Personal Finance Workbook For Dummies (2nd Revised edition)

Personal Finance Workbook For Dummies (2nd Revised edition)

By: Sheryl Garrett (author)Paperback

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Hands-on tools and strategies to boost your financial fitness From analyzing assets to planning for retirement, this new edition of Personal Finance Workbook For Dummies gives you the information and resources you need to get your finances under control. Personal Finance Workbook For Dummies walks you through a private financial counseling session, using worksheets, checklists, and formulas for assessing financial health, providing for day-to-day financial management, making wise financial decisions, and investing for financial growth. * Addresses the latest changes in tax and credit laws and regulations * Strong focus on behavioral finance and how these issues impact decision-making with regard to personal money management * Tips to plan for big-ticket purchases * Expanded coverage on building and managing wealth * Information on how effective asset allocation can help reduce volatility and/or increase opportunity * Websites and ideas on how to get the most bang for your buck in everyday household expenditures From budgeting and cutting expenses to getting out of debt and planning for retirement, Personal Finance Workbook For Dummies is a solution for those looking to avoid bankruptcy as well as those looking for something to help them plan for a successful financial future.

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About Author

Sheryl Garrett is a Certified Financial Planner professional and founder of The Garrett Planning Network, Inc.


Introduction 1 Part I: Getting on the Road to Financial Fitness 5 Chapter 1: Exploring Money in Your Life 7 Chapter 2: Getting Your Financial House in Order 21 Chapter 3: Analyzing Your Cash Flow 35 Chapter 4: Turning Your Dreams into Realities 51 Part II: Getting the Most Out of Your Money 69 Chapter 5: Using Credit Wisely 71 Chapter 6: Spending Thoughtfully 83 Chapter 7: Involving Your Family in Personal Finance 97 Chapter 8: Minimizing Taxes 107 Part III: Thinking about the Future 115 Chapter 9: Planning for Big-Ticket Purchases 117 Chapter 10: Saving for Retirement 137 Chapter 11: Funding Your Kids' College Education 151 Chapter 12: Thinking about When You're Gone: Estate Planning 165 Part IV: Building and Managing Wealth 175 Chapter 13: Evaluating Your Current Portfolio 177 Chapter 14: Maximizing Investment Strategies 187 Chapter 15: Finding and Hiring the Right Advisor (If You Need One) 199 Part V: Protecting Your Assets 209 Chapter 16: Managing Risk with Insurance 211 Chapter 17: Exploring Your Health Insurance Options 219 Chapter 18: Figuring Out What Life Insurance You Need 233 Chapter 19: Insuring Your Property 241 Chapter 20: Protecting Your Privacy 253 Part VI: The Part of Tens 261 Chapter 21: Ten Easy Ways to Boost Your Savings 263 Chapter 22: Ten Tips on Getting Organized 267 Chapter 23: Ten Scams to Avoid 271 Chapter 24: Ten or So Types of Insurance You Don't Need to Buy 277 Index 281

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/02/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781118106259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9781118106259
  • weight: 442
  • ISBN10: 1118106253
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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