The Complete Idiot's Guide To Managing Your Money, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615643877
  • ISBN-13: 9781615643875
  • DDC: 332.024
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Three million people have lost their jobs and Americans are in personal debt to a record total of $2 trillion. Finance experts take readers step-by-step through the process of getting their finances under control. With new, updated content for today’s post-boom, cautious climate, this author team gives readers the knowledge they need to succeed. New content includes expanded and updated coverage on debt and expense management; updated and additional information on financial law; and up-to-date data based on forecasts, trends, and projected economic recovery.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Contents at a Glance.
1: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck.
2: Financial Planning Made Simple.
3: Managing the Debt Monster.
4: Everyday Money Language You Should Know.
5: Secrets to Simple Investment Strategies.
6: The Road to Becoming a Millionaire.
7: The ABCs of Really Smart Banking.
8: What Bankers Won’t Tell You.
9: Interest Rates 101.
10: How to Get the Best Deal on a Checking Account.
11: Investing Safely with Uncle Sam.
12: Savings and CD Accounts: Beating the Averages.
13: Why Credit Unions May be the Best Place to Park Your Money.
14: Maximizing Your Dollar—Whether You Borrow or Save It.
15: How to Boost Your Credit Rating.
16: The Right Credit Card for You.
17: To Lease or Not to Lease.
18: Mortgage Shopping: Let’s Make a Deal.
19: How You Can Win—or Lose—with Home Equity Borrowing.
20: Protect Your Credit—and Your Privacy—Before It’s Too Late!.
21: Taking Care of You and Your Financial Future.
22: Getting More from Your Paycheck.
23: How Much Do You Really Know about Your 401(k)?.
24: Getting the Right Insurance Coverage for Your Needs.
25: Tackling Your Taxes.
26: Retiring R-I-C-H!.
Appendix A: Glossary.
About the Authors.