Personal Finance for Dummies, 4th Edition

Overview

Covers the financial impact of the recent tax cuts

"Detailed, action-oriented advice . . . A standout personal finance primer."
—Kristin Davis, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Do you need help managing your financial priorities? Relax! This friendly guide, now updated to include changes to the tax code, gives you just the information you need to take control of your finances, buy the right insurance coverage, and weather economic downturns.

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Overview

Covers the financial impact of the recent tax cuts

"Detailed, action-oriented advice . . . A standout personal finance primer."
—Kristin Davis, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Do you need help managing your financial priorities? Relax! This friendly guide, now updated to include changes to the tax code, gives you just the information you need to take control of your finances, buy the right insurance coverage, and weather economic downturns.

Praise for Personal Finance For Dummies

". . . provides tremendous insight and guidance into the world of investing and other money issues."
–PBS Nightly Business Report

"Tyson doesn’t tell you what to do or consider doing without explaining the hows and whys – and the booby traps to avoid – in plain English."
–Chicago Tribune

"Smart advice . . . . Rewards your candor with advice and comfort."
–Newsweek

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764525902
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/21/2003
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 300,501
  • Product dimensions: 7.72 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

After toiling away for a number of years as a management consultant to Fortune 500 financial-service firms, Eric Tyson He took his inside knowledge of the banking, investment, and insurance industries and committed himself to making personal financial management accessible to us all. Today, Eric is an internationally acclaimed and best-selling personal finance book author, syndicated columnist, and speaker. He has worked with and taught people from all financial situations, so he knows the financial concerns and questions of real folks just like you. Despite being handicapped by an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Economics and Biology from Yale University, Eric remains a master at "keeping it simple."

An accomplished personal finance writer, his "Investor's Guide" syndicated column, distributed by King Features, is read by millions nationally, and he was an award-winning columnist for the San Francisco Examiner. He is the author of five national best-selling financial books in the ...For Dummies series on personal finance, investing, mutual funds, home buying (co-author), and taxes (co-author). Personal Finance for Dummies was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Business Book of the Year.

He is also the author of Mind Over Money: Your Path to Wealth and Happiness which takes a holistic and thought provoking view of how we deal with money and can extinguish problematic financial habits and hone the best ones.

Eric's work has been featured and quoted in hundreds of local and national publications including Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, Parenting, Money, Family Money, Bottom Line/Personal, and on NBC'S Today Show, ABC, CNBC, PBS Nightly Business Report, CNN, and FOX-TV, and on CBS national radio, NPR's MarketPlace Money, Bloomberg Business Radio, and Business Radio Network.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Assessing Your Fitness and Setting Goals.

Chapter 1: Improving Your Financial Fitness.

Chapter 2: Setting and Achieving Goals.

Part II: Saving More, Spending Less.

Chapter 3: Determining Where Your Money Goes.

Chapter 4: Conquering Debt and Credit Problems.

Chapter 5: Reducing Your Spending.

Chapter 6: Taming Taxes.

Part III: Building Wealth through Investing.

Chapter 7: Important Investment Concepts.

Chapter 8: Choosing Your Investment Vehicles.

Chapter 9: Investing in Mutual Funds.

Chapter 10: Investing in Retirement Accounts.

Chapter 11: Investing Outside Retirement Accounts.

Chapter 12: Investing for Educational Expenses.

Chapter 13: Investing in Real Estate.

Part IV: Insurance: Protecting What You’ve Got.

Chapter 14: Insurance: Getting What You Need at the Best Price.

Chapter 15: Insurance on You: Life, Disability, and Health.

Chapter 16: Covering Your Assets.

Part V: Where to Go for More Help.

Chapter 17: Working with Financial Planners.

Chapter 18: Computer Money Management.

Chapter 19: On Air and in Print.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Survival Guide for Ten Life Changes.

Chapter 21: Ten Things More Important than Money.

Glossary.

Index.

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