Young people face unprecedented financial challenges: rising student debt, stiff competition for jobs, barriers to home ownership, dwindling state benefits and prospects of a longer working life. Today, students need financial knowledge and skills more than ever before, not just to build their own financial security, but to create the new generation of advisers that can help all citizens navigate the complex world of personal finance. Essential Personal Finance is a guide to all the key areas of personal finance: budgeting, managing debt, savings and investments, insurance, securing a home and laying the foundations for retirement. It also provides an introduction to some of the essential foundations of a modern undergraduate finance qualification, including: The nature of financial institutions, markets and economic policy that shape the opportunities and decisions that individuals face. The range of financial assets available to households, the risk-return trade-off, basics of portfolio construction and impact of tax. The importance of the efficient market hypothesis and modern portfolio theory in shaping investment strategies and the limitations of these approaches. Behavioural finance as a key to understanding factors influencing individual and market perceptions and actions. Using financial data to inform investment selection and to create financial management tools that can aid decision-making. A comprehensive companion website accompanies the text to enhance students' learning and includes answers to the end-of-chapter questions. Written by authors who contribute experience as financial advisers, practitioners and academics, Essential Personal Finance examines the motivations, methods and theories that underpin financial decision-making, as well as offering useful tips and guidance on money management and financial planning. The result is a compelling combination of an undergraduate textbook aimed at students on personal finance and financial services courses, and a practical guide for young people in building their own financial strength and capability.
Author: Jane King
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Business & Economics
This new title makes the principles of personal financial planning clear and accessible, using engaging case studies and extensive examples to introduce students from a variety of disciplines to an essential set of skills. Encouraging students to take control of their finances, the book moves through fundamentals, including budgeting and managing debt, to engage with major issues and life events where financial literacy is key. Pedagogical features including learning objectives, case studies, terminology boxes, ponder points, examples, and questions help the students to develop their practical skills and show them how to make informed financial decisions. The text is also supported by an Online Resource Centre. Online Resource Centre: For students Online updates Links to relevant websites For lecturers Two extended case studies A full set of customisable PowerPoint slides for each chapter Answers to selected exercises in the text
Everyone needs to set financial priorities during their lives, but knowing what to do and who to ask for advice is difficult. Whether buying a car or starting a pension, we are bombarded by financial advertising, comment and advice. This important new reference book explains the key elements to personal financial planning and provides the ordinary family with a simple framework for setting financial priorities. A Complete Guide to Family Finance supplies independent advice on: financial planning debts and loans pensions insurance mortgages education healthcare investments Comprehensive and practical in its approach, this book explains the facts in plain English and provides everything you need to know about saving, investing and insuring for the future.
Protect your money with this “accessible and practical” guide to hiring and working with financial advisors (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Hiring a trained expert to safeguard and grow your wealth seems like a foolproof decision, but it can go awry for many people. You should never blindly trust that your advisor has your best interests at heart—and while there are many benefits to working with a financial pro, there are some things you should know first. Drawing on her insider’s knowledge of how the financial advice profession really works, Liz Davidson shows how to judge whether an advisor is going to help or harm your savings. This no-nonsense guide covers questions such as: How should you decide if you really need an advisor? What financial moves can you make without their help? What important questions should you ask before trusting them with your money? What are the red flags you should run from? What does all their jargon really mean? Learn how to take control of your financial well-being—either with a financial advisor or without one. “This book is mandatory reading for anyone who wants a better understanding of how to manage their money.” —Mary Beth Franklin, InvestmentNews “Valuable tools for managing one’s personal finances for maximum results.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Author: Debbie Harrison
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Finance, Personal
The first dedicated textbook for undergraduate students studying courses in personal finance. Covering both theory and practice, Personal Financial Planning goes beyond existing product-based regulatory guidebooks and consumer guides to personal finance. This book enables students to gain a greater breadth and understanding of all aspects of personal finance from both an academic and practical perspective. The author combines technical detail with a discursive analysis of the economic, social and regulatory environment in which financial planning, as a blend of services and products, is delivered in the first decade of the twenty-first century.
Author: Alvin Hall
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Business & Economics
The most popular question Alvin Hall is asked is 'Where does my money go?'. In this updated edition of his bestselling financial guide, Alvin helps everyone get their finances in order. Helping you to understand your money psychology, Alvin beats a clear pathway through the financial maze of mortgages, insurance and pensions, provides a practical understanding of credit card debt and interest rates, and advises how to set up balance sheets for budgeting personal finances. Here is the easy-to-follow advice for a brighter, sounder financial future.
Author: Jeffrey Buller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-12-21
The Essential College Professor is about the "how" and "why" of being a faculty member today. Based on the author's series of highly successful faculty development workshops, each chapter deals concisely with the most important information college professors need at their fingertips when confronted by a particular challenge or faced with an exciting opportunity. Written both as a comprehensive guide to an academic career and as a ready reference to be consulted whenever needed, The Essential College Professor emphasizes proven solutions over untested theories and stresses what faculty members have to know now in order to be successful in their careers. Each chapter is concluded by a short exercise that faculty members can perform to help them, for instance, completely revise a course by restructuring the syllabus and course materials, bring new life to a research project by reframing it as a book proposal or grant application, and so on.
Author: S. Taylor
Release Date: 2016-12-12
Financial Planning in Australia 2017 Essentials Edition is a revitalised and strategically tailored update to the previous edition. Accompanied by a wealth of online materials for lecturers and students, the 2017 edition has several new features including a modern and colourful design, including the introduction of new characters as a learning tool. The book has a practical and skills-based focus, and includes a variety of end-of-chapter questions to assist student learning. This engaging presentation of pedagogy makes this book an essential introductory text for financial planning students. Features· Engaging presentation of pedagogy· Self-learning student material· Content aligned with curriculum for financial planning undergraduate and TAFE courses Related TitlesTaylor & Juchau, Financial Planning in Australia: Advice and Wealth Management, 7th edition, 2015Perkins, Estate Planning: A Practical Guide for Estate and Financial Services Professionals, 4th edition, 2015
A comprehensive resource for hands-on pursuits in everyday and less-common areas features updated advice on topics ranging from going green and selling a home in a down market to job hunting in a challenged economy and traveling on a budget. 50,000 first printing.
Author: Stephanie I. Blum
Publisher: Dk Pub
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Business & Economics
Taking a clear, concise approach to money management, the Dorling Kindersley Essential Finance series provides a practical and impartial resource to guide you through important financial decisions. Useful questionnaires pinpoint one's financial status while easy-to-use charts and graphs help track cash flow. Cut through the complexities of financial lingo and gain the confidence needed to build real financial security. Learn to live debt free, invest in the stock market, pay for a child's education, or plan for retirement. Filled with practical advice on all aspects of money management, this series offers an excellent foundation for building a personal finance library.
Author: Stephen Bailey
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This textbook is designed for non-native speaking students who are taking college courses at English-speaking universities. Covering four general areas, the book takes a refreshing approach to Academic Writing. Set within a clear structure and using easily understandable language, the material is divided into short, manageable sections covering reading, note-taking, summarizing and writing skills.
Author: George Samuel Clason
Release Date: 2015-07-07
George S. Clason veroffentlichte sie Der reichste Mann von Babylon und verpackte darin seine personlichen Einsichten zum Thema Geld. Die sind nach wie vor aktuell. Wie man zu Geld kommt, es vermehrt und behalt. Das klassisch-unterhaltsame Buch uber den gekonnten Umgang mit Geld."
Author: Michael Murphy
Publisher: Dk Pub
Release Date: 2001-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics
The world of high tech investing can be exhilarating or devastating, depending on your approach and the strength of your decision making process. In only a few hours, Investing in High Tech can help you understand the most important aspects of what my be the most important sector of our economy. This book organizes information into short, clear explanations to help you grasp the fundamental details. The key concepts are broken down into easily digestible parts. the book gives you the insights and tools to use your money to its fullest potential, manage the risks, and take advantage of the opportunities. Increased interest in do-it-yourself money management is a defining trend of our modern world, and the DK Essential Finance series provides the perfect personal finance library to help take advantage of this phenomenon. These outstanding guides provide a practical and impartial resource to guide you through important financial decisions. Useful questionnaires pinpoint one's financial status while easy-to-use charts and graphs help track cash flow, cut through the complexities of financial lingo, and gain the confidence needed to build real financial security. Readers can learn to invest online, live debt free, plan for retirement, or pay for a child's education.