The Black Woman's Guide to Financial Independence: Smart Ways Take Charge your Money bld Wealth Achieve Financial Security / Edition 1

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Overview

Whether you've just opened your first savings account or you've already mastered the basics of money management, you will benefit from this invaluable guide written especially for today's black woman. Renowned investment advisor Cheryl D. Broussard's straightforward approach uses easy-to-understand diagrams and worksheets to show you how to:
  • determine your current financial standing
  • devise a realistic budget and set financial goals
  • get yourself out of debt
  • maintain useful financial records
  • save for your children's education and your retirement
  • invest in real estate, the stock market, and other money-making ventures

Achieving financial independence has never been more important--or more within your reach.

In this invaluable guide, a registered investment advisor provides black women with the tools they need to build financially independent lives. Using worksheets and straightforward explanations of savings strategies and investment options, Broussard makes understanding personal finance easy--even for those who have yet to open their first savings account.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140252835
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl D. Broussard runs her own money management firm, Broussard & Douglas, Inc. She is co-host of the Ebony magazine video, Ebony Money Power. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 Case Studies - Real Women Like You 3
Ch. 2 Money Attitudes & Habits 8
Ch. 3 Dreams & Goals 10
Ch. 4 Current Financial Standing 13
Ch. 5 Financial Recordkeeping 16
Ch. 6 Cash Management 19
Ch. 7 Balancing Your Checkbook 22
Ch. 8 Credit Card Management 26
Ch. 9 Teaching Your Children Money Management 32
Ch. 10 Insurance - Protecting Your Assets 39
Ch. 11 Tax Planning Strategies 49
Ch. 12 Saving Strategies 59
Ch. 13 Planning for Your Children's Education 68
Ch. 14 Retirement Planning 76
Ch. 15 Building Your Investment Portfolio 89
Ch. 16 Wall Street - Investing in Stocks 94
Ch. 17 Stock Mutual Funds 101
Ch. 18 Bonds and Bond Mutual Funds 108
Ch. 19 Gold, Silver, and Other Precious Metals 115
Ch. 20 Global Opportunities - International Investing 117
Ch. 21 Benefits of Joining an Investment Club 120
Ch. 22 Wealth Accumulation Through Real Estate 124
Ch. 23 African-American Women, Money, and Divorce 137
Ch. 24 Estate Planning - Not Just for the Rich 145
Ch. 25 Finding Financial Help 153
Ch. 26 Millionaire Power - Steps to Mastering Your Financial Future 156
Appendix - Create Your Own Financial Plan 159
Resources 169
Recommended Reading 175
Glossary of Personal Finance 177
Index 183
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