Personal Finance Desk Reference

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Penguin, 2007 - Business & Economics - 878 pages
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One-stop shopping for all things financial.

Personal finances are becoming more and more complex. And this is the only comprehensive reference book on this sprawling subject. Beginning with the basics of financial planning (budgeting, interest, banking, insurance, and debt), this helpful guide covers everything people need to know about handling every aspect of their financial world, including investing, taxes, retirement, estate planning, and more.


 

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Contents

Financial Planning
1
Budgeting
35
Personal Finance Software
71
Understanding Money
109
Banking
145
Insurance
219
Getting a Handle on Debt
363
Investing
441
Retirement
605
Estate Planning
673
Lifestyle Changes
711
Appendix A Additional Resources
735
Appendix B Glossary
743
Numbers You Can Use
763
Online Investing
793
Index
819

Taxes
575

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About the author (2007)

Ken Little is a veteran financial writer and editor. Now editor of About.comĀ's stocks page, he was also chief financial writer for www.estrong.com. He has written six books on money management and investing, including The Complete IdiotĀ's Guide to Personal Financial Documents, The Pocket IdiotĀ's Guide to Annuities, and Alpha Teach Yourself Investing in 24 Hours.

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