Your Money Matters: 21 Tips for Achieving Financial Security in the 21st Century

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Your Money Matters takes the financial wisdom Pond has amassed in years as a lecturer and print, radio, and TV commentator, and focuses it on the task of achieving financial security for the next one hundred years. Pond's fans will note his trademark style throughout these pages, and readers new to him will be charmed by his skill in making even the most complicated financial matters easily understood and enjoyable.

The audiobook covers every major financial situation that is ...

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Overview

Your Money Matters takes the financial wisdom Pond has amassed in years as a lecturer and print, radio, and TV commentator, and focuses it on the task of achieving financial security for the next one hundred years. Pond's fans will note his trademark style throughout these pages, and readers new to him will be charmed by his skill in making even the most complicated financial matters easily understood and enjoyable.

The audiobook covers every major financial situation that is likely to arise in an adult's lifetime. From the beginnings of financial independence to complicated estate planning, from buying a home to saving for retirement, it's all here.

Your Money Matters has just enough information to get you going, presented clearly and concisely. Unlike other guides, it takes a humanistic approach to money, reminding us that there's no reason our financial lives have to be dull.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Public television host and personal finance commentator Pond uses the upcoming 21st century as his stage for this up-to-date summary of key tips designed to enable listeners to achieve financial security. Keeping with his traditionally humorous approach, some of his subjects include "Death Doesn't Get Worse Every Time Congress Convenes" and "Learn How To Tolerate a Loved One's Annoying Financial Habits." Over his many years as a financial lecturer, Pond has amassed a goodly number of followers of his sound advice about many typical situations likely to be experienced. He discusses estate planning, saving for retirement, buying a home, the difference between saving and investing, and, always important, living beneath your means. While this presents no new ideas, with Pond's strong identity, this is a sure bet for all larger public libraries and any other library still lacking in the financial advice genre.--Dale Farris, Groves, TX Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402896965
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
1. The Difference Between a Rich Person and a Poor Person Is Just Two Cents 1
2. Live Beneath Your Means (without Depriving Yourself) 11
3. Nothing in Your Financial Life Is "Either/Or" 19
4. Never Take Financial Responsibility for Anything That Eats, but If You Do... 29
5. Learn How to Tolerate Your Loved One's Annoying Financial Habits 41
6. Preparing Financially for the Unexpected 49
7. Never Borrow to Buy a Depreciating Asset 67
8. Home, Sweet (Unmortgaged) Home 79
9. There's a Big Difference Between Saving and Investing 93
10. There's Nothing Wrong with Old-Fashioned Investing Using Old-Fashioned Investments 109
11. Sleep-Tight Investing 129
12. Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, but Pigs and Lambs Get Slaughtered 145
13. New Century, New Investment Opportunities 157
14. Death and Taxes May Be Life's Only Certainties, but At Least Death Doesn't Get Worse Every Time the Congress Convenes 175
15. It's Never Too Late--or Too Early--to Plan for a Comfortable Retirement 185
16. Let Uncle Sam Help Bankroll Your Retirement Nest Egg 197
17. Will Your Golden Years Be Golden? How to Thrive Throughout Your (and Your Parents') Retirement Years 211
18. Avoiding Mistakes in Your Financial Life 223
19. Spend It All Before You Die (But If You Can't, Plan Your Estate) 233
20. Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: Estate-Planning Techniques to Benefit You in the Here and Now, Not Just the Hereafter 247
21. Control Your Financial Destiny by Taking Advantage of the Unprecedented Financial Opportunities of the 21st Century 267
Epilogue 275
Index 277
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