Standard and Poor's Guide to Understanding Personal Finance

ISBN-10: 1933569026

ISBN-13: 9781933569024

Edition: 2007

Authors: Kenneth Morris, Virginia B. Morris

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Bankingp. 6
Banking opportunitiesp. 8
Checkingp. 10
How checking worksp. 12
Checking varietyp. 14
Special checksp. 16
ATMs : automatic tellersp. 18
The monthly statementp. 20
CD : certificate of depositp. 22
Savingsp. 24
Technology : new and oldp. 26
Online bankingp. 28
Using creditp. 30
Credit cardsp. 32
Understanding card creditp. 34
What cards costp. 36
Protecting your card rightsp. 38
Loansp. 40
The substance of a loanp. 42
The cost of a loanp. 44
How repayment worksp. 46
Loan vs. leasep. 48
Credit historiesp. 50
Reading a credit reportp. 52
Coping with debtp. 54
The roof over your headp. 56
Can you buy?p. 58
Buying a housep. 60
Finding a mortgagep. 62
Dealing with the lenderp. 64
Surviving the closingp. 66
The cost of a mortgagep. 68
Mortgage ratesp. 70
Refinancingp. 72
Your home as investmentp. 74
Home equity borrowingp. 76
Insuring your homep. 78
Selling your homep. 80
Figuring your profit or lossp. 82
Financial planningp. 84
Making a financial planp. 86
Managing your cash flowp. 88
Your net worthp. 90
The cost of a college educationp. 92
Financial aidp. 94
Planning for retirementp. 96
IRAs : what they arep. 98
Salary reduction plansp. 100
Annuitiesp. 102
Social securityp. 104
Life insurancep. 106
Types of life insurancep. 108
Long-term carep. 110
Estate planningp. 112
Making a willp. 114
Trustsp. 116
Investingp. 118
Risk vs. rewardp. 120
Figuring your returnp. 122
Diversifying your portfoliop. 124
Investing in stocksp. 126
The world of stocksp. 128
Tracking your investmentsp. 130
Tricks of the tradep. 132
Taking stock of your investmentsp. 134
Investing in bondsp. 136
The value of bondsp. 138
Special types of bondsp. 140
It's a fund-filled worldp. 142
Investing in mutual fundsp. 144
Anatomy of a prospectusp. 146
Tracking mutual fund performancep. 148
Futures and optionsp. 150
Investing in real estatep. 152
Paying taxesp. 154
The tax bracketsp. 156
The reporting systemp. 158
Completing a returnp. 160
Withholding - prepaying as you gop. 162
Tax planning is a mustp. 164
January reading : the W-2p. 166
Keeping recordsp. 168
Tax helpp. 170
The dreaded auditp. 172
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