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I Hate Financial Planning : A Guide for People Who Love Money But Hate Planning - Suzanne Olson

I Hate Financial Planning

A Guide for People Who Love Money But Hate Planning

Paperback Published: 8th July 2004
ISBN: 9780071435406
Number Of Pages: 304

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Take control of your money no matter how much (or little) you have

Planning your financial future isn't exactly a barrel of laughs. Then again, neither is going broke. And to avoid one, you just might have to do the other.

"I Hate Financial Planning" takes an entertaining approach to one of today's most seriously dull subjects. Packed with no-nonsense information that can help you bring your financial future into focus, it removes the intimidation factor that prevents most of us from making progress with our money. From saving for a house to managing your 401(k) or other retirement accounts, "I Hate Financial Planning" may help you reach your goals--or set some in the first place. This guide also contains: Strategies for pulling yourself out of debt and properly managing "good" debtStep-by-step guidelines on boosting your credit rating, protecting your identity, and writing a willEasy explanations of investing and insurance conceptsWorksheets and other procrastination tools for calculating your net worth, creating a budget, and more

If you can relate to the title of this book, you're not alone. Three in four Americans would rather get a root canal than meet with a financial professional. "I Hate Financial Planning" will give you what you need to take the dread out of managing your money.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
'Plan ' Is a Four-Letter Wordp. 1
Do You Need a Kick in the Budget?p. 25
The Good, the Bad, and the Uglyp. 43
You Gotta Play This Numbers Gamep. 59
The Only Constant Is Changep. 73
Home, Sweet Investmentp. 105
Saving for Retirement-And Other Never-Ending Jobsp. 131
Past Performance Is No Guarantee of Future Resultsp. 159
Sickness, Disaster, Death, and Other Fun Topicsp. 189
Lifestyles of the Ready and Willingp. 211
Financial Insecurityp. 233
What Makes You Do That Thing You Do?p. 249
Guide to Financial Jargonp. 267
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780071435406
ISBN-10: 0071435409
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 8th July 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41