Personal Finance: Turning Money into Wealth / Edition 6

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Overview

Through the presentation of the Ten Fundamental Principles of Personal Finance, this text empowers students with the knowledge they need to successfully make and carry out a plan for their own financial future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132719162
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/18/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 648
  • Sales rank: 122,988
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur J. Keown is the R. B. Pamplin Professor of Finance at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, his MBA from the University of Michigan, and his doctorate from Indiana University. An award-winning teacher, he is a member of the Academy of Teaching Excellence at Virginia Tech, he has received five Certificates of Teaching Excellence, the W. E. Wine Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, and in 1999 he received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State of Virginia. Professor Keown is widely published in academic journals. His work has appeared in Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Portfolio Management, and many others. Two of his books are widely used in college finance classes all over the country – Financial Management and Foundations of Finance: The Logic and Practice of Financial Management. Professor Keown is a Fellow of Decision Sciences Institute and served as Department Head for twelve years. In addition, he has served as the co-editor of both the Journal of Financial Research and the Financial Management Association’s Survey and Synthesis Series. He was recently inducted into Ohio Wesleyan’s Athletic Hall of Fame for wrestling. His daughter and son are both married and live in Madison, Wisconsin, and Denver, Colorado, while he and his wife live in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he collects original art from Mad magazine.
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Financial Planning
Chapter 1: The Financial Planning Process Chapter 2: Measuring Your Financial Health and Making a Plan Chapter 3: Understanding and Appreciating the Time Value of Money Chapter 4: Tax Planning and Strategies
Part 2: Managing Your Money
Chapter 5: Cash or Liquid Asset Management Chapter 6: Using Credit Cards: The Role of Open Credit Chapter 7: Using Consumer Loans: The Role of Planned Borrowing Chapter 8: The Home and Automobile Decision
Part 3: Protecting Yourself with Insurance
Chapter 9: Life and Health Insurance Chapter 10: Property and Liability Insurance
Part 4: Managing Your Investments
Chapter 11: Investment Basics Chapter 12: Securities Markets Chapter 13: Investing in Stocks Chapter 14: Investing in Bonds and Other Alternatives Chapter 15: Mutual Funds: An Easy Way to Diversify
Part 5: Life Cycle Issues
Chapter 16: Retirement Planning Chapter 17: Estate Planning: Saving Your Heirs Money and Headaches
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