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Tyson, Eric
Personal Finance For Dummies

7. Edition June 2012
24.90 Euro
2012. 480 Pages, Softcover
- Wiley & Sons Ltd -
ISBN 978-1-118-11785-9 - John Wiley & Sons

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The proven guide to taking control of your finances

The 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 others

There's no need to stress over an uncertain economy -- justread Personal Finance For Dummies and protect your financialfuture!

From the contents
Introduction 1

Part I: Assessing Your Financial Fitness and Setting Goals 7

Chapter 1: Improving Your Financial Literacy 9

Chapter 2: Measuring Your Financial Health 21

Chapter 3: Managing Where Your Money Goes 41

Chapter 4: Establishing and Achieving Goals 53

Part II: Spending Less, Saving More 75

Chapter 5: Dealing with Debt 77

Chapter 6: Reducing Your Spending 95

Chapter 7: Trimming Your Taxes 123

Part III: Building Wealth through Investing 147

Chapter 8: Considering Important Investment Concepts 149

Chapter 9: Understanding Your Investment Choices 177

Chapter 10: Investing in Funds 197

Chapter 11: Investing in Retirement Accounts 215

Chapter 12: Investing in Taxable Accounts 237

Chapter 13: Investing for Educational Expenses 251

Chapter 14: Investing in Real Estate: Your Home and Beyond 263

Part IV: Insurance: Protecting What You Have 305

Chapter 15: Insurance: Getting What You Need at the Best Price 307

Chapter 16: Insurance on You: Life, Disability, and Health 325

Chapter 17: Covering Your Assets 349

Part V: Where to Go for More Help 363

Chapter 18: Working with Financial Planners 365

Chapter 19: Using a Computer to Manage Your Money 383

Chapter 20: On Air and in Print 395

Part VI: The Part of Tens 401

Chapter 21: Survival Guide for Ten Life Changes 403

Chapter 22: Ten Tactics to Thwart Identity Theft and Fraud 417

Glossary 423

Index 439



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