Morningstar's 30-Minute Money Solutions A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances

ISBN-10: 0470918136

ISBN-13: 9780470918135

Edition: 2010

Authors: Christine Benz

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Quick financial advice for long-term financial stability-no matter where the stock market is headingIndividuals face money challenges today that were unimaginable just a few short years ago. How can you meet the money demands of housing, college savings, retirement, and other financial goals without spending all of your spare time focused on them?Morningstar's Director of Personal Finance, Christine Benz, gives you the tools for tackling your money challenges. This practical guide breaks down important financial tasks into digestible, doable chunks-each task taking just 30 minutes or less. To keep your finances on track, you'll also receive access to Benz's exclusive online tools and worksheets that allow you to apply her principles to your specific financial situation. Lays out the tools to get organized, including setting up a system for tracking your money and important financial documents, setting financial goals, and developing a budget and financial plan Shows you how to match the right investments to your goals, whether you're just making your first investment or have an established portfolio of securities, using time-tested investment strategies and Morningstar insights Coaches you on tackling other important tasks for a healthy financial life, such as estate planning and managing your taxesRead Morningstar's 30-Minute Money Solutions in its entirety for a comprehensive money plan, or read select chapters to meet specific challenges, such as saving for college or reviving your ailing retirement plan. It's the ideal money guide for novices and experienced investors alike from the most-trusted name in investment research, Morningstar.
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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

CHRISTINE BENZ is Editor of Morningstarr Mutual Funds, a bimonthly publication, and Morningstarr Funds 500, an annual book covering 500 top mutual funds. She has worked as a Morningstar analyst and editor since 1993, focusing on growth-oriented funds. Benz is widely quoted in the media and appears regularly on CNBC.MORNINGSTAR, INC., is a leading provider of investment research in the United States and in major international markets. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutional clients. Morningstar provides data on more than 125,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles. The company has operations in sixteen countries.

Find Your Baseline
Calculate Your Net Worth
See Where Your Money Goes
Set Your Financial Goals
Create a Budget
Get Organized
Create a Bill-Paying System
Create a Filing System
Create a Master Directory
Find the Best Use of Your Money
Determine Whether to Pay Down Debt of Invest
Decide Where to Invest for Retirement
Get Started in Investing
Create an Emergency Fund
Find the Right Stock/Bond Mix
Create an Investment Policy Statement
Invest for Short- and Intermediate-Term Goals
Create a Hands-Off Long-Term Portfolio
Invest in Your Company Retirement Plan
Determine How Good Your Company Retirement Plan Is
Decide between a Traditional and Roth 401(k)
Select the Best Investments for Your Company Retirement Plan
Make the Most of a Subpar 401(k) Plan
Invest in an Ira
Determine What Type of IRA is Best for You
Identify the Best Investments for Your IRA
Determine Whether to Convert Your IRA
Roll Over Your Retirement Plan into an IRA
Invest for College
Find the Right College Savings Vehicle
Find the Right 529 Plan
Select the Right Investments for Your College Savings Plan
Invest in Your Taxable Account
Identify the Best Investments for Taxable Accounts
Manage Your Portfolio for Tax Efficiency
Harvest Tax Losses
Invest During Retirement
Determine Your Portfolio Withdrawal Rate
Build an In-Retirement Portfolio
Find the Right Sequence of In-Retirement Withdrawals
Monitor Your Investments
Conduct a Portfolio Checkup
Rebalance Your Portfolio
Cover Your Bases on Estate Planning
Get Started on Your Estate Plan
Handle Beneficiary Designations
Create a Personal Legacy
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