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Building Wealth and Loving It: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Personal Finance and Investing

ISBN: 978-1-74216-995-8
256 pages
April 2010, Wrightbooks
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The rich know all about money -- they know how to make it, invest it, spend it and enjoy it. And now, with the help of this book, it's possible for you to unlock the secrets of the wealthy and start making your own dreams a reality.

Building Wealth & Loving It provides you with a simple, proven formula for financial success. Expert author Jimmy B. Prince will help you sort out your budget, choose the right assets and develop an investment plan that works for you. Packed with handy tips, amusing anecdotes and practical case studies, this book will give you the confidence and know-how to take stock of your finances and start investing wisely -- while enjoying the ride!

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About the author v

Preface vii

Part I Let the games begin: getting organised

1 Laying down the foundations 3

2 Building wealth the smart way 17

3 Who is in command? Ownership structures 43

4 Borrowing to build wealth 55

Part II Watch your money grow: building wealth

5 Investing your hard-earned dough 71

6 Pooling your money: managed funds 81

7 Making money on the sharemarket 93

8 How to buy and sell shares 109

9 Taxing your share transactions 119

10 Building a quality share portfolio 135

11 Doing your sums: understanding share ratios 147

12 Staking out a claim: investing in property 159

13 Taxing your property transactions 177

14 Home sweet home: using your residence to build wealth 195

Part III Reaping the harvest: superannuation and retirement

15 Investing in superannuation 205

16 Self managed superannuation funds 219

17 Receiving a pension 233

18 Parting is such sweet sorrow: death and taxes 243

Glossary 249

Index 257

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Jimmy B. Prince is a fellow of CPA Australia and a tax specialist. He is a former lecturer at LaTrobe University, and teaches at the Centre for Adult Education. He has authored several investment books including Tax for Australians For Dummies, and has worked for the Australian Taxation Office and CPA Australia.
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