Personal Finance An Integrated Planning Approach

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: Pearson

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The goal of this book is two-fold. The first is to have readers appreciate the importance of planning and have a basic understanding of planning techniques. The second is to develop readers'abilities to think critically and to make effective decisions.This book covers financial planning including the time value of money, cash management, buying now and paying later, investment basics, stock and bonds, mutual funds, and protecting your income and wealth.For financial advisors/planners and any individual seeking a sound financial plan.

Table of Contents

The Basic Framework: Organizing and Managing Your Financial Resources
Financial Planning: Why Itrsquo;s Important to You
The Time Value of Money: All Dollars Are Not Created Equal
Financial Statements and Budgets: Where Are You Now and Where Are You Going?
Taxes: The Governmentrsquo;s Share of Your Rewards
Liquidity Management: Managing Current Assets and Current Liabilities
Cash Management: Funds for Immediate Needs
Short-Term Credit Management: Consumer Credit
Buying Now and Paying Later: Managing Your Long-Term Liabilities
Consumer Durables: The Personal Auto 8
Investing for the Future: Growing Your Financial Resources
Financial Markets and Institutions: Learning the Investment Environment
Investment Basics: Understanding Risk and Return
Stocks and Bonds: Your Most Common Investments
Mutual Funds and Other Pooling Arrangements: Simplifying and (Maybe) Improving Your Investment Performance
Protecting your Wealth: Insurance and Retirement Planning
Property and Liability Insurance: Protecting Your Lifestyle Assets
Health Care and Disability Insurance: Protecting Your Earning Capacity
Life Insurance and Estate Planning: Protecting Your Dependents
Retirement Planning: Planning for Your Long-Term Needs
Time-Value-of-Money Concepts
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