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Welcome to the U.S. Bank Financial Wellness Collection at Park University Library. Titles within this collection were generously provided to Park University by U. S. Bank.
The U.S. Bank Financial Wellness Collection
The ABCs of Debt by
Publication Date: 2019-02-11
Using a hands-on approach, The ABCs of Debt: A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law, Fifth Edition bridges the difference between understanding bankruptcy concepts and applying them with confidence. Parsons begins with the premise that the specialized study of bankruptcy requires an adequate foundation in other aspects of debtor/creditor relations. This foundational knowledge is reinforced by realistic, current case studies that introduce, explain, and illustrate bankruptcy law and procedure. Students see how a bankruptcy case unfolds, from the moment a debtor makes contact with a lawyer until the case is closed. That chronological, step-by-step approach is used to study cases filed under Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11. This book aspires not just to teach students ''about'' bankruptcy, but also to teach them how to ''do'' bankruptcy. Broad coverage includes bankruptcy law, debt creation, secured transactions, the law of liens, and debt collection. New to the Fifth Edition: Updated to reflect significant court decisions regarding debt collection and bankruptcy including: Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp. which struck down structured settlements regarding a Chapter 11 debtor that conflict with §507 priorities unless affected creditors consent Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, U.S. holding that filing of a time barred proof of claim does not amount to a false, deceptive, misleading, unfair, or unconscionable debt collection practice within the meaning of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP, v. Appling, holding that a materially false statement in writing about a single asset can be a "statement respecting the debtor's financial condition," rendering debt related to the asset nondischargeable under §523(a)(2)(B) Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis holding that private-sector non-union employers can use class action arbitration waiver provisions to bar employees from joining in a class action or collective arbitration to contest alleged wage and hour violation Updated references pertaining to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Education (student loans), payday lending, and car loans Analysis of the causes of bankruptcy for those age 65 and older Demonstration bankruptcies moved to appendices for easy reference Revised case studies comply with the latest amendments to the official bankruptcy forms in effect at the time of publication including the important new Form B113, Chapter 13 Plan approved by the U.S. Judicial Conference in 2017 Professors and students will benefit from: Realistic Case Studies that add a strong skill-building component to any study of bankruptcy law Problem-Hypotheticals in which students apply concepts to realistic situations Learn-by-Doing exercises, examples, and illustrations A sequential organization of bankruptcy topics that mirrors practice Ethical Considerations that highlight relevant ethical or professional challenges presented by the topic under discussion Chapter summaries, review questions, and sample forms View from the Bench case excerpts, accompanied by Applying the Law exercises, that link doctrine to practice Engaging and informative text boxes Key Concepts at the start of each chapter Complete Case Files for both case studies--provided for students on the companion website at WKLegaledu.com/Parsons-Debt5 and referred to throughout the chapters that make up Part B To Learn More (TLM) activities for each chapter--available on the companion website--designed to challenge and enable the student to do further research on issues raised in the text or to consult additional resources for further learning
Adulting for Dummies by
Publication Date: 2022-10-25
Learn to adult even better than your parents Even though it's tougher than ever, this adulting thing doesn't come with instructions! The moment you turn 18 you're expected to be a master of everything from personal finance to household chores, even if you've never done any of these things before. It's no wonder that a lot of people just like you are looking for a guide to adulthood that doesn't assume you magically learned how to do laundry and invest in a 401(k) on your eighteenth birthday. In Adulting For Dummies, Gencie Houy, independent living educator at Texas Tech, walks you through every critical part of adulting on your own. From basic life and household tasks to managing your finances and health, you'll learn how to achieve your goals in each area of your life that matters to you. You'll also discover how to balance the different parts of your life so you don't get overwhelmed in any one area. The book also offers: Advice on navigating the modern dating scene and communicating with family members, friends, and romantic partners Guidance on budgeting your money and saving up for a house (yes, it's still possible!) Easy strategies for keeping your home in order and in good shape No one said being an adult is easy. But, with help from your friends at Dummies, it doesn't have to be impossible. Grab a copy of Adulting For Dummies today!
The Art of Money by
Publication Date: 2016-06-14
Learn everything you need to know about money management with this approachable guide to tackling financial fears and challenges with confidence, mindfulness, and self-compassion. Is one of the most challenging relationships in your life the one you have with your money? Do you talk about everything, except finances? Do you make shopping decisions based on your emotions, rather than your budget or big-picture goals? Bari Tessler is here to help! This is the book your money-savvy best friend, therapist, and accountant would write if they could. It's the book about money for people who don't even want to think about money, until the arrival of that inevitable day when we all realize we must come to terms with this thing called money. Everyone has pain and challenges, strengths, and dreams about money, and many of us mix profound shame into that relationship. In The Art of Money, Bari Tessler offers an integrative approach that creates the real possibility of "money healing," using our relationship with money as a gateway to self-awareness and a training ground for compassion, confidence, and self-worth. Tessler's gentle techniques weave together emotional depth, big picture visioning, and refreshingly accessible, nitty-gritty money practices that will help anyone transform their relationship with money and, in so doing, transform their life. As Bari writes, "When we dare to speak the truth about money, amazing healing begins."
Bad with Money by
Publication Date: 2019-01-01
"Humorous and forthright...[Gaby] Dunn makes facing money issues seem not only palatable but possibly even fun....Dunn's book delivers." --Publishers Weekly The beloved writer-comedian expands on her popular podcast with an engaging and empowering financial literacy book for Millennials and Gen Z. In the first episode of her "Bad With Money" podcast, Gaby Dunn asked patrons at a coffee shop two questions: First, what's your favorite sex position? Everyone was game to answer, even the barista. Then, she asked how much money was in their bank accounts. People were aghast. "That's a very personal question," they insisted. And therein lies the problem. Dunn argues that our inability to speak honestly about money is our #1 barrier to understanding it, leading us to feel alone, ashamed and anxious, which in turns makes us feel even more overwhelmed by it. In Bad With Money, she reveals the legitimate, systemic reasons behind our feeling of helplessness when it comes to personal finance, demystifying the many signposts on the road to getting our financial sh*t together, like how to choose an insurance plan or buy a car, sign up for a credit card or take out student loans. She speaks directly to her audience, offering advice on how to make that #freelancelyfe work for you, navigate money while you date, and budget without becoming a Nobel-winning economist overnight. Even a topic as notoriously dry as money becomes hilarious and engaging in the hands of Dunn, who weaves her own stories with the perspectives of various comedians, artists, students, and more, arguing that--even without selling our bodies to science or suffering the indignity of snobby thrift shop buyers--we can all start taking control of our financial futures.
The Barefoot Investor by
Publication Date: 2022-04-11
**This Classic Edition has been updated for 2022 and beyond** THE ALL-TIME #1 AUSTRALIAN BESTSELLER This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are thousands of finance books on the shelves. Yet there's a reason this book is in one in every 20 Australian homes. You'll find out how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette ... and you'll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week. The Barefoot Steps stand the test of time. In this classic edition, you'll get the skinny on: Saving up a six-figure house deposit in 20 months Doubling your income using the 'Trapeze Strategy' Saving $77641 on your mortgage and wiping out almost 7 years of payments Handing your kids (or grandkids) a $140000 cheque on their 21st birthday Why you don't need $1 million to retire ...with the 'Donald Bradman Retirement Strategy' Sound too good to be true? It's not. This book is full of stories from everyday Aussies--single people, young families, empty nesters, retirees--who have applied the Barefoot Steps, freed themselves from crippling debt and achieved amazing, life-changing results. And you're next.
Behavioral Finance by
Publication Date: 2019-03-01
People tend to be penny wise and pound foolish and cry over spilt milk, even though we are taught to do neither. Focusing on the present at the expense of the future and basing decisions on lost value are two mistakes common to decision-making that are particularly costly in the world of finance. Behavioral Finance: What Everyone Needs to KnowR provides an overview of common shortcuts and mistakes people make in managing their finances. It covers the common cognitive biases or errors that occur when people are collecting, processing, and interpreting information. These include emotional biases and the influence of social factors, from culture to the behavior of one's peers. These effects vary during one's life, reflecting differences in due to age, experience, and gender. Among the questions to be addressed are: How did the financial crisis of 2007-2008 spur understanding human behavior? What are market anomalies and how do they relate to behavioral biases? What role does overconfidence play in financial decision- making? And how does getting older affect risk tolerance?
Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands by
Publication Date: 2019-09-09
Beyond Piggy Banks is written for you: the loving, responsible and overworked parents of young children. It takes the stress and mystery out of finance, and focuses on the basic fundamentals elementary children should understand so they can make smart decisions as they grow. This usable, light hearted, real-world guide provides parents with the specific tools and step-by-step lessons needed to teach their child. The lessons provided are easy to teach and understand. The activities are quick, enjoyable and educational. Each concept starts with the basics, and builds upon them so your child has a full understanding of the topic. The chapters are broken out into simple and digestible sections, made for busy parents who don't have time for a finance novel. Most of all, the book focuses on how to incorporate teaching finance to your child through everyday real-world activities that you and your child are already doing. This book provides parents with the confidence to teach simple financial basics to children. With that confidence comes excitement and inspiration; by teaching your children about finance you will influence every step of their lives in a positive and meaningful way. The ultimate goal of this book, and of any parent, is to raise healthy, independent and responsible children; kids who are prepared when adulthood hits
Breaking Money Silence by
Publication Date: 2017-09-15
Anyone concerned about finances--and that's just about everyone--will welcome this step-by-step guide to opening up about a difficult subject. It offers a strategy that can save money, improve relationships, and help people raise fiscally responsible children. Almost half of Americans say that the most difficult topic to discuss with loved ones is their personal finances, so much so that they would rather talk about death, politics, or religion. But what price do you pay for staying quiet? In her fifth book, Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, a wealth psychology expert with over twenty-five years of experience empowering women, couples, parents, families, and wealth advisors, provides you with the answer. This book equips you with the practical tools needed to navigate difficult conversations and future-proof your finances. Discover how to identify your thoughts and beliefs about wealth, and how doing so can help you talk more openly and honestly about money with loved ones. Acquire skills for engaging in effective dialogues with aging parents about healthcare costs, estate planning, and end-of-life issues. Learn tips for fighting fair financially with your partner, and for raising a financially literate next generation. Using Money Talk Challenges and real-life stories, Kingsbury coaches you (and your trusted advisor) to take action. You'll walk away with a roadmap for putting what you learn into practice. Breaking Money Silence is a catalyst for a money revolution leading to a more gender-savvy, financially secure, and financially literate world. Discusses the societal, familial, and personal roadblocks that make talking about money and finance challenging Explores gender differences when it comes to talking about money and how "money silence" contributes to the wage gap for women Reveals the cost of living in "money silence," including how it contributes to the high U.S. divorce rate, how it inhibits the ability of some parents to raise financially literate and responsible children, and how it stops families from successfully passing on wealth Identifies common money myths that fuel financial misunderstandings and mistakes, and offers tools for uncovering these fallacies Shows how the financial advising industry has colluded with the idea that men and women don't need to talk about family finances as a couple--and how advisors can advocate for change Shares practical, easy-to-implement tips and tools for talking about money with partners, parents, siblings, children, and employers/employees Offers a "Money Talk Challenge" coaching exercise at the end of each chapter, with a special section on how advisors can use these tools with clients
Broke Millennial : Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together by
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
WASHINGTON POST "COLOR OF MONEY" BOOK CLUB PICK Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck and Get Your Financial Life Together (#GYFLT)! If you're a cash-strapped 20- or 30-something, it's easy to get freaked out by finances. But you're not doomed to spend your life drowning in debt or mystified by money. It's time to stop scraping by and take control of your money and your life with this savvy and smart guide. Broke Millennial shows step-by-step how to go from flat-broke to financial badass. Unlike most personal finance books out there, it doesn't just cover boring stuff like credit card debt, investing, and dealing with the dreaded "B" word (budgeting). Financial expert Erin Lowry goes beyond the basics to tackle tricky money matters and situations most of us face #IRL, including: - Understanding your relationship with moolah: do you treat it like a Tinder date or marriage material? - Managing student loans without having a full-on panic attack - What to do when you're out with your crew and can't afford to split the bill evenly - How to get "financially naked" with your partner and find out his or her "number" (debt number, of course) . . . and much more. Packed with refreshingly simple advice and hilarious true stories, Broke Millennial is the essential roadmap every financially clueless millennial needs to become a money master. So what are you waiting for? Let's #GYFLT!
Broke Millennial Takes On Investing : A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money by
Publication Date: 2019-04-09
A guide to investing basics by the author of Broke Millennial, for anyone who feels like they aren't ready (or rich enough) to get into the market Millennials want to learn how to start investing. The problem is that most have no idea where to begin. There's a significant lack of information out there catering to the concerns of new millennial investors, such as: * Should I invest while paying down student loans? * How do I invest in a socially responsible way? * What about robo-advisors and apps--are any of them any good? * Where can I look online for investment advice? In this second book in the Broke Millennial series, Erin Lowry answers those questions and delivers all of the investment basics in one easy-to-digest package. Tackling topics ranging from common terminology to how to handle your anxiety to retirement savings and even how to actually buy and sell a stock, this hands-on guide will help any investment newbie become a confident player in the market on their way to building wealth.
Broke Millennial Talks Money : Scripts, Stories, and Advice to Navigate Awkward Financial Conversations by
Publication Date: 2020-12-29
A comprehensive guide to talking about money in every aspect of your life, including at work, with friends and family, and in relationships, from the author of the Broke Millennial series. Let's face it--talking about money is always awkward. In this user-friendly and approachable guide, finance writer Erin Lowry helps take the stress out of these tricky conversations. With scripts, tips, and troubleshooting advice, she takes you through every possible money talk scenario, including: how to tell your friends you can't afford the same lifestyle they can how to ask your parents if they can afford retirement and if they'll need your support as they age how to talk to your coworkers about your salary and negotiate with your boss how to broach the subject of a prenup with your fiancé Lowry arms you with all of the financial knowledge you'll need in order to get the most out of each interaction, whether that's with your friends, your spouse, your employer, or your mom. It's time to demystify our money and hash out these tough topics with the important people in our lives, and this helpful book will make it all much easier.
Budgeting 101 : From Getting Out of Debt and Tracking Expenses to Setting Financial Goals and Building Your Savings, Your Essential Guide to Budgeting by
Publication Date: 2018-11-06
"Cagan makes the case that a budget isn't a buzz killer. It's financial salvation." --The Washington Post Don't break the bank--learn to create and stick to a budget with this comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to saving money sensibly in this edition of the popular 101 series. Sometimes, it can seem like saving money is impossible. With everyday expenses, from groceries and gas, to the electric bill and lunch money, as well as those unexpected expenses, like car repairs and medical bills, getting--and keeping--control of your finances can feel overwhelming. With Budgeting 101, you can start saving now. This clear and simple guide provides tons of practical advice for keeping track of your finances. With useful tips on setting financial goals, reducing debt, finding ways to save money, and creating and following a budget plan, you'll have your dollars and cents under control in no time. Why spend more of your hard-earned money on a financial advisor? Filled with expert advice on a wide range of the most common financial concerns and step-by-step instructions to managing your money both now and in the future, Budgeting 101 has you covered.
The Business of Personal Finance : How to Improve Financial Wellness by
Publication Date: 2022-05-01
This book is no ordinary personal finance book. It presents, in a highly accessible way, how to effectively understand and manage personal finances, avoiding debt and building for the future, and using straightforward tools and techniques developed in conjunction with business economics. Fun to read, the book leverages core corporate finance principles in a way that helps people become more financially literate in their personal lives. The premise of this book-that personal and corporate finance can and should be learned together to improve financial wellness and know-how-is considered a breakthrough. Using approaches that have been tried, tested, and proven to work with individuals and employees, the authors apply common business activities like "due diligence," and tools, such as "financial statement analysis," to personal finance. This connection has not been presented before, either theoretically or practically. And yet it has the power to both transform how individuals successfully manage their own finances, and, at the same time, informs and educates them in the important aspects of the financial direction of the organizations in which they work. This is a must-have book for those who are looking for a credible reference tool for how to effectively manage their own finances and for organizations seeking to assist their employees in good financial management, at every level, both in work and at home.
Clean Up Your Credit! : A Black Ops Guide to Credit Repair and Restoration by
Publication Date: 2022-05-15
Credit repair and restoration are complex issues. Here's a credit repair book that actually works, and it's life changing. The author owned a collection agency and was a vice president at Guardian Bank. He knows how the system works. He intentionally destroyed his credit, going from 812 to 461, to prove you can remove every negative item from your credit report ... if you know what to do. This is the only book of its kind that has information on how to contact the author. You can email him directly at email@example.com. Bankruptcy, repossession, foreclosure, tax liens, judgments, student loans, personal loans, and credit card delinquencies can all be removed without paying creditors or collection agencies a dime! The author raised his credit score from 461 to 742. Instead of being in credit hell for the seven years that negative notations can legally remain on your report, they were deleted in four months. This book contains letters he sent to collection agencies and credit bureaus, their replies, and documentation that the items were deleted from his credit report. As a bonus, the author walks you through the process of filing and winning small claims suits against collection agencies and credit bureaus, along with form letters you can use. Book jacket.
Clever Girl Finance : Ditch Debt, Save Money and Build Real Wealth by
Publication Date: 2019-06-25
Take charge of your finances and achieve financial independence - the Clever Girl way Join the ranks of thousands of smart and savvy women who have turned to money expert and author Bola Sokunbi for guidance on ditching debt, saving money, and building real wealth. Sokunbi, the force behind the hugely popular Clever Girl Finance website, draws on her personal money mistakes and financial redemption to educate and empower a new generation of women on their journey to financial freedom. Lighthearted and accessible, Clever Girl Finance encourages women to talk about money and financial wellness and shows them how to navigate their own murky financial waters and come out afloat on the other side. Monitor your expenses, build a budget, and stick with it Make the most of a modest salary and still have money to spare Keep your credit in check and clean up credit card chaos. Start and succeed at your side hustle. Build a nest egg and invest in your future. Transform your money mindset and be accountable for your financial well-being. Feel the power of real-world stories from other "clever girls". Put yourself on the path to financial success with the valuable lessons learned from Clever Girl Finance.
Clever Girl Finance : Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your Money by
Publication Date: 2020-10-20
Learn the basics of investing with this approachable guide to the world of finance Clever Girl Finance: Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your Money is the leading guide for women who seek to learn the basic foundations of personal investing. In a no-nonsense and straightforward style, this book teaches readers: Exactly how investing works and what you should be doing, no fancy finance degree required How to leverage investing to build long term wealth even on a modest salary The key pitfalls to avoid in order to become a successful investor How to build a nest egg and invest in your future Insights from real-world success stories from other "clever girl investors" Clever Girl Finance teaches readers the irreplaceable value of investing for long-term financial gain, and the difference between making money and building wealth. Written for any woman who's ever sought out an accessible introduction to the world of investing, this book is especially suited to women interested in learning how investing works and taking guided action towards their financial success.
The Creative Professional's Guide to Money by
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
The Creative Professional's Guide to Money teaches creatives everything they need to know about the financial side of running a creative business. Creatives - which include anyone promoting their own creative services (designers, copywriters, photographers, illustrators, interior designers, web designers, and more) - are great at their work, but when it comes to running the financial side of their business, most would rather not talk about it. This book focuses on proven techniques and resources used by a wide range of successful creatives to manage their business finances. Expert advisers are interviewed on topics such as accounting, taxes, contracts and financial planning. Using examples, case studies, and real-life stories from actual creatives, this book addresses: How to build the financial structure of a creative business from the ground up How to set up and achieve long-term financial goals and plan for a prosperous retirement Common financial mistakes small business owners make and how to avoid them How to handle taxes and insurance How to perform day-to-day accounting tasks How to create a budget and adhere to it What to charge for work and how to determine a profit margin How to talk about money with clients and prospects
Credit Repair : Make a Plan, Improve Your Credit, Avoid Scams by
Publication Date: 2022-10-25
Bad credit can get betterA bad credit report can prevent you from getting a mortgage, car loan, credit card, apartment, or even a job. The sensible strategies in Credit Repair help you take control of your finances, clean up your credit report and rebuild your credit. Learn how to: prioritize debts and create a budget reduce debts and cut expenses negotiate with creditors correct credit report errors and remove old information add positive information to your credit report adopt strategies to rebuild your credit, and avoid identity theft and credit repair scams. Updates to the 15th edition of Credit Repair include new credit reporting standards for medical debts and revised rules about what debt collectors must include in collection notices.
Credit Repair Kit for Dummies by
Publication Date: 2021-01-07
Sensible ways to manage and repair your credit Need a credit makeover? You're not alone: in the U.S., outstanding credit card and other types of revolving debt have jumped over 20% in the past decade, and millions of Americans are struggling with one or more credit-related issues. Whether you're just working on improving your score or need some sound advice on how to make debt a thing of the past, the latest edition of Credit Repair Kit for Dummies is packed with reliable information for escaping the quicksand and taking the concrete steps needed to build up a solid score. There are many reasons why you might have a subpar credit score--mortgage and auto debt, student loans, impacts of disasters such as COVID-19, and even identity theft. This book covers these scenarios and more, helping you identify the reasons behind a lower score and providing you with straightforward, proven techniques for managing it back to where you want it to be. Also included are sample credit reports, forms, templates, and other helpful online tools to use to whip your score into decent shape. Add information to your report to beef-up a low score Avoid, reduce, and get rid of mortgage, credit card, student loan, and auto debt Keep a good credit score during a period of unemployment Fight back against identity theft A good credit score is always a great thing to have. This book shows you how to put even the worst credit situations behind you and make a poor score just a bad--and distant--memory.
Debt 101 : From Interest Rates and Credit Scores to Student Loans and Debt Payoff Strategies, an Essential Primer on Managing Debt by
Publication Date: 2020-02-11
Get out of debt and use credit wisely with this easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide to making your debt work for you. The key to borrowing, managing, and paying off debt is understanding what it is, how it works and how it can affect your finances and your life. Debt 101 is the easy-to-follow guide to discovering how to pay off the debt you have plus learning how to use debt to your advantage. Debt 101 allows you to take control of your money with strategies best suited for your personal financial situation--whether you are buying a home or paying off student loans. You will learn the ins and outs of borrowing in a simple, straightforward manner, managing student loans and credit card debt, improving your credit score, understanding interest rates, good debt vs. bad debt, and so much more. Finally, you can get ahead of the incoming bills and never let your debt intimidate you again!
De Gruyter Handbook of Personal Finance by
Publication Date: 2022-03-07
The De Gruyter Handbook of Personal Finance provides a robust review of the core topics comprising personal finance, including the primary models, approaches, and methodologies being used to study particular topics that comprise the field of personal finance today. The contributors include many of the world's leading personal finance researchers, financial service professionals, thought leaders, and leading contemporary figures conducting research in this area whose work has shaped--and continues to affect--the way that personal finance is conceptualized and practiced. The first section of the handbook provides a broad introduction to the discipline of personal finance. The following two sections are organized around the core elements of personal finance research and practice: saving, investing, asset management, and financial security. The fourth section introduces future research, practice, and policy directions. The handbook concludes with a discussion on an educational and research agenda for the future. This handbook will be a core reference work for researchers, financial service practitioners, educators, and policymakers and an excellent supplementary source of readings for those teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in personal finance, financial planning, consumer studies, and household finance.
Domestic Economic Abuse : The Violence of Money by
Publication Date: 2022
Supriya Singh tells the stories of 12 Anglo-Celtic and Indian women in Australia who survived economic abuse. She describes the lived experience of coercive control underlying economic abuse across cultures. Each story shows how the woman was trapped and lost her freedom because her husband denied her money, appropriated her assets and sabotaged her ability to be in paid work. These stories are about silence, shame and embarrassment that this could happen despite professional and graduate education. Some of the women were the main earners in their household. Women spoke of being afraid, of trying to leave, of losing their sense of self. Many suffered physical and mental ill-health, not knowing what would trigger the violence. Some attempted suicide. None of the women fully realised they were suffering family violence through economic abuse, whilst it was happening to them. The stories of Anglo-Celtic and Indian women show economic abuse is not associated with a specific system of money management and control. It is when the morality of money is betrayed that control becomes coercive. Money as a medium of care then becomes a medium of abuse. The women's stories demonstrate the importance of talking about money and relationships with future partners, across life stages and with their sons and daughters. The women saw this as an essential step for preventing and lessening economic abuse. A vital read for scholars of domestic abuse and family violence that will also be valuable for sociologists of money.
Earn It, Learn It : Teach Your Child the Value of Money, Work, and Time Well Spent by
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
What Experts Say: "A clever and fun way to teach your kids the true value of money." --Jen Singer, author of You're a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren't So Bad, Either) "Great concept, great lessons, and every family can implement these ideas." --Lori Mackey, founder of Prosperity4Kids.com "The Earn My Keep philosophy is so creative and innovative and I love the message it promotes: that hard work and money earned have value--a notion that seems to have lost its strength for our youth over the past couple decades." --Allison K. Chase, PhD, clinical psychologist specializing in children, adolescents, and families "Addresses the sense of entitlement that so many of today's children have by instilling a sense of responsibility for their own wealth and career choices through creative play." --Susan Heim, coauthor/editor, Chicken Soup for the Soul series The easy-to-do twist on traditional allowance that's wowing parents across the country! The program featured in Earn It, Learn It is the only one that lets kids ages four through twelve earn by doing "real" jobs. Your child will learn from folks like a: Toy Designer from Crayola Curator from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Zoologist from the Saint Louis Zoo Teach your kid the difference between making the bed as a member of the family and earning a living in the real world. Expose your child to art, manners, math, and more. And build a foundation for a lifelong love of learning and fiscal independence. All while having fun!
Education Without Debt : Giving Back and Paying It Forward by
Publication Date: 2021-01-12
Almost 50 million Americans have cumulatively borrowed more than $1.5 trillion to attend college. Roughly one-third of all adults aged 25 to 34 have a student loan. In Education without Debt businessman and philanthropist Scott MacDonald examines the real-life impact of crushing levels of student debt on borrowers and what can be done to fix this crisis. Weaving together stories of debt-impaired lives with stories of personal success achieved with the essential help of financial aid, MacDonald reveals the devastating personal and societal impact of the debt problem and offers possible solutions. He explores the efforts of colleges and private philanthropists to make education affordable and relates his own experience of funding financial aid for need-eligible students at five universities. Education without Debt is a must-read book for anyone concerned about the rising cost of education and what to do about this critical policy and societal issue.
Emotional Currency : A Woman's Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money by
Publication Date: 2011-04-12
Every day, women face new challenges that come with having control over, and responsibility for, their financial lives. Sometimes exciting, sometimes frightening, these issues always have an emotional side. Author and psychotherapist Dr. Kate Levinson offers fresh approaches to navigating the astonishing range of beliefs about the role of money in our lives, coming to terms with our feelings about being "rich" or "poor," and exploring our inner money life so that we can put our feelings to work for us in a positive way. By understanding our intimate history and relationship with money we are better able to handle our money anxieties, solve our money problems, enjoy the money we have, and make room for other, more meaningful values.
The Emotional Life of Money by
Publication Date: 2017-09-15
This fascinating book illustrates how human behavior regarding money is triggered by emotion and powered by our psychic makeup, empowering readers to better understand their own behavior and decision making with money. Beyond being an essential medium of exchange, money carries deep psychological significance: having enough of it confers power and status and provides the potential to sustain our lifestyle and fulfill our desires. Not having money triggers a breadth of negative emotions. This book explores the psychological payload money carries and the emotional effects it generates, allowing readers to better understand people's behavior with money and its effects on their own lives. The Emotional Life of Money: How Money Changes the Way We Think and Feel identifies common hang-ups and anxieties about money; summarizes current academic research on money behavior and how people make decisions about their money; discusses the newest branch of economics, behavioral economics; and explores the possibility of the disappearance of cash in the digital future. General readers will be able to comprehend why money has often generated intense feelings of desire, greed, envy, elation, and other emotions, as well as sense of status; and undergraduate students in psychology, economics, and sociology courses will benefit from learning about the latest research on behavior economics and the powerful psychological and emotional effects of money. Provides unique insights into the emotional/psychological side of money and discusses how money affects the way we think and behave Examines how human emotion on an individual level influences much larger economic cycles of boom and bust Includes worksheets and quizzes to help readers determine their own Money Script and how it was "written" in their own family Identifies the differences commonly seen between men and women in money attitudes and money management
End Financial Stress Now : Immediate Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Financial Outlook by
Publication Date: 2017-05-09
End financial stress for good and learn how to manage your money--without a change to income! Studies have shown time and time again that money is a leading cause of stress--but a life free from financial worry isn't exclusive to the rich and powerful. End Financial Stress Now gives you practical, actionable instructions you need to improve your money management--no matter what your income level is. You can learn how to achieve the mindset of financial flexibility, which can help you navigate any money issues you face. These practical, step-by-step instructions on budgeting can help you track expenses, pay off debt, and save money. Featuring straightforward advice on how to increase self-discipline so you can stick to your budget as well as techniques to help you identity misinformation and false beliefs you have about money, you can follow this guide to create a fulfilling life free of financial stress.
Essential Personal Finance : A Practical Guide for Employees by
Publication Date: 2019-01-02
There is increasing pressure for all of us to take responsibility for our own financial security and wellbeing, but we often overlook how the benefits that come with a job can help us do that. Essential Personal Finance: A Practical Guide for Employees focuses on these valuable work benefits and shows how you can build on this important foundation to achieve financial security and your life goals. This unique book explores how making effective and practical use of these work benefits (such as pension scheme, life cover, sick pay, cheap loans, savings schemes and even financial coaching), means facing up to the behavioural biases we are all plagued with. Given that these can get in the way of even the best intentions, Essential Personal Finance tackles these biases head-on with practical ideas and tips for overcoming or harnessing them for good, and will help you to develop a positive and fruitful relationship with your money. With financial stress being a major cause of absenteeism and sick leave, low morale and lost productivity, the advice in this book also offers employers enormous benefits. By empowering employees through financial education and financial awareness, progressive employers will help them feel more in control of their lives, and experience less stress, resulting in higher morale and productivity. Offering a distinctive approach which combines academic insight with practical financial wisdom and tools, this is a must-have book for all employees. It will help you make the most of everything your job has to offer so you can worry less about money and live life to the full.
The F.I.R.E. Planner : A Step-by-Step Workbook to Reach Your Full Financial Potential by
Publication Date: 2021-05-04
Plan for your financial future with this interactive guide to everything there is to know about mindful spending, strict saving regimes, clever investments, and sustainable living so you can achieve financial independence early and, ultimately, live a more simple, happier life. F.I.R.E--Financial Independence, Retire Early--is a popular lifestyle movement amongst millennials and Gen Xers. The F.I.R.E. Planner is the first illustrated, interactive guide to putting this philosophy into practice. This accessible book teaches you everything there is to know about strict savings, smart investing, mindful spending, and living sustainably to ensure financial independence for a much simpler and happier life. Start planning for your future life today and make the most of your current income so you can live the life of your dreams.
Facilitating Financial Health: Tools for Financial Planners, Coaches, and Therapists by
Publication Date: 2016-05-24
With the newly revised 2nd Edition, Facilitating Financial Health remains a one-of-a-kind publication that bridges the gap between financial planners and mental health practitioners. The authors, two mental health professionals and a CFP®-designated financial planner, pioneered the use of tools that help clients build healthy relationships with money. This concise yet comprehensive Guide enables financial planning and mental health practitioners to effectively integrate tools from the fields of psychotherapy, life coaching, and financial planning as they help their clients change destructive financial behaviors. Facilitating Financial Health, 2nd Edition will enable you to: *Address your clients' money-driven problems, from both financial planning and mental health perspectives *Learn the best techniques and recognize when to call in help from outside your field when dealing with clients' financial issues *Focus on both interior (emotional and intangible aspects of money) as well as exterior (the tangible "nuts and bolts" of financial planning) financial health topics *Explore "Money Scripts" - beliefs about money commonly held by clients, financial planners, and therapists that can lead to destructive financial habits *More effectively work with individuals and couples on difficult financial health topics In addition to everything that made the 1st Edition so popular, this new 2nd Edition delivers these enhancements: *Modern counseling tools are presented with references to updated research and publications for both financial planning and mental health professionals *A more comprehensive description of "Money Scripts" - beliefs that hamper clients' abilities to make sound financial planning decisions *Updated ethical information, including references to new CFP® ethical guidelines *A newly enhanced chapter on creating an integrated financial practice *New tools for working with couples, including tips on working with nontraditional and unmarried couples *Content that has been enhanced by readers about the kinds of money-driven relationship issues that are the most commonly seen by planners and clients alike
Fake Money, Real Danger : Protect Yourself and Grow Wealth While You Still Can by
Publication Date: 2022-01-26
The latest must-read book from the authors of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Aftershock series of books, Fake Money, Real Danger strips away the confusion and exposes what's really happening to our economy and investments--and shows you what to do about it now, before it's too late. Picking up where Aftershock left off, Fake Money, Real Danger reveals how the Covid-19 pandemic--and the government's massive money printing and borrowing in response to it--is providing investors with a once in a lifetime opportunity to build wealth in the near term, while also taking the crucial steps necessary to protect yourself and your investments from the inevitable Fake Money bubble pop in the longer term. What FAKE MONEY? Massive government money printing increased the U.S. money supply by more than 1,000% since 2008, printing more money in ONE MONTH in 2020 than during the two years of the Financial Crisis in 2008 and 2009. Mammoth federal debt is now at a staggering $30 trillion--up $3 trillion in 2020 and on track for continuous huge increases. The amount of federal debt is nearing 10 times our annual tax revenues. What REAL DANGER? All U.S. economic growth since the Financial Crisis is entirely due to government borrowing. All of it. Without massive government borrowing we'd have no growth at all. Stock markets will likely continue to rise because of Fake Money but face an inevitable crisis when continued massive money printing creates serious inflation. You and every investor are now at a crossroads. Your next move will decide your fate: protection and profits OR wealth destruction and regret.
Finance for the People : Getting a Grip on Your Finances by
Publication Date: 2022-02-01
An illustrated, practical guide to navigating your financial life, no matter your financial situation "a potent mix of deeply practical and wonderfully empathetic" --Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial "one of the most approachable financial books I've ever read." --Refinery 29 We are all weird about money. Whether you have a lot or a little, your feelings and beliefs about money have been shaped by a combination of silence (or even shame) around talking about money, personal experiences, family and societal expectations, and a whole big complex system rigged against many of us from the start. Begin with that baseline premise and it's no surprise so many of us find it so difficult to save enough money (but way too easy to get trapped in ballooning credit card debt), emotionally draining to deal with student loans, and nearly impossible to understand the esoteric world of investing. Unlike most personal finance books that focus on skills and behaviors, FINANCE FOR THE PEOPLE asks you to examine your beliefs and experiences around money--blending extremely practical exercises with mindfulness, and including more than 50 illustrations and diagrams to make the concepts accessible (and even fun). With deep insider expertise from years spent in many different corners of the financial industry, Paco de Leon is a friendly, approachable, and wise guide who invites readers to change their relationship with money. With her holistic approach you'll learn how to: * root out your unconscious beliefs about money * untangle the mental and emotional burden of student loans to pay them off * use a gratitude practice to help you think differently about spending * break out of the debt cycle and begin building wealth This book is for anyone who feels unseen, ignored, or bored to death by the way personal finances are approached and taught, and is ready to go on a journey of self-discovery and step into their financial power.
Financial Adulting by
Publication Date: 2022-03-02
Perfect for anyone seeking to get a firm handle on their personal finances, Financial Adulting is a must-have resource that demystifies and simplifies complex topics and makes understanding personal finance fun From the founder of The Fiscal Femme, a popular feminist money platform, and author of The 30-Day Money Cleanse, Ashley Feinstein Gerstley's Financial Adulting: Everything You Need to be a Financially Confident and Conscious Adult delivers an easy-to-follow, informative, and fun financial guide. From budgeting and consumer activism to retirement investing and paying down debt, you'll learn everything you need to know and do to be a financially savvy adult. In this important book, you'll: Master fundamental concepts, including dealing with student loans, maximizing your 401(k), and preparing for salary negotiations Use a racial and feminist justice lens to tackle rarely discussed topics in money and equity and better understand deep-seated historic and systemic obstacles Recognize that your circumstances, goals, and values are unique and require a custom approach in order to succeed financially Receive a simple step-by-step guide to reaching your financial goals while living a big, exciting, and meaningful life
The Financial Anxiety Solution by
Publication Date: 2020-02-18
The Financial Anxiety Solution will show you how to conquer money-related stress and take control of your financial life. Inside, you'll find: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques for developing anxiety coping skills. - Interactive quizzes to help identify 'pain points' of stress. - Journal prompts to help work through money-related thoughts and feelings. - Mindfulness exercises to help calm a worried mind. - Popular money-management techniques that can help turn the page on financial anxiety.
Financial Basics : A Money-Management Guide for Students, 2nd Edition by
Publication Date: 2016-07-30
Students are confronted with major financial decisions as they enter college, and yet they have little experience with personal finance. Their decisions, if not well made, could adversely affect them throughout their lives. This book is meant to empower students at the beginning of their financial lives with basic, straightforward information on managing bank accounts, creating spending plans, determining how much they can afford to pay for college, making student-loan decisions, establishing a credit history, and other money-management options. This 2nd edition updates changes in online banking, smartphone apps, credit cards, and student loans but retains basic financial information that ensures students won't learn about money the hard way. A chapter for parents has been added so they can help their students become financially knowledgeable, and it includes advice for parents about making decisions related to college costs. In addition, a chapter for grandparents contains suggestions on how to help college-bound grandchildren--financially and in other ways--without endangering their own financial security. A basic investments chapter is included for first-time investors. The intent of Financial Basics is to enhance student readers' financial knowledge and provide money-management options for finding their own best way to become masters of their money.
Financial Counseling by
Publication Date: 2018-10-25
"This text is a valuable new resource that we recommend for all of our professionals and are proud to incorporate as part of our AFC® certification program. With expertise representing the breadth and depth of the financial counseling profession, the content in this text provides you with a rigorous foundation of knowledge, considers critical theoretical models, and explores foundational skills of communication, self-awareness, and bias. This type of comprehensive approach aligns with our mission and vision--providing you with the foundational knowledge to meet clients where they are across the financial life-cycle and impact long-term financial capability." -Rebecca Wiggins, Executive Director, AFCPE® (Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®) This timely volume presents a comprehensive overview of financial counseling skills in accessible, practical detail for readers throughout the career span. Expert financial counselors, educators, and researchers refer to classic and current theories for up-to-date instruction on building long-term client competence, working with clients of diverse backgrounds, addressing problem financial behavior, and approaching sensitive topics. From these core components, readers have a choice of integrated frameworks for guiding clients in critical areas of financial decision-making. This essential work: · Offers an introduction to financial counseling as a practice and profession · Discusses the challenges of working in financial counseling · Explores the elements of the client/counselor relationship · Compares delivery systems and practice models · Features effective tools and resources used in financial counseling · Encourages counselor ethics, preparedness, and self-awareness A standout in professional development references, Financial Counseling equips students and new professionals to better understand this demanding field, and offers seasoned veterans a robust refresher course in current best practices.
Financial Crisis in American Households by
Publication Date: 2017-04-24
More than one-third of Americans could not sustain a basic livelihood without government assistance. Almost 60 percent of seniors are dependent on the government. Why is this? This book examines how the U.S. economy's failure to deliver high-quality, universally accessible basic necessities is creating acute financial insecurity among the American middle class. Over the past 30 years, America's middle class has grown more financially insecure. How much of this pressing problem is due to Americans' failure to restrain their spending versus their upwards spiraling--and increasingly necessary--expenditures on health care, education, and housing? And how can Americans choose between financial security and paying for essentials on a day-to-day basis? This book answers these tough questions and many more in its evaluation of a complex and contentious issue: how basic expenses of life in the 21st century are bankrupting American families. The book begins with a snapshot of U.S. household finances, an assessment of financial insecurity's prevalence across the nation, and a description of how American households have declined into their present precarious economic situation over the last three decades. The author's analysis then looks at how European countries pursue policies that make these essentials highly accessible and postulates that the socialization of these essentials in other countries has helped to solidify household finances and maintain living standards. The work uniquely focuses on the plight of the middle class in America to provide relevant, useful information to help as many readers as possible to better understand and improve their own financial situations. Provides data-intensive, non-partisan analysis that focuses on presenting facts underlying U.S. households' financial precariousness, allowing readers to make their own judgments and reach their own conclusions Presents findings that directly contradict the diagnoses given by other sources that stress materialism, consumer spending, and the resulting private debt as the sources of the financial crises in American households Offers international comparisons that reveal that the United States actually has a very generous social welfare system, but one that is overwhelmingly dedicated to seniors and provides little support for the working-age population and children
Financial Education : Current Practices and Future Challenges by
Publication Date: 2020
In a world where individuals become increasingly responsible for their financial well-being, and where the complexity of financial markets and products is growing, financial education becomes crucial. Although it is well accepted to introduce financial education in compulsory education, there is no consensus on the optimal way to implement financial education.This book explores the current state and the future challenges of financial education in five European countries: Belgium, Estonia, Italy, Slovakia, and the Netherlands. Moreover, it provides a comprehensive review of the academic literature on financial literacy. The book is a product of a strategic partnership with professionals from 14 partners, including universities, secondary schools and intermediary organisations dealing with financial literacy promotion. The EUFin project supported by this partnership aims to develop evidence-based didactical material for financial literacy education for tertiary and secondary education levels and exchange best-practices.
Financial Education and Risk Literacy by
Publication Date: 2021-01-19
This innovative book explores how the design of financial education programmes could benefit from the findings of behavioural economics and finance and cognitive sciences. It covers the social, cultural and technological determinants of financial education, the role of the banking system in promoting financial literacy, and how governments and regulatory authorities are dealing with financial education and risk literacy programmes in schools. Featuring contributions from authors with diverse methodological and ideological backgrounds, Financial Education and Risk Literacyoffers a rich and multifaceted debate. Chapters explore theory and empirical evidence, utilising investigations of programmes deployed and the outcomes of experiments. This book also complements the emerging literature by studying how individuals perceive and process information when making financial decisions. Economics students and scholars, in particular those studying behavioural economics, will appreciate the forward-looking agenda of this book. Its insights into how policymakers can benefit from a behavioural approach will also help regulators in the financial education sector.
Financial Freedom by
Publication Date: 2013-01-04
If you're one of the millions of Americans who is buried in credit card debt, or maybe you're having trouble deciphering the fine print on your 401(K)--that is, if you even have a 401(K)!--don't dismay. You can start taking steps toward closing your financial illiteracy gap right away with the sound, practical personal finance advice offered up in Reuben Advani's Financial Freedom. Designed for young adult professionals but filled with crucial information that will financially empower readers of all ages, Financial Freedom is more than just your standard personal finance book, which offers up plenty of encouragement but very little actionable advice. Instead, this user-friendly guide stands alone thanks to the clear approach it takes to the topic of personal finance. So, no matter whether you are in the market for a new car, are looking to become a first-time homeowner, want to save up for your child's college education, or have decided to try your hand at investing, you'll find engaging, nonjudgmental answers to your most pressing financial questions in this invaluable resource. Jam-packed with financial guidance yet presented in a gentle, humorous manner, Financial Freedom will teach you: The ins and outs of the world of finance, including targeted advice on how to use its tools to create a better financial future for yourself; The difference between good debt and bad debt--as well as tips and hints for avoiding the latter of the two; The low-down on mortgages, auto loans, student loans, and credit cards; Strategies and techniques for investing in stocks, bonds, and real estate; And much more. When it comes to securing your financial future, building a strong foundation of financial knowledge and skills is the smartest thing you can do. Put yourself on the path to long-term financial literacy, independence, and success with Financial Freedom, which provides all the information you need to make sound financial decisions for a lifetime.
Financialization, Financial Literacy, and Social Education by
Publication Date: 2021-09-30
The objective of this book is to prompt a re-examination of financial literacy, its social foundations, and its relationship to citizenship education. The collection includes topics that concern indigenous people's perspectives, critical race theory, and transdisciplinary perspectives, which invite a dialogue about the ideologies that drive traditional and critical perspectives. This volume offers readers opportunities to learn about different views of financial literacy from a variety of sociological, historical and cultural perspectives. The reader may perceive financial literacy as representing a multifaceted concept best interpreted through a non-segregated lens. The volume includes chapters that describe groundings for revising standards, provide innovative teaching concepts, and offer unique sociological and historical perspectives. This book contains 13 chapters, with each one speaking to a distinctive topic that, taken as a whole, offers a well-rounded vision of financial literacy to benefit social education, its research, and teaching. Each chapter provides a response from an alternative view, and the reader can also access an eResource featuring the authors' rejoinders. It therefore offers contrasting visions about the nature and purpose of financial education. These dissimilar perspectives offer an opportunity for examining different social ideologies that may guide approaches to financial literacy and citizenship, along with the philosophies and principles that shape them. The principles that teach and inform about financial literacy defines the premises for base personal and community responsibility. The work invites researchers and practitioners to reconsider financial literacy/financial education and its social foundations. The book will appeal to a range of students, academics and researchers across a number of disciplines, including economics, personal finance/personal economics, business ethics, citizenship, moral education, consumer education, and spiritual education.
Financial Literacy : Empowerment in the Stock Market by
Publication Date: 2018-06-06
This book provides an overview of current issues associated to financial literacy improvement. In selecting and structuring the material to include, the primary criterion has been applicability of topics and recommendations and accuracy of trends toward better financial literacy level. Each chapter is dedicated to a particular component of financial literacy from education to capability. Throughout the book, there are many practices initiated around the world which, regardless of their superiority, are all useful initiatives and can roll play as a spot light in the road of improvement for both investors and authorities. This book is not only applicable for academics and students, but authorities who aim to improve financial literacy (and subsequently financial capability) among individuals and for those investors who seek to improve their own financial literacy.
Financial Literacy and Financial Education by
Publication Date: 2019-03-18
It is a well-known saying that money does not buy happiness. But it certainly helps in life. It is important to have enough of it to satisfy our needs and to secure ourselves from emergency situations. That's what adults think. And what about the youth? What is their approach to money, what do they know about finances and how are their skills in everyday financial management coming along? What kind of knowledge and skills should be provided? Do young people in different countries represent similar or different approaches to financial matters? Using the results of a research on young people in Poland and Germany, the authors draw a picture of financial literacy. They furthermore present a number of recommendations that help developing the knowledge and the financial skills of young people in practice.
Financial Literacy Education : Addressing Student, Business, and Government Needs by
Publication Date: 2015-11-18
Today's graduates should be grounded in the basics of personal finance and possess the skills and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions and take responsibility for their own financial well-being. Faced with an array of complex financial services and sophisticated products, many graduates lack the knowledge and skills to make rational, informed decisions on the use of their money and planning for future events, such as retirement. This book shows what you can do to improve financial literacy awareness and education. It covers the use of interactive games and tutorials, peer-to-peer mentoring, and financial literacy contests in addition to more formal education. It gives you a sample of approaches and experiences in the financial literacy arena. Divided into three parts, the book covers financial literacy education for grades K-12, college, and post-college.
Financial Literacy Education : Edu-Regulating Our Saving and Spending Habits by
Publication Date: 2017-07-10
This book explores the issue of consumer financial education, responding to increased interest in, and calls to improve peoples' financial literacy skills and abilities to understand and manage their money. New conceptual frameworks introduced in the book offer academic audiences an innovative way of thinking about the project on financial literacy education. Using the concepts of 'edu-regulation' and 'financial knowledge democratisation' to analyse the financial education project in the UK, the book exposes serious, and often ignored, limitations to using information and education as tools for consumer protection. It challenges the mainstream representation of financial literacy education as a viable solution to consumer financial exclusion and poverty. Instead, it argues that the project on financial literacy education fails to acknowledge important dependences between consumer financial behaviour and the socio-economic, political, and cultural context within which consumers live. Finally, it reveals how these international and national calls for ever greater financial education oversimplify and underestimate the complexity of consumer financial decision-making in our modern times.
Financial Literacy for Generation Z: A Practical Guide to Managing Your Financial Life by
Publication Date: 2019-09-19
This indispensable resource explains principles of financial planning and financial psychology to help teens and young adults make good financial decisions now and achieve their financial goals. Financial literacy for savvy teens and young adults means meeting them where they are, which is in high school and college. It also means understanding how they differ from their Gen X and elder millennial parents. For example, they tend to be debt-averse, thrifty, and responsible but may err on the side of taking too little risk, such as not investing early enough. This book uses economics and psychology to help Generation Z students make better decisions throughout their lives and especially in their formative years. Financial Literacy for Generation Z addresses decisions students have to make while still in school, after graduation, and later, with the greatest emphasis on the decisions closest at hand to them. It encompasses not just money talk--for example, how much to contribute to your 401(k)--but also decisions that are directly connected to money, such as choosing a major and a career, building a credit record, and managing your first real income. Honors the range of financial goals from simply being comfortable through becoming rich Provides case illustrations of how young people of different personality types engage the financial world Offers references to information on modern and reputable websites including NerdWallet.com and CreditKarma.com Includes plenty of "street smart" advice
Financial Literacy for Youth with Disabilities by
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Youth with disabilities face several challenges as they transition out of high school. In addition to the social and emotional challenges associated with moving out of the guidance and supervision of supportive staff, teachers and friends in schools, and leaving home to enter the workforce, youth must be prepared and be able to navigate an increasingly complex world to obtain and maintain employment over the long-term. Among the most pressing issues for youth with disabilities are the development of knowledge and skills with regards to financial independence, money management and an understanding of asset development strategies. All too often, youth with disabilities live in poverty and face barriers to stable employment opportunities. In addition, government programs with confusing and conflicting eligibility criteria make accessing needed support services extremely difficult which often leads to unsuccessful transitions from school to post-secondary education, employment and independent living. Young people with disabilities may want to learn how to save money and build assets, but getting a job and saving a portion of their income may cause them to lose their disability benefits and other important support services, like health care. In order to address these concerns, comprehensive financial literacy programs customized to meet the needs of youth with all types of disabilities is paramount and in a diverse society such as ours, educators and policymakers should reexamine various cultures' value systems and recognize the importance of guiding youth/disabilities towards moral decisions on humanistic, rather than purely economic bases. This book explores efficacy and overall adequacy of financial literacy programs for youth with disabilities, and highlights promising practices that have been shown to improve participants' knowledge of money management and asset development strategies. Additionally, it explores the extent to which the "generic" financial literacy curricula and/or educational programs that target nondisabled youth address the needs of youth with disabilities by highlighting gaps in instructional domains and practices in existing programs. Finally, the implications for future research and policies related to financial literacy and employment for youth with disabilities are discussed.
Financial Nutrition® for Young Women by
Publication Date: 2017-09-21
A powerful resource for all women who want a better understanding of financial empowerment, this book provides an easy-to-follow approach for adults to teach girls about money--and for girls to do some learning on their own. Women earn 78 cents on the dollar, on average, compared to men in America, despite decades of fighting for wage equality. And while it is true that women have significantly more opportunities for earning than in past eras, this improved ability for women to determine their own financial future makes it more important that girls understand the strategies for financial success. Financial Nutrition® for Young Women: How (and Why) to Teach Girls about Money addresses the two critical levels that are necessary to truly eradicate women's economic inequality: what to teach girls and what women need to learn. Authored by a financial educator who is also a mother and a teacher, this book is for people who care about teenage girls--parents and other family members, educators, financial advisors, troop leaders, camp directors, and community organization leaders. The talking points and independent activities are easily accessible and engaging for both adults and students. Financial Nutrition® for Young Women: How (and Why) to Teach Girls about Money can be used effectively in the home, the classroom, afterschool programs, clubs, and camps, as well as in girls' organizations. It can also be a resource to women who want to better understand how to empower themselves financially. Supplies a detailed presentation of core financial concepts in a manner that anyone can easily grasp so that parents can feel confident in their own financial understanding Authored by a mother, teacher, and financial educator who is uniquely qualified to bring the importance of mastering core financial concepts and acquiring real-world money management skills to light Presents ways that girls can try the financial learning activities from the book when it fits in their schedules--after school, in the evenings, or on weekends Includes stories from the author's work with girls and young women over the past decade, providing adults with a better sense of this generation's viewpoints
The Financial Rules for New College Graduates: Invest Before Paying Off Debt—and Other Tips Your Professors Didn't Teach You by
Publication Date: 2018-04-12
An indispensable guide for any recent graduate that provides simple, easy-to-follow rules for making smart personal finance choices during the first decade of one's career. Having graduated from college with a degree, even the luckiest newly minted professionals--those who are able to quickly find a full-time job and support themselves--are often burdened with thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Many of these young professionals grow up hearing that they should not invest until their debt is paid off. Others fall too readily for investment scams or the siren call of instant entrepreneurship. Still others don't invest at all. From financial expert Michael C. Taylor comes a proposed means by which to not only pull oneself out of debt but to start building wealth from the first day on the job: adoption of modesty, skepticism, and optimism. The Financial Rules for New College Graduates explains that by embodying modesty, the opposite of status-seeking ostentation; skepticism, the ability to recognize scams, false promises, and the hyperbole and short-sightedness of financial media; and optimism, the belief that financial security can be yours with little to no risk, anyone can attain financial security. The early chapters address the role of interest rates, compound interest, and discounted cashflows, while the remaining chapters explore each of the most consequential personal finance choices that recent graduates will make in the first ten years of their career. Demonstrates how simple choices, especially in the years after college, can guarantee (barring misfortunes such as catastrophic illness or drug addiction) a lifelong, healthy relationship with money Illustrates how to apply the attitudes inherent in modesty, skepticism, and optimism to all financial decision-making, both upon graduating and in the future Includes a math refresher for understanding the basic principles of interest rates, credit card debt, investment, and retirement savings Demystifies without boring, simplifies without condescending to, and above all highlights the relevance and practical applications of financial planning during one's first ten years out of school
Financial Security for Dummies by
Publication Date: 2021-09-29
Boost your financial health so you're ready for any economic or personal upheaval Crisis is inevitable--but it doesn't have to torpedo your finances! Financial Security For Dummies offers proven advice to help you prep your finances for the next economic downturn, personal setback, pandemic, plague of locusts--or anything else life throws your way. This book contains the historical perspective and up-to-date info you'll need to anticipate, understand, and navigate a wide range of personal financial challenges. If your monthly income and expenses are on steady ground and you're ready to secure your financial future, this is the For Dummies guide for you. Not only will you create a plan to keep your family's finances afloat during turbulent times, but you'll also be liberated from the pressure to "keep up with the Joneses" so you can make smarter financial decisions, starting today. This book will help you: Gain an understanding of how unforeseen personal or global events could affect your financial life Learn strategies for protecting your assets when economic downturns and other emergencies occur Feel confident in your unique path to financial freedom so you can remain calm when life takes an unexpected turn Build a survival plan for protecting yourself with broader safety nets, better money decisions, and improved financial literacy Whether you want to reduce your stress surrounding your financial goals or take advantage of financial opportunities crises create, Financial Security For Dummies will equip you to navigate financial challenges and ultimately achieve peace of mind.
Financial Therapy by
Publication Date: 2014-09-23
Money-related stress dates as far back as concepts of money itself. Formerly it may have waxed and waned in tune with the economy, but today more individuals are experiencing financial mental anguish and self-destructive behavior regardless of bull or bear markets, recessions or boom periods. From a fringe area of psychology, financial therapy has emerged to meet increasingly salient concerns. Financial Therapy is the first full-length guide to the field, bridging theory, practical methods, and a growing cross-disciplinary evidence base to create a framework for improving this crucial aspect of clients' lives. Its contributors identify money-based disorders such as compulsive buying, financial hoarding, and workaholism, and analyze typical early experiences and the resulting mental constructs ("money scripts") that drive toxic relationships with money. Clearly relating financial stability to larger therapeutic goals, therapists from varied perspectives offer practical tools for assessment and intervention, advise on cultural and ethical considerations, and provide instructive case studies. A diverse palette of research-based and practice-based models meets monetary mental health issues with well-known treatment approaches, among them: Cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapies. Collaborative relationship models. Experiential approaches. Psychodynamic financial therapy. Feminist and humanistic approaches. Stages of change and motivational interviewing in financial therapy. A text that serves to introduce and define the field as well as plan for its future, Financial Therapy is an important investment for professionals in psychotherapy and counseling, family therapy, financial planning, and social policy.
Financial Wellness in the Workplace by
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
In the wake of the recession, many employers have seen how financial distress reduces worker productivity, increases absenteeism, and undermines employees' health. Forward-looking employers have begun to take action, adopting creative approaches to enhance employee financial well-being. Innovative companies are leveraging technology, peer-to-peer relationships, and other promising practices to find low-cost, high-impact ways to promote financial wellness at work. This book is a resource for employers, non-profits, and others interested in promoting financial wellness programs in the workplace.
Gender on Wall Street by
Publication Date: 2018-06-13
This book contains advice and direction for women who are either seeking a career or who have already embarked on a career in financial services. The book first aims to help the female reader gain clarity on her motivation in pursuing a career in finance. It then identifies potential gender-specific challenges that could create problems if she is unaware or unconscious to her surrounding work environment. Lastly, it provides insights and exercises to develop a strategy for career accomplishment. Written by a former Senior Financial Executive for several fortune 500 firms including M&M Mars, a Wealth Manager/Owner of a fee-only Registered Investment Advisory firm, and Professor of financial planning at the University of South Florida, the book will help women identify pitfalls, create game plans to transcend the limitations of their workplace cultures, and learn how to collaborate with their peers to create healthier work environments. Told through personal stories, anecdotes from other women and academic research, Gender on Wall Street helps women identify the internal and external obstacles to their success. This book will also provide a means of overcoming these obstacles through conscious engagement, personal reflection and strategy-building exercises at the conclusion of each chapter. The reader will be guided into creating their own personal career plan--the STAR plan--which will help them achieve career success.
Get a Financial Life : Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties by
Publication Date: 2017-03-21
A completely revised and updated fourth edition of the New York Times bestseller, designed to guide younger adults through the world of personal finance. More than ever before, people in their twenties and thirties need help getting their financial lives in order. And who could blame them? These so-called millennials have come of age in the wake of the worst economic crisis in memory, and are now trying to get by in its aftermath. They owe record levels of student loan debt, face sky-high rents, and struggle to live on a budget in an uncertain economy. It's time for them to get a financial life. For two decades, Beth Kobliner's bestseller has been the financial bible for people in their twenties and thirties. With her down-to-earth style, she has taught them how to get out of debt, learn to save, and invest for their futures. In this completely revised and updated edition, Kobliner shares brand-new insights and concrete, actionable advice geared to help a new generation of readers form healthy financial habits that will last a lifetime. With fresh material that reflects the changing digital world, Get a Financial Life remains an essential tool for young people learning how to manage their money. From tackling taxes to boosting credit scores, Get a Financial Life can show those just starting out how to decrease their debt, avoid common money mistakes, and navigate the world of personal finance in today's ever-changing landscape.
Get Good with Money by
Publication Date: 2021-03-30
NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, ANDUSA TODAY BESTSELLER. A ten-step plan for finding peace, safety, and harmony with your money-no matter how big or small your goals and no matter how rocky the market might be-by the inspiring and savvy "Budgetnista." "No matter where you stand in your money journey, Get Good with Money has a lesson or two for you!"- Erin Lowry, bestselling author of the Broke Millennial series.
Tiffany Aliche was a successful pre-school teacher with a healthy nest egg when a recession and advice from a shady advisor put her out of a job and into a huge financial hole. As she began to chart the path to her own financial rescue, the outline of her ten-step formula for attaining both financial security and peace of mind began to take shape. These principles have now helped more than one million women worldwide save and pay off millions in debt, and begin planning for a richer life. Revealing this practical ten-step process for the first time in its entirety, Get Good with Money introduces the powerful concept of building wealth through financial wholeness- a realistic, achievable, and energizing alternative to get-rich-quick and over-complicated money management systems. With helpful checklists, worksheets, a tool kit of resources, and advanced advice from experts who Tiffany herself relies on (her "Budgetnista Boosters"), Get Good with Money gets crystal clear on the short-term actions that lead to long-term goals, including- .A simple technique to determine your baseline or "noodle budget," examine and systemize your expenses, and lay out a plan that allows you to say yes to your dreams. .An assessment tool that helps you understand whether you have a "don't make enough" problem or a "spend too much" issue-as well as ways to fix both. .Best practices for saving for a rainy day (aka job loss), a big-ticket item (a house, a trip, a car), and money that can be invested for your future. .Detailed advice and action steps for taking charge of your credit score, maximizing bill-paying automation, savings and investing, and calculating your life, disability, and property insurance needs. .Ways to protect your beneficiaries' future, and ensure that your financial wishes will stand the test of time. An invaluable guide to cultivating good financial habits and making your money work for you, Get Good with Money will help you build a solid foundation for your life (and legacy) that's rich in every way.
Get Money : Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford by
Publication Date: 2018-03-27
Learn how to live the life you want, not just the life you can afford in this highly engaging, step-by-step guide to winning at personal finance! Managing your money is like going to the dentist or standing in line at the DMV. Nobody wants to do it, but at some point, it's inevitable: you need to clean your teeth, renew your license, and manage your personal finances like a grown-up. Whether you're struggling to pay off student loan debt, ready to stop living paycheck to paycheck, or have finally accepted that your Beanie Baby collection will never pay off, tackling your finances may seem immensely intimidating. But it doesn't have to be. In fact, by approaching it as a game--or something that requires you to set clear goals, as well as face challenges you must "beat"--personal finance can not only be easy to understand, but it can also be fun! In Get Money, personal finance expert Kristin Wong shows you the exact steps to getting more money in your pocket without letting it rule your life. Through a series of challenges designed to boost your personal finance I.Q., interviews with other leading financial experts, and exercises tailored to help you achieve even your biggest goals, you'll learn valuable skills such as: Building a budget that (gasp) actually works Super-charging a debt payoff plan How to strategically hack your credit score Negotiating like a shark (or at least a piranha) Side-hustling to speed up your money goals Starting a lazy investment portfolio...and many more! Simply put, with this gamified guide to personal finance, you'll no longer stress about understanding how your finances work--you'll finally "get" money.
Girls That Invest by
Publication Date: 2022-08-15
Your step-by-step guide to financial independence--from the creator of the #1 investing education podcast, Girls That Invest. Ever wondered how on earth the stock market works, but felt too intimidated to ask "those" questions? This is the book for you! In this guide to investing in stocks (aka shares), Simran Kaur teaches the essential principles you can apply to any market, anywhere in the world. Because money provides freedom: The freedom to say yes or no, the freedom to handle whatever life throws at you, and the freedom to grow and prosper. This book is your invitation to join the thriving community of women who are building a better financial future. Understand the stock market and different types of investments Grow your money, beat inflation and secure your future Decode the jargon around markets, diversification, earnings and more Explore different investor strategies and find the right one for you Put it all together, step-by-step, and start your investment portfolio Investing is for everyone. Pick up Girls That Invest, become an investor-in-training, and claim a space for yourself in the world of finance--so you too can find financial independence and create generational wealth.
Going Broke by
Publication Date: 2018-09-03
Over the last four decades, debt, bankruptcy, and home foreclosures have risen to epidemic levels, and the personal savings rate has sunk dangerously low. Why, in the richest nation on earth, can't Americans hold on to their money?First published in 2008, Stuart Vyse's Going Broke described the epidemic of personal debt that existed in the years leading up to the Great Recession, and anticipated the home mortgage crisis that started it. Ten years later, a fully-updated new edition tackles the post-recession era of economicrecovery. Today total household debt has actually surpassed pre-recession levels, and some of the same problems that preceded the crash are back again. But the shape of our troubles has changed: the new face of financial failure features auto repossession, bankruptcy, eviction, wage garnishment, andbeing sued for unpaid bills. Vyse offers a unique psychological perspective on the financial behavior of the many Americans today who find they cannot make ends meet, illuminating these and other causes of our wildly self-destructive spending habits. But he doesn't entirely blame the victim, arguinginstead that the mountain of debt burying so many of us is the inevitable byproduct of America's turbo-charged economy together with social and technological trends that undermine our self-control.This new edition illuminates everything from the rise of the credit card and ballooning student loan debt, to the expansion of new shopping opportunities provided by social media, revealing how vast changes in American society over the last 40 years have greatly complicated our relationship withmoney. Vyse concludes with both personal advice for the individual who wants to achieve greater financial stability and with pointed recommendations for economic and social change that will help promote the financial health of all Americans.
The Going Green Handbook by
Publication Date: 2018-07-15
Easy, healthy, money-saving DIY ideas for a sustainable lifestyle Inspired living for the environment: Make your footprint planet-positive. With the gentle guidance of eco-expert, Alice Mary Alvrez, you can start with baby steps and progress to living the green good life! Level up your eco-knowledge with these 52 creative ideas and easy ways to reduce your waste, eat organic, and keep toxins out of your home. Grow organic, reduce waste, live toxin-free, and save money: Inside this helpful and hopeful guide, you'll find tips for greening up all the areas of your life. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas. Start with small, simple changes and work your way up to raising chickens, planting a bee-friendly garden, and growing organic veggies instead of a high maintenance grass lawn. Also find easy composting tips and recipes for toxin-free homemade eco cleansers and paint. A DIY handbook for all levels: Whether you want to be a green rookie or an eco-master, you can help the planet every week of the year. The Going Green Handbook is an inspiring and instructive guide to living the handmade life by consuming less and creating more. Use little, live big! Readers will learn: why we live the way we do and how we can become less wasteful and greener tips, tricks and secrets for a self-sufficient sustainable home and lifestyle starter garden tips for growing your own healthy food, fruit, veggies, and fresh herbs how to save money by going green Save money, be inspired, and go green with this helpful and easy handbook!
Good Money Revolution by
Publication Date: 2022-02-22
WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY NATIONAL BESTSELLER! Do you feel like you deserve to make more money? In Good Money Revolution, you'll learn to make more money, live the life you deserve, and change the world, too. Derrick Kinney is the fresh financial voice to guide you there. This book gives you a shame-free, simple success plan for your money--without cutting out your favorite latte! You hate debt and worked hard paying it down. Now you wonder, What's next? As you worry about the future, you can't afford to get it wrong and need a financial plan that fits your unique goals and dreams. You want to make more money and make the world better, but you don't have a clue where to start. You should have a bigger paycheck, enjoy real financial freedom, and live the life you've always wanted. If you're not making the money you deserve, and you're not making the impact on the world you've always wanted, there's a better way for your money today. Money is good and you should have more of it. But not for the reasons you might think. Here's a secret: lots of money won't make you happy--until you add meaning to your money. When you connect your cash to a cause, your money to a movement, and your profits to a purpose you love, you will make more money and create a life full of meaning and purpose. In Good Money Revolution, you'll discover: The secret to making more money--your Generosity Purpose 5 money mindsets keeping you from cash How to teach your money to make you money--and use it for good The 3 Levers of Money: Save More, Crush Your Debt, and Earn More How to transform your business and create a raving customer base Don't just make money. Make Good Money. This book will show you how. Welcome to the Good Money Revolution.
Handbook of US Consumer Economics by
Publication Date: 2019-08-13
Handbook of U.S. Consumer Economics presents a deep understanding on key, current topics and a primer on the landscape of contemporary research on the U.S. consumer. This volume reveals new insights into household decision-making on consumption and saving, borrowing and investing, portfolio allocation, demand of professional advice, and retirement choices. Nearly 70% of U.S. gross domestic product is devoted to consumption, making an understanding of the consumer a first order issue in macroeconomics. After all, understanding how households played an important role in the boom and bust cycle that led to the financial crisis and recent great recession is a key metric.
Happy Ever After by
Publication Date: 2021-02-01
Discover how financial freedom - and not fairy tales - is at the heart of your very own Happy Ever After Did you know you can become a millionaire by saving just $7 a day and investing for 7% returns? Probably not, because financial literacy is a subject that's overlooked by the vast majority of schools and universities, despite its importance to every single person on the planet. Written initially for a teenage daughter and then turned into a course to train migrant workers, Happy Ever After: Financial Freedom Isn't a Fairy Tale focuses on the fundamentals of understanding money, saving and investing, showing how the "magic" of compound investing can transform tiny initial amounts into genuine wealth. Finally, it shows readers how to achieve the "Freedom Formula" of 25x your annual spending - that can set you free. Perfect for anyone who hopes to make their future financially brighter than their present, or help their own children avoid mistakes they made, Happy Ever After has a playful tone, featuring a spoiled princess and talking frog, hand-illustrated to help explain some of the trickier ideas that can help change your life.
Head of Household: Money Management for Single Parents by
Publication Date: 2009-07-23
Written by a veteran financial writer who is also a single parent, this practical guide addresses the multiple financial priorities faced by single-parent families. Now there is specific, practical help for anyone trying to get a handle on their finances while heading a family on their own. Kara Stefan's Head of Household: Money Management for Single Parents explores a variety of basic financial topics with information and advice geared specifically to the priorities of single-parent households. Head of Household provides in-depth coverage of 11 issues of primary concern to today's single parent, including budgeting, childcare, health care, and housing. As a veteran financial writer, Stefan knows how to translate the field's intricacies into a language we all can understand. As a long-time single parent, she is acutely aware of the difficulties others face in trying to manage money on their own. Combining her two areas of expertise, Stefan has created a resourceful, level-headed, often hilarious guide, filled with stories of real families and a wealth of solid, creative solutions for the financial situations single parents most often face. 13 alphabetically arranged chapters on basic financial topics, such as budgeting, childcare, credit, housing, investing, etc., written with the single head-of-household in mind Six sample budget worksheets to help readers develop their own workable plan Six charts and tables with helpful information for dealing with financial questions A complete index of important terms
How a Mother Should Talk about Money with Her Daughter by
Publication Date: 2020-03-03
A Guide to Talking Finances with Our Daughters! As many as 56% of women feel that they'd rather not talk about money with their loved ones. Some women say they were raised not to discuss money and others feel like the information is just too personal. Yet with many women controlling household budgets and raising the next generation of female earners, this could be a recipe for disaster in some homes and for society at large. How a Mother Should Talk About Money with Her Daughter helps readers broach money topics with their daughters in a meaningful, compassionate, and even fun way. It speaks to parents who may feel inadequate about their own money skills but still want to discuss money with their daughters while helping them build good financial habits. The goal is to start conversations that leave parents and girls empowered to love themselves (through good money management) and make the world a better place with their financial resources. Topics include how to save as a young person, the pros and cons of investing, how to determine which college is right (in terms of finances and future job prospects), how to determine a future partner is right (in terms of similar financial goals), and more.
How to Grow Your Own Money by
Publication Date: 2014-05-06
Nobody cares more about your money than you do! Take control of your money and watch it grow! In the wake of banking crises and financial scandals there is now a common mistrust of financial advisers - the "experts." People believe that financial institutions are more interested in making money out of you through management fees than in making money for you. But now you too can manage your money and gain the confidence to make your investments work without relying on anyone else. After all, the whole point of investing is getting your money to work for you (not the other way round)! How to Grow Your Own Money gives practical guidance from a highly successful, fellow independent investor using trusted techniques that show how you can do it too. It puts you in control of your finances and could save you a fortune in management fees. It's not as difficult or time-consuming as you think. David Meckin keeps things simple, showing you how to save money by cutting out the middleman, how to save time without cutting corners and how to maximize your returns by applying his tried and tested 6R approach: Recognize, Reward, Risk, Research, Review and Revisit to four main areas: shares, savings accounts, property and bonds. In How to Grow Your Own Money, investing is something you do and not just dream about.
I Just Graduated ... Now What? by
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
The guide all college graduates need as they embark on life in the real world Graduation is a time of tough questions whose answers we don't--and sometimes can't--know the day we receive our diploma. Determined to power through the uncertainty of post-graduation, bestselling author Katherine Schwarzenegger embarked on a yearlong quest to gather the best guidance possible from more than thirty highly successful people working in fields like business, media, fashion, technology, sports, and philanthropy. Along the way, Katherine uncovered the essential and often surprising advice they have for graduates, including answers to questions like: * How do I find my first job in a tough economy? * How do I decide between a career that pays well and one that I'm passionate about? * How do I balance work with friends, relationships, and family? * Should I take a "gap year" before starting my first job? * What should I do about my student loan debt? Drawing on the stories and real-life experiences of contributors such as Anderson Cooper, Eva Longoria, Blake Mycoskie of TOMS shoes, Lauren Bush Lauren, Andy Cohen, Meghan McCain, Gayle King, and more, Katherine has written the must-have guide for recent and soon-to-be graduates as they prepare to seek success and fulfillment in their work, relationships, and lives.
Improving the Financial Capability of Elementary School Students by
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Programs and policies designed to promote higher levels of financial capability among youth have proliferated in recent years in the aftermath of the recent economic crisis. This trend is fueled by the growing recognition that more must be done to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will serve as the basis for a lifetime of sound financial decision‐ making. The recent Executive Order establishing the President s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans and the recent announcement of the Financial Literacy Education Commissions (FLEC) new strategic focus on "Starting Early for Financial Success" are both significant markers of increased levels of commitment and dedication among national policy makers to this important issue. This book examines the findings from the Assessing Financial Capability Outcomes (AFCO) Youth Pilot, and provides options and ways to save and invest for students.
Indebtedness in Early Adulthood by
Publication Date: 2019-03-28
This book reviews problems with credit use and causes of indebtedness among young adults, while uncovering possibilities to encourage a healthier attitude towards loans in this segment of the population. Both consumption loans and mortgages are covered in order to adequately represent real-world credit use by young people about to enter adulthood. It focuses on three distinctive actors: the legislative authorities, the financial institution, most commonly a bank, and finally the individual borrower. More specifically, the book discusses the functioning of these three entities in the context of young adults borrowing behaviour, and would appeal to academics, researchers and students of financial institutions and banking.
The Inner World of Money by
Publication Date: 2012-04-25
Unlike most guidebooks for improving personal finances, this breakthrough work helps readers defeat the often debilitating anxieties over money that can affect financial decision-making. For more than a decade, psychologist and business professor Marty Martin has helped hundreds of people around the globe overcome the psychological barriers to developing a healthier relationship with their money. With The Inner World of Money: Taking Control of Your Financial Decisions and Behaviors, Martin puts his practical, proven tools for effective earning, saving, spending, and investing in your hands. Bookstores are full of titles on improving personal finances, but none focus on the often debilitating worries that can lead to poor money habits. The Inner World of Money addresses those worries head-on with time-tested strategies for dealing with bill-paying, personal debt, splurge spending, investment, and household budgets. Going beyond simply explaining bonds, stocks, CDs, and mutual funds, Martin provides genuine, life-changing support based on the latest advances in neuroeconomics, evolutionary psychology, positive psychology/happiness studies, sustainability, socially responsible investing, and behavioral finance, an emerging science combining the best of finance and psychology. Self-assessments that help readers understand the current state of their personal finances Checklists that break down strategies into easy-to-follow steps Exercises to help drive home important ideas Tip sheets for avoiding common financial misunderstandings and pitfalls Real-life examples that show the effectiveness of the author's approach with actual people
Innovations in Economic Education : Promising Practices for Teachers and Students, K–16 by
Publication Date: 2016-12-08
Innovations in Economic Education addresses the growing issue of financial illiteracy by showing how economics can be successfully integrated into classrooms from kindergarten through higher education. Pre-service teachers, experienced educators, curriculum leaders, parents, and school administrators will find practical ideas to improve economic understanding. At the elementary level, the book provides creative ways of introducing young students to the basic concepts of economics, financial justice, and social action. For higher grade levels, the book offers ideas to integrate economics into current history, civics, and math curricula. The final portion of the book features recommendations by leading economic educators on how economics can play a greater role in teachers' professional development. The pedagogical tools presented in each chapter include lesson plans and practical insights, and are designed to meet the NCSS, C3 Framework, and Common Core State Standards for Social Studies. This book is a timely and valuable resource for all educators interested in improving their students' economic literacy and financial decision-making.
International Handbook of Financial Literacy by
Publication Date: 2016-04-04
This Handbook presents in-depth research conducted on a myriad of issues within the field of financial literacy. Split into six sections, it starts by presenting prevalent conceptions of financial literacy before covering financial literacy in the policy context, the state and development of financial literacy within different countries, issues of assessment and evaluation of financial literacy, approaches to teaching financial literacy, and teacher training and teacher education in financial literacy. In doing so, it provides precise definitions of the construct of financial literacy and elaborates on the state and recent developments of financial literacy around the world, to show ways of measuring and fostering financial literacy and to give hints towards necessary and successful teacher trainings. The book also embraces the diversity in the field by revealing contrasting and conflicting views that cannot be bridged, while at the same time making a contribution by re-joining existing materials in one volume which can be used in academic discourse, in research-workshops, in university lectures and in the definition of program initiatives within the wider field of financial literacy. It allows for a landscape of financial literacy to be depicted which would foster the implementation of learning opportunities for human beings for sake of well-being within financial living-conditions. The Handbook is useful to academics and students of the topic, professionals in the sector of investment and banking, and for every person responsible for managing his or her financial affairs in everyday life.
International Handbook of Financial Literacy by
Publication Date: 2016-04-04
This Handbook presents in-depth research conducted on a myriad of issues within the field of financial literacy. Split into six sections, it starts by presenting prevalent conceptions of financial literacy before covering financial literacy in the policy context, the state and development of financial literacy within different countries, issues of assessment and evaluation of financial literacy, approaches to teaching financial literacy, and teacher training and teacher education in financial literacy. In doing so, it provides precise definitions of the construct of financial literacy and elaborates on the state and recent developments of financial literacy around the world, to show ways of measuring and fostering financial literacy and to give hints towards necessary and successful teacher trainings. The book also embraces the diversity in the field by revealing contrasting and conflicting views that cannot be bridged, while at the same time making a contribution by re-joining existing materials in one volume which can be used in academic discourse, in research-workshops, in university lectures and in the definition of program initiatives within the wider field of financial literacy. It allows for a landscape of financial literacy to be depicted which would foster the implementation of learning opportunities for human beings for sake of well-being within financial living-conditions. The Handbook is useful to academics and students of the topic, professionals in the sector of investment and banking, and for every person responsible for managing his or her financial affairs in everyday life.
Inventing Value : The Social Construction of Monetary Worth by
Publication Date: 2022-08-11
Value is central to the market sectors of the contemporary economy, yet the best-established theories of value fail to expose how it operates and how it is manipulated for profit. This book begins to reconstruct the theory of value. In one sense, it argues, value is a personal assessment of worth, but those assessments draw deeply on normative standards. The book examines those standards and how they are formed, transformed and supported by the construction of new social structures. The empirical evidence comes from contemporary financial examples: the mortgage-backed securities that caused the global crash of 2008, how venture capitalists secure outrageous valuations for so-called unicorn companies, and the rise of Bitcoin. The result is a theory that shows how value is invented by value entrepreneurs in pursuit of their interests and thus provides a new basis for criticising the role of value in the commodity economy and the finance sector.
Investing for the Long Term by
Publication Date: 2018-06-18
Make the smartest choices you can with this must-have read for investors by one of the world's legendary value investors World-renowned investor Francisco García Paramés shares his advice and tips on making smart investments in this must-have book for those looking to make smarter choices for their portfolio. Investing for the Long Term is divided in two parts. The first is formed by three chapters covering Francisco's education and first steps, his initial experience as an investor working alone, and the team work after 2003. This riveting section covers the end of the biggest bull market of the 20th century and the technological and financial crashes of 2000 and 2008. How the team dealt with all that is an interesting personal account that can help you deal with similar situations, should they occur. The second part of the book covers the cornerstones of Francisco's philosophy. It starts with a chapter in Austrian economics, in his view the only sensible approach to economics, which has helped him enormously over the years. It follows with an explanation of why one has to invest in real assets, and specifically in shares, to maintain the purchasing power of ones savings, avoiding paper money (fixed income) at all costs. The rest of the book shows how to invest in shares. Discover the amazing investing principles of one of the most successfully fund managers in the world Examine how one man and his company weathered the two of modern times' biggest economic crashes Learn how to safely invest your savings Value investing and effective stock-picking underlie some of the world's most successful investment strategies, which is why Investing for the Long Term is a must-have read for all investors, young and old, who wish to improve their stock selection abilities.
Launching Financial Grownups by
Publication Date: 2022-03-22
Learn how to give the young adults in your life the knowledge, confidence, and motivation to make adult money decisions, and create their own strong financial foundation and independence, so you can all live richer lives. In Launching Financial Grownups, popular personal finance expert and Certified Financial Planner Bobbi Rebell gets candid about the very real-life challenges of getting young adults to choose to be financial grownups and develop their own financial foundation and security. She shares her own personal setbacks and solutions (both from her own past, and as a parent), and walks readers through the ups and downs of financial adulting milestones. Rebell has put together a practical and specific adulting launch plan for parents of young adults along with tips on how to open money discussions, the questions to ask your children, the most effective listening strategies, when to step in to stop them from making mistakes, and when to let them learn from their mistakes. Launching Financial Grownups provides the tools to help your teen or young adults navigate the challenges of adulthood including debt, credit cards, peer pressure that leads to bad money decisions, negotiations, how to manage their own household, different investing opportunities, insurance needs, charitable giving, the legal documents they need to have in place in case of an emergency, what they need to know about your finances and even starting to think about their retirement planning. All this while also addressing recent demographic trends driven by the pandemic including young adults moving back into their childhood homes, and becoming financially dependent, after having been independent. Launching Financial Grownups offers: Solutions for parents who want to avoid 'cutting off' their kids at a seemingly arbitrary age or life milestone and are looking for more supportive solutions to get their young adults to be well adjusted financial grownups. Strategies for parents to protect their own financial well-being and retirement resources. Advice from top parenting and money experts including "How to Raise an Adult" author Julie Lythcott-Haims, "The Price You Pay for College" author Ron Lieber, "Grown and Flown" co-author Mary Dell Harrington, Tori Dunlap of "Her First 100K", "How to be a Happier Parent" author KJ Dell'Antonia, Tonya Rapley of My Fab Finance and Jean Chatzky, author and CEO of HerMoney Media Essential for the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and everyone who is vested in the financial success and independence of young adults, Launching Financial Grownups is a must-have financial resource for long-overdue and timeless advice in an engaging and supportive package.
Leveraging Your Financial Intelligence by
Publication Date: 2017-10-23
Smart financial decisions boost more than your bottom line--they'll make you healthier and happier too! Are you one of the 90% of people who are stressed about money? If so, you know it can take its toll on every part of your life. Financial health, physical health and happiness are profoundly interconnected. It's almost impossible to enjoy any one of these without the help of the other two. The authors describe this phenomenon as the intersection of money, health, and happiness. Leveraging Your Financial Intelligence will teach you a powerful values-based approach to achieving your most important life goals. As you take steps to improve your financial well-being, you'll discover that leveraging your financial intelligence will also fuel your physical and emotional well-being. Backed by the latest research findings in neuroscience, psychology, health, and cultural anthropology, the authors' invaluable advice focuses on the practical actions you can take to improve not just your finances, but your overall life satisfaction. You'll be inspired by meeting people from all walks of life who have leveraged their financial intelligence to build financial security, promote fitness and health, and increase their daily sense of happiness. Proven recommendations from the authors' work with countless clients, along with worksheets, self-assessments, and other tools will help you apply the book's concepts to enhance your own financial, physical and emotional health. Use the strategies presented in this book to leverage your financial intelligence in a way that's tailored to your individual circumstances and allows you to create your own extraordinary intersection of money, health, and happiness.
Live the Life You Want with the Money You Have by
Publication Date: 2023-01-01
The must-have money handbook that will teach a new generation how to do money. 'Cut out your morning latte and you can be rich!' It's a popular view - but it's hopelessly inaccurate. The truth is, it's not our morning coffee that's keeping us out of the housing market or preventing us from building long-term financial security. We've never earned as much, owned as much, or been so highly educated, and yet millennials struggle with money more than any previous generation. Why? Because the old rules just don't work anymore. In Live the Life You Want With the Money You Have, Vince Scully, the founder of one of the first online financial planners Life Sherpa, shows you 8 simple steps to financial freedom that anyone can start right away, no matter how much money they have or how much debt they're in. Readers will learn how to review their spending habits, build an emergency stash, pay off debt, choose the right insurance, save up for your first home, make investments, and plan for retirement - all while feeling free to enjoy life. If you have ever thought: I make a good living; how come I don't have anything to show for it? I'll never be able to afford a house of my own. Retirement seems so far away; I just can't think about it Money is just too complicated; I can't make a decision Why does this money stuff all have to be such hard work? I'm only 30; do I really need to think about all this stuff right now? Then this is the book for you.
Loaded : Money, Psychology, and How to Get Ahead Without Leaving Your Values Behind by
Publication Date: 2016-04-18
Praise for LOADED "LOADED is that rare resource which somehow captures both theoretical and practical wisdom about money, personality, and life. Your views - and actions - with money will be much improved after reading the wonderful advice in LOADED." --James Grubman, PhD, author of Strangers in Paradise: How Families Adapt to Wealth Across Generations and co-author of Cross Cultures: How Global Families Negotiate Change Across Generations YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET...IS YOU. LOADED WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT. Based on decades of research and years of hands-on experience with people from all walks of life, LOADED is a must-read for anyone who finds themselves caught between the desire to thrive financially and the complex emotions and conflicting priorities that money so often brings to our lives. Inside, you will learn to: Check your stories. Pinpoint and change beliefs that hold you back. Choose your strategies. Learn how to align your money with your needs. Cultivate your value. Put your unique resources to use and earn more. Deeply researched, yet written in an approachable, conversational tone, LOADED offers insight into how your personal experiences have shaped your financial attitudes, and how you can build a healthier relationship with money.
Love, Money, and Parenting by
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
An international and historical look at how parenting choices change in the face of economic inequality Parents everywhere want their children to be happy and do well. Yet how parents seek to achieve this ambition varies enormously. For instance, American and Chinese parents are increasingly authoritative and authoritarian, whereas Scandinavian parents tend to be more permissive. Why? Love, Money, and Parenting investigates how economic forces and growing inequality shape how parents raise their children. From medieval times to the present, and from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Sweden to China and Japan, Matthias Doepke and Fabrizio Zilibotti look at how economic incentives and constraints--such as money, knowledge, and time--influence parenting practices and what is considered good parenting in different countries. Through personal anecdotes and original research, Doepke and Zilibotti show that in countries with increasing economic inequality, such as the United States, parents push harder to ensure their children have a path to security and success. Economics has transformed the hands-off parenting of the 1960s and '70s into a frantic, overscheduled activity. Growing inequality has also resulted in an increasing "parenting gap" between richer and poorer families, raising the disturbing prospect of diminished social mobility and fewer opportunities for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. In nations with less economic inequality, such as Sweden, the stakes are less high, and social mobility is not under threat. Doepke and Zilibotti discuss how investments in early childhood development and the design of education systems factor into the parenting equation, and how economics can help shape policies that will contribute to the ideal of equal opportunity for all. Love, Money, and Parenting presents an engrossing look at the economics of the family in the modern world.
Making College Pay : An Economist Explains How to Make a Smart Bet on Higher Education by
Publication Date: 2021-05-18
A leading economist makes the case that college is still a smart investment, and reveals how to increase the odds of your degree paying off. "Full of easy-to-understand advice grounded in deep expertise and research."--Martin West, William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Education, Harvard University The cost of college makes for frightening headlines. The outstanding balance of student loans is more than $1.5 trillion nationally, while tuitions continue to rise. And on the heels of a pandemic that nearly dismantled the traditional college experience, we have to wonder: Is college really worth it? From a financial perspective, says economist Beth Akers, the answer is yes. It's true that college is expensive, but once we see higher education for what it is--an investment in future opportunities, job security, and earnings--a different picture emerges: The average college graduate earns an additionalmillion dollars over their career (compared to those who stopped their education after high school), and on average, two- and four-year schools deliver a 15 percent return on investment--double that of the stock market. Yet these outcomes are not guaranteed. Rather, they hinge upon where and how you opt to invest your tuition dollars. Simply put, the real problem with college isn't the cost--it's the risk that your investment might not pay off. In Making College Pay, Akers shows how to improve your odds by making smart choices about where to enroll, what to study, and how to pay for it. You'll learn * why choosing the right major can matter more than where you enroll * the best criteria for picking a school (hint: not price, selectivity or ranking) * why working part-time while enrolled might set you back financially * why it's often best to borrow, even if you don't have to * the pros and cons of innovative alternatives to traditional college * how to take advantage of new, low-risk financing tools Full of practical advice for students and parents, Making College Pay reminds us that higher education remains an engine for opportunity, upward mobility, and prosperity.
Making Money Simple by
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
Simplify your financial life and ensure financial success into the future Feeling paralyzed by the overwhelming number of complex decisions you need to make with your money? You don't need to be an expert to achieve financial freedom. You just need a framework that makes the right choices simple and easy to make. Making Money Simple provides that much-needed process so you can get on the right track to long-term financial security. This valuable resource provides a solid foundation for all the nuanced personal finance decisions you need to make as you go through your career, hit major life milestones, and look to grow wealth. It's a blueprint for financial achievement--even through tough-to-navigate situations where there are no clear-cut rules. After you read Making Money Simple, you'll be able to create your personal plan for success using proven wealth management methods and real-world financial strategies. From basic financial principles to advanced investing techniques, you'll get comprehensive coverage of fundamental financial topics with easy-to-follow advice from author Peter Lazaroff, who draws from his expertise as the Chief Investment Officer of a multi-billion-dollar wealth management firm to give you the tools you need to simplify your financial situation and make the right moves at every opportunity. Getting your finances in order doesn't have to be hard. It doesn't require fancy, convoluted investment strategies. Nor does it require keeping track of detailed spreadsheets. You just need this step-by-step process to get your financial house in order and keep it that way forever. It doesn't matter what your specific situation is. We all need to understand our money--and what to do with it. Making Money Simple shows you how to: Develop clear financial goals and plan for your future Understand the three crucial elements of building a strong financial house Implement effective investment strategies to grow your wealth and avoid costly mistakes Learn ten smart questions to ask when hiring financial professionals For those seeking to secure a solid financial future, Making Money Simple: A Complete Guide to Getting Your Financial House in Order and Keeping It That Way Forever is the roadmap to get you there.
Managing Your Money All-In-One for Dummies by
Publication Date: 2022-06-28
A hands-on, power-packed guide to managing all things money Time and money. Those are the two most important assets you have, and smart people manage both of them wisely. Managing Your Money All-in-One For Dummies is your one-stop resource to turn to when you're ready to manage your money. It offers everything you need to confidently handle your finances. When you're ready to create a budget, pay down debt, and scale back your expenses, you'll find the support you need here. If you're eyeing the future, you'll find advice on improving your credit score, saving for college and retirement, and planning an estate. As if all of that isn't enough, this comprehensive book covers other financial topics such as buying insurance, investing in your 401(k), and so much more. The authors of Managing Your Money All-in-One For Dummies explain how to handle your money in a way that encourages you to think and act positively, no matter what your financial situation looks like. And as you move toward financial freedom, you can come back to this book to get advice on topics that go beyond day-to-day money management, such as taking out a mortgage, investing online, and more. Get your financial life in order, whatever your stage of life Make a budget, manage your credit, and pay down your debt Demystify financial reports, online investing, and retirement plans Save for college and learn how to balance your saving and spending habits in any economy Navigate the new norm of online banking Spend some time learning how to manage your money today. It'll be a wise investment of both of your most valuable assets.
Mindful Money by
Publication Date: 2017-02-10
Is it possible to be a conscientious citizen of the world and grow wealth? The author, a Buddhist and a financial planner, says yes and explains exactly how. Money drives many of our decisions. We all worry about earning it, spending it, and saving it -- regardless of our income level or spiritual perspective. Yet few of us understand money's true nature. Jonathan K. DeYoe helps you create a unique financial plan that is guided by your deepest beliefs, and shows you how to save,invest, pay off debt, and fund your retirement and dreams by building a lifetime income stream. With a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker,Mindful Money does all this while emphasizing that money is a tool you can use to support your lifestyle, reach your goals, and earn the "happiness dividend" everyone deserves.
Mind Over Money : Why Understanding Your Money Behaviour Will Improve Your Financial Freedom by
Publication Date: 2023-05-23
Understand how your thinking drives your money behavior to master your finances and make better financial decisions. There is limitless financial information in our modern-day, connected world. We can find stats, facts, investing approaches, wealth creation hacks and new ways to wealth (think cryptocurrencies). But leading economist and market analyst Evan Lucas believes we should cut out the external noise and look at ourselves first. What drives our behavior and attitude to money? This fascinating book explores the things people do to overcome their money habits and looks to instill tips on how we can make better money decisions just by acknowledging our own learned behaviors.
Miss Independent by
Publication Date: 2022-02-01
Wall Street Journal BESTSELLER New York Times bestselling author of Rich Bitch and renowned money expert Nicole Lapin makes investing accessible and fun so women can make bank and become Miss Independent. You've worked hard for your money and now it's time for your money to work for you. You will never earn or budget your way into real wealth. Growing your money significantly doesn't require starting with a lot of money. It requires a little bit of knowledge about taking smart risks and as much time as possible to take advantage of the glorious power of compound interest, which Einstein refers to as the eighth wonder of the world. From automating your savings to easy, no-stress investing strategies, Nicole will teach you how to take your financial knowledge and portfolio to the next level and start you on your journey to your ultimate destination: true financial independence. In Miss Independent, you will learn: The freedom that wealth affords you, whether it's the ability to leave a crappy job or significant other, go on the vacation of your dreams or otherwise live life on your own terms. The best method for establishing your "number"--the amount of wealth you want to accumulate before you retire--and getting it. The meaning of the most common investing terms, like stocks and bonds, (and some more exotic ones like REITs or cryptocurrency) and how to make them work to your advantage. The ins and outs of big financial decisions and concepts, like taking out a mortgage, owning investment properties, and buying life insurance. Miss Independent takes the fear out of money management and investing once and for all. Using her own vulnerable stories and her signature conversational style, let Nicole show you all the different ways and paths that you can take to become financially free at last.
Mission Transition by
Publication Date: 2017-10-27
Change is a given in the United States military, but the soon to be applied "Blended Retirement System" is a financial change like no other the military has ever experienced. It is a huge deal that will not only affect the wallets of many active duty service members today and certainly 100% of them beginning in 2018, but it could also have a significant impact on future recruiting and retention of our volunteer military force. Mission Transition: Managing Your Career and Your Retirement is a needed introduction of the military's new "Blended Retirement System," representing the big shift in how the DoD manages military retirements. In the process, it encourages service members to adopt the new concept of retirement in the military, improve their own financial literacy, and assume responsibility for their own retirement planning. Finally, it provides new civilian job survival tips and strategies for service members in the process of leaving the military for civilian life. For those who are contemplating joining the armed forces and who wish to better understand the myriad of changes to the overall military retirement system this is the ideal guide.
Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk by
Publication Date: 2019-06-25
Learn to start open, productive talks about money with your parents as they age As your parents age, you may find that you want or need to broach the often-difficult subject of finances. In Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances, you'll learn the best ways to approach this issue, along with a wealth of financial and legal information that will help you help your parents into and through their golden years. Sometimes parents are reluctant to address money matters with their adult children, and topics such as long-term care, retirement savings (or lack thereof), and end-of-life planning can be particularly touchy. In this book, you'll hear from others in your position who have successfully had "the talk" with their parents, and you'll read about a variety of conversation strategies that can make talking finances more comfortable and more productive. Learn conversation starters and strategies to open the lines of communication about your parents' finances Discover the essential financial and legal information you should gather from your parents to be prepared for the future Gain insight from others' stories of successfully talking money with aging parents Gather the courage, hope, and motivation you need to broach difficult subjects such as care facilities and end-of-life plans For children of Baby Boomers and others looking to assist aging parents with their finances, Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk is a welcome and comforting read. Although talking money with your parents can be hard, you aren't alone, and this book will guide you through the process of having fruitful financial conversations that lead to meaningful action.
Publication Date: 2014-08-08
Over the past year, we have seen banks tumble, City firms collapse and the advent of the worst financial crisis since the 1930s. At the heart of these events lies the pursuit of money. But just what is this thing that seems so powerful and omnipresent and yet is physically worthless - a piece of paper, or a digit on a computer screen? How does it work? And, more importantly, how far can we control the power it has over our lives? Eric Lonergan explores our complex relationship with money. In a provocative and insightful analysis, Lonergan argues that few things seem to matter more to us, but few things are as poorly understood. Economists have long worked with the theory that our relationship to money is rational, but not all our reactions to it make sense. Lonergan shows that many of our views about money, credit and saving are little better than prejudices. The same social and emotional forces that affect quant traders in the world's financial markets can be seen in the mania of Pokemon card trading in the school playground. This fascinating book reveals the tension between money's capacity to assist us in our lives and its propensity to cause instability and to distort our values. We are limited in our ability to control money's power, says Lonergan, but only by understanding money better, and thinking about it less, may we get on with enjoying what we have.
The Money Class : Learn to Create Your New American Dream by
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
Learn to Create Your New American Dream What does it take to create your New American Dream?Suze Orman, the woman millions of Americans have turned to for financial advice, says it's time for a serious reconsideration of the American Dream-what promise it still holds, what aspects are in need of revision, and how it must be refashioned to fit our lives so that we can once again have faith that our hard work will pay off and that a secure and hopeful future is within our reach.In nine electrifying chapters, Orman delivers a master class on personal finance for this pivotal moment in time. She addresses every aspect of the American Dream-home, family, career, retirement. She teaches us that in order to create lasting security we must learn to stand in our truth. We must recognize, embrace, and be honest about what is real for us today and allow that understanding to inform the choices we make. The New American Dream is not the things we accumulate, says Orman, but the confidence that comes from knowing that which we've worked so hard for cannot be taken away from us. In THE MONEY CLASS, Orman teaches us how to take control over our present-right here, right now-in order to build the future of our dreams.Whether navigating the complicated mix of money and family, offering the most comprehensive retirement resource available today, or delivering a bracing dose of reality when it comes to recalibrating our expectations and our goals, Orman educates us with her signature no-nonsense approach and laser-like clarity. She empowers us to live a life of integrity and honesty that will create an enduring legacy for future generations-a New American Dream that lies in truth, security, financial freedom, and peace of mind.
The Money Game by
Publication Date: 2015-05-26
"The best book there is about the stock market"--timeless investing basics by the host of the Emmy Award-winning show Adam Smith's Money World (The New York Times Book Review). This essential book takes readers to the Street to learn about the intricacies of money and how the stock market impacts every area of our lives. According to the author, the key to making wise, lucrative investments is knowing ourselves. In witty, easily accessible language, he shares pithy insights about the role of intuition and the psychology of guilt, arguing that there is no substitute for information. Smith's Irregular Rules shatter common myths and misconceptions, revealing why nothing works all the time and illustrating how greed and fear fuel the market. Readers will learn about the safest types of investing, the key to following market trends, and how to capitalize growth, gleaning tips on stock movers, winners and losers, and much more. Peppered with entertaining and prescient anecdotes, The Money Game analyzes who makes the really big money and explores the meaning of our desire to become rich. From selling short and buying long to Wall Street's crowd mentality, from what constitutes a random walk to why timing is everything, this is the definitive portrait of the Street, then and now.
Money Hacks by
Publication Date: 2020-09-22
Achieve all of your financial goals with these 300 easy solutions to all your personal finance questions--from paying off your student loans to managing investments. Are you looking for ways to decrease your spending...and start increasing your savings? Need some simple advice for maximizing your investments? Want to start planning for your retirement but don't know where to start? It's now easier than ever to achieve all your financial goals! Many people are afraid to talk about money, which means that you might be missing some of the best money-saving skills out there! In Money Hacks you will learn the basics of your finances so you can start making every penny count. Whether you're trying to pay down debt, start an emergency fund, or make the smartest choice on a major purchase, this book is chock-full of all the useful hacks to make your money work for you in every situation!
Money Mammoth by
Publication Date: 2020-12-15
A look at the psychological barriers to financial success and how to create a better financial future When it comes to our relationship with money, we are in the Stone Age. Despite the relentless barrage of information and warnings from financial experts, the average American is in terrible financial shape. It turns out that human beings are just not wired to do the right things around money--such as saving and not overspending. That's why financial success is so difficult to attain. When it comes to our financial instincts, we are no more evolved than our ancestors who hunted the Woolly Mammoth 400,000 years ago. Recent findings from the field of financial psychology could help the many Americans who know what they need to do but just can't seem to make it happen. If you fall into this category, consider Money Mammoth: Evolve Your Money Mindset and Avoid Financial Extinction. This book looks at financial well-being from a psychological and evolutionary perspective. It reveals the obstacles that prevent people from taking their first critical steps towards financial wellness. It examines how our instincts and beliefs about money influence our financial behaviors. It explores money beliefs, how they develop, and how they drive our money behaviors As the world's leading experts in financial psychology, authors Dr. Brad Klontz, Dr. Ed Horwitz, and Dr. Ted Klontz can help you: Discover how the experience of your ancestors are impacting your finances Understand how your friends, family members, and tribe may be holding you back Overcome mental roadblocks to wealth and success Harness the power of your emotional brain to transform your relationship with money Build confidence in your ability to take control of your financial future In Money Mammoth, the authors reveal the secrets to harnessing the power of your psychology to reach your financial goals.
Money Matters for Teens by
Publication Date: 2022-02-15
In Money Matters for Teens, young writers discuss their financial fears and the strategies they've learned to help them spend their money wisely, save for the future, and pay for college. The gap between the richest and the poorest Americans has been growing for decades, and experts predict it will continue to widen. Young people bear the brunt of this inequality because it makes it harder to get a job and to pay for the college education you need to move up the ladder. Political changes could help close the gap, but in the meantime, teens can help prepare themselves for financial independence. In this book, teens write about learning to handle money wisely, to manage their own income, to pay for college, and how our larger economic system determines their financial standing. Essays include: Equal Work, Unequal Pay The Rags to Riches Myth Job-Hopping to a Career I Took a Scam Job Job-Hunting Tips A Guide to Drama-Free Banking My Credit Card Gave Me False Security We Don't Save It for a Rainy Day How Am I Supposed to Pay for College? Countdown to Independence and more! Through these essays, teen readers--as well as their parents, teachers, and caregivers--will pick up new tricks to managing their money but will also be provided a much-needed glimpse into how the world looks to our younger generations.
Money Minded Families by
Publication Date: 2020-04-21
Teach your children to make sound financial decisions. Prepare them to use their money wisely and with a purpose Money issues challenge every family, no matter their background. That's why Money Minded Families: How to Raise Financially Well Children offers advice on how every adult and child can be "financially well." The book explores how we can align our individual values with finances, while planning for a more secure financial future. It looks at how we can save, spend, share, and invest with a purpose. The author supplies financial basics for families and direction on creating a family mission statement, in order to help drive mindful financial choices. With the help of this book's holistic financial guidance, families can take steps to live their best financial lives, rather than simply getting by. Readers will find advice on: Practicing financial mindfulness Understanding the current financial landscape Spending with a focus on personal values Understanding key financial concepts Engaging in healthy financial socialization Becoming financially independent Today's financial environment sets up unique challenges, including concerns over Social Security, sky-high college costs, and debt. Kids are more likely to make their buying decisions online rather than in stores. It's important that children's knowledge about money begins in the home. When parents actively teach their kids about money, it can contribute to their chances of future financial success. Within Money Minded Families, parents will find tools for evaluating and improving their own financial wellness. They can also teach their children about positive financial health using the book's activities, which are organized by age.
Money Mindset by
Publication Date: 2015-11-02
Harness the power of your money with a 21st century mindset The speed at which the world is evolving is compounding exponentially each day, leaving individual investors wondering how to appropriately plan for their financial future. The financial norms that helped prior generations retire with grace are quickly evaporating or have already been replaced with new difficult realities. Money Mindset is an expert-led guide to growing your wealth, protecting your wealth, and transferring your wealth to future generations. Written by a third generation financial planner who is also an adjunct finance professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Money Mindset helps readers understand important financial concepts and theories of the 21st century. The science and psychology of money The 'WHY' of personal financial management The rule of 72, asset allocation, dollar cost averaging, and the erosive effects of inflation How to manage a diverse investment portfolio to minimize macroeconomic vulnerability How to create a legacy through proper estate planning Money Mindset explores the idea that money can be looked at as an energy source. In order to truly harness its powers, one must acquire and maintain a certain money mindset. Everyone wants financial independence--having enough money to consistently fuel their everyday life. Money Mindset clears a path through the increasingly convoluted and ever-changing world to show how to finally become financially secure.
The Money Revolution : Easy Ways to Manage Your Finances in a Digital World by
Publication Date: 2019-06-25
Transform the way you think about money in this easy-to-use, jargon-free guide by Anne Boden (CEO of Starling Bank) which busts commonly held financial myths, helping you to get the most of your cash in today's digital world.There's never been a shortage of advice on managing your money, clearing debt, being canny with your cash and getting the best deals. But it can be hard work, and everyone seems to be saying something different. What if you could easily cut through all the rhetoric and noise and everything could be made straightforward? In The Money Revolution, banking entrepreneur, and founder of award winning Starling Bank, Anne Boden shines a spotlight on how we save, spend and invest our money. By adopting a few new behaviours, it's possible to transform your bank balance for the better. The Money Revolution breaks through the traditional thinking about money and what you've always been told you should expect from financial institutions. Sharing the benefits of smart banking, fintech solutions and the advantages of open banking, it covers a range of financial solutions, from savings and investments to pensions, bill payments and travel money. Find out everything you need to know to get the best out of your money every day.
The Money Sandwich by
Publication Date: 2022-08-01
Sandwiched between adult kids and ageing parents, and seeking financial freedom? Take control of your finances today and secure a stress-free future tomorrow. Managing money can be a major source of stress, especially for members of the 'Sandwich Generation' -- those in the last decade or two of their working lives and feeling stretched by supporting adult kids on one side, ageing parents on the other and with their own retirement on the horizon. The Money Sandwich provides practical, easy-to-understand knowledge, tips and action lists on all aspects of financial management for your pre- and post-retirement years. You'll learn how to: manage debt and take control of your money build a diverse but secure investment portfolio understand superannuation (finally!) and how to optimise it navigate insurance, aged care and estate planning set up your children for a worry-free financial future. Everyone deserves to retire comfortably and on their own terms. Make this the year you take action! Marc Bineham, now part of the sandwich generation himself, has had a long career of over 30 years in the financial advice profession. As a Money Coach, Marc continues to help families to get on top of their money worries, manage their money better and live a more fulfilled and balanced life.
Money Sucks : A Memoir on Why Too Much or Too Little Can Ruin You by
Publication Date: 2014-06-03
A funny and touching story about how to deal with the struggles of adulthood, how to live a good life, and how money can complicate it all. Michael Baughman's hope was to send his oldest grandson off to his first year of college in the fall of 2012 with an informed and thoughtful attitude toward what has long been a powerful American fixation: the frantic quest for money. Complicating the issue was the fact that income disparity in America was increasing alarmingly, and a political campaign featuring a wealthy Republican presidential candidate who told transparent lies on a daily basis was well underway. Baughman, now an emeritus professor of English, has visited forty-nine states. As a youth he attended Punahou, the private Honolulu prep school that graduated Barack Obama. During subsequent travels he washed dishes, pumped gas, butchered meat, sold women's lingerie at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and served as an enlisted man in the Army. Because of these diverse experiences, Baughman's friends and acquaintances have included the very poor as well as the very rich. Throughout most of his adult life his own income has been close to the national average. He brought all of this, and more, into his parting conversations with his grandson Billy. Money Sucks is the culmination of those discussions, rumination on the haves and the have-nots and a frank, thought-provoking look at some of the toughest questions life throws our way: What makes us happy? How much is enough? Funny and inspiring in equal measures, it's a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of their children, grandchildren, and the friends and family they love.
Money with Jess by
Publication Date: 2022-05-16
**Winner of the Book of the Year, Winner of the Personal Development Book of the Year and Finalist of the Finance and Investment Book of the Year at the Australian Business Book Awards 2022** Learn how to get money, how to spend it and how to save it. Does thinking about money make you feel overwhelmed, confused or anxious? That ends now. Join one of Australia's most loved and respected economics journalists, Jessica Irvine, as she helps you strip away your negative money thoughts and teaches you the real meaning of money: how to get it, how to spend it and how to save it. Whether you want to buy a home, retire comfortably, sleep well at night, leave a job you hate or borrow to build your wealth, learning to budget your money is the foundation of all good money decisions. Money with Jess unpacks the unique and simple system Jess created for organising, tracking and investing her own money. You'll also find: Over 300 genius hacks to help you boost your income, trim your spending and create the life you truly want. Effective strategies for coming to grips with your own spending habits A colorful system for personal finance that will keep you engaged and interested Money doesn't have to be intimidating. With Money with Jess, you can forget the fear and learn to make money decisions with confidence.
More Money Now : A Millennial's Guide to Financial Freedom and Security by
Publication Date: 2022-08-16
Enjoy Financial Freedom and Discover the Money Management Rules for More Money NowThe author of More Money Now, Nicole Victoria, is a CEO, money coach, and financial literacy advocate. She didn't grow up with wealth. But she learned the secrets to financial freedom and now specializes in helping 20 and 30 something women effortlessly manage their money and build bank accounts that never stop growing. Money isn't everything, but everything takes money. Maybe you have debt (hellooo student loans + credit cards). You feel like you'll always be playing catch up. Maybe you've tried to get help before, tried to budget, followed traditional advice. . . but it just doesn't work for you. You're stressed and overwhelmed, feeling stuck because you don't know where things went wrong. The bad news first. The advice that worked for our parents doesn't work for us. Times have changed. The average person in their 20s has racked up $23,872 in debt, and this number jumps to $62,658 in their 30s. And it gets worse: * 79% who budget fail * 54% live from paycheck-to-paycheck * 80% of Americans are in debt * 40% could not handle a $400 unexpected expense * 64% don't have enough money to retire Now, the good news. Maybe for you, money has always seemed complicated. Maybe you believe that because you're not good with math, you couldn't be good with money. But, to be good with money and build wealth, you don't need to be good at math, you don't need to be born rich, and you don't need a 6 figure salary. Inside this book learn the money management rules that enabled Nicole to: * Pay off her $40,000 of debt in 18 months * Pay for her wedding in cash * Save her first $100k by 25 * Buy her dream home * Feel financially stable enough for kids * Build $500k net worth in her 20s * Grow her net worth to over $1M at 30 You've read books like The Woman's Guide to Successful Investing, Twenties in Your Pocket, or Financial Security for Dummies ? Then you'll want to read More Money Now .
More Than Money : A Guide To Sustaining Wealth and Preserving the Family by
Publication Date: 2017-04-17
A new, more comprehensive approach to long-term family wealth management More Than Money provides a high-level, integrated approach to preserving both financial resources and family harmony. Research has shown a failure rate of 70 percent in long-term multigenerational wealth management, and contrary to popular assumption, only five percent of that failure is due to bad investment, poor tax planning, or inadequate performance by legal and financial advisors. The number-one reason family wealth management fails is the family itself; poor communication, lack of trust, divergent visions, and a failure to prepare succeeding generations will tear down the resources the family has worked so hard to build. Traditional wealth management cannot fix this. Instead, this book offers a fresh approach that integrates strategic and tactical wealth management to align the family's assets with the family members. With helpful tools and advice drawn from a real-world understanding of family complexities, you'll improve your ability to preserve your family's resources over multiple generations. With an expert's perspective on the real forces behind successful family wealth management, this book provides a clear model and a practical roadmap for long-term financial preservation. Develop a shared family vision and mission Improve communication and trust among members Merge strategic and tactical planning Ensure the longevity of your family's wealth The wealth management sphere tends to focus on taxes, investments, banking, and estate planning, but little thought is given to the people themselves--this overlooks the fact that individual family members are the most critical factor in multigenerational wealth management, and fails to provide solutions. More Than Money merges traditional strategies with family dynamics, communication, governance, and preparation to help your resources last for generations to come.
My Money My Way by
Publication Date: 2022-02-01
Barnes and Nobles' 2022 List of "Best Books that Help!" Does fear and insecurity keep you from looking at your bank account? Is your financial anxiety holding you captive? You don't have to stress about money anymore. YOU can take back control. As a newly divorced single mom making $24,000 per year and facing down $77,000 in debt, Kumiko Love worried constantly about money. She saw what other moms had-vacations, birthday parties, a house full of furniture-and felt ashamed that she and her son lived in a small apartment and ate dinner on the floor. Worse, when her feelings began to exhaust her, she binge-shopped, reasoning that she'd feel better after a trip to the mall. On the day she needed to pay for a McDonald's ice cream cone without her credit card, she had an epiphany- Money is not the problem.Self-Doubt is the problem.Shame is the problem. Guilt is the problem. Society's expectations for her are the problem. She is the solution. Once she reversed the negative thinking patterns pushing her toward decisions that didn't serve her values or goals, her financial plan wrote itself. Now, she's not only living debt-free in her dream home, which she paid for in cash, but she has spread her teachings around the world and helped countless women envision better lives for themselves and their families. Now, building on the lessons she's taught millions as the founder of The Budget Mom, she shares a step by step plan for taking control back over your financial life-regardless of your level of incomeor your credit card balance. Through stories from navigating divorce to helping clients thrive through recessions, depression, eviction, layoffs and so much more, you will learn foundational practices such as- How to use your emotions to your financial advantage, instead of letting them control youHow to create a budget based on your real life, not a life of self-denialHow to create a motivating debt pay-off plan that makes you excited about your future, instead of fearing it My Money My Way will give you the tools to align your emotional health with your financial health-to let go of deprivation and embrace desire.Love's paradigm-shifting system will teach you how to honor your unique personal values, driving emotions, and particular needsso that you can stop worrying about money and start living a financially fulfilled life.
No One Ever Told Us That : Money and Life Lessons for Young Adults by
Publication Date: 2015-06-02
The "new grownup" guide to managing your life and money in the modern economy No One Ever Told Us That is a series of essential life and financial lessons that every adult needs to read before they embark upon their own life's adventures. You've completed your education, your couch surfing, and your internships--now it's time to grow up. You have a "real" job, maybe a family, and maybe a mortgage; but you've been launched into an uncertain world. This book is your much-needed guide to life as an adult, giving you the answers you need about becoming a professional, becoming financially secure, and becoming your own person. You see the world differently when you spend your days supporting yourself and your family, and money management quickly becomes an integral part of everything you do. This useful guide shows you how to do what you need to do, find the people you need on your side, and fulfill your obligations to those who matter most to you. You may have been used to the idea of "independence" for a while by now, but when the reality of it hits, many new adults are thrown into a sudden state of panic. This book is your guide through the storm, your handbook for adulthood, and your personal companion for the journey ahead. John D. Spooner has a dual life. He has been named by Barrons as one of the top 100 financial advisors in America. As an author, the great mystery writer Robert B. Parker has said, "John Spooner is, quite simply, one of the best writers in America." Gain a fresh perspective on the world as a grownup Meet financial challenges with smart money management Assemble your personal, legal, medical, and financial support team Learn essential lessons before you suffer their consequences Written by the only full-time writer and money manager in America Nothing in your experience has ever prepared you for the responsibility of responsibility. You've been thrown into the deep end, the undertow is strong, and the stakes are high--it's time to start swimming. No One Ever Told Us That gets you right on track to your brightest future.
Now What, Grad? : Your Path to Success After College by
Publication Date: 2018-08-16
Many soon-to-be graduates are worried about their future. They stress about whether they'll find a job, if it will be fulfilling, whether they will earn enough to pay off their student loans, and whether they will fail and disappoint their families. Young people need to learn many things that colleges don't teach, including how to behave professionally, how to collaborate, how to be life-long learners, and how to be resourceful, resilient, and ethical. This book will teach students the things they need to succeed in the real world, such as how to organize a job search, how to ace job interviews, how to manage time effectively, how to manage and reduce stress, how to be an effective leader, how to run a meeting well, how to survive a bad performance review, how to become a powerful speaker, how to network, and many other skills that are the keys to success and fulfillment. New topics in this 2nd edition include the habits of successful people; eliminating bad habits; dealing with criticism; email etiquette; making a good first impression; the importance of gratitude; how to listen; job hunting mistakes; managing conflict; how to overcome obstacles; the importance of professionalism, punctuality, and thank you letters; creating a powerful online presence; how to crowdfund; necessary life skills; and sample cover letters.
The Only Guide You'll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan by
Publication Date: 2010-08-02
An accessible guide that outlines the key elements of an effective financial plan From Larry Swedroe, the author of the bestselling series of "The Only Guide" investment books, with Kevin Grogan and Tiya Lim comes a step-by-step handbook that shows you how to develop a winning personal investment strategy and reveals what it takes to make that strategy part of your overall financial plan. The Only Guide You'll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan focuses on the "art" of investing and gives you the information you need to create a strategy that is tailor-made for your particular situation. Designed for savvy investors and professional advisors, this book offers the vital information needed for developing and implementing an overall strategic financial plan. In this essential resource, Swedroe outlines the basics in asset allocation and other investment planning concepts. Addresses how you can design an investment policy statement and an individual asset allocation plan Examines how to maintain your portfolio's risk profile in the most cost-effective and tax-efficient manner Offers insights on integrating risk management and estate planning issues into your plan The Only Guide You'll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan offers a handy tool to help you make more informed and prudent decisions that will go a long way to ensure a secure financial future.
Overcoming Debt, Achieving Financial Freedom by
Publication Date: 2022-11-15
Transform your financial situation with easy-to-follow advice from a first-generation professional In Overcoming Debt, Achieving Financial Freedom: 8 Pillars to Build Wealth, lawyer, business owner, and first-generation professional Cindy Zuniga-Sanchez delivers a practical and actionable blueprint for financial independence. Full of easy-to-apply advice for young adults, students, and early-career professionals, the book is a holistic guide to responsibly managing money and debt while building your nest egg. In the book, you'll explore how to be a responsible consumer, how to budget, save, invest, pay off debt, build credit, and increase your income. You'll also understand much of what school didn't teach you about student loans. The author explains: Strategies to create a realistic and actionable debt repayment plan that will save you money and time Strategies for maximizing your income by negotiating your salary and finding profitable "side hustles" Techniques for straightforward forms of investing that responsibly balance risk and reward The money strategies that she put into place and resources that she used to go from having six-figures of debt to a multiple six-figure net worth An essential money resource for students, professionals, entrepreneurs, young families, and anyone else hoping to reduce their financial stress and improve their lives, Overcoming Debt, Achieving Financial Freedom is the simple and powerful money guide you've been waiting for.
Personal Finance 101 by
Publication Date: 2020-10-13
Get your financial life in order--from saving and investing to taxes and loans--with this comprehensive, accessible guide to everything you need to know about finance. Managing your finances can be overwhelming at times. But it doesn't have to be! Personal Finance 101 will provide you with all the skills you need to make good financial decisions and grow your personal wealth. Full of must-have advice and organized in an easy-to-read format, this book provides a wealth of knowledge on personal finance basics including: -Choosing your bank (and why it matters) -Building an emergency fund -Salary and benefit packages -Where your money is going (and how to keep more of it) -Refinancing or consolidating student loans -Health and property insurance -Building credit responsibly -How to get a mortgage Use this guide and make the most of the money you have, plan for future purchases like a house or a vacation, save for retirement, or simply become more financially responsible. Perfect for finance beginners or those looking to refresh their knowledge, Personal Finance 101 is the one-stop shop for all of your personal finance questions!
Personal Finance : A QuickStudy Digital Reference Guide by
Publication Date: 2021-11-01
Essential guide to getting your finances in order, planning for what you need now and in the future. This tool by finance guru Lita Epstein focuses on your turning point to a better financial position, making life easier, less stressful and fun knowing exactly where you stand. Whether raising your credit score, maximizing savings, dealing with personal bankruptcy, deciding on insurance coverage, or focusing on budgeting this guide targets the most important financial decisions you need to make with facts and a clear path to follow to make it happen. Seeing the most important financial decision guidance in 6 laminated pages, easily referenced makes this an amazing tool that can change your life for the better. At a price that will not hit your budget hard, it can't be beat. 6 page laminated guide includes: Budgeting Why a Budget is Important How to Get Started Build Emergency Funds Budgeting Together Tackle High-Interest Debt First Look for Ways to Cut Spending Removing Temptation Recognizing Budget Danger Signs Improving Credit Score Why Care about Your Credit Score? What is a Credit Score? Getting to Know Credit Reporting Agencies Understanding Your Credit Report Correcting Credit Report Errors Exploring Credit Score Myths Maintaining Your Credit Score Protecting Your Credit Identity Savings Paying Yourself First Saving for Short-Term Goals Saving for Medium-Term Goals Saving for Long-Range Goals Use Multiple Savings Accounts Insurance Is Insurance Worth Budgeting for? Life Insurance Health Insurance Car Insurance Disability Insurance Liability Insurance Personal Bankruptcy & Recovery Chance to Restart Your Financial Life When to Consider Bankruptcy Two Types of Bankruptcy for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy Repairing Your Credit History Getting Credit after Bankruptcy
Personal Finance for Dummies by
Publication Date: 2018-11-13
Take stock of your financial situation From budgeting, saving, and reducing debt, to making timely investment choices and planning for the future, Personal Finance For Dummies provides fiscally conscious readers with the tools they need to take charge of their financial life. This new edition includes coverage of an extensive new tax bill that took effect in 2018 and the impact on individuals, families, small businesses, and on real estate and investing decisions. Plus, it covers emerging investing interests like technology and global investing, cryptocurrencies, pot stocks, the lifestyle changes occurring with millennials, and more. Evaluate and manage your financial fitness Assess your credit report and improve your score Make smart investments in any economic environment Find out about international investing The expert advice offered in Personal Finance For Dummies is for anyone looking to ensure that their finances are on the right track--and to identify the areas in which they can improve their financial strategies.
The Personal Finance Guide for Tech Professionals : Building, Protecting, and Transferring Your Wealth by
Publication Date: 2022-08-06
Gain a basic foundation of essential personal finance issues and strategies, specifically geared towards tech professionals. The book will build on the concepts, such as going from the basics of investments to more advanced topics like alternative investments and tax strategies. In the U.S., about 6 million tech startup employees have stock options. The result is that this can often be the biggest source of wealth, sometimes reaching into the millions. Yet there are many financial and tax complications that have been aggravated with the transition to remote work. This can mean lower returns and missed opportunities, and in some cases, employees may even be subject to actions from the IRS and local tax agencies. The Personal Finance Guide For Tech Professionals is packed with actionable advice and covers the main areas that any tech professional will face. What You'll Learn Track and analyze investments with fintech apps Improve the results of freelance work, such as with strategies to lower taxes Protect your hard-earned assets with insurance and the establishment of entities like LLCs Who This Book Is For The main focus will be on tech employees who get equity compensation. This spans from entry level people to senior executives.
Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s for Dummies by
Publication Date: 2021-06-02
The money lessons you wish you'd learned in school Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies helps Millennials and Zoomers like you make smart financial moves. It's not as tough as it looks to reduce and file your taxes, pay off your student debt, buy a home, keep a budget to save and invest wisely, or start that side hustle, just to name a few. With a little bit of focus, you can start a clear path to financial freedom and avoid mistakes today. Your future self will thank you. This edition is full of updates for the 2020s; wrap your mind around your investment opportunities, the realities of making a second income, higher ed options for career advancement, and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. If you're in need of financial guidance--and who isn't?--this is the book you need. Pay off loans, manage your credit, begin the home-buying journey, and more Set realistic money goals so you can create a solid path for financial success Make smart decisions to beef up your bank account and investment portfolio Protect the money you have today and learn how to put your money to work for the future Get ready to turn up the volume on your financial know-how and stop worrying about money!
Personal Financial Planning for Executives and Entrepreneurs by
Publication Date: 2021-04-23
Effective financial planning -- for executives and entrepreneurs -- is complex, dense, and impossible to reduce to a single, easy-to-understand formula. Designed to emphasize the importance of successful, targeted financial planning, this book begins by telling a story about a fictional, but plausible, power couple and their family who (spoiler alert!) do pretty much everything wrong in securing their financial future. In most cases, they don't do the things needed because they don't know what they are. Using this story as a case study of an executive and an entrepreneur, the book breaks down the case into chapters and offers practical discussions of all the key financial planning components--investment planning, tax planning, estate planning, philanthropic planning, risk management, and equity-based compensation to name a few--with the tools needed to tailor a plan for virtually every circumstance and need. While there is no single plan that works for everybody, this book provides a guide, with technical information alongside general themes, focused on how to build an effective financial plan. In addition to all the benefits of the first edition, this second edition provides significant new content and insights for the entrepreneur who is planning for a future liquidity event such as a sale. It also provides detail on how to manage concentrated ownership positions and on ESG investment strategies, a rapidly growing investment theme. Finally, the second edition includes tax, estate planning, regulatory, and other updates to reflect changes since the first edition was published.
Promoting Better Lifetime Planning Through Financial Education by
Publication Date: 2016-01-25
Surveys show that financial literacy levels are typically low around the world, despite the widening access to financial services and the increasing financial risks borne by households in many countries. This suggests that there will be mounting challenges for households and SMEs to invest wisely and effectively as societies age and governments shift away from defined benefit to defined contribution pension schemes. Individuals will increasingly have to make complex financial decisions to plan for their retirement and for a range of foreseen and unforeseen expenditures. All of these developments suggest that financial education should be part of a lifetime process that starts at an early age and is pursued throughout adulthood.The contributions in this book came from a symposium titled, Promoting Better Lifetime Planning through Financial Education, organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute, the Bank of Japan, the Japan Financial Services Agency, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, held on 22-23 January 2015 in Tokyo.Amongst the topics discussed were: effective pension management, financial education curricula in schools, training for teachers of financial education, internationally comparable data on financial literacy and the evaluation of the effectiveness of financial education programs. There are also case studies on financial inclusion, regulation, and education in Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Viet Nam, Thailand, and Japan.
The Psychology of Financial Consumer Behavior by
Publication Date: 2019-03-11
This book stresses the psychological perspective in explaining financial behavior. Traditionally, financial behaviors such as saving, spending, and investing have been explained using demographic and economic factors such as income and product pricing. The consequence of this way of thinking is that financial institutions view their clients mostly from the perspective of their income. By taking a psychological approach, this book stresses the perspective of consumers confronted with a quickly changing financial world: the changing of financial offers and products (savings, investments, loans), the changing of payment methods (from cash to cheques, cards and mobile payments), the accessibility and temptation of goods, and the changing of insurance and pension systems. The Psychology of Financial Consumer Behavior provides insight into the thought processes of consumers in a variety of financial topics. Coverage includes perceptions of wealth, the pleasure or pain of spending, cashless transactions, saving and investing, loans, planning for the future, taxes, and financial education. The book holds appeal for researchers, professionals, and students in economics, psychology, economic psychology, marketing and consumer science, or anyone interested in financial behaviors.
Psychology of Financial Planning by
Publication Date: 2022-09-27
Psychology of Financial Planning: The Practitioner's Guide to Money and Behavior In PSYCHOLOGY OF FINANCIAL PLANNING: The Practitioner's Guide to Money and Behavior, distinguished authors Drs. Brad Klontz, CFP®, Charles Chaffin, and Ted Klontz deliver a comprehensive overview of the psychological factors that impact the financial planning client. Designed for both professional and academic audiences, PSYCHOLOGY OF FINANCIAL PLANNING is written for those with 30 years in practice as well as those just beginning their journey. With a focus on how psychology can be applied to real-world financial planning scenarios, PSYCHOLOGY OF FINANCIAL PLANNING provides a much-needed toolbox for practicing financial planners who know that understanding their client's psychology is critical to their ability to be effective. The PSYCHOLOGY OF FINANCIAL PLANNING is also a much-needed resource for academic institutions who now need to educate their students in the CFP Board's newest category of learning objectives: psychology of financial planning. Topics include: Why we are bad with money Client and planner attitudes, values, & biases Financial flashpoints, money scripts, and financial behaviors Behavioral finance Sources of money conflict Principles of counseling Multicultural competence in financial planning General principles of effective communication Helping clients navigate crisis events Assessment in financial planning Ethical considerations in the psychology of financial planning Getting clients to take action Integrating financial psychology into the financial planning process PSYCHOLOGY OF FINANCIAL PLANNING goes beyond just theory to show how practitioners can use psychology to better serve their clients. The accompanying workbook provides exercises, scripts, and workshop activities for firms and practitioners who are dedicated to engaging and implementing the content in meaningful ways.
Reading Financial Reports for Dummies by
Publication Date: 2022-04-05
Your personal roadmap to becoming fluent in financial reports At first glance, the data in financial reports might seem confusing or overwhelming. But, with the right guide at your side, you can learn to translate even the thickest and most complex financial reports into plain English. In Reading Financial Reports For Dummies, you'll move step-by-step through each phase of interpreting and understanding the data in a financial report, learning the key accounting and business fundamentals as you go. The book includes clear explanations of basic and advanced topics in finance, from the difference between private and public companies to cash flow analysis. In this book, you'll also find: Full coverage of how to analyze annual reports, including their balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flow, and consolidated statements Real-world case studies and financial statement examples from companies like Mattel and Hasbro Strategies for analyzing financial reports to reveal opportunities for operations optimization Reading Financial Reports For Dummies is a can't-miss resource for early-career investors, traders, brokers, and business leaders looking to improve their financial literacy with a reliable, accurate, and easy-to-follow financial handbook.
The Real College Debt Crisis by
Publication Date: 2015-07-14
Is it still worth it for low-income students to attend college, given the debt incurred? This book provides a new framework for evaluating the financial aid system in America, positing that aid must not only allow access to higher education, but also help students succeed in college and facilitate their financial health post-college. Higher education plays a critical role in the economy and society of the United States, creating a ladder of economic opportunity for American children, especially for those in poverty. Unfortunately, higher education today increasingly reinforces patterns of relative privilege, particularly as students without the benefit of affluent parents rely more and more on student loans to finance college access. This book presents penetrating new information about the fiscal realities of the current debt-based college loan system and raises tough questions about the extent to which student loans can be a viable way to facilitate equitable access to higher education. The book opens with relevant parts of the life stories of two students--one who grew up poor and had to take on high amounts of student debt, and another whose family could offer financial help at critical times. These real-life examples provide invaluable insight into the student debt problem and help make the complex data more understandable. A wide range of readers--from scholars of poverty, social policy, and educational equality to policymakers to practitioners in the fields of student financial aid and financial planning--will find the information in this text invaluable. Reveals the inadequacy of the scope of the current educational and economic policy debates, including moves to funnel low-income children toward two-year degrees, structure alternative debt repayment schedules, and constrain increases in college tuition Answers the question: "Does the student who goes to college and graduates but has outstanding student debt achieve similar financial outcomes to the student who graduates from college without student debt?" Examines an important subject of interest to educators, students, and general readers that is related to the larger topics of education, economics, social problems, social policy, public policy, debt, and asset building Provides empirical evidence and theoretical support for a fundamental shift in U.S. financial aid policy, from debt dependence to asset empowerment, including an explanation of how institutional facilitation makes Children's Savings Accounts potentially potent levers for children's educational attainment and economic well-being, before, during, and after college
Research Anthology on Personal Finance and Improving Financial Literacy by
Publication Date: 2020-12-05
Developing personal financial skills and improving financial literacy are fundamental aspects for managing money and propelling a bright financial future. Considering life events and risks that unexpectantly present themselves, especially in the light of recent global events, there is often an uncertainty associated with financial standings in unsettled times. It is important to have personal finance management to prepare for times of crisis, and personal finance is something to be thought about in everyday life. The incorporation of financial literacy for individuals is essential for a decision-making process that could affect their financial future. Having a keen understanding of beneficial and detrimental financial decisions, a plan for personal finances, and personalized goals are baselines for money management that will create stability and prosperity. In a world that is rapidly digitalized, there are new tools and technologies that have entered the sphere of finance as well that should be integrated into the conversation. The latest methods and models for improving financial literacy along with critical information on budgeting, saving, and managing spending are essential topics in today's world. The Research Anthology on Personal Finance and Improving Financial Literacy provides readers with the latest research and developments in how to improve, understand, and utilize personal finance methodologies or services and obtain critical financial literacy. The chapters within this essential reference work will cover personal finance technologies, banking, investing, budgeting, saving, and the best practices and techniques for optimal money management. This book is ideally designed for business managers, financial consultants, entrepreneurs, auditors, economists, accountants, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on modern advancements and recent findings in personal finance.
Rich Girl, Broke Girl by
Publication Date: 2021-12-14
The bestselling author of Talk Money to Me teaches women how to feel confident about their money, save and spend wisely, and advocate for themselves. Do you want to know how to pay off that debt and start saving? Ready to negotiate a salary raise or better benefits? Do financial terms and options make your head spin? Here's the good news: we as women have more financial freedom and money now than ever before. Here's the bad news: when it comes to money, many women become paralyzed by financial management and sometimes even defer big decisions to other people, much to their detriment. What's the solution? Financial empowerment. In this handy guide, you will learn how to: -Discuss money with your partner -Determine realistic and attainable goals -Negotiate for the salaries and benefits you deserve -Splurge occasionally while still saving money -Understand financial risks and make good investments -Gain control of your financial destiny With years of experience as a personal finance educator, bestselling author Kelley Keehn will give you the tools you need to keep and grow your wealth, even if you don't have much to start from--yet. This unique book brings to life the most common financial conundrums women face, teaching you how to save, spend, invest, and plan for a strong financial future.
The Routledge Handbook of Financial Literacy by
Publication Date: 2021-12-01
Financial literacy and financial education are not new topics, even though interest in these topics among policymakers, financial authorities, and academics continues to grow. The Routledge Handbook of Financial Literacy provides a comprehensive reference work that addresses both research perspectives and practical applications to financial education. This is the first volume to summarize the milestones of research in financial literacy from multiple perspectives to offer an overview. The book is organized into six parts. The first three parts provide a conceptual framework, which discusses what financial literacy is, how it should be measured, and explains why it represents a relevant topic and effective tool in enhancing decision-making among consumers as well as consumer protection strategies. Part IV addresses the connection between financial education and financial literacy, with chapters about financial education in school settings as well as for adults. This part includes an analysis of the role of Fintech and the use of gamification in financial education. Part V is a collection of contributions that analyze financial literacy and financial education around the world, with a focus on geographical areas including the U.S., South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. This part also considers how financial literacy should be addressed in the case of Islamic finance. The concluding part of the book examines how financial literacy is related to other possible approaches to consumer finance and consumer protection, addressing the relationships between financial literacy and behavioral economics, financial well-being, and financial inclusion. This volume is an indispensable reference for scholars who are new to the topic, including undergraduate and graduate students, and for experienced researchers who wish to enrich their knowledge, policymakers seeking a broader understanding and an international perspective, and practitioners who seek knowledge of best practices as well as innovative approaches.
Safe and Secure : 10 Essential Steps for Seniors to Protect Against Financial Abuse by
Publication Date: 2019-01-22
Thieves and scammers are on the prowl for easy targets who have significant exposed assets--and if you're a senior citizen who saved for retirement, you may be the perfect mark. Fran Tarkenton, the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback who became a succesful entrepreneur, has partnered with certified public accountant and financial executive Rick Gossett to present this practical, up-to-date guide to scam-proofing your savings during your golden years. Safe & Secure will give you ten specific actions steps that will turn you from an "easy" target into a "hard" target. A well-prepared senior who understands the potential for financial abuse and has taken the precautions recommended in this book is more than likely to remain safe and secure through a long and comfortable retirement. "As our country gracefully ages, we need to make sure to do all we can to protect the elderly--from their health, to their mind, to their finances. Once again, a man we all trust and respect has stepped forward and answered the call. With his simple and effective ways of explaining important concepts, legend Fran Tarkenton is doing his part to keep the elderly safe, drawing on his successful career both on and off the football field." --SANJAY GUPTA, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Emory University and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent "From helping us all recognize that we're potential targets to providing easily comprehensible and implementable solutions, Fran Tarkenton and Rick Gossett have provided an extremely invaluable and indispensable resource. Elder nancial abuse will remain a major concern as our population ages. The tools presented here can help everyone be prepared and less likely to be a victim." --THOMAS E. PRICE, MD, former Secretary of Health and Human Services and former member of US House of Representatives
Saving and Investing (Personal Finance Essentials (Facts on File)) by
Publication Date: 2012-04-30
Reaching our financial goals can seem difficult, but with a balanced saving and investing plan, we have a much better chance of achieving success. The new Saving and Investing provides students with everything they need to know about this important financial lesson, including choosing the right bank, risk versus reward, the nature of stocks and bonds as investments, and much more. This accessible resource contains full-color photographs and illustrations, a bibliography, sidebars, quizzes, and more to help students get on the right path to financial security. Chapters include: Financial Institutions and Compound Interest Risk and Return The Bond Market The Stock Market Other Investment Options.
The Secrets of Successful Financial Planning by
Publication Date: 2018-09-25
Take charge of your finances with little-known advice from a financial expert. There are six interrelated segments to a complete financial plan: Cash & Budget Planning, Insurance & Risk Management, Tax Management, Retirement Planning, Investment Planning, and Estate Planning. What aspects of the financial plan require sophisticated planning by a professional, and what can savvy, well-educated consumers handle themselves? The Secrets of Successful Financial Planning empowers readers to take charge of their financial present and future, regardless of where they are financially, by presenting technical jargon in a way that's easy to understand. Here is sage advice and insider information known to the very few: Written for DIYers and those needing to select or understand advisors Useful for new savers up to mid-retirees 30 dramatic true stores of client triumphs and tragedies--no dull case studies Unbiased perspective is neither insurance nor investment skewed, and provides industry secrets Access via author website to customizable spreadsheets and more Here is sage advice and insider information known to the very few. For example, consumers buy more long-term care insurance than they need because their advisors are forbidden to show them alternative or supplemental strategies. They buy one large life policy when best-practice analysis usually would find need for two smaller, distinctive types. They get recommendations for annuity, insurance, and investment replacement, but how can they be certain the answers they get are unbiased? Author Dan Gallagher provides advice and counsel that will help readers set the stage for financial security for themselves and their families. He shares what you can do yourself and when you need a pro's help.
A Short and Happy Guide to Financial Well-Being by
Publication Date: 2014-04-02
This book uses colorful characters like Lively Law Student, Learned Lawyer, Published Poet, Reliable Realtor, Scattered Secretary and Seattle Businessman to explain money management in a simplified, yet humorous manner. The tips provided can also generate discussion for classes, civic groups, and the dinner table. Learn more about this series at ShortandHappyGuides.com.
Single Women and Money : How to Live Well on Your Income by
Publication Date: 2021-11-11
Finally, there's a money guide to help single women survive and thrive. Single Women and Money is a highly readable guide that helps single women live a financially secure and successful life. It's a book for the millions of unmarried women in America who must make ends meet on a single salary--which is typically less than what men earn. Using stories of actual women, as well as data and experts' insights, the book chronicles the financial issues of single women. It provides the tools needed to tackle their daily and longer-term needs and probes the issues specific to divorcees, widows, women who never married, and single mothers. Single women reveal their moving stories detailing how many have overcome obstacles. From there, the book provides a wide range of specific guidance on money issues targeted to singles. These include saving, spending wisely, managing with children, shedding debt, investing in line with your values, planning for retirement and long-term care, navigating Social Security, paying taxes, landing a job after age 55, protecting financial assets and leaving a legacy. Offering resources women can turn to in hard times, the authors also suggest ways society can, and should, assist single women.
Smart(er) Investing : How Academic Insights Propel the Savvy Investor by
Publication Date: 2019-12-19
This book identifies and discusses the most successful investing practices with an emphasis on the academic articles that produced them and why this research led to popular adoption and growth in $AUM. Investors are bombarded with ideas and prescriptions for successful investing every day. Given the steady stream of information on stock tips, sector timing, asset allocation, etc., how do investors decide? How do they judge the quality and reliability of the investment advice they are given on a day-to-day basis? This book identifies which academic articles turned investment ideas were the most innovative and influential in the practice of investment management. Each article is discussed in terms of the asset management process: strategy, portfolio construction, portfolio implementation, and risk management. Some examples of topics covered are factor investing, the extreme growth of trading instruments like Exchange Traded Funds, multi-asset investing, socially responsible investing, big data, and artificial intelligence. This book analyzes a curated selection of peer-reviewed academic articles identified among those published by the scientific investment community. The book briefly describes each of the articles, how and why each one changed the way we think about investing in that specific asset class, and provides insights as to the nuts and bolts of how to take full advantage of this successful investment idea. It is as timely as it is informative and will help each investor to focus on the most successful strategies, ideas, and implementation that provide the basis for the efficient accumulation and management of wealth.
Smart Is the New Rich by
Publication Date: 2015-03-30
Time is on your side--smart money management for Millennials Smart is the New Rich: Money Guide for Millennials is an interactive, step-by-step guide to all things money. From credit, student debt, savings, investing, taxes, and mortgages, CNN's chief business correspondent Christine Romans shows this newest generation of earners how to build wealth. You'll learn the old-fashioned approach that leads to a healthier financial lifestyle, and open the door on a straightforward conversation about earning, saving, spending, growing, and protecting your money. You'll learn how to invest in the stock market or buy a home, even if you are still paying off student loan debt. Romans offers expert insight on the "New Normal," and why the rules of the credit bubble--the one you were raised in--no longer apply. Checklists and quizzes help solidify your understanding, and pave the way for you to start putting these new skills into action. For thirty years, the financial rules for life revolved around abundant credit at the ready. A quick look around makes it obvious that those rules no longer work, and Millennials just now coming of age and entering the workforce need a new plan to build a solid financial foundation and healthy money habits. This book puts you on the right track, with step-by-step help and expert guidance. Learn what you should ask yourself before spending any money Revisit some old money rules that are actually good habits See simple rules for managing student debt Learn how to talk about money with friends, dates, and parents Find out what makes a Millennial successful in the workforce The economy is out of recession and growing, but many young people feel left out of the recovery. It's why smart spending, saving, and debt management is so critical right now for them. A smart money plan is no longer a "nice to have" extra, it's mandatory. Smart is the New Rich: Money Guide for Millennials is your guide on how to use time and some good money manners to build wealth.
Smart Women Don't Retire -- They Break Free by
Publication Date: 2008-06-13
For the amazing female pioneers who shattered the glass ceiling, a practical and inspiring guide to reinventing what's next. Boomer women have been trailblazers throughout their professional lives. Now that their careers are losing their edge and children leave the nest, these women are ready to do for retirement what they did for the working world--redefine it. The first book from The Transition Network focuses on the unique needs of women as they explore new possibilities and redesign the old model of retirement, which no longer offers the challenges that these women experienced throughout their careers. This book shows how to create new and exciting work and volunteer opportunities and how to discover new outlets for creativity and passion. Rich in practical advice and stories from women who have successfully navigated this stage, Smart Women don't Retire -- They Break Free is a blueprint for women seeking a whole new set of life choices. The Transition Network is a nation-wide community of women who are creating exhilarating new transition possibilities. Members network through monthly programs; online; and through dynamic peer groups. Members have had successful careers in government, finance, international corporations, and the arts.
Sold My Soul for a Student Loan by
Publication Date: 2019-04-10
With unprecedented student debt keeping an entire generation from realizing the "American Dream," this book sounds a warning about how that debt may undermine both higher education--and our democracy. American higher education boasts one of the most impressive legacies in the world, but the price of admission for many is now endless debt. As this book shows, increasing educational indebtedness undermines the real value of higher education in our democracy. To help readers understand this dilemma, the book examines how student debt became commonplace and what the long-term effects of such an ongoing reality might be. Sold My Soul for a Student Loan examines this vitally important issue from an unprecedented diversity of perspectives, focusing on the fact that student debt is hindering the ability of millions of people to enter the job market, the housing market, the consumer economy, and the political process. Among other topics, the book covers the history of consumer debt in the United States, the history of federal policy toward higher education, and political action in response to the issue of student debt. Perhaps most importantly, it explores the new relationship debtor-citizens have to the government as a result of debt, and how that impacts democracy for a new generation. Examines both the causes of student debt and its implications for our democracy Offers a 360-degree view of student debt from the perspective of students, graduates, policymakers, political activists, journalists, administrators, and college/university faculty Provides a context for how student debt was created as a phenomenon much more complex than generational culture Shows there is new hope in the form of a significant, multifaceted movement advocating for student debtors; and that government and banks are responding with new actions and programs
Sort Your Money Out : And Get Invested by
Publication Date: 2021-09-29
It's time to learn how to manage your money and understand investing In Sort Your Money Out: and Get Invested, former financial adviser and host of the my millennial money podcast Glen James shares a life-changing approach to the major milestones of your personal finances, such as dealing with debt, embracing a realistic spending plan that works, buying your first home, investing in shares and creating the plan you need for long-term financial success. You'll get the accessible and friendly help you need to get smart with your money, and equip you with the skills and tools to understand and secure your financial future, invest in a property, in shares and in yourself. Written in a matter-of-fact style perfect for anyone who just wants to know what works for them, you'll also learn about: Realistic ways to increase your income and help balance your budget The methods that lead to a safer, more stable financial future The smart way to invest in real estate and purchase a home or investment property How to understand the share market, ethical investing, and your superannuation Getting out of debt and getting the most out of your life Ideal for anyone trying to get a handle on their personal finances and get started building a portfolio, Sort Your Money Out is a one-of-a-kind must-read book filled with practical and entertaining financial help to make sense of an intimidating, but crucial, part of everyone's lives.
The Student's Guide to Financial Literacy by
Publication Date: 2010-03-11
Presenting a broad array of financial knowledge, this interesting, easily understandable book will aid students and young adults in achieving their desired levels of wealth, success, and overall financial and personal fulfillment. The recent global financial crisis was caused, at least in part, by the financial ignorance of many consumers. Many students and young adults in particular have never been taught the basics of financial planning. Yet, the earlier people move from financial illiteracy to literacy, the greater the benefits that will accumulate over time. As The Student's Guide to Financial Literacy makes clear, practices adopted in the early years of adulthood can have the most dramatic effect on a person's ultimate quality of life, level of success, and age of retirement. This book is designed to convey financial wisdom in terms that are easy to understand with suggestions that are easy to apply. Readers will learn about the importance of budgeting and saving, the compounding of money, and how to create a diversified portfolio of investments. Included is advice on buying a first home, the characteristics of good debt versus bad debt, insurance and tax planning, even choosing the right career. Includes dozens of factual "Guess What?" boxes revealing interesting insights and facts Presents a list of the "Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid" summarizing the key teachings of the book Includes photographs geared toward students that reflect the topics of each chapter Offers a useful glossary that defines dozens of financial terms
Student Debt: A Reference Handbook by
Publication Date: 2017-01-26
Offering answers to essential questions about student debt and many connected issues, this book examines student debt in the United States at every stage of the process--from the banks that issue the loans to the colleges and universities that collect the payments. Student lending in the United States is one of the most controversial issues in contemporary American discourse. Are these loans the only option for Americans who want to attend college and university in order to attain the best careers and have a productive, enjoyable life? Should the predatory lending practices of for-profit colleges and universities be stopped? How can limits be imposed on student lending amounts without preventing students from getting the education they need to succeed? The book explains why so many students are borrowing large amounts of money to attend college; considers whether the cost of higher education is simply too high, and if there should be a cap on how much money students can borrow; explains what is contributing to the rising rate of borrowers defaulting on their loans; and predicts whether the so-called student loan bubble is in danger of popping. The Data and Documents chapter analyzes data gathered from discussions about student debt. This information enables readers to better understand who is borrowing student loans, what the money from the student loans is going toward, what individuals have the authority to decide who qualifies for these loans, and what is being done to curb wasteful student spending. Provides a thorough and accessible treatment of student loans that fills a large gap in the reference literature Presents arguments both for and against student lending, making this an excellent resource for students writing persuasive essays on either side of the topic Supplies highly useful, easy-to-understand information for students as well as general readers who want to learn more about student loans and grasp the key issues of this important socioeconomic issue
Student Finance For Dummies - UK by
Publication Date: 2016-03-21
Your guide to financing a university education Navigating the intricacies of financing a UK education can make even the most composed parents and students lose their cool. Luckily, Student Financing For Dummies helps take some of the pain out of the struggle and offers everything you need--in one place--to put a money management plan in place and finance a university education. Packed with accessible guidance from authors throughout the UK who work with students and policy experts, it provides unique, sound and detailed financial advice to help students and their families manage money while at school. Taking the guesswork out of the student-finance process and saving you countless hours of searching on the Internet, this friendly, plain-English guide helps you navigate applying for student finance, student loans and grants, makes sense of subject-specific income like the NHS, Teacher Training and Social Work and more. And after the money is in place, you'll discover how to establish a financial plan to make sure the money lasts--from term to term and through the entire time at uni. Covers student finance in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Provides all the options for obtaining finance, loans and more Gives students and parents tips on which credit options to watch out for Offers expert advice on ongoing student finance support, managing income and expenditure and working during study Take the worry out of financing your education and focus on your studies with the help of Student Finance For Dummies.
Student Financial Literacy : Campus-Based Program Development by
Publication Date: 2012-04-04
College students are particularly vulnerable to making poor financial decisions. One method of addressing personal finances and financial stress among students of higher education is through university based financial education programs. Student Financial Literacy: Program Development presents effective strategies to assist in the implementation or the enhancement of a program as a tool to improve students' educational experience and financial well-being. It presents the key components of financial education programs designed to address the growing concerns associated with high levels of debt and low levels of financial literacy among college students. "Student Financial Literacy: Campus-Based Program Development is packed with financial education and counseling information and guidance. It was very difficult to write this review as I wanted to share ALL the excellent direction this book provides... The editors and contributing authors have developed an excellent resource for not only those interested in developing or enhancing a campus-based financial education program but also for anyone involved in financial education, counseling, and planning." -Rebecca J. Travnichek, Family Financial Education Specialist, University of Missouri Extension Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning
Student Loan Solution by
Publication Date: 2019-03-15
Eliminate Your Student Loan DebtStep-by-step approach to financial freedom: David Carlson is the author of the book Hustle Away Debt and founder of the millennial personal finance blog Young Adult Money. In Student Loan Solution David explains what student loan borrowers should be focusing on. He provides a 5-step approach to help you understand your loans, your options, and how to improve your greater financial life, while paying down your student loan debt. Learn how to take advantage of strategies that help you make more money, save more money, and ultimately pay down your student loans faster. Everything you need to know about student loan debt: Student loans are complicated. College financial aid terms like "federal direct subsidized" and "GRAD Plus" mean little to most of us. Each type of student loan is slightly different, with its own set of rules and repayment options. Student Loan Solution explains everything you need to know about your student loans including how they work, repayment options and opportunities for loan forgiveness, and plans for managing and paying down your loans. David Carlson covers it all. De-complicate your life: By the time you are done reading this book, you will understand student loans, gain control of your finances, and be armed with strategies to improve your finances. Don't be a statistic: For millions of Americans, paying for college meant taking out loans. If you are one of the 70% of college graduates burdened with these loans, Student Loan Solution could change your life. Fight the student loans epidemic affecting 40 million borrowers?learn the best way to pay off the college degree you worked so hard to earn. Student Loan Solution has the tools you need to start your student loans repayment with a bang. Learn how to: * Pay off your student loan debt * Personalize your student loan repayment plan * Live a happier, financially smarter life
Teaching Financial Literacy Through Play by
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
It may only be play money, but the games in this book can help students better understand how important financial literacy is in their real lives. Play-based lesson plans in the book cover topics including spending and saving, risk assessment, and return on investment using fast-paced board and card games. a larger capstone game pulls together all of the concepts in a market-driven game that places students in the role of stockholders investing in and managing train companies. Who will use financial savvy to turn the biggest profit?Games:High Society. Reiner Knizia. Gryphon Games, 2008.Can't Stop. Sid Sackson. Gryphon Games, 2011.Panic on Wall Street. Britton Roney. Marabunta, 2011.Chicago Express. Harry Wu. Queen Games, 2007.
There's Nothing Micro About a Billion Women : Making Finance Work for Women by
Publication Date: 2022-04-19
Why it takes more than microloans to empower women and promote sustainable, inclusive economic growth. Nearly one billion women have been completely excluded from the formal financial system. Without even a bank account in their own names, they lack the basic services that most of us take for granted-secure ways to save money, pay bills, and get credit. Exclusion from the formal financial system means they are economic outsiders, unable to benefit from, or contribute to, economic growth. Microfinance has been hailed as an economic lifeline for women in developing countries-but, as Mary Ellen Iskenderian shows in this book, it takes more than microloans to empower women and promote sustainable, inclusive economic growth. Iskenderian, who leads a nonprofit that works to give women access to the financial system, argues that the banking industry should view these one billion "unbanked" women not as charity cases but as a business opportunity- a lucrative new market of small business owners, heads of households, and purchasers of financial products and services. Iskenderian shows how financial inclusion can be transformative for the lives of women in developing countries, describing, among other things, the informal moneylenders and savings clubs that women have relied on, the need for both financial and digital literacy (and access) as mobile phones become a means of banking, and the importance of women's property rights. She goes on to make the business case for financial inclusion, exploring the ways that financial institutions are adapting to help women build wealth, access capital, and manage risks. Banks can do the right thing-and make money while doing so-and all of us can benefit.
Thriving in Retirement: Lessons From Baby Boomer Women by
Publication Date: 2017-09-15
This important book shares insights derived from surveys, interviews, and focus groups conducted with a diverse group of first-wave Baby Boomer female professionals (born 1946-1956). These individuals changed the workplace in the 1970s and are now changing views of retirement. In Thriving in Retirement: Lessons from Baby Boomer Women, profiles of highly diverse professional women are interwoven with information gleaned from surveys, interviews, and focus groups, thereby allowing readers to identify with individuals similar to themselves, whether through profession, education, personal concerns, or demographics. In spite of dissimilarities in backgrounds, career paths, and personal experiences, these women have much in common. As they leave their full-time careers, they are committed to exploring new post-career identities while finding ways to stay engaged, share their professional expertise, and develop deeply held personal interests and passions they may have set aside in the past. The Baby Boomer women profiled here reveal details such as the early influences on their education and career choices, the aspects of their careers they enjoyed the most, the opportunities and roadblocks they encountered, as well as how they balanced marriage and family responsibilities with their careers. Readers will benefit from the examples set by these women, whose diversity and varying experiences provide inspiration for nearly anyone of retirement age who finds herself wondering "What's next?" Provides a model for reflection to help Baby Boomer professional women understand who they are, their strengths and interests, and what they want to do as next steps when they leave their full-time careers Offers compelling stories from women of a range of ethnic and geographic backgrounds, professions, and employment statuses as well as races, sexual orientations, and marital statuses to represent a bright, engaged cohort of women to whom readers can relate as colleagues Asserts a new, future-oriented concept of retirement, where individuals draw on the strengths and expertise of their careers while actively engaging with others and exploring interests and passions they may have set aside in the past
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition : A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by
Publication Date: 2013-09-17
If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else. Build up your money muscles with America's favorite finance coach. Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition. By now, you've heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you're tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this-it's the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition, you'll be able to: Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt-meaning cars, houses, everything Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you) Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!
The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition by
Publication Date: 2018-01-02
Nationally syndicated radio host and money man Dave Ramsey offers a practical and inspiring action plan to help you get in the best financial shape of your life. A simple, straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits! Best-selling author and radio host Dave Ramsey is your personal coach in this informative and interactive companion to the highly successful New York Times bestseller The Total Money Makeover. With inspiring real-life stories and thought-provoking questionnaires, this workbook will help you achieve financial fitness as you daily work out those newly defined money muscles. Ramsey will motivate you to immediate action, so you can: Set up an emergency fund (believe me, you're going to need it) Pay off your home mortgageit is possible.
Unbiased Investor : Reduce Financial Stress and Keep More of Your Money by
Publication Date: 2022-11-16
Make better financial choices, reduce money anxiety, and grow your wealth In Unbiased Investor: Reduce Financial Stress and Keep More of Your Money, Portfolio Manager at CIBC World Markets, Coreen Sol, delivers an inspiring and illuminating roadmap to investing success. In the book, you'll explore the behavioral and psychological roadblocks to achieving optimal results from your portfolio and the strategies you can use to overcome them. You'll learn to focus on basic economic principles--rather than harmful psychological biases--to reduce financial stress and reliably grow wealth. The book also shows you how to: Recognize the decision-making shortcuts (heuristics) we use to navigate and understand the world around us Avoid counter-productive and ineffective risk-management strategies that decrease returns without mitigating risk Consider your own financial goals, personal preferences, and skills in the creation of a strategy to make good financial choices, consistently A powerful and easy-to-follow handbook for everyday investors, Unbiased Investor shows readers from all kinds of background the foundational, straightforward behaviors and habits we need to embrace to realize financial security.
Veterans Benefits Guide for Dummies by
Publication Date: 2022-11-01
You've served your country, now let the country serve you Veterans Benefits Guide For Dummies is your clear and concise guide to the benefits available to you from the VA and other government organizations. You have access to physical and mental healthcare, financial services, long-term planning, education, and much more. This book explains how to make sense of and take advantage of the extensive benefits program offered to veterans in the United States. You'll learn what you're eligible for, how to file applications and claims, and how to appeal decisions. This book covers the most recent benefits available, including vocational rehabilitation, life insurance, home loans, pensions, burial benefits, and survivors' benefits. With Dummies, you can navigate the paperwork to make sure you're getting everything that's available to you. Figure out the VA benefits system and learn what paperwork you need Discover the pros and cons of veterans' services versus civilian services Develop a smart financial plan with a good understanding of military pensions Find and secure benefits you may not have known about - for yourself and your family Newly separated and seasoned veterans alike will love Veterans Benefits Guide For Dummies. We make it easy to get what's coming to you.
We Should All Be Millionaires : A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power by
Publication Date: 2022-08-02
Are you ready to fill your life with more peace, power, and joy We Should All Be Millionaires details a realistic, achievable, step-by-step path to creating the support, confidence, and plan you need to own your success and become the millionaire the world needs you to be. Only 10 percent of the world's millionaires are women, making it difficult for women to wield the economic power that will create lasting equality. Whatever is stopping you from having seven figures in the bank--whether it's shaky confidence, knowledge gaps when it comes to wealth building tactics, imposter syndrome, a janky mindset about money (it's okay, we've all been there!), or simply not knowing where to begin--this book shows you how to clear every obstacle in your way, show up, and glow up. We Should All Be Millionaires will forever change the way you think about money and your ability to earn it. In this book, Rachel Rodgers-- a Black woman, mother of four, attorney, business owner, and self-made millionaire-- shares the lessons she's learned both in her own journey to wealth and in coaching hundreds of women through their own journeys to seven figures. Inside, you'll learn: Why earning more money is not "selfish" or "greedy" but in fact, a revolutionary act that brings the economy into balance and creates a better world for all. Why most of the financial advice you've heard in the past (like "skip your daily latte to save money") is absolute, patriarchal nonsense. An eye-opening history lesson on how women and people of color have been shut out of the ability to build wealth for centuries--and how we can fix this. How to stop making broke-ass decisions that leave you feeling emotionally and financially depleted and start making million-dollar decisions instead. Why aiming to earn $100K per year is not enough, and why you need to be setting your goals much higher. Strategies to bring more money in the door and fatten your bank account immediately. (Including Rodgers'$10K in 10 Days Challenge which hundreds of women have completed--with incredible results.) It's time to construct an entirely new attitude about money, claim your power, and build the financial security that you need and deserve -- so you can stop just surviving, and start thriving. Let's begin.
What To Do With Your Money When Crisis Hits : A Survival Guide by
Publication Date: 2021-05-18
From pandemics to recessions, bear markets to energy crises, life is full of financial setbacks. The hard truth is that it's not a matter of if there will be another economic downturn, but when. The important question to ask is this: how do you prevent a crisis from turning into a full-blown catastrophe? Drawing on years of experience as an award-winning personal finance columnist, Michelle Singletary shares her expert advice for weathering a financial storm. In this book, she answers the most pressing questions that crop up when money suddenly becomes scarce, like: What bills need to be paid first? When is it right to dip into savings? What are the best ways to cut back on spending? How do you keep from panicking when the stock market is down? Is this "opportunity" a scam in disguise? This hands-on guide covers debt concerns, credit card issues, cash-flow problems, and dozens of other common financial matters. Whether you're in the midst of one crisis or preparing for the next, this book provides the tools to secure your wealth and your future.
Women and Money (Revised and Updated) by
Publication Date: 2018-09-11
The million-copy, #1 New York Times bestseller, completely revised and featuring a whole new financial plan, for women who want lives of abundance and a no-nonsense, direct path to long-term financial security. Why is it that women have such a complicated, dysfunctional relationship with money? Straight-talking money guru Suze Orman equips us with the knowledge and confidence needed to overcome the mental and emotional blocks and take control of our financial destinies. At the heart of the book is the all-new Save Yourself Plan, a super-clear, pragmatic, streamlined path to durable financial security. This revised edition includes fully up-to-date information that factors in the latest financial and tax legislation and economic data, and tips on investing in the digital banking age. In these tough times, none of us can afford to sit back and relax when it comes to our money. Suze Orman understands what women want when it comes to personal finance- a trusted source who understands that time is a precious commodity and security is the goal. With her signature mix of insight, truth-telling, and compassion, Suze hits home with advice that is at once intuitive and pragmatic-and as her millions of fans will attest, highly effective.
Women Talk Money by
Publication Date: 2022-03-15
A searing and fearless anthology of essays exploring the profound impact of money on women's lives, edited by prominent feminist and writer Rebecca Walker. Women Talk Money is a groundbreaking collection that lifts the veil on what women talk about when they talk about money; it unflinchingly recounts the power of money to impact health, define relationships, and shape identity. The collection includes previously unpublished essays by trailblazing writers, activists, and models, such as Alice Walker, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Rachel Cargle, Tracy McMillan, Cameron Russell, Sonya Renee Taylor, Adrienne Maree Brown, and more, with Rebecca Walker as editor. In this provocative anthology, we discover a family that worships money even as it tears them apart; we read about the "financial death sentence" a transgender woman must confront to live as herself. We trace the journey of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who finally makes enough money to discover her spiritual impoverishment; we follow a stressful email exchange between an unsympathetic university financial officer and a desperate family who can't afford to pay their daughter's tuition, and more. This collection is a clarion call to conduct honest conversations that demystify and transform the role money plays in our lives. Dazzlingly resonant and deeply familiar, Women Talk Money is a revelation.
Women with Money : The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and, Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve by
Publication Date: 2019-03-26
Get paid what you're worth, build secure relationships, and make your money last with this valuable guide from a Today show financial editor and bestselling author. Ask successful women what they want from their money and they'll tell you: independence, security, choices, a better world, and--oh yes--way less stress, not just for themselves but for their kids, partners, parents, and friends. Through a series of HerMoney Happy Hour discussions (when money is the topic, wine helps) and one-on-one conversations, Jean Chatzky gets women to open up about the one topic we still never talk about. Then she flips the script and charts a pathway to this joyful, purpose-filled life that today's women not only want but also, finally, have the resources to afford. Through Chatzky's candid three-part plan--formed through detailed reporting with the world's top economists, psychiatrists, behaviorists, financial planners, and attorneys, as well as her own two decades of experience in the field--readers will learn to: 1. Explore their relationships with money, 2. Take control of their money, and 3. Use their money to create the life they want. Women With Money shows readers how to wrap their hands around tactical solutions to get paid what they deserve, become inspired to start businesses, invest for tomorrow, make their money last, and then use that money to foster secure relationships, raise independent and confident children, send those kids to college, care for their aging parents, leave a legacy, and--best of all--bring them joy!
Work Your Money, Not Your Life : How to Balance Your Career and Personal Finances to Get What You Want by
Publication Date: 2020-03-31
Your all-in-one guide to getting your career and finances in order -- for greater clarity, happiness, and peace of mind. Studies show that if you're like the majority of young professionals, you feel dissatisfied with your job, your finances, or your overall station in life. It can seem impossible to disentangle the work stuff, the money stuff, and the personal stuff, because they're all inextricably linked. But the good news is, you don't have to go at it alone: Work Your Money, Not Your Life is your all-in-one guide to achieving both your career and financial goals so that you can get where you want to be. In his debut book, Roger Ma, an award-winning financial planner and a publisher strategist at Google, offers secrets on how you can craft a meaningful career, gain financial comfort, and achieve a greater sense of purpose. And the premise behind it all is this: money affects every part of our lives. Simply by sorting out your personal finances (and it isn't as bad as it sounds!), you can build a foundation from which you'll be able to find the right career path, visualize your desired lifestyle, and turn your dreams into a reality. You'll learn how to: Relieve yourself of the work, money, and personal stressors that keep you up at night Dispel the job myths that are preventing you from a more rewarding career Apply the fundamentals of personal finance to your unique situation, without all the confusing jargon Prioritize and balance your career and money needs through exercises and easy-to-use templates, launching yourself on the path to the life satisfaction you desire When the life you're living and the life you want to live don't match up, everything feels off balance. Where do you begin trying to connect the dots? Start with this book. Through accessible, practical advice, you'll learn the career and financial strategies you need to live the life you deserve.
The Young Adult's Guide to Investing by
Publication Date: 2021-04-06
Learn all about saving and compounding, budgeting, debt, negotiations, and more in this ultimate guide to finances and money! It's never too early to start saving those dollars! This extensive guide is perfect for teenagers, millennials, and even adults who want to learn more about how to handle money, banking, and investing in their future accounts. No more insecurity about the low funds in those bank accounts. Written by a financial advocate, this comprehensive guide is easy to understand and filled with fun graphics, tempting even the most uninterested teen to read and follow along. Encouraging financial independence and good saving habits, this book will teach you concepts and skills such as: Setting financial goals Risk v. reward Diversification Financial advising Minimizing costs and expenses And more! Statistically, Americans as a whole are financially illiterate; 21 percent of adults think that winning the lottery is their best chance of retirement! It is not too late to start learning how to best spend, save, and invest your money. With plenty of fun facts and basic lessons and takeaways, The Young Adult's Guide to Investing is the perfect way to start planning your best financial future!
Your Money Mentors : Expert Advice for Millennials by
Publication Date: 2022-02-08
[P]rovides fundamental information and a wealth of resources that readers can use to focus on areas of particular interest. Booklist, Starred Review Your Money Mentors offers advice for millennials and their parents on how to succeed in the years post college graduation. Co-written by a millennial, and based on the author's sixty-plus years of experience in finance, the collective advice is full of data, current research, anecdotes, and suggestions regarding mentors, continuing education, internships, careers, starter jobs, setting financial goals, budgeting, and money matters concerning marriage. The book is presented in three parts: Foundations for Success, Careers, and Making Your Money Work. The book features real-life stories of successful millennials in the traditional working world and those who have joined the "gig" economy, by choice, or otherwise. It considers an American school system that has slowly but surely become woefully inadequate in many parts of the country when it comes to preparing our millennial population to succeed in society. With that in mind, it offers concrete advice to help millennials and the generation coming up behind them excel in their futures. Your Money Mentors is an uplifting guidebook for this generation and beyond.
Your Score : An Insider's Secrets to Understanding, Controlling, and Protecting Your Credit Score by
Publication Date: 2018-01-09
The most comprehensive insider's look at what every consumer needs to know about their credit score--and most importantly, how to fix it If you, like so many millions of Americans, are terrified by the daily headlines regarding Equifax and identity theft, and how all of this can directly affect your basic credit score, then this book should be considered as mandatory reading. Like it or not, a healthy credit score is essential if you want to participate in today's financial world. But very few people actually understand how their credit score is determined. Worse yet, most don't know how their score is used by all kinds of companies and banks to dictate financial terms that will strongly affect their daily lives. When consumers interact with the world of credit, they do so from a position of weakness. InYour Score, Anthony Davenport aims to change that. Finally, here is a road map for navigating the confusing world of consumer credit. Drawing on the real stories of his own firm's high-profile clients, as well as the stories of middle-class Americans, he reveals the hidden credit pitfalls that await even the most careful consumer and shares smart strategies to avoid them. An accessible but detailed manual,Your Score finally lets readers take control of their credit score, understand how to play the game, and gain an insider's knowledge of how to better navigate the most important financial decisions of their lives.
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