Personal Finance's highly interactive approach, engaging style, and lively page design captures students' attention as they learn how to incorporate each important concept into their own financial planning. Students will leave the course with a ready-to-implement financial plan and the tools and knowledge they need to effectively manage their own personal finances. The Tax Update brings all tax rates and deductions in relevant chapters up to date through the end of 2004.
Table of Contents
1. Overview of a Financial Plan. Part I: TOOLS FOR FINANCIAL PLANNING. 2. Planning with Personal Financial Statements. 3. Applying Time Value Concepts. 4. Using Tax Concepts for Planning. Part 2: MANAGING YOUR LIQUIDITY. 5. Banking and Interest Rates. 6. Managing Your Money. 7. Managing Your Credit. Part 3: PERSONAL FINANCING. 8. Personal Loans. 9. Purchasing and Financing a Home. Part 4: PROTECTING YOUR WEALTH. 10. Auto and Homeowner's Insurance. 11. Health and Disability Insurance. 12. Life Insurance. Part 5: PERSONAL INVESTING. 13. Investing Fundamentals. 14. Stock Analysis and Valuation. 15. Investing in Stocks. 16. Investing in Bonds. 17. Investing in Mutual Funds. 18. Asset Allocation. Part 6: RETIREMENT AND ESTATE PLANNING. 19. Retirement Planning. 20. Estate Planning. Part 7: SYNTHESIS OF FINANCIAL PLANNING. 21. Integrating The Components of A Financial Plan.