A Woman's Guide to Personal Finance

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Lightbulb Press, Inc., 2005 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
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For women running a household, working up a career ladder, or managing a business, this guide provides advice for making financial decisions such as managing money and planning for retirement, while dealing with the unexpected, such as divorce, widowhood, and debt.

 

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Contents

Getting Started
6
Having Children
12
Balancing Your
26
Creating a Secure
37
40
61
P otential Hurdles 84 Expect the Unexpected 90 Dealing with Illness
84
Avoiding Fraud 92 Coping with Death
86
The Cost of Divorce 94 Aging Parents P rotecting Your Resources INSURANCE
88
E njoying Financial Security RETIREMENT INCOME
112
Planning for the Future 122 The Tax Issue
118
Defined Income
120
FINANCIAL LEGACY 124 Estate Planning 130 Gift it Away
124
Will Power 132 Inheriting Wealth
126
Trusts
128
anaging Your Business 134 Getting Professional Advice 144 Getting the Funds
134
Attracting Employees 146 Other Funding
136

Planning for Your Health 102 Property Insurance
96
Insuring LongTerm Health 104 Life Insurance
98
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101
TAXES
105
The Tax Seasons 112 Tax Withholding
106
Getting Tax Help 114 Income and Adjustments
108
Tax Rates 116 Filing Your Tax Return
110
Keeping Your Employees 148 Business Networks
138
Health Benefits for Women
140
Retirement Plans
142
Glossary
151
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About the author (2005)

Virginia B. Morris is the co-author of the popular The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money & Investing and The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Personal Finance, and more recently, Standard & Poor's Guide to Money and Investing. Virginia is editorial director of Lightbulb Press and the author of more than a dozen books on financial subjects. Her articles regularly appear in a wide variety of magazines, and she is a frequent guest on radio and television financial programs.

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