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

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

by Jonathan D. Pond


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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399526398
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

1.The Difference Between a Rich Person and a Poor Person Is Just Two Cents1
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 Habits41
6.Preparing Financially for the Unexpected49
7.Never Borrow to Buy a Depreciating Asset67
8.Home, Sweet (Unmortgaged) Home79
9.There's a Big Difference Between Saving and Investing93
10.There's Nothing Wrong with Old-Fashioned Investing Using Old-Fashioned Investments109
11.Sleep-Tight Investing129
12.Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, but Pigs and Lambs Get Slaughtered145
13.New Century, New Investment Opportunities157
14.Death and Taxes May Be Life's Only Certainties, but At Least Death Doesn't Get Worse Every Time the Congress Convenes175
15.It's Never Too Late--or Too Early--to Plan for a Comfortable Retirement185
16.Let Uncle Sam Help Bankroll Your Retirement Nest Egg197
17.Will Your Golden Years Be Golden? How to Thrive Throughout Your (and Your Parents') Retirement Years211
18.Avoiding Mistakes in Your Financial Life223
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 Hereafter247
21.Control Your Financial Destiny by Taking Advantage of the Unprecedented Financial Opportunities of the 21st Century267

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