Personal Finance: An Integrated Planning Approach prepares students to meet the challenges of a changing economy by focusing on the two most important personal financial skills: planning and a basic understanding of planning techniques; and the ability to think critically and to make effective decisions.
Table of Contents
Organizing and Managing Your Financial Resources
1. Financial Planning: Why It’s Important to You
2. The Time Value of Money: All Dollars Are Not Created Equal
3. Financial Statements and Budgets: Where Are You Now and Where Are You Going?
4. Taxes: The Government’s Share of Your Rewards
PART 2. LIQUIDITY MANAGEMENT:
Managing Current Assets and Current Liabilities
5. Cash Management: Funds for Immediate Needs
6. Short-Term Credit Management: Consumer Credit
PART 3. BUYING NOW AND PAYING LATER:
Managing Your Long-Term Liabilities
7. Consumer Durables: The Personal Auto
8. Housing: The Cost of Shelter
PART 4. INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE:
Growing Your Financial Resources
9. Financial Markets and Institutions: Learning the Investment Environment
10. Investment Basics: Understanding Risk and Return
11. Stocks and Bonds: Your Most Common Investments
12. Mutual Funds and Other Pooling Arrangements: Simplifying and (Maybe) Improving Your Investment Performance
PART 5. PROTECTING YOUR WEALTH: Insurance and Retirement Planning
13. Property and Liability Insurance: Protecting Your Lifestyle Assets
14. Health Care and Disability Insurance: Protecting Your Earning Capacity
15. Life Insurance and Estate Planning: Protecting Your Dependents
16. Retirement Planning: Planning for Your Long-Term Needs
Appendix. Time-Value-of-Money Concepts
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