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SmartMoney Guide to Long-Term Investing: How to Build Real Wealth for Retirement and Other Future Goals / Edition 1
     

SmartMoney Guide to Long-Term Investing: How to Build Real Wealth for Retirement and Other Future Goals / Edition 1

by Nellie S. Huang
 

ISBN-10: 047115203X

ISBN-13: 9780471152033

Pub. Date: 07/26/2002

Publisher: Wiley

The investment decisions you make today will determine the kind of life you will be able to enjoy once that regular paycheck stops rolling in. Designed to work as a flexible reference for all investors-no matter what stage of retirement planning you're in-The SmartMoney Guide to Long-Term Investing will help you retire on your financial terms.

Drawing on a decade's

Overview

The investment decisions you make today will determine the kind of life you will be able to enjoy once that regular paycheck stops rolling in. Designed to work as a flexible reference for all investors-no matter what stage of retirement planning you're in-The SmartMoney Guide to Long-Term Investing will help you retire on your financial terms.

Drawing on a decade's worth of financial knowledge and experience, The SmartMoney Guide to Long-Term Investing:

• Introduces you to the cornerstone of any wealth-building portfolio-stocks, bonds, and mutual funds

• Teaches you how to set up an asset allocation strategy that works for you

• Gives you the tools to estimate how much you need to save for retirement each year, depending on the lifestyle you intend to lead

• Reveals the names of outstanding mutual funds that will deliver the investment returns you need

• Shows you how to get the most from your 401(k) and introduces you to numerous real-life retirees, who offer important advice on the financial aspects of life after work

• Explores a long-term goal that usually conflicts with retirement savings-paying for your child's college education-and shows you how to deal with it

• And much more

When investing for your retirement, you can't afford to make mistakes. Pick up The SmartMoney Guide to Long-Term Investing and take control of your future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471152033
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/26/2002
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART ONE: The Building Blocks of Wealth.

Chapter 1: Stocks, Mutual Funds, and Bonds: Starting at the Beginning.

Chapter 2: How Much Do You Really Need to Save?

Chapter 3: Your Retirement Accounts.

PART TWO: Your Retirement Savings.

Chapter 4: Your Ideal Asset Allocation.

Chapter 5: Getting There: The Best Stock and Bond Funds for Your Needs.

Chapter 6: Getting There Fast: How to "Accelerate" Your Portfolio.

Chapter 7: Is Your 401(k) As Good As It Should Be?

Chapter 8: The Best and Worst Funds for Your 401(k).

PART THREE: That Other Long-Term Goal, Paying for College.

Chapter 9: Saving for College: How Much Can You Put Aside?

Chapter 10: Letting Someone Else Do It for You: 529 College Savings Plans.

Chapter 11: Asset Allocation: A Year-by-Year Guide to Investing Wisely for Your Child's Tuition.

PART FOUR: Life in Retirement.

Chapter 12: Being There: Investment Moves for Retirees (and the Nearly Retired).

Chapter 13: Feeling Fine: Affordable Health Care for Retirees.

Glossary.

Index.

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