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Talking Money : Everything You Need to Know about Your Finances and Your Future - Jean Chatzky

Talking Money

Everything You Need to Know about Your Finances and Your Future

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780446678100
Number Of Pages: 320
For Ages: 13+ years old

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A personal finance expert and featured columnist for Money magazine reveals her secrets to financial success, offering candid, practical advice and proven strategies designed to help readers plan for their future. Reprint.

Introductionp. xvii
Talking Goalsp. 1
Setting Goalsp. 6
Five Questions to Ask Yourself (and/or Your Partner) About Your Goalsp. 7
You Can Do This! (Will You?)p. 13
Seven Ways to Make a Good Habit Stickp. 14
Talking Debtp. 17
Quick Quiz: How Debt Dependent Are You?p. 20
Debt Relief Plan No. 1p. 22
Debt Relief Plan No. 2p. 25
Debt Relief Plan No. 3p. 27
Five Questions to Ask About Your Credit Historyp. 30
The Best Ways to Borrowp. 32
The Fed Watch: What Happens to Your Debt When Interest Rates Rise and Fall?p. 39
Talking Savingp. 42
Follow the Moneyp. 46
The One Very Best Way to Save (and Eight Second-Place Alternatives)p. 52
Ten Ways to Add to Your Savingsp. 56
Where Does All This Saving Get You?p. 59
A Bank: The Best Holding Pen for Your Dollarsp. 61
Picking the Right Bank (and Bank Account) for Youp. 63
Five Questions to Ask Your Bankp. 64
Don't Hesitate: Automatep. 66
Talking Investing for Safetyp. 69
What Is the Short Term?p. 72
The Short-Short Term: Up to Six Monthsp. 73
Six Months to Two Yearsp. 78
Three to Five Yearsp. 85
Talking Investing for Retirement and Collegep. 88
Your Goals: How Much Should You Be Investing?p. 89
The Ballpark Estimatep. 91
The Four Keys to Making Your Money Growp. 95
The Investment Triumviratep. 98
Asset Allocation 101: Two Approachesp. 99
Investing Your Money: The Simple Routep. 100
Investing Your Money: The More Complicated Routep. 100
Five Questions to Ask Before Buying a Stockp. 100
Five Questions to Ask Before Buying a Mutual Fundp. 103
A Quick Bond Primerp. 105
Invest for Retirement Now; Pay the Taxes Laterp. 107
Retiring When You're a Step Behindp. 113
Investing for College as You Invest for Yourselfp. 114
Where to Put Those College Dollarsp. 116
What About the Rest of Your Money? Taxable Accountsp. 120
Watching the Stock Marketp. 120
Talking Insurancep. 126
Life Insurancep. 128
Health Insurancep. 139
Homeowners Insurancep. 142
Auto Insurancep. 146
Umbrella Liability Coveragep. 150
Disability Insurancep. 150
Long-Term Care Insurancep. 152
Talking About the Things You Don't Want to Talk About (aka Talking Estate Planning)p. 155
The Musts: Estate Planning Basics You Shouldn't Be Withoutp. 158
One Big Maybe: Living Trustsp. 164
Five Questions to Ask Your Attorney About Estate Planningp. 166
Beyond the Musts: Estate Planning to Save Taxesp. 167
Managing an Inheritancep. 177
Giving It Away: Charitable Contributionsp. 179
Talking Real Estatep. 182
Buying a House: The Homeowner Plungep. 184
Why you Need a Real Estate Agentp. 187
Keep the Next Owner in Mindp. 188
Making Your Casep. 188
Making an Offerp. 189
Closing the Dealp. 191
Who's Representing You?p. 192
Five Questions to Ask Your Home Inspectorp. 196
Paying for It: Getting a Great Mortgage dealp. 197
Moving On: The Best Way to Sell Your Housep. 206
How About a Second Home?p. 209
Talking Spendingp. 212
Avoiding Overspendingp. 214
Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy Anythingp. 218
Shopping on the Internetp. 219
Getting a Good Deal On
Shut Up, Already: Financial Information to Keep to Yourselfp. 232
Talking Money with Your Investment Teamp. 235
What Is a Financial Planner?p. 237
How Is Your Financial Planner Paid?p. 238
What Do Their Designations Mean?p. 239
Checking Up on Your Plannerp. 242
What Do You Get for Your Money?p. 244
Five Questions to Ask a Financial Plannerp. 245
Financial Counselors: Hand-holding in Money 101p. 247
Planners Specializing in Divorcep. 248
Choosing a Brokerp. 249
Talking Money with Your Family and Friendsp. 260
Talking to Your Spouse (or Life Partner)p. 262
Talking to Your Parentsp. 268
Talking to Your Kidsp. 273
Talking to Your Friends: Money Etiquettep. 278
The Lowdown on Tippingp. 281
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780446678100
ISBN-10: 0446678104
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.49  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.34

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