100% Financial Literacy

ISBN-10: 1435462211
ISBN-13: 9781435462212
Edition: 2014
Authors: Gwenn Wilson
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Description: 100% FINANCIAL LITERACY SUCCESS helps students develop the basic knowledge and skills necessary to manage their personal finances during college and beyond. Topics including personal banking, financial aid, budgeting, credit cards, and taxes are  More...

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List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

100% FINANCIAL LITERACY SUCCESS helps students develop the basic knowledge and skills necessary to manage their personal finances during college and beyond. Topics including personal banking, financial aid, budgeting, credit cards, and taxes are introduced through case studies to help students understand the real-world applications and begin to think critically about the role of these concepts in their own lives. Throughout the text, individual, group, and online exercises encourage students to explore and apply skills from the text, helping them create a pathway for long-term financial success.

Gwenn Wilson is a senior instructional designer with over twenty years of experience in Instructional Systems Design (ISD). She is a published author of many faculty guides, student guides, training CD-ROMs, customized curriculum for career colleges, and textbooks. As an outside consultant, Ms. Wilson has provided training and instruction for many Fortune 500 companies in areas such as sales training, leadership training, call center training, and technical training.

About the Author
Preface
Introduction to Financial Literacy
Financial Literacy Defined
What Is Financial Literacy?
The Importance of Financial Literacy at Any Age
It's Not Too Early to Start Saving
Seeking Financial Advice
Personal Values and Personal Responsibilities
Responsibilities versus Excuses
Personal Values versus Financial Goals
The Seven Levels of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Types of Needs
Distinguishing between Needs and Wants
Getting Started on Your Financial Journey and How Technology Can Help
Learning How to Budget, Save Your Money, and Insure What you have
Budgeting
Creating a Budget
Adjusting a Budget
Adhering to a Budget
Saving While in College
Saving for a Big Purchase
Saving for Emergencies
Saving for the Future
Retirement Planning
Insuring What You Have
Types of Insurance You Need
Auto Insurance
Health Insurance
Property Insurance
Life Insurance
Personal Credit Cards: Good or Bad?
Positive Financial Behaviors versus Risky Credit Behaviors
Good Debt versus Bad Debt
The Benefits and Dangers of Owning a Credit Card
Understanding Credit Card Terminology
The Meaning of Credit Reports
Credit Bureaus
Credit Scores and Creditworthiness
Why a Good Credit Score Matters
Laws Governing Credit Card Use
Getting Help If You Are in Over Your Head
Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft
How to Prevent It
What to Do If It Happens to You
Personal Banking
Types of Banks: Which One Is Right for You? Retail Banks
Types of Accounts
Checking Accounts
Savings Accounts
Banking Services
Online Banking
Mobile Banking
Credit Unions
Online Banks
Other Types of Banks
Financial Aid Know-How
Financial Aid Defined
Options for Financial Aid
Federal Student Loans
Grants
Work-Study
Scholarships
Private Loans
How to Spot Deceptive Private Student Loan Practices
The Financial Aid Office
Applying for Financial Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Managing Your Student Loans
While You Are in School
When You Graduate or Leave School
Trouble Making Payments
Consequences of Defaulting on Your Loan
Understanding Taxes
Taxes: Obligations and Responsibilities for Paying Them
Tax-Reporting Components
Payroll Tax and Federal Income Tax Withholding
Wage and Tip Income
Interest Income
Filing Status
Exemptions and Dependents
Standard Deduction
Tax Credits
Differences between the Two Credits
Electronic Tax Return Preparation and Transmission
Tax Preparation
Tax Transmission
Consequences of Not Paying Taxes
Financial Literacy Web Sites
Glossary
Index

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