The Y2K Financial Survival Guide

The Y2K Financial Survival Guide

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Manage your personal finances through the Year 2000 Youve heard about the Y2K bug and probably have some opinions about it. Whatever you beliefs, the Y2K bug will create both dangers and opportunities for your personal investments before, during, and after New Years Day 2000. Filled with 'What if...' scenarios and appropriate solutions, the Y2K Financial Guide discusses potential strategies you can use to maximize your position through the Year 2000. Youll learn what do with your: * Cash * Stocks * Bonds * Money Market funds Youll learn strategies for maximizing your positions in: * Commodities * Precious metals * Hedge funds * Real Estate and more This is really two books in one. Each chapter starts as a basic financial guide so that you understand the fundamentals of the topic. Then they look at the Y2K risks associated with the topic and suggest strategies you can use based on your assessment of the risks at hand. Most of the strategies involve investment decisions through the year 2000. Your investment decisions will continue long after January 1. Given all that is at stake, reading this book may be your best investment of all.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 19mm | 402g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130256633
  • 9780130256638

About Edward Yourdon

Edward Yourdon is an independent consultant, author, and widely known developer of the Yourdon Method of structured systems analysis. He is the author of the worldwide best-seller Time Bomb 2000. Jennifer Yourdon works for a major investment firm on Wall Street, and co-authored Time Bomb 2000.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction. What Y2K Is All About. Consequences of the Problem. Year-2000: The Biggest Computer Project of All Time. Summary of the Y2K Situation. Financial/Investment Themes Throughout the Book.2. Financial Planning for the Year. Reviewing Your Finances. Reviewing Your Investments. Additional Investment Considerations. A Budgeting and Money Management Refresher. Investing and Your Life. Creating a Budget. Maintaining a Livable Budget. Plan On Investing. From Saving to Investing. Ready Resources. Your Inactive Files. Ready Resources.3. Bank Accounts/CDs. Your Y2K Bank Review. Banking Basics. Basic Banking Accounts. What Are the Risks? How Big Is the Risk? Upside.4. Cash. Introduction. Is There a Risk to Taking Cash Out? Is There a Risk to Not Taking Money Out? Conclusion.5. Precious Metals. Introduction. Is There a Risk? Where to Trade. Upside.6. Commodities. About Commodities. Is There a Risk? How Big is the Risk? Where to Trade. Upside.7. Real Estate Investments and The Y2K Problem. Real Estate Basics. Interest Rates, Real Estate, and Y2K. Home Risks and Precautions. Planning for Minor Disruptions: Y2K-Proofing Your Home. Y2K-Proofing Your Rental Property. Commercial Real Estate. Raw Land. REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust)/ Real Estate Security Risks. Vanguard REIT Index (VGSIX). Opportunities. References. Sources.8. Stocks. About Stocks. Is There a Risk? Is There a Risk? How Big Is the Risk? Upside.9. Bonds. About Bonds. Is There a Risk? How Big Is the Risk? Where to Trade. Upside.10. Money Market Funds. A Money Market Primer. Solid Yields. Money Market Risks. Enhancing Your Yield. Is There a Risk? How Big Is the Risk? Quick Tips. Where to Trade. Upside.11. Y2K Impact on Annuities. Fixed Annuities. Variable Annuities. Is There a Risk? How Big is the Risk? Where to Seek Relief. Upside.12. Y2K Impact on Retirement Plans. How Big Is the Risk? Investment Risk. Personal Retirement Plans. Where You Can Seek Relief. Upside. References.13. Y2K Impact on Insurance Plans. Is There a Risk? An Insurance Refresher. How Big Is the Risk? Where You Can Seek Relief.14. Hedge Funds. About Hedge Funds. Is There a Risk? How Big Is the Risk? Upside.15. Making a Profit on Y2K. Index.show more