Want to take control of your finances once and for all? Managing Your Money All-in-One For Dummies combines expert money management with personal finance tips. From credit cards and insurance to taxes, investing, retirement, and more, seven mini-books show you how to improve your relationship with money - no matter your age or stage of life.
This easy-to-understand guide shows you how to assess your financial situation, calculate debt, prepare a budget, trim spending, boost your income, and improve your credit score. You'll find ways to run a money-smart household, reduce waste, and cut medical and transportation expenses as you tackle your debt head-on and develop good saving habits. You'll even get help choosing the right mortgage and avoiding foreclosure, saving for college or retirement, and determining your home-, car-, and life insurance needs. Discover how to:
- Take charge of your finances
- Manage home and personal finances
- Lower your taxes and avoid tax audits
- Plan a budget and scale back on expenses
- Deal with debt and negotiate with creditors
- Save and invest safely for college or retirement
- Protect your money and assets from fraud and identity theft
- Ensure a comfortable retirement
- Plan your estate and safeguard a will or trust
Managing Your Money All-in-One For Dummies brings you seven great books for the price of one. Can you think of a better way to start managing your money wisely?
Book I: Taking Charge of Your Finances.
Chapter 1: Assessing Where You Are Financially.
Chapter 2: Improving Your Relationship with Money.
Chapter 3: Building and Sticking to a Budget.
Chapter 4: Cutting Spending and Boosting Income.
Chapter 5: Fixing Up Your Credit Report.
Book II: Managing Home and Personal Finances.
Chapter 1: Running a Money-Smart Household.
Chapter 2: Home Ownership and Choosing the Right Mortgage.
Chapter 3: Avoiding Foreclosure.
Chapter 4: Keeping a Lid on Medical Costs.
Chapter 5: Using the Internet to Help Manage Your Finances.
Book III: Dealing with Debt.
Chapter 1: Tackling What You Owe.
Chapter 2: Understanding How Credit Works.
Chapter 3: Consolidating Your Debts.
Chapter 4: Negotiating with Creditors and Getting Help.
Chapter 5: Considering Bankruptcy.
Book IV: Saving and Investing.
Chapter 1: Becoming a Saver.
Chapter 2: Investing in Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds.
Chapter 3: Saving for Retirement.
Chapter 4: Saving for College.
Chapter 5: Working with an Online Broker.
Book V: Protecting Your Money and Assets.
Chapter 1: Combating Identity Theft.
Chapter 2: Online Banking.
Chapter 3: Homeowner's Insurance.
Chapter 4: Auto Insurance Basics.
Chapter 5: Buying Life Insurance.
Chapter 6: Dealing with the Tax Man.
Book VI: Retiring Comfortably.
Chapter 1: 401(k) and 403(b) Retirement Investing.
Chapter 2: Retiring Your Way: IRAs.
Chapter 3: Paychecks from Your House: Reverse Mortgages.
Chapter 4: Managing Money in Retirement.
Chapter 5: Online Retirement Planning.
Book VII: Planning Your Estate and Will.
Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Estate Planning.
Chapter 2: Where There's a Will.
Chapter 3: Limitations of Wills: What You Can and Can't Do.
Chapter 4: Estate Planning Online.
Chapter 5: Taking Care of Aging Parents with Durable Power of Attorney.