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Personal Finance, 5th Edition

By Jeff Madura

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 31, 2012

Description

Directed primarily toward undergraduate finance majors, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals, or anyone interested in learning how to manage their personal finances.


Personal Finance takes a hands-on approach to building a financial plan. The text’s seven parts each cover one section of a financial plan; Chapter 21 is the capstone. A running example throughout the book and a variety of end-of-chapter cases reinforce the practical aspects of planning.

Table of Contents

Preface

Financial Literacy Pre-Test

1. Overview of a Financial Plan

 

PART I. TOOLS FOR FINANCIAL PLANNING

2. Planning with Personal Financial Statements

3. Applying Time Value Concepts

4. Using Tax Concepts for Planning

 

PART II. MANAGING YOUR LIQUIDITY

5. Banking and Interest Rates

6. Managing Your Money

7. Assessing and Securing Your Credit

8. Managing Your Credit

 

PART III. PERSONAL FINANCING

9. Personal Loans

10. Purchasing and Financing a Home

 

PART IV. PROTECTING YOUR WEALTH

11. Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance

12. Health and Disability Insurance

13. Life Insurance

 

PART V. PERSONAL INVESTING

14. Investing Fundamentals

15. Investing in Stocks

16. Investing in Bonds

17. Investing in Mutual Funds

18. Asset Allocation

 

PART VI. RETIREMENT AND ESTATE PLANNING

19. Retirement Planning

20. Estate Planning

 

PART VII. SYNTHESIS OF FINANCIAL PLANNING

21. Integrating the Components of a Financial Plan

Financial Literacy Post-Test

Appendix A. Your Career

Appendix B. Projects

Appendix C. Financial Tables