McGraw-Hill’s Connect Finance offers a number of powerful tools and features to make managing assignments easier and the learning process more accessible and efficient.
Connect Finance. This option combines all the great features of Connect Finance, along with access to an online version of Personal Finance, so that students can easily refer back to the text for review and guidance. This media rich e-book links directly to tutorials and online resources.
New Appendix A: Education Financing, Loans, and Scholarships. This topic is especially relevant to students as one of their first major financial decisions is paying for their education. The new Appendix A covers applying for student loans and scholarships, key terms and forms, and the different types of financial aid available. Key resource websites are also highlighted.
At the end of each chapter, a new Personal Finance Dashboard encourages students to rethink their personal financial habits and take action to make better financial decisions.
Every chapter has been revised and updated with information most relevant to today's students. New material includes coverage of:
Chapter openers introduce the My Life feature which actively involves the student in the chapter material by relating it to their lives and explaining not only what they'll learn in the chapter, but also why it's important. Includes follow-up questions to motivate students to improve their approach to personal finance.
The Daily Spending Diary is included in Appendix C for students to record their day to day expenses in different categories, helping them monitor their everyday spending to maintain better control over their finances as daily spending can have a huge impact on achieving financial goals. The end of each chapter includes a Daily Spending Diary exercise that asks students to consider how they can change their daily spending habits to improve their personal finances overall.
The authors present personal financial planning for a variety of life situations so that the text is a practical resource throughout one's lifespan. It addresses the financial needs of a single parent, two-income, mixed-generation, and other types of households throughout the text. The different financial pressures and considerations that come into play in these situations are illustrated in text examples, the Financial Planning for Life's Situations boxes, and in the end-of-chapter Financial Planning Cases and in the Continuing Cases.
Personal Finance teaches quantitative analysis in financial planning by presenting more than 90 commonly used key formulas (summarized at the end of each chapter) and mathematical functions in text discussion and examples. This information is further highlighted in the Financial Planning Calculations boxes, which provide additional examples and information for students.
Personal Financial Planner (PFP) sheets correlate with the sections of the text and are conveniently located at the end of the text! The PFP sheets are written by the authors to help students create and implement a personal financial plan. These perforated sheets ask students to work through the application and record their own personal financial plan answers; thus, applying answers to their own personal situations and providing a roadmap to their personal financial future. Excel versions of these sheets are available on the website at www.mhhe.com/kdh.
Every chapter includes a Video Case. The instructor can show the video segment in class (each segment is about 5-10 minutes long - perfect for discussion launchers!) and then use the Video Case questions at the end of the chapters for class discussion. These cases are another way to help students analyse financial situations.
“Did You Know?” boxes contain the latest facts, information and financial planning assistance available. These are short but useful boxes that have proven popular among faculty and students alike.