Are you ready to start investing? What exactly is insurance? How is credit card interest calculated?
Personal finance is often seen as confusing and has a language all of its own. In Managing Your Money, Tony Boczko demystifies this subject by providing a practical guide for financial management skills and personal financial planning.
A whole range of personal finance topics are discussed in detail, including savings and investments, borrowing, personal taxation, pensions, insurance and debt. Students are not expected to master intricate calculations, but are given a solid framework within which to understand the issues.
Managing Your Money also provides:
* A wide range of scenarios, case studies and examples providing a practical, real-world context;
* features such as learning objectives, activities, self-review questions, further reading, and key points; and
* an emphasis on both life skills and academic skills.
This easy-to-read book provides simple and practical information for making sound financial decisions. It is specifically intended to guide students through a module in personal finance, but contains valuable advice that would be useful in later life.
A companion website for this book is available, which contains the following:
* a selection of end-of-chapter multiple choice questions
* additional end-of-chapter self-review questions
* links to useful websites
* PowerPoint presentation slides for each chapter
* summary answers to all end-of-chapter self-reviews, case study discussions, and additional end-of-chapter self-review questions
Tony Boczko is a lecturer at Hull University Business School, UK. He is the author of six textbooks on introductory accounting, accounting information systems and corporate finance.
PART I: BUDGETING AND BORROWING.- 1. Introduction to Managing Your Money.- 2. Budgeting and cash management.- 3. Borrowing, loans and credit.- PART II: TAXATION.- 4. UK tax and the UK tax system.- 5. Income tax and national insurance.- 6. Business tax.- 7. Capital gains tax.- 8. Inheritance tax.- PART III: INVESTMENTS, PENSIONS AND INSURANCE.- 9. Types of savings and investments.- 10. Pensions.- 11. Insurance, assurance and protecting what you have.- PART IV: FRAUD AND DEBT.- 12. Fraud.- 13. Regulation, legislation and codes of practice .- 14. Debt, individual voluntary arrangements and bankruptcy.