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1001 financial words you need to know
Bach, David.
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New York : Oxford University Press, [2003]

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xviii, 237 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Using this dictionary -- Pronunciation key -- Financial words you need to know -- How to determine if you have a credit card problem -- Find your latte factor T and learn how compound interest works for you -- How the Federal Reserve works -- What you need to know about insurance -- How to buy a home -- The top ten money mistakes people make -- How to make a financial plan -- How to plan for retirement -- Understanding your credit score -- The top ten principles for hiring a financial advisor -- Common financial equations.
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Modern American life is filled with the language of mortgages, credit cards, investing, inheritances, pensions, and all the other financial situations we find ourselves in every day. A basic understanding of this vocabulary is essential in making smart money decisions. 1001 Financial Words You Need to Know defines and demystifies the essential terminology of money and commerce. Comprehensive but never condescending, financial expert David Bach explains every term clearly, including a sample sentence and supplemental notes for many entries. In addition, he includes a number of quick miniguides to managing your financial life that include information on understanding credit and compound interest, balancing your portfolio, making a savings plan, buying property, and purchasing insurance. The appendixes in the back contain an extensive list of common financial equations and a helpful bibliography of business books for further reading.

An ideal guide for everyone from business school students to homeowners taking out a mortgage, 1001 Financial Words You Need to Know is the perfect vocabulary-building companion to the complex world of money and finance.

Author Notes

David Bach is the host of his own PBS special Smart Women Finish Rich, Bach is financial expert and educator. Bach is the money coach for America Online and hosts a nationally syndicated radio show, Live Rich with David Bach on the Sirius Network

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Using This Dictionaryp. xv
Pronunciation Keyp. xvii
1001 Financial Words You Need to Knowp. 1
How to Determine If You Have a Credit Card Problemp. 18
Find Your Latte Factor and Learn How Compound Interest Works for Youp. 56
How the Federal Reserve Worksp. 78
What You Need to Know About Insurancep. 86
How to Buy a Homep. 104
The Top Ten Money Mistakes People Makep. 122
How to Create a Financial Plan That Will Really Work for Youp. 138
How to Plan for Retirementp. 172
Understanding Your Credit Scorep. 205
Top Ten Principles for Hiring a Financial Advisorp. 215
Common Financial Equationsp. 225
Interest Rate Calculator Tablep. 229
Further Readingp. 233