The Handy Personal Finance Answer Book

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Combining the most current data with a user-friendly format, this timely reference features more than 1,000 answers to questions on personal finance, its history, and managing one's financial life. Providing financial lessons in a fun, approachable way, the book avoids financial jargon and offers facts for everyday life that help readers save money. Questions range from simple to complex—How do I balance my check book? Why do people like to use online banks, and how popular is their use? What is a 401K plan? ...
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Overview


Combining the most current data with a user-friendly format, this timely reference features more than 1,000 answers to questions on personal finance, its history, and managing one's financial life. Providing financial lessons in a fun, approachable way, the book avoids financial jargon and offers facts for everyday life that help readers save money. Questions range from simple to complex—How do I balance my check book? Why do people like to use online banks, and how popular is their use? What is a 401K plan? With financial information suitable for a wide range of ages, this is an ideal source for anyone looking to get a better understanding of personal finances.
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Editorial Reviews

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"With over 1,000 questions, the reader is given clear explanations of different principles of finance such as interest, savings, and loans, and then shown how various tactics can be used to save money, get out of debt, or use credit. A fun and understandable read."— American Reference Books

"From the basics of banking, investing, insurance, and taxes, to getting in and out of debt, Tucci, a partner in a private-equity investment banking firm, answers many frequently asked questions about finance with a minimum of jargon."— Book News

"avoids jargon while providing some good, fundamental advice anyone can apply. Instead of making more bad decisions, the book steers the reader in the right direction."— Book Views

"Accessible and easy to use…the further reading listed in the back matter is useful. It will appeal to beginners in personal finance, and it is a good reference for those who want unencumbered basics."— Library Journal

From the Publisher

"The Handy Personal Finance Answer Book avoids jargon while providing some good, fundamental advice anyone can apply. Instead of making more bad decisions, the book steers the reader in the right direction." —www.BookViewsByAlanCaruba.blogspot.com (October 2011)

"From the basics of banking, investing, insurance, and taxes, to getting in and out of debt, Tucci, a partner in a private-equity investment banking firm, answers many frequently asked questions about finance with a minimum of jargon." —Book News (December 2011)

"With over 1,000 questions, the reader is given clear explanations of different principles of finance such as interest, savings, and loans, and then shown how various tactics can be used to save money, get out of debt, or use credit. A fun and understandable read." —www.ARBAonline.com

"Accessible and easy to use. . . . The further reading listed in the back matter is useful. It will appeal to beginners in personal finance, and it is a good reference for those who want unencumbered basics." —Library Journal (November 15, 2011)

Library Journal
Investment banker Tucci (The Handy Geography Answer Book) provides answers to questions from "What is a bond?" to "Do people spend more money on overdraft fees or vegetables during the course of a year?" Accessible and easy to use, the book divides questions into topics and subtopics among nine different chapters, covering basic banking, investments, loans, insurance, taxes, planning your financial future, and how to survive a financial crisis. Some of the facts discussed are interesting, such as the origin of the term blue-chip stock (from the color of the highest-valued chips in some card games), and the further reading listed in the back matter is useful. BOTTOM LINE While this title is factually accurate, it does not add new insights and lacks the depth and personal touches of other works. Still, it will appeal to beginners in personal finance, and it is a good reference for those who want unencumbered basics.—Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen, Oregon Inst. of Technology Lib., Portland
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578593224
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Series: The Handy Answer Book Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,441,010
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Paul Tucci is chief operating officer and partner at iwerk, inc., an innovative software developer and IT-services corporation, and a partner in the private-equity investment-banking firm Cranbrook Partners. He is the author of The Handy Geography Answer Book and Traveling Everywhere: How to Survive a Global Business Trip. He lives in Birmingham, Michigan.
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