Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Personal Finance
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Personal Finance is the novice's guide to personal finance and how to use the Internet to perform personal finance activities. This book provides a basic, easy-to-understand introduction to both personal finance and working online. Chapters on different online personal finance topics act as a reference so you can learn the particular topic without reading the entire book. A motivational approach explains why online personal finance is beneficial, lists the key concepts of personal finance activities, and shows you how to perform those activities on the Internet. The book leads you through a series of organized steps to gain control of your entire personal financial plan.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 187.96 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
- 16 May 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- Que Corporation,U.S.
- United States
Table of contents
I. THE IDIOT'S INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE PERSONAL FINANCE. 1. What Is Personal Finance? First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage. The Pieces of the Puzzle. Doing It All Online. 2. Planning. Make Three Wishes! You Can't Always Get What You Want. Everything You Know About Your Finances and More. Finding Places Online to Build Your Plan. Building a Plan Online. What Do You Mean I Can't Have It All! I Can't Do This by Myself. 3. Building a Budget. What's in a Budget, Anyway? Building a Budget with Quicken. Building a Budget with a Spreadsheet. Building Worksheets for Actuals. Producing a Report with Your Spreadsheet Budget. Tracking Your Progress. 4. Getting Out of Debt. Top 10 Signs That You're in Trouble. Tools for Reducing Your Debt. If You're Stuck in the Mire of Debt. II. USING THE INTERNET FOR PERSONAL FINANCE. 5. Online Banking. Finding an Online Bank. Getting an Online Bank Account. What Can You Do with Online Banking? 6. Your Credit. Finding and Choosing the Credit Card for You. Online Credit Card Transactions. Credit Reports Online. 7. Using Other People's Money. Choosing the Right Loan. Finding Great Rates. Finding a Loan When Your Credit History Is Bad. 8. Protecting Your Money. What Insurance Do You Need? Finding Insurance on the Web. 9. Taxes. Getting Tax Forms on the Web Filing Taxes Electronically. III. SAVING FOR YOUR DREAMS. 10. Saving Money. Nifty Tricks for Saving Money. Shop the Web to Save Money. Finding the Best Interest Rates on Your Savings. 11. Saving Money for College. Planning Ahead for the Cost of College. Building a College Savings Plan Online. Getting Money from Others to Pay for College. Places to Stash College Fund Cash. 12. Saving for Retirement. Planning for Your Glorious Golden Years. Good Ways to Save Money for Retirement. 13. Saving for the Rest of Your Wish List. Online Calculators for Special Purchases. Using Quicken 2000 to Save for Special Purchases. Ways to Get a House with Little or No Down Payment. IV. INVESTING ON THE INTERNET. 14. Investing Made Easy. Investment Strategies. Risk and Return. Allocating Your Assets. Investing for the Long Term. Diversification. 15. Finding and Researching Stocks Online. Finding Stocks on the Web. Researching Stocks. Learning More About Stocks. 16. Buying Stocks Online. Picking a Broker. Investing in Cyberspace. Buying Stocks Without a Broker. 17. Investing in Mutual Funds. What You Really Need to Know About Mutual Funds. Finding Funds on the Web. Getting Fund Information. Learning More About Mutual Funds. 18. Keeping Financial Records Electronically. Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Finances, But Were Afraid to Track. Computers to the Rescue. 19. Managing Your Portfolio. Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? Picking Up on One and Leaving. Another Behind. Checking Up on Your Investments. V. DON'T BE AN IDIOT. 20. Avoiding Scams and Ploys. How to Stay Out of Trouble. The Online Financial Bag of Tricks. Investment Schemes: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks. Checking Those References. 21. Security and Safety. Keeping Your Transactions Secure Protecting Your Data. VI. APPENDIXES. Appendix A. Getting Online. What's Online, Anyway? Online Before You Know It. Appendix B. Personal Finance Web Sites. Planning. Debt. Online Banking. Your Credit. Using Other People's Money. Protecting Your Money. Taxes. Saving Money. Saving for a College Education. Saving for Retirement. Saving for the Rest of Your Wish List. Investing Made Easy. Finding and Researching Stocks Online. Buying Stocks Online. Investing in Mutual Funds. Keeping Financial Records Electronically. Managing Your Portfolio. Avoiding Scams and Ploys. Security and Safety. Glossaries. Glossary. Index.
About Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore, a director on the Denver chapter of the National Association of Investors Corporation (NAIC) since 1995, has written and taught classes on basic finance and investing, stock analysis, computerized stock analysis tools, and online investing.