Personal Finance in Your 20s For Dummies

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The easy way to avoid early pitfalls on the road to financial success

A little money and a little time is all that's needed to lay a strong financial foundation for today and the future. And starting sooner rather than later is the smartest thing you can do when it comes to protecting your financial future.

If you're in college or enjoying your twenties, Personal Finance in Your 20s For Dummies cuts to the chase, providing you with the targeted...

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Overview

The easy way to avoid early pitfalls on the road to financial success

A little money and a little time is all that's needed to lay a strong financial foundation for today and the future. And starting sooner rather than later is the smartest thing you can do when it comes to protecting your financial future.

If you're in college or enjoying your twenties, Personal Finance in Your 20s For Dummies cuts to the chase, providing you with the targeted financial advice you need to establish a firm financial footing as you work your way through school and the post-graduation years.

  • Advice on paying off student loans, managing debt, and creating a solid pathway to financial success
  • Investing strategies for young investors
  • Other titles by Tyson: Personal Finance For Dummies, Investing For Dummies, and Mutual Funds For Dummies

If you're looking for sound, reliable advice on how to make smart financial choices in the real world, Personal Finance in Your 20s For Dummies has you covered.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470769058
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 293,236
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Tyson is an internationally acclaimed and bestselling personal finance author and speaker who operates one of the Web's most popular personal finance sites at www.erictyson.com. He has worked with and taught people from all financial situations, so he knows the financial concerns and questions of real folks. Despite having an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in economics and biology from Yale University, Eric remains a master of "keeping it simple."
He figured out how to pursue his dream after working as a management consultant to Fortune 500 financial-service firms. Eric took his inside knowledge of the banking, investment, and insurance industries and committed himself to making personal financial management accessible to all.
He is the author of five national bestselling financial books in Wiley Publishing's For Dummies series, including books on personal finance, investing, mutual funds, home buying (coauthor), and real estate investing (coauthor). His Personal Finance For Dummies won the Benjamin Franklin Award for best business book of the year. An accomplished personal finance writer, his "Investors' Guide" syndicated column, distributed by King Features, is read by millions nationally, and he was an award-winning columnist for the San Francisco Examiner.
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, Parenting, Money, Family Money, and Bottom Line/Personal; on NBC's Today Show, ABC, CNBC, PBS's Nightly Business Report, CNN, and FOX; and on CBS national radio, NPR's Marketplace Money, Bloomberg Business Radio, and the Business Radio Network.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Building Your Foundation.

Chapter 1: Your Financial Checkup.

Chapter 2: Making the Best Use of Bank Accounts.

Chapter 3: Budgeting and Saving.

Chapter 4: How to Spend Less and Save More.

Chapter 5: Using Loans and Paying Down Debts.

Part II: Grown-up Stuff.

Chapter 6: Everything Credit: Scores and Repor ts.

Chapter 7: Housing: Comparing Renting and Buying.

Chapter 8: Relationships and Money.

Part III: Earning More (And Keeping More of What You Earn).

Chapter 9: Making the Most of Your Career.

Chapter 10: Taxes: Reduce Them or Else!

Chapter 11: Successful Investing Principles.

Chapter 12: Portfolios for a Purpose.

Part IV: Insurance: You're Not as Invincible or Independent as You Think!

Chapter 13: The Lowdown on Health Insurance.

Chapter 14: Safeguarding Your Income.

Chapter 15: Home, Auto, Renters, and Other Insurance Policies.

Part V: Your Information Diet.

Chapter 16: Using Media Resources.

Chapter 17: Professionals You Hire.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Save on a Car.

Chapter 19: Ten Things to Value More Than Your Money.

Index.

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