Money Management For Canadians All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Money Management For Canadians All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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ISBN-13: 9780470677247
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/26/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 864
File size: 24 MB
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About the Author

Andrew Bell is a host on Business News Network.

Andrew Dagys and Paul Mladjenovic co-wrote Stock Investing For Canadians For Dummies.

Tony Ioannou and Heather Ball co-wrote Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies.

Margaret Kerr and JoAnn Kurtz are lawyers and entrepreneurs.

John Lawrence Reynolds is a best-selling author.

Kathleen Sindell is a professor and consultant.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Taking Stock of Your Financial Situation 7

Chapter 1: Your Financial Snapshot 9

Chapter 2: Setting Financial Goals 23

Chapter 3: Distinguishing Needs from Wants 33

Chapter 4: Saving Smartly 43

Chapter 5: Spending Wisely 49

Book II: Money Management Basics 59

Chapter 1: Getting Credit (Where Credit Is Due) 61

Chapter 2: Getting Into Debt 69

Chapter 3: Getting Out of Debt 85

Chapter 4: Budgeting and Record Keeping 113

Chapter 5: Planning for the Inevitable: Taxes 137

Book III: Home Sweet, Home Free 145

Chapter 1: Deciding to Buy 147

Chapter 2: Discovering Your Perfect Home 173

Chapter 3: Getting the Home You Want 201

Chapter 4: Deciding to Sell 221

Chapter 5: Preparing to Sell Your Home 243

Chapter 6: Sealing the Deal 261

Book IV: Investment Fundamentals 289

Chapter 1: Setting Realistic Goals and Expectations 291

Chapter 2: Your Savings Choices: Savings Accounts, Tiered Accounts, and GICs 299

Chapter 3: Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, and Real Estate 305

Chapter 4: Monitoring Your Progress 327

Chapter 5: Becoming an Effective Investor 337

Book V: Making Your Investments Work for You 345

Chapter 1: Buying Mutual Funds 347

Chapter 2: Types of Mutual Funds 373

Chapter 3: The Essentials of Stock Investing 395

Chapter 4: Before You Get Started with Stocks 413

Chapter 5: Buying and Selling Stocks 433

Chapter 6: Investing in Bonds 447

Chapter 7: Screening Mutual Funds Online 459

Chapter 8: Internet Stock Screening 467

Chapter 9: Valuing Bonds Online 475

Book VI: Somewhere over the Rainbow: Retirement Planning 485

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your RRSP 487

Chapter 2: What to Expect from Your RRSP 503

Chapter 3: Your RRSP Strategy 513

Chapter 4: Withdrawing Money from Your RRSP 529

Chapter 5: The Time Has Come to Cash In! 537

Book VII: Estate Planning 553

Chapter 1: Estate-Planning Basics 555

Chapter 2: The Taxman Cometh: Taxes and Your Estate 563

Chapter 3: Creating an Estate Plan 585

Chapter 4: Reading and Understanding a Will 617

Chapter 5: Power of Attorney and Your Living Will 633

Book VIII: Taking Care of Business 649

Chapter 1: Show Me the Money: Sourcing Financing for Your Business 651

Chapter 2: So Long and Thanks for All the Cash 671

Chapter 3: Paying Your Dues: All about Taxes 689

Chapter 4: Close Encounters with Accounting 707

Chapter 5: When Your Business Springs a Leak 723

Appendix A: Your Personal RRSP Planner 733

Appendix B: Prepare to Meet Your Lawyer 735

Appendix C: Instructions for Your Executor 747

Appendix D: Inventory for Your Executor753

Appendix E: Sample Business Plan 759

Index 781

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