Investing in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies [NOOK Book]


Learn to:

  • Determine your investment timeline and goals
  • Make sense of investment lingo
  • Invest according to your unique investment style and financial situation
  • Build a retirement portfolio

The easy way to make sense of investing when you're just starting out

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Investing in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies

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Learn to:

  • Determine your investment timeline and goals
  • Make sense of investment lingo
  • Invest according to your unique investment style and financial situation
  • Build a retirement portfolio

The easy way to make sense of investing when you're just starting out

Investing in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies cuts to the chase by providing emerging professionals, like yourself, with the targeted investment advice you need to establish your own unique investment style. Covering everything from evaluating assets and managing risk to demystifying the phrase "diversifying your portfolio," this guide offers expert investment advice that you shouldn't be without.

  • Investing 101 — get plain-English explanations of all the investing lingo you'll encounter, set and achieve common investing goals, and know what reasonable returns you can expect from various investments
  • Lay the foundation — discover the financial housekeeping you should do before investing and get to know the role bank and credit union accounts can play in your investment portfolio
  • Get your feet wet — find out how stocks and bonds work (and how to make money in them) and get the lowdown on investing in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds
  • The sky's the limit — get the 4-1-1 on more advanced and complicated investments worth considering, from real estate to small-business investing — and everything in between

Open the book and find:

  • What you need to know about risk and return
  • Where to invest
  • Ways to set and prioritize short-term goals
  • How to pay off high-cost debt and build a safety reserve
  • Ways to secure investment income and principal with bonds
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118460900
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/28/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 248,332
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Eric Tyson ( is an internationally acclaimed and bestselling personal finance book author, syndicated columnist, and speaker. He is also the author of the bestselling titles Personal Finance For Dummies and Investing For Dummies as well as Personal Finance in Your 20s For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Understanding Investing Terms and Concepts 7

Chapter 1: Making Sense of Your Investing Options 9

Chapter 2: Using Investments to Accomplish Your Goals 21

Chapter 3: Setting Your Return Expectations 35

Chapter 4: Minimizing Your Taxes When Investing 45

Part II: Preparing Your Investing Foundation 57

Chapter 5: Laying Out Your Financial Plans 59

Chapter 6: Starting Out with Bank and Credit Union Accounts 77

Chapter 7: Managing Money Market Funds 91

Part III: Beginning Investments 105

Chapter 8: Getting Your Slice of Capitalism with Stocks 107

Chapter 9: Securing Investment Income and Principal with Bonds 125

Chapter 10: Investing in Funds: Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds  141

Part IV: Advanced Investments 167

Chapter 11: Seeking Shelter and Appreciation in Real Estate 169

Chapter 12: Taking Your Talents to the Small-Business Arena 191

Chapter 13: Exploring Other Investment Vehicles 205

Part V: The Part of Tens 215

Chapter 14: Ten Things to Know About Investing Resources 217

Chapter 15: Ten Essential Tips for Investing Success 225

Index  231

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