Complete Guide to Personal Finance For Teenagers and College Students

ISBN-10: 1601382073

ISBN-13: 9781601382078

Edition: 2010

Authors: Tamsen Butler

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Advertisers are well-known for targeting teenagers and have a firm reason for doing so: Teenagers spent close to $190 billion in 2006, and that figure is expected to jump to approximately $209 billion by 2011. It seems quite obvious that teenagers know how to spend money, but do they know how to save? Personal financial planning is the process of establishing your own financial goals and finding a way to reach them. It is an ongoing process that involves examining all existing resources, developing a plan to use them, and systematically implementing the plan to achieve your goals. While teenagers yield immense spending power, many lack the financial knowledge necessary to manage their money wisely. The Complete Guide to Personal Finance: For Teenagers is a reliable and relevant source of financial information in which teenagers will find a wealth of useful information. In this new book, you will learn how to get and manage credit, how to make and stick to a budget, how to save for college, how to determine your needs versus your wants, how to pay for a car, how to finance college, how to manage risk, how to open a bank account, how to write a check, how to balance a checkbook, how to avoid the pressures of consumerism, and how to avoid financial mistakes.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.
Publication date: 2/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
Learning from the People Around You
Your Parents
How to ask for a peek
Learning by example
Other People
Spending and Saving
Needs versus Wants
Need versus wants questionnaire
Why does it matter?
They All Want Your Money
Impulse buying
Sure, you can spend
Stashing Your Cash
Different Types of Bank Accounts
Savings accounts
Checking accounts
Other types of accounts
Putting Money into Your Savings or Checking Account
Depositing money by mail
Depositing money by ATM
Depositing money by other means
Where Should You Put Your Money?
Develop your plan
Picking a bank
Online Banking
Fees
Budgeting Basics
What is a Budget?
Create Your Budget
Write it down!
Track Your Spending
Cash envelopes
Spending logs
Sample spending log
Cards
Checkbook Registers
Deciding how to track your spending
Creditors and the Games They Play
The Principles of Credit
Common credit card fees include
The Tactics
Look out!
Here, have something for free
Here, let us help you
Here, buy anything you want
Here, become an adult
Minimum payment: Bad news
What if I don't pay?
Debt, Debt, and More Debt
Good Debt and Bad Debt
Good debt
Bad debt
Handle your debt
The debt spiral
Are you in trouble?
Getting rid of debt
What Are You Saving For?
How to Save
Saving for things you want to buy
Saving for college
Student loans
Saving for a rainy day
Getting Money
Getting an Allowance
Getting a Job
Resources for Finding a Job
Create Your Own Job
Get rich quick?
Financial Responsibility
Cosigners and Joint Accounts
Parental access
Credit Reports
What's Listed?
Credit Scores
Identity theft
Everything Else You Need to know
Investing
Taxes
Insurance
On Your Own
Making the Decision to Leave
The Current State of the Economy
Budgeting Worksheet
Conclusion: Congratulations!
Glossary of Terms
Bibliography
Author Biography
Index
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