Personal Financial Planning

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Cengage Learning, Jan 5, 2007 - Business & Economics - 552 pages
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In the midst of today's constantly shifting financial environment and ever-changing lives, personal financial planning is more important than ever before for life success. PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING, 11e creates a solid framework with the tools and techniques to help you better understand, define, and achieve your financial goals. The book follows a life-cycle approach, covering financial plans, assets, credit, insurance, investment, and retirement as you progress through a lifetime. Written in a conversational style with an inviting design and focus on decision making, this edition reinforces solid financial principles with expert advice, helpful tools and examples of both financial successes and failures drawn from actual life. You learn how to effectively use the financial calculator and Internet as critical financial tools. Numerous resources and additional financial insights on this edition's valuable companion website further your learning. Financial Planning software that corresponds with the text provides the first step in your continued personal financial success. The innovative new CengageNOW online learning system helps with homework and achieving the grade you want while focusing your study on the areas you need most. Personal financial planning at its best begins with Gitman/Joehnk's Personal Financial Planning, 11e in your hands today!
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Contents

About the Author
Foundations of Financial Planning
Managing Basic Assets
Managing Credit
Managing Insurance Needs
Managing Investments
Retirement and Estate Planning
Appendixes
Index
Copyright

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Lawrence J. Gitman received his degrees from Purdue University, the University of Dayton, and the University of Cincinnati. He is currently a professor of finance at San Diego State University, and a prolific author with over forty published articles and several textbooks, including Principles of Managerial Finance, Twelfth Edition, and Principles of Managerial Finance, Brief, Fifth Edition. In addition to teaching, Gitman is also a member of the Certified Financial Planner Board and an associate editor of several journals. He has served on a number of esteemed organizations, including the Academy of Finance Association and the Financial Management Association National Honor Society.

Michael D. Joehnk is an emeritus professor of finance at Arizona State University. In addition to his academic appointments at ASU, Dr. Joehnk spent a year as a visiting professor of finance at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona and his M.B.A. from Arizona State University. A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), he has served as a member of the Candidate Curriculum Committee and of the Council of Examiners of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts. He has also served as a director of the Phoenix Society of Financial Analysts and as secretary-treasurer of the Western Finance Association, and was elected to two terms as vice-president of the Financial Management Association. Dr. Joehnk has authored or co-authored more than 50 articles, five popular books, and numerous monographs. In addition to co-authoring several books with Dr. Gitman, Dr. Joehnk wrote the highly successful paperback tradebook, INVESTING FOR SAFETY'S SAKE. He has also served as editor and has contributed to several other prominent books. His articles have appeared in Financial Management, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Bank Research, the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Journal of Consumer Affairs, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the AAII Journal, the Journal of Financial Research, the Bell Journal of Economics, the Daily Bond Buyer, Financial Planner, and other publications. Dr. Joehnk served a six-year term as executive co-editor of the Journal of Financial Research. He and his wife live in Flagstaff, Arizona, where they enjoy hiking and other activities in the nearby mountains and canyons.

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