Personal Financial Literacy

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Cengage Learning, Jan 5, 2011 - Business & Economics - 448 pages
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Learn how to plan and manage your personal finances, achieve a financially successful life, and take responsibility as a citizen. PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY, Second Edition, is aligned with the Jump$tart Coalition's National Standards for Personal Financial Literacy. The personal focus of this course makes it relevant and meaningful to all; in particular, to those just starting down the path to personal financial independence.
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Contents

How Your Choices Affect Income
1
Income Benefits and Taxes
38
Your Purchasing Power
76
Financial Decisions and Planning
117
The Banking System
148
Personal Risk Management
185
Buying Decisions
219
Preserving Your Credit
249
Credit Problems and Laws
279
Basics of Saving and Investing
312
Saving and Investing Options
343
Buying and Selling Investments
376
Glossary
410
Glosario
419
Index
429
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Joan Ryan has taught personal finance for more than 20 years. While teaching at Willamette High School in Eugene, Oregon, she developed the original personal finance course materials for publication. Dr. Ryan currently is a faculty member in the business department at Clackamas Community College, Portland, OR. She also teaches accounting at Portland State University and is a Certified Managerial Accountant.

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