Personal Finance: An Integrated Planning Approach / Edition 8

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The goal of this book is two-fold. The first is to have readers appreciate the importance of planning and have a basic understanding of planning techniques. The second is to develop readers' abilities to think critically and to make effective decisions. This book covers financial planning including the time value of money, cash management, buying now and paying later, investment basics, stock and bonds, mutual funds, and protecting your income and wealth. For financial advisors/planners and any individual seeking a sound financial plan.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136063032
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Series: Pearson Custom Business Resources Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 470,987
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Organizing and Managing Your Financial Resources
1. Financial Planning: Why It’s Important to You
2. The Time Value of Money: All Dollars Are Not Created Equal
3. Financial Statements and Budgets: Where Are You Now and Where Are You Going?
4. Taxes: The Government’s Share of Your Rewards
Managing Current Assets and Current Liabilities
5. Cash Management: Funds for Immediate Needs
6. Short-Term Credit Management: Consumer Credit
Managing Your Long-Term Liabilities
7. Consumer Durables: The Personal Auto
8. Housing: The Cost of Shelter
Growing Your Financial Resources
9. Financial Markets and Institutions: Learning the Investment Environment
10. Investment Basics: Understanding Risk and Return
11. Stocks and Bonds: Your Most Common Investments
12. Mutual Funds and Other Pooling Arrangements: Simplifying and (Maybe) Improving Your Investment Performance
PART 5. PROTECTING YOUR WEALTH: Insurance and Retirement Planning
13. Property and Liability Insurance: Protecting Your Lifestyle Assets
14. Health Care and Disability Insurance: Protecting Your Earning Capacity
15. Life Insurance and Estate Planning: Protecting Your Dependents
16. Retirement Planning: Planning for Your Long-Term Needs
Appendix. Time-Value-of-Money Concepts
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