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Personal Finance For Dummies

Now updated-the proven guide to taking control of your finances The bestselling Personal Finance For Dummies has helped countless readers budget their funds successfully, rein in debt, and build a strong foundation for the future. Now, renowned financial counselor Eric Tyson combines his time-tested financial advice along with updates to his strategies that reflect changing market conditions, giving you a -ever guide to taking an honest look at your current financial health and setting realistic goals for the future. Inside, you'll find techniques for tracking expenditures, reducing spending, and getting out from under the burden of high-interest debt. Tyson explains the basics of investing in plain English, as well as risks, returns, investment options, and popular investment strategies. He also covers ways to save for college and special events, tame your taxes, and financially survive the twists and turns that life delivers.* The bestselling, tried-and-true guide to taking control of finances, now updated to cover current market conditions* Provides concrete, actionable advice for anyone facing great economic hardship* Helps you avoid or get out of debt and budget funds more successfully* Eric Tyson, MBA, is a nationally recognized personal finance counselor and the author of numerous For Dummies titles, including Home Buying For Dummies, Investing For Dummies, and Mutual Funds For Dummies, among others There's no need to stress over an uncertain economy-just read Personal Finance For Dummies and protect your financial future!
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: Assessing Your Fitness and Setting Goals. Chapter 1: Improving Your Financial Literacy. Chapter 2: Measuring Your Financial Health. Chapter 3: Determining Where Your Money Goes. Chapter 4: Establishing and Achieving Goals. Part II: Saving More, Spending Less. Chapter 5: Dealing with Debt. Chapter 6: Reducing Your Spending. Chapter 7: Trimming Your Taxes. Part III: Building Wealth with Wise Investing. Chapter 8: Considering Important Investment Concepts. Chapter 9: Understanding Your Investment Choices. Chapter 10: Investing in Funds. Chapter 11: Investing in Retirement Accounts. Chapter 12: Investing in Taxable Accounts. Chapter 13: Investing for Educational Expenses. Chapter 14: Investing in Real Estate: Your Home and Beyond. Part IV: Insurance: Protecting What You Have. Chapter 15: Insurance: Getting What You Need at the Best Price. Chapter 16: Insurance on You: Life, Disability, and Health. Chapter 17: Covering Your Assets. Part V: Where to Go for More Help. Chapter 18: Working with Financial Planners. Chapter 19: Using a Computer to Manage Your Money. Chapter 20: On Air and in Print. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Survival Guide for Ten Life Changes. Chapter 22: Ten Tactics to Thwart Identity Theft and Fraud. Glossary. Index.

About the Author

Eric Tyson ( is an internationally acclaimed and bestselling personal finance book author, syndicated columnist, and speaker. He is also the author of the national bestsellers Investing For Dummies and Home Buying For Dummies.

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