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The Motley Fool Introduces Crash Courses

Take a few seconds and put these books in the order that they appear on's sales rank:

A. Picture Perfect: Mowing Techniques for Lawns, Landscapes, and Sports
B. Let's Really Change Taxes: A Complete Internal Revenue Code In 30 Sections
C. The Elfin World of Mosses and Liverworts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Isle Royale

The answer is A, C, then B, implying that people are more psyched about mastering new lawn-mowing techniques (Amazon Sales Rank No. 8,208) than they are about learning a few tax tricks (No. 857,667).

Hey, we're with you. When it comes to things like comparison shopping for short-term savings accounts, making sure you have enough disability insurance, or figuring out if your deductions add up, let's get it over with already.

But how long does it really take to tackle these financial tasks? Less than 60 minutes, actually. That's plenty of time to complete from start to finish one of The Motley Fool's new Crash Courses. We've designed them specifically to help you reach a particular investing or personal finance goal in an hour or less, without getting bogged down in the gritty details. Each Crash Course is ready when you are, accessible immediately via any standard Web browser. In our first four, you'll get the key facts you need to know in order to boost your portfolio, pump up your savings, protect your family, or cut your taxes.

For just $10 per Crash Course, you can learn:

Financial Self Defense
Protect your income, your life, your portfolio, and -- most importantly -- your family by disaster-proofing your finances.

Where to Stash Your Cash
Devise a plan for all your financial goals for the next five to ten years and figure out how much you'll need to save, and where to save it.

The Tax Cut and You
Make the most of the recent tax cut. The more you know, the more you'll save.

When to Buy, When to Sell
Ready to make a move in or out of a stock? Our guidelines will help you decide, and also provide basic tools for spotting and evaluating solid companies.

In less than an hour your finances will be much improved, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the finer things in life, like searching for Michigan's Upper Peninsula liverworts (Amazon Sales Rank No. 260,819).

Find out more (for free!)

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