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Personal finance for dummies
Tyson, Eric (Eric Kevin)
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Seventh edition.
Publication Information:
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2012]

Physical Description:
xxii, 458 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Tyson provides concrete, action-oriented guidance for tracking expenditures, reducing spending, getting out of debt, investing wisely, and financially surviving life's unexpected twists and turns.
Assessing your financial fitness and setting goals. Improving your financial literacy ; Measuring yur financial health ; Managing where your money goes ; Establishing and achieving goals -- Spending less, saving more. Dealing with debt ; Reducing your spending ; Trimming your taxes -- Building wealth through investing. Considering important investment concepts ; Understanding your investment choices ; Investing in funds ; Investing in retirement accounts ; Investing in taxable accounts ; Investing for educational expenses ; Investing in real estate: your home and beyond -- Insurance: protecting what you have. Insurance: getting what your need at the best price ; 16. Insurance on you: life, disability, and health ; Covering your assets -- Where to go for more help. Working with financial planners ; Using a computer to manage your money ; On air and in print -- Part of tens. Ten tactics to thwart identity theft and fraud.
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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 economic 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 the risks, returns, and options for 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 economic conditions Provides concrete, actionable advice for anyone facing great financial 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!

Author Notes

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 and coauthor of Home Buying Kit For Dummies , both national bestsellers.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part I Assessing Your Financial Fitness and Setting Goalsp. 7
Chapter 1 Improving Your Financial Literacyp. 9
Chapter 2 Measuring Your Financial Healthp. 21
Chapter 3 Managing Where Your Money Goesp. 41
Chapter 4 Establishing and Achieving Goalsp. 53
Part II Spending Less, Saving Morep. 75
Chapter 5 Dealing with Debtp. 77
Chapter 6 Reducing Your Spendingp. 95
Chapter 7 Trimming Your Taxesp. 123
Part III Building Wealth through Investingp. 147
Chapter 8 Considering Important Investment Conceptsp. 149
Chapter 9 Understanding Your Investment Choicesp. 177
Chapter 10 Investing in Fundsp. 197
Chapter 11 Investing in Retirement Accountsp. 215
Chapter 12 Investing in Taxable Accountsp. 237
Chapter 13 Investing for Educational Expensesp. 251
Chapter 14 Investing in Real Estate: Your Home and Beyondp. 263
Part IV Insurance: Protecting What You Havep. 305
Chapter 15 Insurance: Getting What You Need at the Best Pricep. 307
Chapter 16 Insurance on You: Life, Disability, and Healthp. 325
Chapter 17 Covering Your Assetsp. 349
Part V Where to Go for More Helpp. 363
Chapter 18 Working with Financial Plannersp. 365
Chapter 19 Using a Computer to Manage Your Moneyp. 383
Chapter 20 On Air and in Printp. 395
Part VI The Part of Tensp. 401
Chapter 21 Survival Guide for Ten Life Changesp. 403
Chapter 22 Ten Tactics to Thwart Identity Theft and Fraudp. 417
Glossaryp. 423
Indexp. 439