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Grow your money! 101 easy tips to plan, save, and invest

Author: Pond, Jonathan D. Publisher: Collins, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 352 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780061121401Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Print HG179 .P66 2008
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Includes index


Grow Your Money! 101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest Contents Acknowledgments Introduction CHAPTER 1: ACHIEVING YOUR FINANCIAL DREAMS xv xvii 1 2 4 9 11 15 19 20 23 25 26 29 30 33 Idea 1 Idea 2 Idea 3 Idea 4 Idea 5 Program Your Financial Navigation System Time Is Your Ally Getting Rich Is Boring Millionaire Success Secrets Go Forth and Let Your Money Multiply CHAPTER 2: PROFITING FROM A FABULOUS CAREER Idea 6 Idea 7 The Ingredients of Career Success Advice for Those Who Have Taken a Career Sabbatical Money Tip Continuing Your Education--For Consumption or Investment? Idea 8 Considering a Career Change? Money Tip Leave Your Job on Good Terms Idea 9 Buck the Odds by Starting and Succeeding in Your Own Business Money Tip Pension-Plan Advisory Idea 10 Your Career Doesn't Have to End When You Reach Retirement Age 35 37 38 43 46 CHAPTER 3: ACCUMULATING REAL WEALTH Idea 11 Idea 12 Idea 13 How Great Wealth Is Created The Miracle of Tax Deferral Devising a Plan to Reconcile Your Gross Habits with Your Net Income Money Tip Help Yourself and the Economy by Practicing "Reverse Keeping Up with the Joneses" Idea 14 Money Tip Idea 15 Idea 16 Out, Out, Damned Budget Chump No More: Using Online Coupon Codes Save Your Raise Deciding What to Do with a Financial Windfall CHAPTER 4: USING DEBT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE 50 51 53 54 55 59 60 62 63 65 66 68 69 73 75 Idea 17 Borrow for Things That Will Appreciate in Value Money Tip Establishing Your Good Credit for the First Time Idea 18 Getting Richer with Borrowed Money Idea 19 Idea 20 Manage Your Home Equity Loan Like a Business Pay Off Your Credit Cards Later Rather Than Sooner Money Tip Managing Your Student Loans Idea 21 Getting Out of Debt Problems Idea 22 Buffing Up Your Credit Money Tip Need a Short-Term Loan? Borrow From Your IRA CHAPTER 5: PUTTING MONEY AWAY FOR A PROSPEROUS FUTURE 76 76 78 79 80 82 83 87 87 88 92 93 96 Idea 23 The Tortoise Beats the Hare: Getting Rich Slowly Money Tip Both a Saver and an Investor Be Money Tip Advice for Those for Whom the Lottery Is Their Primary Retirement Plan Idea 24 Making the Most of Money You're Going to Need Within a Few Years Idea 25 Preparing for a Financial Emergency Idea 26 Idea 27 Can Cost You Thousands The Best Ways to Invest for Retirement Saddled with a Lousy 401(k) Plan? Roll Your 401(k) Plan Into an IRA After You Turn 591/2 Money Tip Investing in Your Employer's Stock? Stock Purchase Plan, Okay; 401(k) Plan, Not Idea 28 Should You Make a Roth IRA Conversion? Idea 29 Yes, Virginia, You Do Qualify for Idea 30 Idea 31 Idea 32 an IRA Contribution Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed Simplified Smart (and Painless) Ways to Add to Your Investments Free at Last: Deciding What to Do with Your Retirement Savings Plan When You Change Jobs Money Tip What's Your Number? CHAPTER 6: BECOMING A SAVVY INVESTOR 98 101 102 102 107 110 Idea 33 Idea 34 Idea 35 Create a World-Class Investment Portfolio with Just Six Investments Making the Most of Your Mutual Fund Investments Idle Cash Need Not Earn Paltry Returns Idea 36 What Kind of Investor Are You? Take the Quiz 111 115 120 121 125 128 129 133 135 139 143 144 147 151 153 156 159 159 163 165 169 171 175 176 179 180 Idea 37 Investing When You're Just Starting Out Money Tip Shun Those Who Think They Can Predict the Future of the Investment Markets Idea 38 When It Comes to Investing, Average Is Idea 39 Idea 40 Idea 41 Idea 42 Idea 43 Idea 44 Idea 45 Idea 46 Idea 47 Idea 48 Idea 49 Pretty Good Putting Your Investments on Autopilot There's Something Nice About Being a Contrarian Investment Returns Make a Big Difference Four Can't-Miss Investments A Rich Recipe: Adding Individual Securities to Your Mutual Fund Portfolio The Truth and Nothing but the Truth Investing Profitably in Sector Funds Sayonara: Deciding When to Sell an Investment Surviving a Market Decline Quick Ways to Evaluate a Real Estate Investment Why Not Be Lord or Lady of the Land? CHAPTER 7: SUPERCHARGING YOUR INVESTMENTS CHAPTER 8: BUYING AND MAINTAINING A HOME Idea 50 Idea 51 Idea 52 Tricks of the Home-Buying Trade Save for a House or Save for Retirement? Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early? Idea 53 Appeal Your Property Tax Bill Idea 54 Move or Improve? Money Tip Find Out If You're Still Required to Pay for Private Mortgage Insurance Idea 55 Surviving a Home Improvement Project Money Tip Think Thrice Before Buying an Appliance Service Contract Idea 56 Vacation Home Follies CHAPTER 9: PAYING FOR COLLEGE AND OTHER BIG-TICKET ITEMS 185 Idea 57 Idea 58 Idea 59 Idea 60 Idea 61 Idea 62 Big-Ticket Items Tell a Lot Why College and Cars and Other Costly Necessities Are So Expensive Saving for College Preparing for Annoying but Inevitable Expenses Create a Homemade 529 Plan Without the Hefty Expenses Save for College and Retirement in the 186 189 190 193 195 197 198 199 200 203 205 Same Account Idea 63 Cutting College Costs Money Tip The Peril of Sacrificing Retirement Savings to Save for College Idea 64 If You Hate Cars, Buy New; If You Love Cars, Buy Used Idea 65 Ten Money Savers That Will Save You Thousands of Dollars in Car Ownership Costs Idea 66 Dr. Jonathan's Car-Loan-Addiction Elixir CHAPTER 10:GIVING UNCLE SAM HIS DUE, AND NOT ONE CENT MORE 207 Idea 67 Idea 68 Idea 69 Ten Top Tax-Savings Ideas News Flash: Congress Isn't Going to Tinker with Your Tax Breaks Increasing Investment Returns by 208 212 214 217 218 220 221 224 226 Decreasing Taxes on Investments Money Tip Many Tax-Saving Strategies Aren't Worth the Effort Idea 70 Getting a Tax Refund Is Bad News Money Tip Prepare Your Own Income Tax Returns Idea 71 Managing Your Tax Bite After You Retire Money Tip How Long Should You Keep Your Tax Returns? Idea 72 Last-Minute Tax-Savings Ideas CHAPTER 11: SECURING THE FUTURE FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES 230 231 233 235 240 Idea 73 Idea 74 Idea 75 Idea 76 Idea 77 Idea 78 Idea 79 Idea 80 Filling Gaps in Your Property Insurance Coverage Surprise: You're Probably Overinsured The Straight Scoop on Life Insurance Is It Time to Trade In Your Term Life Insurance Policy for a Newer Model? Long-Term-Care Insurance? Not for Everyone 242 Insurance to Avoid 244 Estate Planning--Ignore This If You Dislike Your Heirs Do You Really Need a Living Trust? 247 249 252 253 Money Tip Where Should You Store Your Will? Idea 81 Helping Older Family Members Cope with Their Finances CHAPTER 12 MAKING SMART MONEY DECISIONS A FAMILY AFFAIR 257 258 263 267 Idea 82 Idea 83 Idea 84 Idea 85 Picking the Right Professionals to Advise You, If You Really Need Their Advice Domestic Financial Felicity Need Not Be an Impossible Dream Advice for Twentysomethings: Something Your Parents and Grandparents Know for Sure Dual-Career Parents of Youngsters: Does That Second Paycheck Really Help the Family Budget Very Much? Teach Kids About Money IRAs for the Younger Set Avoiding Financial Scams Can You Get There From Here? Finding Out Where You Stand 269 271 274 278 282 283 Idea 86 Idea 87 Idea 88 Idea 89 CHAPTER 13:ENJOYING A GREAT RETIREMENT Idea 90 Idea 91 Idea 92 Idea 93 Idea 94 Idea 95 Achieving Early Retirement It Will Probably Cost You Less When You Retire Than You Think Last-Minute Ways to Boost Your Retirement Income It's a Mistake to Collect Social Security Early Changes You Should Make in Your Finances When You Retire Making Sure You Never Run Out of Money 287 290 293 297 302 305 Money Tip The New Breed of Variable Annuity 311 Idea 96 The Reverse Mortgage: Less Than Meets the Eye 312 CHAPTER 14:SAVORING THE GOOD LIFE NOW AND LATER Idea 97 Simplifying Your Financial Life 316 317 321 323 326 327 331 334 337 345 Money Tip Always Keep the Basics in Mind Idea 98 Financial Security in Thirty Minutes a Month Money Tip Never Underestimate the Value of Common Sense Idea 99 Invest in Your Good Health Idea 100 Taking Advantage of the Best Financial Idea 101 Opportunities It's Time to Indulge Yourself Appendix Grow Your Money! To-Do Calendar Index

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