Personal Finance For Dummies (häftad)
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9th Edition
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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651 g
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Personal Finance For Dummies (häftad)

Personal Finance For Dummies

Häftad Engelska, 2018-10-26
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Take stock of your financial situation From budgeting, saving, and reducing debt, to making timely investment choices and planning for the future, Personal Finance For Dummies provides fiscally conscious readers with the tools they need to take charge of their financial life. This new edition includes coverage of an extensive new tax bill that took effect in 2018 and the impact on individuals, families, small businesses, and on real estate and investing decisions. Plus, it covers emerging investing interests like technology and global investing, cryptocurrencies, pot stocks, the lifestyle changes occurring with millennials, and more. Evaluate and manage your financial fitness Assess your credit report and improve your score Make smart investments in any economic environment Find out about international investing The expert advice offered in Personal Finance For Dummies is for anyone looking to ensure that their finances are on the right track--and to identify the areas in which they can improve their financial strategies.
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Eric Tyson is an internationally acclaimed and bestselling personal finance book author, syndicated columnist, and speaker. He is also the author of Investing For Dummies, Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies and coauthor of Home Buying Kit For Dummies.


Introduction 1 About This Book 2 Foolish Assumptions 3 Icons Used in This Book 3 Beyond the Book 4 Where to Go from Here 4 Part 1: Getting Started with Personal Finance 5 Chapter 1: Improving Your Financial Literacy 7 Talking Money at Home 8 Identifying Unreliable Sources of Information 10 Understanding the dangers of free financial content online 10 Recognizing fake financial gurus 11 Publishers pandering to advertisers 17 Jumping over Real and Imaginary Hurdles to Financial Success 18 Discovering what (or who) is holding you back 18 Developing good financial habits 19 Chapter 2: Measuring Your Financial Health 21 Avoiding Common Money Mistakes 22 Determining Your Financial Net Worth 24 Adding up your financial assets 24 Subtracting your financial liabilities 25 Crunching your numbers 26 Interpreting your net worth results 26 Examining Your Credit Score and Reports 27 Understanding what your credit data includes and means 27 Obtaining your credit reports and score 28 Improving your credit reports and score 29 Getting credit report errors corrected 30 Knowing the Difference between Bad Debt and Good Debt 32 Consuming your way to bad debt 33 Recognizing bad debt overload 33 Assessing good debt: Can you get too much? 35 Playing the credit-card float 35 Analyzing Your Savings 36 Evaluating Your Investment Knowledge 38 Assessing Your Insurance Savvy 39 Chapter 3: Managing Where Your Money Goes 41 Examining Overspending 42 Having access to credit 42 Misusing credit cards 43 Taking out car loans 43 Bending to outside influences and agendas 44 Spending to feel good 45 Analyzing Your Spending 45 Tracking spending the "low-tech" way 46 Tracking your spending on "free" websites and apps 51 Chapter 4: Establishing and Achieving Goals 53 Creating Your Own Definition of Wealth 53 Acknowledging what money can't buy 54 Managing the balancing act 54 Prioritizing Your Savings Goals 56 Knowing what's most important to you 57 Valuing retirement accounts 57 Dealing with competing goals 58 Building Emergency Reserves 59 Saving to Buy a Home or Business 60 Funding Kids' Educational Expenses 61 Saving for Big Purchases 61 Preparing for Retirement/Financial Independence 62 Figuring out what you need for retirement/financial independence 64 Understanding retirement building blocks 65 Crunching numbers for your retirement 69 Making up for lost time 71 Part 2: Spending Less, Saving More 73 Chapter 5: Dealing with Debt 75 Using Savings to Reduce Your Consumer Debt 76 Understanding how you gain 76 Finding the funds to pay down consumer debts 77 Decreasing Debt When You Lack Savings 78 Reducing your credit card's interest rate 78 Understanding all credit-card terms and conditions 79 Cutting up your credit cards 79 Discovering debit cards: The best of both worlds 80 Turning to Credit Counseling Agencies 82 Beware biased advice at credit counseling agencies 82 Ask questions and avoid debt management programs 83 Filing Bankruptcy 84 Understanding bankruptcy benefits 85 Coming to terms with bankruptcy drawbacks 86 Deciphering the bankruptcy laws 87 Choosing between Chapter 7 and 13 88 Seeking bankruptcy advice 89 Stopping the Spending/Consumer Debt Cycle 89 Resisting the credit temptation 89 Identifying and treating a compulsion 90 Chapter 6: Reducing Your Spending 93 Unlocking the Keys to Successful Spending 94 Living within your means 94 Looking for the best values 95 Eliminating the fat from your spending 99 Turning your back on consumer credit 100 Budgeting to Boost Your Savings 101 Reducing Your Spending 102 Managing food costs 103 Saving on shelter 106 Cutting transportation costs 109 Lowering your energy costs 112 Controlling clothing costs 113 Repaying your debt 114 Indulging responsibly in fun and recreation 115 Lowering your phone bil