eBook Personal Finance At Your Fingertips, 1st Edition

  • Ken Little
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  • ISBN-10: 1429550120
  • ISBN-13: 9781429550123
  • DDC: 332.024
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released January 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007
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About

Overview

One book. All the answers. As personal finances become more complex, referencing financial information just got easier. This book covers everything an individual needs to know regarding their money, including budgeting; banking; interest rates and mortgages; credit and debt; insurance; estate planning; college financing and student loans; real estate investing; mutual and exchange funds, stocks, and bonds; taxes and shelters; retirement plans (including Social Security), and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Dedication.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Personal Finance Planning.
2: Personal Financial Planning.
3: Financial Goals.
4: Personal Financial Plan.
5: Using a Financial Planner.
6: Budgeting.
7: Creating a Budget.
8: Tracking Expenses.
9: Spending Plan.
10: Saving Plan.
11: Personal Financial Software.
12: Emergency Funds.
13: Banking.
14: Choosing a Bank.
15: Checking Accounts.
16: Savings Accounts.
17: Other Banking Services.
18: Banking Fees.
19: Banking Regulations.
20: Time Value of Money.
21: Identity Theft.
22: Credit and Debt.
23: Debt Management.
24: Credit Cards.
25: Debit Cards.
26: Personal Loans.
27: Credit Rating.
28: Repairing Your Credit.
29: Bankruptcy.
30: Housing.
31: Buying vs. Renting.
32: Property Types.
33: Buying a Home.
34: Financing and Refinancing.
35: Building a Home.
36: Selling Your House.
37: Renting and Leasing.
38: Automobiles.
39: Buying a Car.
40: Buying vs. Leasing.
41: What to Do with Your Old Car.
42: The Auto Loan.
43: The Auto Lease.
44: Insurance.
45: Life Insurance.
46: Auto Insurance.
47: Homeowners Insurance.
48: Renter’s Insurance.
49: Health Insurance.
50: Disability Insurance.
51: Long-Term Care Insurance.
52: Taxes.
53: Income Tax.
54: Taxable Income.
55: Tax Professionals.
56: Doing Your Own Taxes.
57: Tax Savings Strategies.
58: Alternative Minimum Tax.
59: Audits.
60: College Financing.
61: Costs.
62: College Financial Aid.
63: Prepaid Tuition Plans.
64: Tax-Free College Savings Plans.
65: Commercial Loans.
66: Employer-Sponsored Plans.
67: Alternatives to Traditional College.
68: Investment Planning and Management.
69: Defining Investment Options.
70: Investment Objectives.
71: Risk and Reward Relationship.
72: Asset Allocation.
73: Trading through a Broker.
74: Online Trading.
75: Investing in Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds.
76: Mutual Fund Basics.
77: Types of Mutual Funds.
78: Mutual Fund Expenses.
79: Finding Good Mutual Funds.
80: Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Basics.
81: Types of ETFs.
82: Finding Good ETFs.
83: Other Kinds of Funds.
84: Investing in Stocks.
85: Basics of Stock Investing.
86: The Stock Markets and Indexes.
87: Types of Stocks.
88: Finding Good Stocks.
89: Dividends.
90: Buying and Selling Stocks.
91: Employee Stock Options.
92: Return on Investment.
93: Investing in Bonds.
94: Basics of Bond Investing.
95: Types of Bonds.
96: Bond Mutual Funds.
97: Understanding Yields.
98: Credit Ratings.
99: Buying and Selling Bonds.
100: Retirement Planning.
101: Setting Retirement Goals.
102: Determining Financial Needs.
103: Creating a Retirement Plan.
104: Social Security and Medicare.
105: Pension Plans.
106: Personal Contributions.
107: Your Home Equity.
108: Getting Help.
109: Retirement Accounts.
110: Types of Accounts.
111: IRAs.
112: 401(k) and 403(b) Plans.
113: Small Business Retirement Plans.
114: Getting Help.
115: Estate Planning.
116: Estate Types.
117: Probate.
118: Wills.
119: Trusts.
120: Estate Planners and Attorneys.
Appendix A: Words to Go Glossary.
Appendix B: Resources.
Index.