1001 Financial Words You Need to Know

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Modern American life is filled with the language of mortgages, credit cards, investing, inheritances, pensions, and all the other financial situations we find ourselves in every day. A basic understanding of this vocabulary is essential in making smart money decisions. 1001 Financial Words You Need to Know defines and demystifies the essential terminology of money and commerce. Comprehensive but never condescending, financial expert David Bach explains every term clearly, including a sample sentence and ...

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Overview

Modern American life is filled with the language of mortgages, credit cards, investing, inheritances, pensions, and all the other financial situations we find ourselves in every day. A basic understanding of this vocabulary is essential in making smart money decisions. 1001 Financial Words You Need to Know defines and demystifies the essential terminology of money and commerce. Comprehensive but never condescending, financial expert David Bach explains every term clearly, including a sample sentence and supplemental notes for many entries. In addition, he includes a number of quick miniguides to managing your financial life that include information on understanding credit and compound interest, balancing your portfolio, making a savings plan, buying property, and purchasing insurance. The appendixes in the back contain an extensive list of common financial equations and a helpful bibliography of business books for further reading.

An ideal guide for everyone from business school students to homeowners taking out a mortgage, 1001 Financial Words You Need to Know is the perfect vocabulary-building companion to the complex world of money and finance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195170504
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/5/2003
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,074,732
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 5.75 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

David Bach is the national best-selling author of Smart Women Finish Rich, Smart Couples Finish Rich and The Finish Rich Workbook. The host of his own PBS special Smart Women Finish Rich, Bach is an internationally recognized financial expert and educator. Bach is the money coach for America Online (AOL Keyword: David Bach) and hosts a nationally syndicated radio show, Live Rich with David Bach on the Sirius Network. His next book will be The Automatic Millionaire. To read a free excerpt of any of David Bach's books visit his website at www.finishrich.com.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Using This Dictionary
Pronunciation Key
1001 Financial Words You Need to Know 1
How to Determine If You Have a Credit Card Problem 18
Find Your Latte Factor and Learn How Compound Interest Works for You 56
How the Federal Reserve Works 78
What You Need to Know About Insurance 86
How to Buy a Home 104
The Top Ten Money Mistakes People Make 122
How to Create a Financial Plan That Will Really Work for You 138
How to Plan for Retirement 172
Understanding Your Credit Score 205
Top Ten Principles for Hiring a Financial Advisor 215
Common Financial Equations 225
Interest Rate Calculator Table 229
Further Reading 233
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