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Managing Your Money All-In-One For Dummies

Managing Your Money All-In-One For Dummies

Consumer Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-48148-6

Nov 2008

696 pages

$19.99

Description

Want to take control of your finances once and for all? Managing Your Money All-in-One For Dummies combines expert money management with personal finance tips. From credit cards and insurance to taxes, investing, retirement, and more, seven mini-books show you how to improve your relationship with money — no matter your age or stage of life.

This easy-to-understand guide shows you how to assess your financial situation, calculate debt, prepare a budget, trim spending, boost your income, and improve your credit score. You’ll find ways to run a money-smart household, reduce waste, and cut medical and transportation expenses as you tackle your debt head-on and develop good saving habits. You’ll even get help choosing the right mortgage and avoiding foreclosure, saving for college or retirement, and determining your home-, car-, and life insurance needs. Discover how to:

  • Take charge of your finances
  • Manage home and personal finances
  • Lower your taxes and avoid tax audits
  • Plan a budget and scale back on expenses
  • Deal with debt and negotiate with creditors
  • Save and invest safely for college or retirement
  • Protect your money and assets from fraud and identity theft
  • Ensure a comfortable retirement
  • Plan your estate and safeguard a will or trust

Managing Your Money All-in-One For Dummies brings you seven great books for the price of one. Can you think of a better way to start managing your money wisely?

Introduction.

Book I: Taking Charge of Your Finances.

Chapter 1: Assessing Where You Are Financially.

Chapter 2: Improving Your Relationship with Money.

Chapter 3: Building and Sticking to a Budget.

Chapter 4: Cutting Spending and Boosting Income.

Chapter 5: Fixing Up Your Credit Report.

Book II: Managing Home and Personal Finances.

Chapter 1: Running a Money-Smart Household.

Chapter 2: Home Ownership and Choosing the Right Mortgage.

Chapter 3: Avoiding Foreclosure.

Chapter 4: Keeping a Lid on Medical Costs.

Chapter 5: Using the Internet to Help Manage Your Finances.

Book III: Dealing with Debt.

Chapter 1: Tackling What You Owe.

Chapter 2: Understanding How Credit Works.

Chapter 3: Consolidating Your Debts.

Chapter 4: Negotiating with Creditors and Getting Help.

Chapter 5: Considering Bankruptcy.

Book IV: Saving and Investing.

Chapter 1: Becoming a Saver.

Chapter 2: Investing in Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds.

Chapter 3: Saving for Retirement.

Chapter 4: Saving for College.

Chapter 5: Working with an Online Broker.

Book V: Protecting Your Money and Assets.

Chapter 1: Combating Identity Theft.

Chapter 2: Online Banking.

Chapter 3: Homeowner’s Insurance.

Chapter 4: Auto Insurance Basics.

Chapter 5: Buying Life Insurance.

Chapter 6: Dealing with the Tax Man.

Book VI: Retiring Comfortably.

Chapter 1: 401(k) and 403(b) Retirement Investing.

Chapter 2: Retiring Your Way: IRAs.

Chapter 3: Paychecks from Your House: Reverse Mortgages.

Chapter 4: Managing Money in Retirement.

Chapter 5: Online Retirement Planning.

Book VII: Planning Your Estate and Will.

Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Estate Planning.

Chapter 2: Where There’s a Will.

Chapter 3: Limitations of Wills: What You Can and Can’t Do.

Chapter 4: Estate Planning Online.

Chapter 5: Taking Care of Aging Parents with Durable Power of Attorney.

Index.