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Jeff Madura is a finance professor at Florida Atlantic University. He received a MA in Economics at Northern Illinois University and a DBA in Finance at Florida State University. He teaches courses in Capital Markets, International Finance, Multinational Financial Management, and Financial Markets.
In addition to teaching, Madura has authored textbooks on personal finance and financial markets and institutions, as well as publications on various topics, including IPOs, mergers, divestitures, stock repurchases, closed-end funds, banking, behavior finance, and stock analyst recommendations.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Overview of a Financial Plan
Part 1: Tools for Financial Planning
Chapter 2: Planning with Personal Financial Statements
Chapter 3: Applying Time Value Concepts
Chapter 4: Using Tax Concepts for Planning
Part II: Managing Your Liquidity
Chapter 5: Banking and Interest Rates
Chapter 6: Managing Your Money
Chapter 7: Assessing and Securing Your Credit
Chapter 8: Managing Your Credit
Part III: Personal Financing
Chapter 9: Personal Loans
Chapter 10: Purchasing and Financing a Home
Part IV: Protecting Your Wealth
Chapter 11: Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance
Chapter 12: Health and Disability Insurance
Chapter 13: Life Insurance
Part V: Personal Investing
Chapter 14: Investing Fundamentals
Chapter 15: Investing in Stocks
Chapter 16: Investing in Bonds
Chapter 17: Investing in Mutual Funds
Chapter 18: Asset Allocation
Part VI: Retirement and Estate Planning
Chapter 19: Retirement Planning
Chapter 20: Estate Planning
Part VII: Synthesis of Financial Planning
Chapter 21: Integrating the Components of a Financial Plan
Appendix A: Your Career
Appendix B: ProjectsAppendix C: Financial Tables