Personal Finance: A Practical Approach

Paperback | January 12, 2014

byJane King, Mary Carey

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This new title makes the principles of personal financial planning clear and accessible, using engaging case studies and extensive examples to introduce students from a variety of disciplines to an essential set of skills. Encouraging students to take control of their finances, the book movesthrough fundamentals, including budgeting and managing debt, to engage with major issues and life events where financial literacy is key. Pedagogical features including learning objectives, case studies, terminology boxes, ponder points, examples, and questions help the students to develop theirpractical skills and show them how to make informed financial decisions. The text is also supported by an Online Resource Centre. Online Resource Centre: For students* Online updates* Links to relevant websites For lecturers* Two extended case studies* A full set of customisable PowerPoint slides for each chapter* Answers to selected exercises in the text

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This new title makes the principles of personal financial planning clear and accessible, using engaging case studies and extensive examples to introduce students from a variety of disciplines to an essential set of skills. Encouraging students to take control of their finances, the book movesthrough fundamentals, including budgeting an...

Jane King is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Oxford Brookes University. Mary Carey is a former lecturer in accounting and finance at Oxford Brookes University and has many years experience of teaching personal finance. She is a member of the ICAEW and currently works as a volunteer advisor for ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.01 inPublished:January 12, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199668833

ISBN - 13:9780199668830

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Table of Contents

1. Facing life decisions2. Balancing your personal budget3. Appreciating the limitations of financial regulation4. Managing your debt5. Income tax and national insurance6. Building your savings7. Understanding capital gains tax and inheritance tax8. Investing for the future9. Buying your own home10. Investing in buy to let property11. Using insurance to manage your risks12. Planning for your retirement13. Making your will14. Coping in a crisis15. Bringing it all together

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"It's simple and easy to follow...informative but not overwhelming" --Albijona Ferati, student, University of Sheffield