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Personal Finance in Your 20s For Dummies

Personal Finance in Your 20s For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-29666-9

May 2016

288 pages


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Personal Finance in Your 20s For Dummies (9781119293583) was previously published as Personal Finance in Your 20s For Dummies (9780470769058). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

The easy way to avoid early pitfalls on the road to financial success

A little money and a little time is all that's needed to lay a strong financial foundation for today and the future. And starting sooner rather than later is the smartest thing you can do when it comes to protecting your financial future.

If you're in college or enjoying your twenties, Personal Finance in Your 20s For Dummies cuts to the chase, providing you with the targeted financial advice you need to establish a firm financial footing as you work your way through school and the post-graduation years.

  • Advice on paying off student loans, managing debt, and creating a solid pathway to financial success
  • Investing strategies for young investors
  • Other titles by Tyson: Personal Finance For Dummies, Investing For Dummies, and Mutual Funds For Dummies

If you're looking for sound, reliable advice on how to make smart financial choices in the real world, Personal Finance in Your 20s For Dummies has you covered.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Building Your Foundation 7

CHAPTER 1: Your Financial Checkup 9

CHAPTER 2: Making the Best Use of Bank Accounts 25

CHAPTER 3: Budgeting and Saving 35

CHAPTER 4: How to Spend Less and Save More 47

CHAPTER 5: Using Loans and Paying Down Debts 61

Part 2: Grown-up Stuff 75

CHAPTER 6: Everything Credit: Scores and Reports 77

CHAPTER 7: Housing: Comparing Renting and Buying 89

CHAPTER 8: Relationships and Money 105

Part 3: Earning More (and Keeping More of What You Earn) 113

CHAPTER 9: Making the Most of Your Career 115

CHAPTER 10: Taxes: Reduce Them or Else! 125

CHAPTER 11: Successful Investing Principles 139

CHAPTER 12: Portfolios for a Purpose 157

Part 4: Insurance: You’re Not as Invincibleor Independent as You Think! 175

CHAPTER 13: The Lowdown on Health Insurance 177

CHAPTER 14: Safeguarding Your Income 187

CHAPTER 15: Home, Auto, Renters, and Other Insurance Policies 197

Part 5: Your Information Diet 207

CHAPTER 16: Using Media Resources 209

CHAPTER 17: Professionals You Hire 219

Part 6: The Part of Tens 227

CHAPTER 18: Ten Ways to Save on a Car 229

CHAPTER 19: Ten Things to Value More Than Your Money 235

Index 241