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Overview

Kapoor/Dlabay/Hughes’ Personal Finance is the #1 market-leading Personal Finance text. It provides comprehensive coverage of personal financial planning in the areas of money management, career planning, taxes, consumer credit, housing and other consumer decisions, legal protection, insurance, investments, retirement planning, and estate planning. The goal of this text is to teach students the fundamentals of financial planning so they can make informed choices related to spending, saving, borrowing, and investing that lead to long-term financial security. Personal Finance, Ninth Edition provides many financial planning tools using a step-by-step approach to help students identify and evaluate choices as well as understand the consequences of decisions in terms of opportunity costs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073382326
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/9/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Jack Kapoor is a Professor of Business and Economics in the Business and Services Division. Dr. Kapoor has taught Business and Economics at College of DuPage since 1969. He received his B.A. and M.S. from San Francisco State College and his Ed.D. from Northern Illinois University. Professor Kapoor was recently awarded the Business and Services Division's Outstanding Professor Award for 1999-2000.

Dr. Kapoor is known internationally as a co-author of several textbooks including BUSINESS: A PRACTICAL APPROACH (Rand McNally), BUSINESS (Houghton Mifflin), and the forthcoming SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Richard D. Irwin/McGraw-Hill).

Les Dlabay teaches in the Department of Economics and Business at Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois. Over the past 25 years, he has taught more than 30 different courses in high school, community college, university, adult education, and teacher preparation programs. Dr. Dlabay has developed a wide variety of textbook materials, student activity guides, instructor manuals, testing programs, audio-visual materials, and software packages in the areas of Personal Finance, Consumer Economics, and International Business.

Dr. Dlabay has served as a consultant to corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. He has presented more than 140 workshops and seminars in over 20 states to encourage teachers to actively involve students in the learning process with video presentations, newsletters, interviews, and Internet research activities.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Planning Your Personal Finances

Chapter 1: Personal Finance Basics and the Time Value of Money

Appendix: The Time Value of Money

Chapter 2: Financial Aspects of Career Planning

Appendix: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews

Chapter 3: Money Management Strategy: Financial Statements and Budgeting

Chapter 4: Planning Your Tax Strategy
Part 2: Managing Your Personal Finances

Chapter 5: Financial Services: Savings Plans and Payment Accounts

Chapter 6: Introduction to Consumer Credit

Chapter 7: Choosing a Source of Credit: The Costs of Credit Alternatives
Part 3: Making Your Purchasing Decisions

Chapter 8: Consumer Purchasing Strategies and Legal Protection

Chapter 9: The Housing Decision: Factors and Finances
Part 4: Insuring Your Resources

Chapter 10: Property and Motor Vehicle Insurance

Chapter 11: Health, Disability, and Long-Term Care Insurance

Chapter 12: Life Insurance
Part 5: Investing Your Financial Resources

Chapter 13: Investing Fundamentals

Chapter 14: Investing in Stocks

Chapter 15: Investing in Bonds

Chapter 16: Investing in Mutual Funds

Chapter 17: Investing in Real Estate and Other Investment Alternatives
Part 6: Controlling Your Financial Future

Chapter 18: Starting Early: Retirement Planning

Chapter 19: Estate Planning
Appendixes

A: Finanical Planners and Other FinanFinancialning Information Sources

B: Consumer Agenices and Organizations

C: Daily Spending Diary

Endnotes

Photo Credits

Index

Personal Financial Planner
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