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Life-changing book reveals some of the most important conclusions in science
Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV extracts significant findings from newly discovered connections between biology, economics, finance, and survivalism in “The Survival of the Richest”
PHILADELPHIA – In “The Necessity of Finance,” Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV taught that learning the science of finance is necessary for individuals, groups, and organizations to survive. Survival’s role was clearly mentioned there, but a major question was left unanswered: What is more important than learning how to survive? Over the years, he realized that if he truly wanted to better understand the necessity of economics and finance, then first he must thoroughly understand the necessity of survivalism. With unprecedented determination, Dr. Criniti sets out in “The Survival of the Richest” (ISBN 098845954X) to argue that wealth has always been the true link between survival and prosperity.
Dr. Criniti began his quest to find the answer to a simple question, but was forced to detour through various related subjects, such as biology, genocide, and the martial sciences. His difficult journey led him to confront some of life’s most important questions. What is life and death? What role does the struggle play in survival? Why survive? Some serious questions about the human race also needed to be addressed. What are we capable of? Who are we?
Readers will be engaged in the most comprehensive overview of the science of survival and will find explanations for this book’s disturbing scientific conclusions. Some examples of these conclusions include, but are not limited to, that the goals of economics and finance are interrelated with the survival goals of economic and financial entities; that finance is the precursor to economics; that being wealthier increases your probability of continuously surviving and prospering by providing you the greatest options to obtaining survival essentials; that wealthier entities have the option to help other economic or financial entities (including nonhuman ones) survive and prosper, particularly through the concepts of the survival and the prosperity by a third party; that the management of money, and the technology that it can buy, is an advanced, necessary stage in the process of evolution—that is, the evolution of evolution; that the survival of the richest is a more accurate concept than the survival of the fittest; and that all humanity should have the united goal of maximizing our wealth for our survival on this planet and beyond.
“It is important to remember though that just like individuals, groups, and nations, in general, if the inhabitants of a wealthy planet like Earth decide not to continue to maximize wealth, then they automatically, by default, choose to increase Earth’s chances of moving in the direction of the edge of survival, and ultimately, closer to death,” says Dr. Criniti. “As demonstrated earlier, more wealth provides more options for the wealthiest entities to survive better; it does not necessarily mean that those entities will choose the best options. If life on our planet is to continue to prosper, then we must exercise our options for better survival and do it together!”
“The Survival of the Richest” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
About the Author:
Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV is a former financial consultant and a current professor of finance at several universities. He earned a PhD in applied management and decision sciences with a concentration in finance. He also holds several prominent designations from The American College. A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Criniti is an active investor, an explorer, a financialist, a survivalist, and has traveled the world studying various aspects of finance. He is also the author of two acclaimed finance books: The Necessity of Finance and The Most Important Lessons in Economics and Finance. Finally, Dr. Criniti has just released his new book, The Survival of the Richest.
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Just Over Half of Americans Have More Emergency Savings Than Credit Card Debt
NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2013, Only 55% of Americans have more emergency savings than credit card debt, according to research published today by Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE). Last year, Bankrate found that 54% of Americans had more emergency savings than credit card debt; the figure was 52% in 2011.
“Consumers may be deleveraging, but the proportion of people with more emergency savings than credit card debt hasn’t changed much,” said Greg McBride , CFA, Bankrate.com’s senior financial analyst. “Given the poll’s 3.5% margin of error, one can make the argument that consumers haven’t moved the needle at all over the past 24 months.”
Bankrate also announced that its Financial Security Index dropped from 98.6 in January to 96.8 in February, surrendering most of the improvement that took place from December to January. A reading of 100 means consumers’ feelings of financial security are unchanged from one year ago; the index has been below 100 – indicative of deteriorating financial security – in 25 of the 27 months since its inception.
Thanks to rebounding home prices and the buoyant stock market, net worth was the only component to improve from January to February. Job security, savings, debt and overall financial situation all declined. When consumers were asked whether they are feeling better, worse or about the same now versus one year ago, net worth was also the only component to register in positive territory. Among the highest-income households (income of $75,000 per year or more), all five components declined over the past month.
The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI) and can be seen in its entirety here:
PSRAI obtained telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1,004 adults living in the continental United States. Interviews were conducted by landline (500) and cell phone (504, including 254 without a landline phone) in English by Princeton Data Source from February 7-10, 2013. Statistical results are weighted to correct known demographic discrepancies. The margin of sampling error for the complete set of weighted data is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
About Bankrate, Inc.
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories including mortgages, deposits, insurance, credit cards, and other categories, such as retirement, automobile loans, and taxes. The Bankrate network includes Bankrate.com, our flagship website, and other owned and operated personal finance websites, including CreditCards.com, Interest.com, Bankaholic.com, Mortgage-calc.com, CreditCardGuide.com, Nationwide Card Services, InsuranceQuotes.com, CarInsuranceQuotes.com, InsureMe, Bankrate.com.cn, CreditCards.ca, NetQuote.com, and CD.com. Bankrate aggregates rate information from over 4,800 institutions on more than 300 financial products. With coverage of nearly 600 local markets in all 50 U.S. states, Bankrate generates over 172,000 distinct rate tables capturing on average over three million pieces of information daily. Bankrate develops and provides web services to over 80 co-branded websites with online partners, including some of the most trusted and frequently visited personal finance sites on the Internet such as Yahoo!, AOL, CNBC, and Bloomberg. In addition, Bankrate licenses editorial content to over 500 newspapers on a daily basis including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.
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Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey: Home Ownership Is Increasingly Important to Younger Americans
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013, Prudential Real Estate, an HSF Affiliates LLC company, today released its end-of-year Outlook Survey, which shows that Millennials and Generation X place a higher importance on and hold more favorable views toward homeownership than older generations. According to the national survey, confidence increased marginally among respondents with 73% at least somewhat confident in the recovering real estate market and property values as opposed to 72% in Q2.
Additionally, “Contemplators”, survey participants who considered but did not buy/sell a property during the past year, displayed a 10% increase in confidence over Q2 figures for both the U.S. real estate market and home prices indicating they will likely keep their eye on the market.
“Millennials and Generation X – about 85 million people strong – face a unique opportunity in U.S. housing,” said Earl Lee, chief executive officer at HSF Affiliates LLC and president of Prudential Real Estate. “They are generally optimistic about homeownership and, by nature, share a strong sense of community. As important, many were not impacted by the real estate downturn and are looking at today’s buying opportunities with keen interest.”
Key observations include:
- Home ownership remains important to 96% of Americans with 77% of respondents ages 25-34 and 78% ages 35-44 indicating home ownership is “very important.” More so, 74% of respondents agree that with interest rates at historically low levels now is a great time to buy a home.
- Space, safety and investment drive the reasons to own a home, with 97% respondents stating that home ownership allows for more control over living space. Tax benefits finished a distant sixth on the survey’s reasons for buying a home.
- 63% of Americans have a favorable or somewhat favorable perception of the U.S. residential real estate market and, again, younger generations are more likely to possess a favorable opinion when compared to their older counterparts.
“We feel there are many contemplating real estate now,” said Lee. “With interest rates near historic lows and prices in many markets still well off their highs, a home remains one of the best long-term investments people will make.”
However, the survey also shows consumers remain cautious about real estate process, with 62% of respondents stating that obtaining financing is more challenging than it was pre-financial crisis. Given the dynamics and challenges of the market, 72% feel that having a trusted partner for the process is important, with younger generations being most concerned about finding reliable sources of information.
“The housing market has finally turned the corner,” said Stephen Phillips, chief operating officer for HSF Affiliates LLC. “It’s been a tough road but the momentum we are seeing across the economy and real estate market appears sustainable. Real estate agents have a real opportunity to develop new relations with a younger generation ready to invest in a home, and with others who are returning to the market thanks to improving conditions.”
The full survey details are available upon request and infographic illustrating those points is available here.
Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey Methodology
Interviews with 5,000 Americans who are “in the market” to buy or sell a home were conducted online by EdelmanBerland, between December 5-14, 2012. Respondents are aged 25-64 with a household income of at least $50,000, and either recently bought/sold a home or are considering buying/selling a home. The margin of error is +/- 1.4% for all respondents.
About Prudential Real Estate and HSF Affiliates LLC
Prudential Real Estate is a part of the HSF Affiliates LLC real estate brokerage family, which includes Real Living Real Estate and the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices(SM) brand available later in 2013. Prudential Real Estate franchisees are independently owned and operated. Companies are selected based upon outstanding performance records and high levels of customer service.
HSF Affiliates LLC, based in Irvine, Calif., is a joint venture of HomeServices of America and Brookfield Residential Property Services.
Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities and are used under license, with no other affiliation with Prudential.
SOURCE: HSF Affiliates LLC
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