, he was a business owner, and served on the boards of directors of companies in the United States, England, and Germany. He also dealt in foreign exchange, primarily in New York, but also in England and Germany, serving clients in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America. Originally from Staten Island, New York, where he graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School, Jerry also studied at the Universidad Autònoma de Mé xico in Mexico City and earned his BA in Latin American Studies from Rutgers College. He speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.

He and his family reside in South Orange, New Jersey, where he is active in the community and a member of the Rutgers College Alumni Association, the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, and the Scandinavian American Foundation. Formerly on the University of Delaware Parents Board, he is also a member of Toastmasters International and available for public speaking engagements. He teaches continuing education to Certified Public Accountants, and runs an active internship program with students from domestic and international universities.

Industry Praise

Ian Jardine, retired/former Treasurer (and Executive Vice President) of American Express Bank Ltd.: "An excellent and easy to read book that describes familiar financial scenarios with which we are all too well acquainted, and shows how early planning is a virtue. I read the book in a single day and it remains on my desk for future reference. The last chapter gives a detailed description of the author's pragmatic approach to managing money. This alone is worth the price of the book!"

Greg Tobin, former Editor in Chief of Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc.: "The content is great! Jerry Andrews has achieved something very special and valuable here."

Vinny Catalano, CFA, President, Blue Marble Research, past President, New York Society of Security Analysts: "Common Cent$ offers all people an invaluable guide to managing their money in these highly volatile and uncertain times. Not only does Mr. Andrews provide a wealth of useful information, Common Cent$ illustrates how people can—and should—turn data into knowledge with many clearly articulated examples based on sound investment principles. Mr. Andrews also shows how people can avoid some of the traps inherent in the greed/fear cycle. In these turbulent times, people can use all the common sense they can get their hands on. For my money, Common Cent$ pays big dividends."

Michelle Kristel, Executive Director, In The Life Media, Inc.: "With convincing stories and straightforward advice, Common Cent$ provides the tools to protect your loved ones and your future."

Jack Jarmon, Ph.D., Rutgers University, University of Pennsylvania: "I find a relevance in Mr. Andrews' book due to its grounded common sense . . . core logic principles still abide. I think Jerry Andrews has hit upon them in a very readable way."

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