Focus on Personal Finance, 7th Edition
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Focus on Personal Finance is a brief, 14-chapter text covering the critical topics in Personal Finance courses. Focus is designed and written to appeal to a range of ages, life situations, and financial literacy levels. As the Kapoor author team prepared this edition, they worked hard to include important content in every chapter you can use to develop a plan to build financial security and weather another pandemic, an unexpected job loss, or unexpected life situations. A unique aspect of this text is its active approach. This text will get your students thinking about their current situation and financial goals and encourage them to put these in writing to use as a guide and revise throughout their lives. Sections are oriented around specific action-items for students. The more a student involves themselves in the assessments, exercises, and worksheets provided, the more they will discover about their current habits and how to improve them for greater financial freedom. Students have many different financial goals, but none are more important than having a basic understanding of financial issues and peace of mind about their decisions. The ultimate goal of Focus on Personal Finance is to get students to this point as a first step to achieving the many financial goals they have set for themselves.
CHAPTER 1: APPENDIX Time Value of Money
CHAPTER 2: Money Management Skills
CHAPTER 2: APPENDIX Developing a Career Strategy
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 5: APPENDIX Education Financing, Loans, and Scholarships
CHAPTER 6: Consumer Purchasing and Wise Buying Strategies
CHAPTER 6: APPENDIX Consumer Agencies and Organizations
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
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