A Complete Guide to Family Finance: Essential Advice on Everything from Student Loans to Inheritance Tax

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2004 - Finance, Personal - 358 pages

Everyone needs to set financial priorities during their lives, but knowing what to do and who to ask for advice is difficult. Whether buying a car or starting a pension, we are bombarded by financial advertising, comment and advice.

This important new reference book explains the key elements to personal financial planning and provides the ordinary family with a simple framework for setting financial priorities. A Complete Guide to Family Finance supplies independent advice on:

financial planning

debts and loans

pensions

insurance

mortgages

education

healthcare

investments

Comprehensive and practical in its approach, this book explains the facts in plain English and provides everything you need to know about saving, investing and insuring for the future.

 

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Contents

Financial planning
24
The basic rules 24 Life cycles 25 Economic cycles and recent
39
The problem with debt 47 Why you should not have unsecured
62
Pensions
71
Essential insurance
119
Life insurance 124 Terminal illness cover 127 Critical
129
Long Term Care
135
Education
159
Inheritance issues and wills
216
Level 3
233
Investments
253
Property investment
301
Saving for children
310
Offshore
318
Complaining
331
Using a PC and the Internet
338

Independent schools 159 University education
165
Private medical care and insurance 173 Do you need
175
Types of longterm care 179 Where this care comes
184
Benefits
196
Useful contacts
345
Index
354
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About the author (2004)

Roderick Millar

Roderick Millar is an experienced writer on business practice and development. He is well placed to advise on small business issues as he has run his own company based in London for the past four years. He is the editor of several Kogan Page titles. Roderick Millar lives in London, UK.

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