Personal Finance

Personal Finance : An Integrated Planning Approach

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For courses in Personal Finance. Designed to help students plan for a successful financial future, this comprehensive, user-friendly treatment of financial planning guides students through the complexities of today's financial world-the authors use an applied approach to personal finance by walking through a decision making more

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  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 198.12 x 248.92 x 22.86mm | 907.18g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0130212865
  • 9780130212863

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I. THE BASIC FRAMEWORK: ORGANIZING AND MANAGING YOUR FINANCIAL RESOURCES. 1. Financial Planning: Why It's Important to You. 2. Financial Statements and Budgets: Where Are You Now and Where Are You Going? 3. Cash Management: Funds for Immediate Needs. 4. Consumer Credit: Buying Now and Paying Later. 5. Taxes: The Government's Share of Your Rewards. II. INSURANCE PLANNING: PROTECTING YOUR FINANCIAL RESOURCES. 6. Life Insurance: Protecting Your Dependents. 7. Health Care and Disability Insurance: Protecting Your Earning Capacity. 8. Property and Liability Insurance: Protecting Your Lifestyle Assets. III. INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE: GROWING YOUR FINANCIAL RESOURCES. 9. Financial Markets and Institutions: Learning the Investment Environment. 10. Investment Basics: Understanding Risk and Return. 11. Common Stock: Your Most Common Investment. 12. Fixed-Income Securities: An Important Alternative to Common Stocks. 13. Mutual Funds and Other Pooling Arrangements: Simplifying and (Maybe) Improving Your Investment Performance. 14. Other Investments: Expanding the Investment Menu. IV. LONG-TERM PLANNING: ENJOYING YOUR FINANCIAL RESOURCES NOW AND LATER. 15. Housing: The Cost of Shelter. 16. Consumer Durables: Satisfying Your Continuing Needs. 17. Retirement and Pension Planning: Planning for Your Long-Term Needs. 18. Estate Planning: Dividing Up What's Left. Appendix A: Time-Value-of-Money Concepts. Appendix B: The Social Security System. more

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