Sorting Out Your Finances For Dummies

Sorting Out Your Finances For Dummies

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This book is about financially turning over a new leaf -not just about growing wealth. Being good with money is not a hereditary quality.You have to work as hard at it as you do at acquiring the other skills needed in day-to-day life. It is all about management,the better you are at managing your money, the better it will work for you and be available when you need it. Sorting Out Your Finances For Dummies will teach you how to: * Analyze your financial situation * Isolate problem areas * Properly structure debt * Choose the right financial package for you -whether it's a personal loan, mortgage, pension or insurance deal * Build up your savings and investments * Plan for a financially secure retirement * Adopt good money habits whatever your age or financial situation.
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 140 x 217mm | 442g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • 0764570390
  • 9780764570391

Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: Organising Your Finances.Chapter 1: Exploring the Basics.Chapter 2: Taking Stock of Your Financial Goals and Seeking Advice.Chapter 3: Choosing the Best Current Account for You.Chapter 4: Guarding Against the Unknown: Insurance.Part II: Dealing with Debt.Chapter 5: Seeing Red: Tackling Your Overdraft.Chapter 6: Flexing the Plastic: Choosing a Credit Card.Chapter 7: Navigating Personal Loans.Chapter 8: Avoiding Credit Nasties and Getting Out of Debt.Part III: Building Up Savings and Investments.Chapter 9: Saving for a Rainy Day.Chapter 10: Making the Most of Tax-Free Savings and Investments.Chapter 11: Building Up an Investment Portfolio.Chapter 12: Finding Safety in Numbers with Collective Funds.Chapter 13: DIY Investing: Opting for Shares.Chapter 14: Safe as Houses - Choosing a Mortgage.Part IV: Taking Care of the Future.Chapter 15: Planning for Retirement and Beyond.Chapter 16: Getting to Grips with Company Pensions.Chapter 17: Examining Personal Pensions and Stakeholder Schemes.Chapter 18: Coping in Retirement.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 19: Ten Tips to Get Out of Debt and Save Cash.Chapter 20: Coping with Ten Events Life May Throw at You.Chapter 21: Ten Golden Rules for Sorting Out Your Finances.Appendix: Resources.Index.
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..".gives you the confidence to plot where your money goes..." (Evening Gazette, March 28th 2005) ..".aims to help consumers plot where their money goes, know their limits and choose the right financial products for a more prosperous future." (The Scotsman, 2nd April, 2005)

..".gives you the confidence to plot where your money goes..." (Evening Gazette (Teesside) 28th March 2005)
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About Melanie Bien

Melanie Bien is a bestselling personal finance correspondent and author of three acclaimed UK Dummies books including Renting Out Your Property and Buying a Home on a Budget.
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