Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies

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Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies

by Eric Tyson, Tony Martin

Wiley | December 20, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies, 5th Edition, is a comprehensive roadmap to financial security. Expert authors Eric Tyson and Tony Martin offer pointers on eliminating debt and reining in spending, along with helpful tips on reducing taxes. Learn how to build wealth to ensure a comfortable retirement and tuition for the kids with a primer on investing. Using up-to-date Canadian examples and references, Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies, 5th Edition provides you with the tools you need to take control of your financial life--in good times and bad.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 pages, 9.25 × 7.32 × 0.98 in

Published: December 20, 2010

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470679883

ISBN - 13: 9780470679883

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Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies

by Eric Tyson, Tony Martin

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 pages, 9.25 × 7.32 × 0.98 in

Published: December 20, 2010

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470679883

ISBN - 13: 9780470679883

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Assessing Your Fitness and Setting Goals 7

Chapter 1: Improving Your Financial Literacy 9

Chapter 2: Measuring Your Financial Health 23

Chapter 3: Determining Where Your Money Goes 43

Chapter 4: Establishing and Achieving Goals 55

Part II: Saving More, Spending Less 77

Chapter 5: Dealing with Debt 79

Chapter 6: Reducing Your Spending 99

Chapter 7: Trimming Your Taxes 131

Part III: Building Wealth with Wise Investing 157

Chapter 8: Considering Important Investment Concepts 159

Chapter 9: Understanding Your Investment Choices 187

Chapter 10: Investing in Funds 207

Chapter 11: Registered Retirement Savings Plans 225

Chapter 12: Investing in Retirement Plans 245

Chapter 13: Investing Outside Retirement Plans 259

Chapter 14: Investing for Educational Expenses 277

Chapter 15: Investing in Real Estate: Your Home and Beyond 291

Part IV: Insurance: Protecting What You Have 327

Chapter 16: Insurance: Getting What You Need at the Best Price 329

Chapter 17: Insurance on You: Life, Disability, and Health 347

Chapter 18: Covering Your Assets 365

Part V: Where to Go for More Help 379

Chapter 19: Working with Financial Planners 381

Chapter 20: Using a Computer to Manage Your Money 399

Chapter 21: On Air and in Print 411

Part VI: The Part of Tens 419

Chapter 22: Survival Guide for Ten Life Changes 421

Chapter 23: Ten Tactics to Thwart Identity Theft and Fraud 435

Index 441

From the Publisher

Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies, 5th Edition, is a comprehensive roadmap to financial security. Expert authors Eric Tyson and Tony Martin offer pointers on eliminating debt and reining in spending, along with helpful tips on reducing taxes. Learn how to build wealth to ensure a comfortable retirement and tuition for the kids with a primer on investing. Using up-to-date Canadian examples and references, Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies, 5th Edition provides you with the tools you need to take control of your financial life--in good times and bad.

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The easy way to achieve your financial goals!

Personal finance experts Eric Tyson and Tony Martin combine their time-tested financial advice with updated strategies to give you everything you need to protect your financial future. Inside, you''ll get concrete, action-oriented guidance for tracking expenditures, reducing spending, getting out of debt, investing wisely, trimming your taxes, and financially surviving life''s unexpected twists and turns.

  • Assessing your financial fitness and setting goals - improve your financial literacy, measure your financial health, find out where your money goes, and set your monetary goals

  • Saving more, spending less - get practical advice on how to deal with debt, reduce your spending, and tame those daunting taxes

  • Building wealth with wise investing - learn important investment concepts and discover how you can boost your personal wealth with real estate, mutual funds, and everything in between

  • Protecting what you''ve got - find out how to get insurance coverage for all of your assets at the best price

  • Exploring where to go for more help - get helpful guidance on working with financial planners, on using your personalcomputer to manage your money, and on seeking(and avoiding) media outlets for the latest in financial news

"The best single book on personal financial management I''ve ever read."
-Jay Bryan, The Gazette (Montreal)

"One of the most comprehensive and readable guides available on the subject."
-Calgary Herald

Open the book and find:

  • Information on understanding and improving your credit score

  • Tips on how to budget, trim expenses, and save money

  • The best ways to get out - and stay out - of debt

  • Advice on how to plan for the future

  • Strategies for investing in RRSPs, RESPs, and TFSAs

  • Whether renting or owning your home is right for you

  • Tactics to thwart identity theft and fraud

Learn to:

  • Get out of debt

  • Save more and spend less

  • Cut your tax bill

  • Make smart investments in any economic environment

About the Author

Eric Tyson is an internationally acclaimed and best-selling personal finance author.

Tony Martin is a best-selling personal finance author, speaker, and trainer, and is a columnist for The Globe and Mail.

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