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For readers who are wondering how new tax laws might affect their own personal investments, or how to trade on the stock market with a broker or on their own with a computer, or how to set up a college fund mindful of state regulations, or countless other personal finance questions, it's time to turn to Andrew Tobias and The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need. For more than twenty years this book has been America's bible for personal money management. Now it is even more indispensable. Fully updated to cover new legislation, and expanded to include the Internet world, America's favorite finance guide covers every aspect of investing and answers every question about managing money smartly and safely. Concise, witty, and truly understandable, this book offers the best personal finance information for every income level.
-- How to save by spending more wisely
-- When to invest in stocks, and when not to
-- Tax strategies for everything, from IRAs to charitable contributions
-- How to set up college funds
-- What does life insurance really do?
-- Is real estate wise?
-- What to do with that big inheritance
and much, much more.
About the Author
Andrew Tobias is the award-winning author of several bestselling books and software programs including My Vast Fortune and Managing Your Money. A frequent contributor to Parade and Worth, he serves as Treasurer of the Democratic Party.
Table of Contents
PART one Minimal Risk
1 If I'm So Smart, How Come This Book Won't Make You Rich?
2 A Penny Saved Is Two Pennies Earned
3 You CAN Get By on $165,000 a Year
4 Trust No One
5 The Case for Cowardice
6 Tax Strategies
PART two The Stock Market
7 Meanwhile, Down at the Track
8 Choosing (to Ignore) Your Broker
9 Hot Tips, Inside Information--and Other Fine Points
10 What to Do If You Inherit a Million Dollars; What to Do Otherwise
Earning 177% on Bordeaux
How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?
How Much Social Security Will You Get?
A Few Words about Our National Debt
Cocktail Party Financial Quips to Help You Feel Smug
Selected Discount Brokers
Selected Mutual Funds
Fun with Compound Interest
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