Monday, January 08, 2007

NetLibrary's January eBook of the Month

The NetLibrary electronic book (eBook) service we subscribe to makes a specific title available each month to all subscribers. So even though we may not have purchased that title, it will be freely available for the month in which it is the "book of the month." The January eBook is Lower Taxes in 7 Easy Steps by Attorney Stephen Fishman and published by Nolo in 2006.* The NetLibrary advertisement describes the book as follows:

Many personal finance books are full of hype, promising a radical reduction in taxes (or no taxes at all). Unfortunately, they often tout obscure tax strategies that apply to only a handful of people -- or doubtful schemes that could bring on the IRS.

Lower Taxes in 7 Easy Steps is a different kind of book, providing insights and tactics that can reduce taxes. Clearly and concisely, it explains the seven most valuable rules of tax planning:
  1. Boost tax-free income
  2. Get a lower tax rate
  3. Defer paying taxes
  4. Make the most of deductions
  5. Take advantage of exemptions
  6. Identify and use tax credits
  7. Shift income to other taxpayers

Each rule is fleshed out with plenty of ideas, strategies and real-life examples that can help minimize the pain of April 15.

To access this book:
  1. Go to
  2. Click Research Databases
  3. Scroll down the screen and click NetLibrary
  4. Login using your Library login
    NOTE: Your Library login is your Hope ID and your Library password (the first 3 letters of your first name and the first 3 letters of your last name)
  5. You should now be in the NetLibrary service
  6. Click the featured book that appears on the right side of the screen
  7. Enjoy reading!

You must be a current student, faculty, or staff at Hope International University to access this book via the NetLibrary service.

Please contact a Librarian at if you have questions about the NetLibrary service.

*The currently featured NetLibrary eBook is not a recommendation or endorsement by Hope International University. Such posts as this are intended to advise the Hope community of services available to it.

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