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Overview

For courses in Personal Finance.

This ISBN is for the bound textbook, which students can rent through their bookstore.

 

A hands-on approach to financial planning

The main feature of Personal Finance is its hands-on approach keyed to the concepts students need to build their own financial plans. The text’s seven parts are all pieces of a financial plan; Chapter 21 is the capstone. A running example throughout the book and a variety of end-of-chapter cases reinforce the practical aspects of planning. The 7th Edition is fully updated with recent financial trends, such as lower interest rates, changing salaries, and rules for credit card use. With case studies and workable examples throughout, this book is an active tool students can use to become comfortable managing their finances into the future.

 

This title is also available digitally as a standalone Pearson eText, or via MyLab Finance, which includes the Pearson eText. These options give students affordable access to learning materials, so they come to class ready to succeed.

Table of contents

1. Overview of a Financial Plan

 

PART 1: 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. Assessing and Securing Your Credit

8. Managing Your Credit

 

PART 3: PERSONAL FINANCING

9. Personal Loans

10. Purchasing and Financing a Home

 

PART 4: PROTECTING YOUR WEALTH

11. Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance

12. Health and Disability Insurance

13. Life Insurance

 

PART 5: PERSONAL INVESTING

14. Investing Fundamentals

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

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