Personal Finance For Dummies
7. Edition June 2012
2012. 480 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-118-11785-9 - John Wiley & Sons
The proven guide to taking control of your financesThe bestselling Personal Finance For Dummies has helpedcountless readers budget their funds successfully, rein in debt,and build a strong foundation for the future. Now, renownedfinancial counselor Eric Tyson combines his time-tested financialadvice along with updates to his strategies that reflect changingeconomic conditions, giving you a better-than-ever guide to takingan honest look at your current financial health and settingrealistic goals for the future.Inside, you'll find techniques for tracking expenditures,reducing spending, and getting out from under the burden ofhigh-interest debt. Tyson explains the basics of investing in plainEnglish, as well as the risks, returns, and options for popularinvestment strategies. He also covers ways to save for college andspecial events, tame your taxes, and financially survive the twistsand turns that life delivers.* The bestselling, tried-and-true guide to taking control offinances, now updated to cover current economic conditions* Provides concrete, actionable advice for anyone facing greatfinancial hardship* Helps you avoid or get out of debt and budget funds moresuccessfully* Eric Tyson, MBA, is a nationally recognized personal financecounselor and the author of numerous For Dummies titles, includingHome Buying For Dummies, Investing For Dummies, andMutual Funds For Dummies, among othersThere's no need to stress over an uncertain economy -- justread Personal Finance For Dummies and protect your financialfuture!
From the contents
Introduction 1Part I: Assessing Your Financial Fitness and Setting Goals 7Chapter 1: Improving Your Financial Literacy 9Chapter 2: Measuring Your Financial Health 21Chapter 3: Managing Where Your Money Goes 41Chapter 4: Establishing and Achieving Goals 53Part II: Spending Less, Saving More 75Chapter 5: Dealing with Debt 77Chapter 6: Reducing Your Spending 95Chapter 7: Trimming Your Taxes 123Part III: Building Wealth through Investing 147Chapter 8: Considering Important Investment Concepts 149Chapter 9: Understanding Your Investment Choices 177Chapter 10: Investing in Funds 197Chapter 11: Investing in Retirement Accounts 215Chapter 12: Investing in Taxable Accounts 237Chapter 13: Investing for Educational Expenses 251Chapter 14: Investing in Real Estate: Your Home and Beyond 263Part IV: Insurance: Protecting What You Have 305Chapter 15: Insurance: Getting What You Need at the Best Price 307Chapter 16: Insurance on You: Life, Disability, and Health 325Chapter 17: Covering Your Assets 349Part V: Where to Go for More Help 363Chapter 18: Working with Financial Planners 365Chapter 19: Using a Computer to Manage Your Money 383Chapter 20: On Air and in Print 395Part VI: The Part of Tens 401Chapter 21: Survival Guide for Ten Life Changes 403Chapter 22: Ten Tactics to Thwart Identity Theft and Fraud 417Glossary 423Index 439