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Personal Finance for Dummies
Assess your financial fitness
Save more and spend less
Review your credit report and improve your score
Make smart investments in any economic environment
Eric Tyson, MBA
Bestselling author, Investing For Dummies
The easy way to achieve your financial goals!
Renowned personal finance expert Eric Tyson combines his time-tested financial advice with updated strategies to give you everything you need to protect your financial future. Inside, you'll get concrete, action-oriented guidance for tracking expenditures, reducing spending, getting out of debt, investing wisely, saving for college and other events, and financially surviving life's unexpected twists and turns.
Assessing your fitness and setting goals improve your financial literacy, measure your financial health, find out where your money goes, and set your monetary goals
Saving more, spending less get practical advice on how to deal with debt, reduce your spending, and tame those daunting taxes
Building wealth with wise investing learn important investment concepts and discover how you can boost your personal wealth with real estate, mutual funds, and everything in between
Protecting what you've got find out how to get insurance coverage for all of your assets at the best price
Where to go for more help get helpful guidance on working with financial planners, on using your personal computer to manage your money, and on seeking (and avoiding) media outlets for the latest in financial news
"Provides tremendous insight and guidance into the world of investing and other money issues."
PBS Nightly Business Report
"Smart advice?rewards your candor with advice and comfort."
Open the book and find:
Information on understanding and improving your credit score
Coverage of new tax law changes
Tips on how to budget, trim expenses, and save money
Advice on how to plan for the future
Tactics to thwart identity theft and fraud
What's going on with government assistance programs, Social Security, and Medicare
The best ways to reduce and eliminate debt
Now updated-the proven guide to taking control of your finances
The bestselling Personal Finance For Dummies has helped countless readers budget their funds successfully, rein in debt, and build a strong foundation for the future. Now, renowned financial counselor Eric Tyson combines his time-tested financial advice along with updates to his strategies that reflect changing market conditions, giving you a better-than-ever guide to taking an honest look at your current financial health and setting realistic goals for the future.
Inside, you'll find techniques for tracking expenditures, reducing spending, and getting out from under the burden of high-interest debt. Tyson explains the basics of investing in plain English, as well as risks, returns, investment options, and popular investment strategies. He also covers ways to save for college and special events, tame your taxes, and financially survive the twists and turns that life delivers.
- The bestselling, tried-and-true guide to taking control of finances, now updated to cover current market conditions
- Provides concrete, actionable advice for anyone facing great economic hardship
- Helps you avoid or get out of debt and budget funds more successfully
- Eric Tyson, MBA, is a nationally recognized personal finance counselor and the author of numerous For Dummies titles, including Home Buying For Dummies, Investing For Dummies, and Mutual Funds For Dummies, among others
There's no need to stress over an uncertain economy-just read Personal Finance For Dummies and protect your financial future!
The bestselling "Personal Finance For Dummies" has helped countless readers budget their funds successfully, rein in debt, and build a strong foundation for the future. This sixth edition features time-tested financial advice along with updates that reflect changing market conditions.
About the Author
Eric Tyson (www.erictyson.com) is an internationally acclaimed and bestselling personal finance book author, syndicated columnist, and speaker. He is also the author of the national bestsellers Investing For Dummies and Home Buying For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Assessing Your Fitness and Setting Goals.
Chapter 1: Improving Your Financial Literacy.
Chapter 2: Measuring Your Financial Health.
Chapter 3: Determining Where Your Money Goes.
Chapter 4: Establishing and Achieving Goals.
Part II: Saving More, Spending Less.
Chapter 5: Dealing with Debt.
Chapter 6: Reducing Your Spending.
Chapter 7: Trimming Your Taxes.
Part III: Building Wealth with Wise Investing.
Chapter 8: Considering Important Investment Concepts.
Chapter 9: Understanding Your Investment Choices.
Chapter 10: Investing in Funds.
Chapter 11: Investing in Retirement Accounts.
Chapter 12: Investing in Taxable Accounts.
Chapter 13: Investing for Educational Expenses.
Chapter 14: Investing in Real Estate: Your Home and Beyond.
Part IV: Insurance: Protecting What You Have.
Chapter 15: Insurance: Getting What You Need at the Best Price.
Chapter 16: Insurance on You: Life, Disability, and Health.
Chapter 17: Covering Your Assets.
Part V: Where to Go for More Help.
Chapter 18: Working with Financial Planners.
Chapter 19: Using a Computer to Manage Your Money.
Chapter 20: On Air and in Print.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Survival Guide for Ten Life Changes.
Chapter 22: Ten Tactics to Thwart Identity Theft and Fraud.