Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Personal Finance

ISBN-10: 0684833611

ISBN-13: 9780684833613

Edition: 1997 (Revised)

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 4/29/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.30" wide x 10.29" long x 0.38" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Banking Opportunities
How Checking Works
Checking Variety
Special Checks
ATMs: Tellers Go Automatic
The Monthly Statement
CD: Certificate of Deposit
Technology: New and Old
Home Banking
Using Credit
Credit Cards
Understanding Card Credit
What Cards Cost
Protecting Your Card Rights
The Substance of a Loan
The Cost of a Loan
How Repayment Works
Loan vs. Lease
Credit Histories
Reading a Credit Report
Coping with Debt
Home Finance
The Roof over Your Head
Can You Buy?
Buying a House
Finding a Mortgage
Dealing with the Lender
Surviving the Closing
The Cost of a Mortgage
Mortgage Rates
Your Home as Investment
Using Your Equity
Insuring Your Home
Selling Your Home
Figuring Your Profit or Loss
Financial Planning
Financial Planning
Making a Financial Plan
Managing Your Cash Flow
Your Net Worth
The Cost of a College Education
Financial Aid
Planning for Retirement
Individual Retirement Accounts
Salary-Reduction Plans
Social Security
Life Insurance
Types of Life Insurance
Long-Term Care
Estate Planning
Making a Will
Risk vs. Reward
Figuring Your Return
Diversifying Your Portfolio
Investing in Stocks
The World of Stocks
Tracking Your Investments
Tricks of the Trade
Taking Stock of Your Investments
Investing Bonds
The Value of Bonds
Special Types of Bonds
It's a Fund-Filled World
Investing in Mutual Funds
Anatomy of a Prospectus
Tracking Mutual Fund Performance
Futures and Options
Investing in Real Estate
Paying Taxes
The Tax Brackets
The Reporting System
Completing a Return
Withholding--Prepaying as You Go
Tax Planning Is a Must
January Reading: The W-2
Keeping Records
Tax Help
The Dreaded Audit
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