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From Americas most authoritative source: the quintessential primer on understanding and managing your money
Money courses through just about every corner of our lives and has an impact on the way we live today and how well be able to live in the future. Understanding your money, and getting it to work for you, has never been more important than it is today, as more and more of us are called upon to manage every aspect of our financial lives, from managing day-to-day living expenses to planning a college savings fund and, ultimately, retirement. From The Wall Street Journal, the most trusted name in financial and money matters, this indispensable book takes the mystery out of personal finance. Start with the basics, learn how they work, and youll become a better steward of your own money, today and in the future. Consider The Wall Street Journal Complete Personal Finance Guidebook your cheat sheet to the finances of your life. This book will help you:
• Understand the nuts and bolts of managing your money: banking, investing, borrowing, insurance, credit cards, taxes, and more
• Establish realistic budgets and savings plans
• Develop an investment strategy that makes sense for you
• Make the right financial decisions about real estate
• Plan for retirement intelligently
Also available—the companion to this guidebook: The Wall Street Journal Personal Finance Workbook, by Jeff D. Opdyke
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In this primer on personal finance, designed to educate without intimidating, Opdyke takes readers through the essentials of modern money management, including chapters on banking, investing, borrowing, insurance, financial planning, and takes. It offers dozens of useful suggestions for how to make the right financial decisions in the present and how to plan best for the future.
In this topnotch primer, the leading personal finance writer of "The Wall Street Journal" explains the essentials of money management and offers a user-friendly companion workbook.
About the Author
Jeff D. Opdyke is a financial reporter who has covered investing and personal finance for The Wall Street Journal for the past twelve years. He is the author of Love and Money: A Life Guide to Financial Success. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife, Amy, and their two kids.