Managing Your Money

by John Wiley & Sons Canada

January 1, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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The road to financial security and economic success starts with learning how to manage your money. The first step is figuring out your financial goals and then creating a plan to achieve them. Do you want to invest and build wealth? To save towards a down payment? To secure your retirement? In Managing Your Money you''ll find everything you need to be in control of your financial life, including advice on how to make your bank work for you.

Read inside and learn

  • how to establish financial priorities
  • how to assess your income and your spending
  • how to manage credit and debt
  • how to develop a savings plan
  • how to pay less tax 

Canadian Dollars & Sense guides help you to navigate the sometimes confusing issues of personal finance. Read these other books in the series:

Getting Out of Debt
Building a Budget
Buying Your First Home
Investing for the First Time

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0 in

Published: January 1, 2011

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118013697

ISBN - 13: 9781118013694

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Managing Your Money

Managing Your Money

by John Wiley & Sons Canada

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0 in

Published: January 1, 2011

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118013697

ISBN - 13: 9781118013694

Table of Contents

Introduction. Why Do You Need This Book? How to Use This Book. Chapter 1: Setting Realistic Expectations. Figuring Out What Your Goals Are. Determining Your Goals: A Five-Year Plan. Setting Priorities. Managing your money to accomplish your goals. Managing your time. Forming Strategies for Success. Be flexible but focused. Learn to live on less. Write This Down! Chapter 2: Distinguishing Needs and Wants. What I Really Need Is ... . Housing. Food. Transportation. Clothing. Adding it up. What I Really Want Is ... . Understanding what discretionary spending is. Factoring in the influence of advertising. Making Good Choices. D: Distinguish between needs and wants. I: Identify the opportunity costs and benefits. C: Choose what’s best for you. E: Evaluate your choices. Chapter 3: Putting Together a Budget. Looking at Your Income. Gross income. Net income. Taking Your Monthly Expenses into Account. Fixed expenses. Discretionary expenses. Factoring in the Need for Savings. Forming strategies for savings. Saving for big-ticket items. Chapter 4: Dealing with Debt. Sources of Debt. Car loans. Weddings. A university or college education. Mortgages. Home equity loans. Getting Out of Debt. Reduce your spending. Start saving. Taking action to pay off your debts. Chapter 5: Getting Credit (Where Credit Is Due). The Pros and Cons of Credit. First-time Credit. Deciding on an Acceptable Level of Credit. Avoiding the Credit Card Trap with the Two-Card System. Finding a good card. Using the
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The road to financial security and economic success starts with learning how to manage your money. The first step is figuring out your financial goals and then creating a plan to achieve them. Do you want to invest and build wealth? To save towards a down payment? To secure your retirement? In Managing Your Money you''ll find everything you need to be in control of your financial life, including advice on how to make your bank work for you.

Read inside and learn

  • how to establish financial priorities
  • how to assess your income and your spending
  • how to manage credit and debt
  • how to develop a savings plan
  • how to pay less tax 

Canadian Dollars & Sense guides help you to navigate the sometimes confusing issues of personal finance. Read these other books in the series:

Getting Out of Debt
Building a Budget
Buying Your First Home
Investing for the First Time

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