Financial Literacy for Generation Z: A Practical Guide to Managing Your Financial Life, 1st Edition

  • Kenneth O. Doyle
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  • ISBN-10: 1440870675
  • ISBN-13: 9781440870675
  • DDC: 332.024
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Financial literacy for savvy teens and young adults means meeting them where they are, which is in high school and college. It also means understanding how they differ from their Gen X and elder millennial parents. For example, they tend to be debt-averse, thrifty, and responsible but may err on the side of taking too little risk, such as not investing early enough. This book uses economics and psychology to help Generation Z students make better decisions throughout their lives and especially in their formative years. This book addresses decisions students have to make while still in school, after graduation, and later, with the greatest emphasis on the decisions closest at hand to them. It encompasses not just money talk-for example, how much to contribute to your 401(k)-but also decisions that are directly connected to money, such as choosing a major and a career, building a credit record, and managing your first real income.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Foundation.
2: Understanding the Language of Money.
3: On Your Doorstep.
4: Choosing a Career.
5: Funding Your Education.
6: Managing Your Money.
7: Starting to Give Back.
8: Around the Corner.
9: Protecting against Scammers.
10: Buying a House.
11: Buying a Car.
12: Selecting Insurance.
13: Understanding Job Benefits.
14: Controlling Taxes.
15: Beginning to Invest.
16: Starting a Family.
17: Down the Road.
18: Educating Your Children.
19: Caring for Your Aging Parents and Grandparents.
20: Afterword: Never, If You’re Lucky (Bankruptcy, Job Loss, Divorce).
Appendix: A Primer on Investing.
Further Reading.
About the Author.