Personal Finance: An Integrated Planning Approach / Edition 7

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The primary aim of the book is to help the reader plan for a successful financial future.

This book provides a comprehensive, user-friendly treatment of financial planning, including personal financial statements and budgets, career planning, cash management, consumer credit, consumer durables, housing, insurance, investments, retirement and estate planning.

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Provides a framework for conceptualizing, analyzing, and implementing financial management planning. Winger and Frasca (U. of Dayton) outline the importance of financial statements and budgets, cash management, consumer credit, and taxes, as well as detailing topics in protecting financial resources through insurance, investment risk management, and long term planning using stocks, mutual funds, and pension plans. The new edition features expanded discussions of risk and return, and appendices of time-value-of-money concepts and the social security system. The accompanying study guide presents problems and questions to encourage the decision making process. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131856196
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 4/27/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I The Basic Framework: Organizing and Managing Your Financial Resources
Ch. 1 Financial Planning: Why It's Important to You 1
Ch. 2 Financial Statements and Budgets: Where Are You Now and Where Are You Going? 21
Ch. 3 Cash Management: Funds for Immediate Needs 51
Ch. 4 Consumer Credit: Buying Now and Paying Later 75
Ch. 5 Taxes: The Government's Share of Your Rewards 109
Pt. II Insurance Planning: Protecting Your Financial Resources
Ch. 6 Life Insurance: Protecting Your Dependents 141
Ch. 7 Health Care and Disability Insurance: Protecting Your Earning Capacity 173
Ch. 8 Property and Liability Insurance: Protecting Your Lifestyle Assets 199
Pt. III Investing for the Future: Growing Your Financial Resources
Ch. 9 Financial Markets and Institutions: Learning the Investment Environment 227
Ch. 10 Investment Basics: Understanding Risk and Return 251
Ch. 11 Common Stock: Your Most Common Investment 273
Ch. 12 Fixed-Income Securities: An Important Alternative to Common Stocks 299
Ch. 13 Mutual Funds and Other Pooling Arrangements: Simplifying and (Maybe) Improving Your Investment Performance 321
Ch. 14 Other Investments: Expanding the Investment Menu 345
Pt. IV Long-Term Planning: Enjoying Your Financial Resources Now and Later
Ch. 15 Housing: The Cost of Shelter 367
Ch. 16 Consumer Durables: Satisfying Your Continuing Needs 399
Ch. 17 Retirement and Pension Planning: Planning For Your Long-Term Needs 423
Ch. 18 Estate Planning: Dividing Up What's Left 449
app. a Time-Value-of-Money Concepts 469
app. b The Social Security System 477
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