Personal Finance For Dummies / Edition 3

Personal Finance For Dummies / Edition 3

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by Eric Tyson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0764552317

ISBN-13: 9780764552311

Pub. Date: 02/15/2000

Publisher: Wiley

Personal Finance For Dummies, 3rd Edition, by financial counselor and consumer advocate Eric Tyson, is your guide to money management success! This solid reference cuts through the jargon and provides you with sound advice, expert tips, and recommendations for how to quickly get your financial picture in order.

Inside you'll discover how to:

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Personal Finance For Dummies, 3rd Edition, by financial counselor and consumer advocate Eric Tyson, is your guide to money management success! This solid reference cuts through the jargon and provides you with sound advice, expert tips, and recommendations for how to quickly get your financial picture in order.

Inside you'll discover how to:

  • Assess your current financial situation
  • Get out of debt - and stay out!
  • Decrease your spending and create a budget you can live with
  • Pinpoint your investment priorities
  • Plan ahead for your retirement and slash your taxes
  • Understand stocks, real estate, and other wealth-building investments
  • Make wise financial decisions when faced with major life changes – like downsizing or retirement
  • Improve your insurance coverage and reduce its cost
  • Determine whether you need to hire financial help and how to find it
  • Use your computer to manage your finances

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780764552311
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    02/15/2000
    Series:
    For Dummies Series
    Pages:
    504
    Product dimensions:
    7.42(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.13(d)

    Table of Contents

    Introduction.
    Why This Book.
    Uses for This Book.
    The Big Picture.
    Part I: Before You Begin Your Journey.
    Part II: Saving for a Purpose.
    Part III: Investing What You Save.
    Part IV: Protecting What You've Got.
    Part V: The Part of Tens.
    Icons Used in This Book.
    Part I: Before You Begin Your Journey.
    Chapter 1: Potholes on the Road to Personal Financial Success.
    Chapter 2: Measuring Your Financial Health.
    Chapter 3: Hiring Financial Help: Truths and Consequences.
    Part II: Saving for a Purpose.
    Chapter 4: Your Money: Where Did It Go?
    Chapter 5: Dealing with Debt and Credit Problems.
    Chapter 6: Reducing Your Spending.
    Chapter 7: Taking the Trauma Out of Taxes.
    Chapter 8: Saving for Specific Goals.
    Chapter 9: Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs).
    Part III: Investing What You Save.
    Chapter 10: Important Investment Concepts.
    Chapter 11: Investment Vehicles.
    Chapter 12: Mutual Funds: Investments for All of Us.
    Chapter 13: Investing Money Inside Retirement Plans.
    Chapter 14: Investing Money Outside Retirement Plans.
    Chapter 15: Investing for Educational Expenses.
    Chapter 16: Real Estate 101.
    Part IV: Protecting What You've Got.
    Chapter 17: Insurance Basics.
    Chapter 18: Insurance on You.
    Chapter 19: Insuring Your Assets.
    Part V: The Part of Tens.
    Chapter 20: Ten Questions to Ask Financial Advisors Before You Hire Them.
    Chapter 21: Eric and Tony's Tips for Ten Life Changes.
    Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Using Your Computer for Your Personal Finances.
    Index.
    Book Registration Information.

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    Personal Finance For Dummies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    Not only is the book easy to read, it's also full of good information. I found the information more detailed than other personal finance books and yet not as dry and text-like as the more "financial nerd" type books.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I'm embarrassed to admit that I've always relied on my husband to take care of our finances. But I always lived in fear that if anything happened to him, I'd be left in the dark and unable to manage. Now, not only am I gradually becoming more involved, but I'm teaching my husband a thing or two!
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    It is an easy to read, comprehensive book of personal finance. This is what you should have learned in high school but might not have. It tells you what to look for when managing your money, how to save, how to deal with credit, and taxes. It covers virtually every aspect of money matters. Lastly, the author states 'You are not a dummy. Dummies do not educate themselves'.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    This book is invaluable. I have read it over and over to the point that the corners are all dog-eared. Whenever I have a financial question, I look to this book because I know I can find the answers quickly and easily.