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Personal finance for dummies (--For dummies)

by Tyson, Eric (Author)

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From budgeting, saving, and reducing debt to making timely investment choices and planning for the future, this trusted book provides you with the tools you need to take charge of your financial life. Packed with Eric Tyson's bestselling, time-tested financial tips and advice, this latest edition of... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Part 1: Getting started with personal finance. Improving your financial literacy ; Measuring your financial health ; Managing where your money goes ; Establishing and achieving goals
  • Part 2: Spending less, saving more. Dealing with debt ; Reducing your spending ; Trimming your taxes
  • Part 3: Building wealth through investing. Considering important investment concepts ; Understanding your investment choices ; Investing in funds ; Investing in retirement accounts ; Investing in taxable accounts ; Investing for educational expenses ; Investing in real estate : your home and beyond
  • Part 4: Insurance : protecting what you have. Insurance : getting what you need at the best price ; Insurance on you : life, disability, and health ; Covering your assets
  • Part 5: Where to go for help. Working with financial planners ; Using technology to manage your money ; On air and in print
  • Part 6: The power of tens. Survival guide for ten life changes ; Ten tactics to thwart identity theft and fraud.