Focus on Personal Finance6th Edition
– This 4-color, paperback text is designed and written to appeal to a range of ages, life situations, and levels of financial literacy.
– This text will not only get your students thinking about their current situation and financial goals, but also encourage them to put these in writing to use as a guide.
- Chapter 1 Personal Financial Planning in Action
- Chapter 2 Money Management Skills
- Chapter 3 Taxes in Your Financial Plan
- Chapter 4 Financial Services: Savings Plans and Payment Accounts
- Chapter 5 Consumer Credit: Advantages, Disadvantages, Sources, and Costs
- Chapter 6 Consumer Purchasing Strategies and Wise Buying of Motor Vehicles
- Chapter 7 Selecting and Financing Housing
- Chapter 8 Home and Automobile Insurance
- Chapter 9 Health and Disability Income Insurance
- Chapter 10 Financial Planning with Life Insurance
- Chapter 11 Investing Basics and Evaluating Bonds
- Chapter 12 Investing in Stocks
- Chapter 13 Investing in Mutual Funds
- Chapter 14 Starting Early: Retirement and Estate Planning
Appendix A Education Financing, Loans, and Scholarships
Appendix B Developing a Career Search Strategy
Appendix C Consumer Agencies and Organizations
Appendix D Daily Spending Diary
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Personal Financial Plans
The assignable, auto-gradable Personal Financial Plans correlate with sections of the text and help students apply concepts learned. Case/fictional data, is used to protect the privacy of the students and to provide data since many students do not have enough financial history to complete the plans. The plans are also algorithmic, which means each student is assigned the same plan with a different set of numbers to reduce cheating and provide extra practice.
Personal Finance Video Series
Assignable, animated videos with 3 accompanying questions help students understand the key learning objectives. These dynamic videos are between 2-5 minutes in length are especially helpful to keep students engaged and those who would like additional review outside of the text. Videos are available with select Corporate Finance and Personal Finance titles.
Finance Prep Courses
Prep Courses cover the basic concepts in Math, Statistics, Accounting, Excel, and Economics, and are comprised of animated tutorial modules with quiz questions. Instructors can assign as homework or include for optional practice. Prep Courses give instructors more time in class to cover finance topics, and ensure that students do not get left behind.
Guided Examples provide narrated and animated, step-by-step walkthroughs of algorithmic versions of assigned exercises, allowing students to identify, review or reinforce the concepts and activities covered in class. Immediate feedback is provided so students can focus on the areas where they need the most guidance.
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