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Personal Finance For Dummies

Format:  Paperback,

458 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Jun 2012

ISBN-13: 9781118117859

ISBN-10: 1118117859

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The proven guide to taking control of your finances

The bestselling "Personal Finance For Dummies" has helped countless readers budget their funds successfully, rein in debt, and build a strong foundation for the future. Now, renowned financial counselor Eric Tyson combines his time-tested financial advice along with updates to his strategies that reflect changing economic conditions, giving you a better-than-ever guide to taking an honest look at your current financial health and setting realistic goals for the future.

Inside, you'll find techniques for tracking expenditures, reducing spending, and getting out from under the burden of high-interest debt. Tyson explains the basics of investing in plain English, as well as the risks, returns, and options for popular investment strategies. He also covers ways to save for college and special events, tame your taxes, and financially survive the twists and turns that life delivers.The bestselling, tried-and-true guide to taking control of finances, now updated to cover current economic conditionsProvides concrete, actionable advice for anyone facing great financial hardshipHelps you avoid or get out of debt and budget funds more successfullyEric Tyson, MBA, is a nationally recognized personal finance counselor and the author of numerous For Dummies titles, including "Home Buying For Dummies, Investing For Dummies, " and "Mutual Funds For Dummies, " among others

There's no need to stress over an uncertain economy -- just read "Personal Finance For Dummies" and protect your financial future

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Jun 2012
ISBN-13: 9781118117859
ISBN-10: 1118117859
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 458
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 9.5 x 1.25

Chapter outline

Introductionp. 1
Assessing Your Financial Fitness and Setting Goalsp. 7
Improving Your Financial Literacyp. 9
Measuring Your Financial Healthp. 21
Managing Where Your Money Goesp. 41
Establishing and Achieving Goalsp. 53
Spending Less, Saving Morep. 75
Dealing with Debtp. 77
Reducing Your Spendingp. 95
Trimming Your Taxesp. 123
Building Wealth through Investingp. 147
Considering Important Investment Conceptsp. 149
Understanding Your Investment Choicesp. 177
Investing in Fundsp. 197
Investing in Retirement Accountsp. 215
Investing in Taxable Accountsp. 237
Investing for Educational Expensesp. 251
Investing in Real Estate: Your Home and Beyondp. 263
Insurance: Protecting What You Havep. 305
Insurance: Getting What You Need at the Best Pricep. 307
Insurance on You: Life, Disability, and Healthp. 325
Covering Your Assetsp. 349
Where to Go for More Helpp. 363
Working with Financial Plannersp. 365
Using a Computer to Manage Your Moneyp. 383
On Air and in Printp. 395
The Part of Tensp. 401
Survival Guide for Ten Life Changesp. 403
Ten Tactics to Thwart Identity Theft and Fraudp. 417
Glossaryp. 423
Indexp. 439

Book description

The proven guide to taking control of your finances

The bestselling Personal Finance For Dummies has helped countless readers budget their funds successfully, rein in debt, and build a strong foundation for the future. Now, renowned financial counselor Eric Tyson combines his time-tested financial advice along with updates to his strategies that reflect changing economic conditions, giving you a better-than-ever guide to taking an honest look at your current financial health and setting realistic goals for the future.

Inside, you'll find techniques for tracking expenditures, reducing spending, and getting out from under the burden of high-interest debt.

Tyson explains the basics of investing in plain English, as well as the risks, returns, and options for popular investment strategies. He also covers ways to save for college and special events, tame your taxes, and financially survive the twists and turns that life delivers.

  • The bestselling, tried-and-true guide to taking control of finances, now updated to cover current economic conditions
  • Provides concrete, actionable advice for anyone facing great financial hardship
  • Helps you avoid or get out of debt and budget funds more successfully
  • Eric Tyson, MBA, is a nationally recognized personal finance counselor and the author of numerous For Dummies titles, including Home Buying For Dummies, Investing For Dummies, and Mutual Funds For Dummies, among others

There's no need to stress over an uncertain economy — just read Personal Finance For Dummies and protect your financial future!

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