My College Finance: A Guide to Understanding Personal Finance for Students and Parents

My College Finance: A Guide to Understanding Personal Finance for Students and Parents

by J. L. Thompson, Stacy Luecker


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America's youth and their parents are drowning in debt due to financial illiteracy. My College Finance was written to help educate students and their parents on the importance of personal finance. American debt levels are at an all time high and the main problem is the average person does not understand personal finance. This book was written from a real world perspective addressing topics such as the importance of credit, the impact of credit scores on employment, how to avoid credit card debit, how to balance a check book and much more. It's an easy read and the information is easily understood. This book is a definite must for any high school student, college student and their parents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979635496
Publisher: Gorilla Publishing
Publication date: 09/08/2007
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

J.L. Thompson is a graduate of Howard University. He has several years of experience as a speaker, writer, and educator on the topic of personal finance. He is the founder of, the premiere website for students and their parents to get information on credit cards, money management strategies, and investing. He has also been featured in Businessweek magazine.

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Introduction     xiii
Oblivious     1
The Birth of Credit     7
It's All About Your Credit     13
Understanding the Power of Credit     17
To Owe or Not to Owe     23
Rusty's Story     31
Understanding Interest     37
Credit Card Temptation     45
Students Must Own It     53
Financial Influence of Parents     67
Learn the Game     75
Debt at the Speed of Light     81
What's the Score?     87
The Real-Life Report Card     95
Afterword     10
Sample Credit Report     105
Suggested Reading List     107
Credit Resources/Helpful Websites     109
The Fine Print     111
Glossary     113
Index     129

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