Chapter 1 - Personal financial planning in action. In this chapter, you will learn to: Identify social and economic influences on personal financial goals and decisions, develop personal financial goals, calculate time value of money situations associated with personal financial decisions, implement a plan for making personal financial and career decisions.
Chapter 2 - Money management skills. In this chapter, you will learn to: Identify the main components of wise money management, create a personal balance sheet and cash flow statement, develop and implement a personal budget, connect money management activities with saving for personal financial goals.
Chapter 7 - Selecting and financing housing. In this chapter, you will learn to: Assess costs and benefits of renting, implement the home-buying process, determine costs associated with purchasing a home, develop a strategy for selling a home.
Chapter 14 - Retirement and estate planning. In this chapter, you will learn to: Analyze your current assets and liabilities for retirement and estimate your retirement living costs, determine your planned retirement income and develop a balanced budget based on your retirement income, analyze the personal and legal aspects of estate planning, distinguish among various types of wills and trusts.
Learning outcomes in this chapter: Identify the benefits of using personal financial planning techniques to manage your finances; describe the personal financial process and define your goals; explain the life cycle of financial plans, the role they play in achieving your financial goals, how to deal with special planning concerns, and the use of professional financial planners;...
In this chapter, students will be able to: Understand the relationship between financial plans and statements, prepare a personal balance sheet, generate a personal income and expense statement, develop a good record-keeping system and use ratios to evaluate personal financial statements, construct a cash budget and use it to monitor and control spending, apply time value of money concepts to put a monetary value on financial goals.
In this chapter, students will be able to: Understand the role of cash management in the personal financial planning process; describe today’s financial services marketplace, both depository and nondepository financial institutions; select the checking, savings, electronic banking, and other bank services that meet your needs; open and use a checking account; calculate the interest earned on your money using compound interest and future value techniques; develop a savings strategy that incorporates a variety of savings plans.
This chapter design a plan to research and select a new or used automobile; decide whether to buy or lease a car; identify housing alternatives, assess the rental option, and perform a rent-or-buy analysis; evaluate the benefits and costs or homeownership and estimate how much you can afford to pay for a home; describe the home-buying process; choose mortgage financing that meets your needs.
In this chapter, you will learn to: Describe the reasons for using consumer credit and identify its benefits and problems; develop a plan to establish a strong credit history; distinguish among the different forms of open account credit; apply for, obtain, and manage open forms of credit; choose the right credit cards and recognize their advantages and disadvantages; avoid credit problems, protect yourself against credit card fraud, and understand the personal bankruptcy process.
In this chapter, students will be able to understand: Know when to use consumer loans and be able to differentiate between the major types; identify the various sources of consumer loans; choose the best loans by comparing finance charges, maturity, collateral, and other loan terms; describe the features of, and calculate the finance charges on, single-payment loans; evaluate the benefits of an installment loan; determine the costs of installment loans and analyze whether it is better to pay cash or to take out a loan.
This chapter includes contents: Discuss the importance and basic principles of property insurance, including types of exposure, indemnity, and co-insurance; identify types of coverage provided by home owner’s insurance; select the right home owner’s insurance policy for your needs; Analyze the coverage in a personal automobile policy (PAP) and choose the most cost-effective policy; describe the other types of property and liability insurance; choose a property and liability insurance agent and company, and settle claims.
Learning outcomes in this chapter: Describe the role of estate planning in personal financial planning, and identify the seven steps involved in the process; recognize the importance of preparing a will and other documents to protect you and your estate; explain how trusts are used in estate planning;...
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Chapter 3 - Taxes in your financial plan. In this chapter, you will learn to: Identify the major taxes paid by people in our society, calculate taxable income and the amount owed for federal income tax, prepare a federal income tax return, select appropriate tax strategies for various life situations.
Chapter 4 - Savings and payment services. In this chapter, you will learn to: Identify commonly used financial services, compare the types of financial institutions, assess various types of savings plans, evaluate different types of payment methods.