Personal Finance: Turning Money Into Wealth by Arthur J. Keown

Personal Finance: Turning Money Into Wealth

byArthur J. Keown

Hardcover | December 30, 2014

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A Blueprint for Securing Your Financial Future


Personal Finance: Turning Money into Wealth empowers students to successfully make and carry out a plan for their financial future. By introducing the ten fundamental principles of personal finance in a way that leaves a lasting impression, this text offers students lifelong tools that will help them effectively cope with an ever-changing financial environment. The Seventh Edition has beenupdated to reflect recent changes in the world of personal finance, including new tax laws, the recent economic downturn, weakness in the labor markets, the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, the explosion of student loans, and the rise of credit card debt.

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About The Author

Arthur J. Keown is the R. B. Pamplin Professor of Finance at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, his MBA from the University of Michigan, and his doctorate from Indiana University. An award-winning teacher, he is a member of the Academy of Teaching Excell...

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Title:Personal Finance: Turning Money Into WealthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:648 pages, 10.9 × 8.4 × 1.1 inPublished:December 30, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


Part 1: Financial Planning 
1. The Financial Planning Process 
2. Measuring Your Financial Health and Making a Plan
3. Understanding and Appreciating the Time Value of Money
4. Tax Planning and Strategies

Part 2: Managing Your Money
5. Cash or Liquid Asset Management
6. Using Credit Cards: The Role of Open Credit
7. Student and Consumer Loans: The Role of Planned Borrowing
8. The Home and Automobile Decision

Part 3: Protecting Yourself with Insurance
9. Life and Health Insurance
10. Property and Liability Insurance

Part 4: Managing Your Investments
11. Investment Basics
12. Investing in Stocks
13. Investing in Bonds and Other Alternatives
14. Mutual Funds: An Easy Way to Diversify

Part 5: Life Cycle Issues
15. Retirement Planning
16. Estate Planning: Saving Your Heirs Money and Headaches
17. Financial Life Events—Fitting the Pieces Together

Appendix A: Compound Sum of $1 598
Appendix B: Present Value of $1 600
Appendix C: Compound Sum of an Annuity of $1 for n Periods
Appendix D: Present Value of an Annuity of $1 for n Periods
Appendix E: Monthly Installment Loan Tables