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Investing on a shoestring
O'Neill, Barbara M.
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Publication Information:
Chicago, IL : Dearborn Financial Publishing, [1999]

Physical Description:
viii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Central Library HG4521 .O516 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A basic guide to investing with limited funds. Topics include tax knowledge, ownership investments, diversification, mutual funds, indexed investment products, and choosing a professional financial adviser. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Author Notes

Barbara O'Neill, Ph.D. is a certified financial planner, financial journalist, and professor at Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. iv
Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Part 1 First Things First
Chapter 1. Developing an Investor's Mind-Setp. 1
Chapter 2. What Are You Investing For?p. 19
Chapter 3. Investment Risk: How Much Is Enough?p. 42
Chapter 4. How to Find the Money to Investp. 56
Chapter 5. Dealing with Debtp. 68
Part 2 Investment Fundamentals
Chapter 6. The Magic of Compound Interestp. 78
Chapter 7. Using Asset Allocation to Build an Investment Portfoliop. 91
Chapter 8. Tax-Advantaged Investingp. 105
Part 3 Investment Choices
Chapter 9. Ownership Investments: Going for Growthp. 124
Chapter 10. Loanership Investments: Diversification and Fixed Incomep. 134
Chapter 11. Mutual Fund Basicsp. 149
Chapter 12. Indexed Investment Productsp. 165
Part 4 Getting Started and Finding Help
Chapter 13. Investing with Small Dollar Amountsp. 179
Chapter 14. Investing to Make Up for Lost Timep. 191
Chapter 15. Choosing Professional Financial Advisersp. 202
Inexpensive Investment Resourcesp. 215
Indexp. 225

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