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Your journey to financial freedom starts here! Kapoor/Dlabay/Hughes market-leading Personal Finance provides practical guidance on how students can achieve peace of mind with regard to their financial situation. It provides many financial planning tools using a step-by-step approach to help students identify and evaluate choices as well as understand the consequences of decisions in terms of opportunity costs. Managing money in order to obtain freedom from financial worries – thats what the 10th edition of Personal Finance is all about!

About the Author

Dr. Jack Kapoor is a Professor of Business and Economics in the Business and Services Division. Dr. Kapoor has taught Business and Economics at College of DuPage since 1969. He received his B.A. and M.S. from San Francisco State College and his Ed.D. from Northern Illinois University. Professor Kapoor was recently awarded the Business and Services Division's Outstanding Professor Award for 1999-2000. Dr. Kapoor is known internationally as a co-author of several textbooks including BUSINESS: A PRACTICAL APPROACH (Rand McNally), BUSINESS (Houghton Mifflin), and the forthcoming SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Richard D. Irwin/McGraw-Hill). Les Dlabay teaches in the Department of Economics and Business at Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois. Over the past 25 years, he has taught more than 30 different courses in high school, community college, university, adult education, and teacher preparation programs. Dr. Dlabay has developed a wide variety of textbook materials, student activity guides, instructor manuals, testing programs, audio-visual materials, and software packages in the areas of Personal Finance, Consumer Economics, and International Business. Dr. Dlabay has served as a consultant to corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. He has presented more than 140 workshops and seminars in over 20 states to encourage teachers to actively involve students in the learning process with video presentations, newsletters, interviews, and Internet research activities.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Planning Your Personal Finances

1 Personal Finance Basics and the Time Value of Money

Appendix: The Time Value of Money

2 Financial Aspects of Career Planning

Appendix: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews

3 Money Management Strategy: Financial Statements and Budgeting

4 Planning Your Tax Strategy

Part 2 Managing Your Personal Finances

5 Financial Services: Savings Plans and Payment Accounts

6 Introduction to Consumer Credit

7 Choosing a Source of Credit: The Costs of Credit Alternatives

Part 3 Making Your Purchasing Decisions

8 Consumer Purchasing Strategies and Legal Protection

9 The Housing Decision: Factors and Finances

Part 4 Insuring Your Resources

10 Property and Motor Vehicle Insurance

11 Health, Disability, and Long-Term Care Insurance

12 Life Insurance

Part 5 Investing Your Financial Resources

13 Investing Fundamentals

14 Investing in Stocks

15 Investing in Bonds

16 Investing in Mutual Funds

17 Investing in Real Estate and Other Investment Alternatives

Part 6 Controlling Your Financial Future

18 Starting Early: Retirement Planning

19 Estate Planning


Appendix A: Financial Planners and Other Financial Planning Information Sources

Appendix B: Consumer Agencies and Organizations

Appendix C: Daily Spending Diary


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Personal Financial Planner

Product Details

Kapoor, Jack Dlabay
McGraw-Hill Education
Hughes, Robert J.
Dlabay, Les R.
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Kapoor, Jack R.
Personal Finance - General
Business - Personal Finance
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