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With a strong emphasis on lifelong financial planning, Vickie Bajtelsmit's new text equips readers with the skills they need to plan their future and make smart financial decisions throughout their lives. It offers a wealth of analytical tools, active learning features, and decision-making exercises. Real-world examples, personal assessments, and an integrated personal financial plan are presented throughout to make the material even more relevant.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING.
Chapter 1. The Financial Planning Process.
Chapter 2. Financial Planning Tools: Personal Financial Statements and the Time Value of Money.
Chapter 3. Goal Setting, Career Planning, and Budgeting
Chapter 4. Income Tax Planning.
PART II: SECURING BASIC HOUSEHOLD NEEDS.
Chapter 5. Cash Management and Financial Institutions.
Chapter 6. Purchasing Decisions and Credit Cards.
Chapter 7. Consumer Loans and Credit Rights.
Chapter 8. Making Automobile and Housing Decisions.
Chapter 9. Buying Property and Liability Insurance.
Chapter 10. Evaluating Jobs and Employee Benefits: Health, Disability, and Retirement Plans.
PART III: BUILDING HOUSEHOLD WEALTH.
Chapter 11. Fundamental Concepts in Investing.
Chapter 12. Investing in Common Stock.
Chapter 13. Investing in Bonds and Preferred Stock.
Chapter 14. Investing in Mutual Funds, Real Estate, and Other Alternatives.
Chapter 15. Saving for Distant Goals: Retirement and Education.