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Personal Finance, 8th Edition

Personal Finance, 8th Edition

Robert S. Rosefsky

ISBN: 978-0-471-39322-1 May 2001 704 Pages


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Rosefsky's Personal Finance gives students a practical, down-to-earth introduction to sound money management. It explores the real-life problems that students will face, and trains them to solve those problems. Students will develop the skills needed to deal with housing, insurance, investments, budgeting, the workplace, retirement, smart shopping, borrowing and more.

This edition takes advantage of the flexibility of the Internet to provide weekly updates of information on the companion web site for the book. The web site contains such resources as selected articles from the Wall Street Journal's website, and links to valuable information sources that supplement and enhance the text.

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Get the Picture?


The Economy: How It Works and What It Means to You.

Working, Planning, and Budgeting.

Sensible Shopping and Spending.

Frauds and Swindles and How to Avoid Them.

Transportation: Buying, Financing, and Insuring Your Cars.


Buying a Home.

Financing a Home.

Housing Costs and Regulations.


Selling Your Home.


Financial Institutions.

Credit and Borrowing.


Making Your Money Grow: An Overview.

Making Your Money Grow: The Money Market.

Making Your Money Grow: The Stock Market.

Making Your Money Grow: Real Estate and Other Opportunities.


Life, Health, and Income Insurance.

Financial Planning For Later Years.

Estate Planning.

Income Taxes.

Working for Yourself.



  • A new opening section, Americans and Their Money- An Inside Look At How We Save, Borrow and Age. This survey puts into perspective the habits for better and worse, that influence how we manage our money.
  • Quick-Click Links- a directory of over 200 newly compiled Internet sites take students directly to RESOURCES (comprehensive research starting points,) TOOLS (calculators, etc. to solve every-day number-crunching problems) and COMPLAINTS (on-line forms and instructions.) Instructors will be able to use them to spark class discussion and for homework assignments.
  • A Power Point Presentation contains TALKING POINTS—situations in which students will confront people trying to sell them something, and which will stimulate the students' ability to respond to such situations intelligently and sensibly. Excellent as a spark for classroom discussion, and as a tool for students in everyday life.
  • Important content changes include new information on the pros and cons of the Internet, with new internet references, and a new section in each chapter, CAVEAT, which warns readers of specific dangers and problems to which unwise use of the internet can expose them.
  • Each chapter now begins with two brief sections, THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU- a vignette describing a possible dilemma that students might face. This is followed by WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW, which provides a real life foundation for the chapter's Learning Objectives.
  • Conversational, Easy-to-Read Style The author is well known for his efforts to make each concept easy to read and understand. He employs real world examples and every-day occurences to help explain key principles of personal finance.