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This page highlights books in our collection on personal finanace, investing and financial literacy. The intended audience varies - for students, for older adults. Browse for what interests you. Use the "find more" link to see the full range of resources.
The books featured here are just a small sample of what's available, and they range on a variety of personal finance topics.
It can seem impossible to find a way out of debt--and the more complicated the proposed solution, the harder it is to stick with it. The plan is clear and easy. With straightforward daily spending strategies and effortless expense tracking tools, you'll learn how to downsize expenses without feeling deprived, allocate money as it comes in, put together an easy-to-manage bill-paying plan, adjust for inevitable overspending, pay off debt without gouging expenses, and (believe it or not) start saving.
"Cagan makes the case that a budget isn't a buzz killer. It's financial salvation." --The Washington Post. Don't break the bank--learn to create and stick to a budget with this comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to saving money sensibly. Sometimes, it can seem like saving money is impossible. This clear and simple guide provides tons of practical advice for keeping track of your finances. With useful tips on setting financial goals, reducing debt, finding ways to save money, and creating and following a budget plan, you'll have your dollars and cents under control in no time.
27-year-old personal finance expert Erin Lowry is the cash-savvy friend every 20- and 30-something needs. Instead of complicated 401k strategies and jargon-filled debt advice, her hilarious, easy-to-understand guide is the perfect way for financial management newbies to get their money in order or elevate their personal finance know-how.
Want to go deeper? This book promotes personal financial planning (PFP) as a profession by taking a comprehensive and integrated approach to PFP for accounting students, allowing them to view the profession through the lens of a CPA while introducing the essentials of all the major PFP topics (estate, retirement, investments, insurance, and tax) and more, such as professional ethics, standards and certifications.
This book provides a day-by-day guide for anyone dreaming of improved finances. Whether you're dealing with debt, uncertain about retirement or simply want to get a grip on your finances, this book can put you on the road to happiness with a simple 11-week journey. Just 5-10 minutes a day to think about money, your habits, your goals, and your dreams.
This book offers the targeted information people in their 50s need to make informed decisions regarding investments, spending and wealth protection. Topics include: how changes in government programs can impact your retirement; the implications of tax law updates; protecting your assets when filling out tax forms; navigating your saving and investment options; and picking the approaches that best fit the economic environment. Whether you're heading into your senior years or your parents are getting older and you want to help them take care of their finances, this book offers the insight you need to keep financial matters on the right track.
Essential Personal Finance by Lien Luu; Jonquil Lowe; Jason Butler; Tony ByrneYoung people face unprecedented financial challenges: rising student debt, stiff competition for jobs, barriers to home ownership, dwindling state benefits and prospects of a longer working life. This guide covers the key areas of personal finance: budgeting, managing debt, savings and investments, insurance, securing a home and laying the foundations for retirement, and more.
Call Number: T&F e-book
Publication Date: 2017
Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s by Stuart Donnelly; Eric TysonThis book will help you be confident about managing your finances and get on a clear path toward financial security. Inside, trusted financial advisor Eric Tyson shows students and recent grads how to make smart financial decisions in order to pay off student loans, avoid any additional debt, and create a solid plan to ensure their financial success.
Call Number: PQ e-book
Publication Date: 2017
Slash Your Retirement Risk by Chris CookWhen it comes to retirement investing, too much emphasis today is on investment returns, which often come at the expense of income dependability and peace of mind. Slash Your Retirement Risk redefines how to invest for retirement to maximize your reliable income and stabilize your financial future.
Presenting a broad array of financial knowledge, this interesting, easily understandable book will aid students and young adults in achieving their desired levels of wealth, success, and overall financial and personal fulfillment.
Deal with data, build up financial formulas in code from scratch, and evaluate and think about money in your day-to-day life. This book is about Python and personal finance and how you can effectively mix the two together. You will learn Python and finance at the same time by creating a profit calculator, a currency converter, an amortization schedule, a budget, a portfolio rebalancer, and a purchase forecaster. Many of the examples use pandas, the main data manipulation tool in Python. Each chapter is hands-on, self-contained, and motivated by fun and interesting examples. This book is geared towards those who want to manage their money more effectively and to those who just want to learn or improve their Python.
John Hope Bryant, founder and CEO of Operation HOPE, describes his personal experience of rising up from economically disadvantaged circumstances and his work with Operation HOPE, giving readers five rules that could lay the foundation for achieving financial freedom. He emphasizes the inseparable connection between "inner capital" (mindset, relationships, knowledge, and spirit) and "outer capital" (financial wealth and property) and emphasizes entrepeneurship.
This book teaches behavioral finance to consumers, savers, investors, and managers - corporate managers, money managers, financial advisers, and all other financial professionals and it teaches financial facts and human behavior, including making cognitive and emotional shortcuts and avoiding cognitive and emotional errors such as overconfidence, hindsight, exaggerated fear, and unrealistic hope.
A deeply insightful guide to goal-based financial planning and wealth management. This book empowers readers to take control of their money and manage their income to achieve their financial goals. Written by the father of fee-only financial planning, this book features real-life stories and examples from over three decades in the industry to illustrate how financial planning works and the best way to create your strategy. You'll learn how to identify and prioritize your goals, and how to get where you need to be for retirement, education, home ownership, and more.
Investing for a Lifetime is designed to make saving and investing understandable to the investor. Wharton Professor Richard C. Marston, 2014 recipient of the Investment Management Consultants Association's prestigious Matthew R. McArthur Award, guides an investor through the main investment decisions throughout a lifetime.
This book discusses everyday pressures related to shopping, advertising, credit cards, keeping up with the Joneses, and spending money by the founder of Consolidated Credit Counseling Services. He provides effective budgeting tools, worksheets, and other valuable forms and much more.
Using a "Zen organizing" approach, which addresses the underlying causes of chaos and replaces them with routines, the authors show readers the steps to improving finances within a manageable timeframe.
An advisor to many of today's most successful wealth creators explains how to align your values with your wealth, including the ways in which it is earned, managed, and spent, to maximize both wealth and personal fulfillment. This book explores money emotional intelligence, roadblocks around money and relationships, kids and money, generosity, identity, and aligning your values with your money. The Wealth Creator's Playbook is the go-to guide for individuals who are chasing financial success and the richness of a deeply fulfilling life.
The meaning of wealth has become one of the least understood concepts of our time. Whether you desire wealth, have wealth, or wish to redistribute wealth, the roadmaps to success have been painted over by outdated financial models, politically charged rhetoric, and the mistaken belief that at its core wealth is simply a number. This book meets you where you are: a new college graduate, a retiring CEO, a journeyman carpenter, or a compassionate philanthropist. It educates its readers with a deeper understanding of their place on the national and global scales of wealth and proves that the term "wealthy" can apply as fittingly to a gas station attendant as it does to a gas company president. It empowers the reader with the causes and effects that allow wealth to accumulate, to produce income, and to re-shape society through responsible gifting and philanthropy. This book provides solutions for the active, passive, small, and large investor arming the reader with the causes that lead to the effect of success.
Take charge of your finances with little-known advice from a financial expert, Dan Gallagher, who provides information that will help readers set the stage for financial security for themselves and their families. The book is intended to be useful for new savers up to mid-retirees by empowering its readers to take charge of their financial present and future, regardless of where they are financially, by presenting technical jargon in a way that's easy to understand. Gallagher shares what you can do yourself and when you need a pro's help, and writes for DIYers and those needing to select or understand advisors. Overarching topics include: Cash & Budget Planning, Insurance & Risk Management, Tax Management, Retirement Planning, Investment Planning, and Estate Planning. Contains 30 dramatic true stores of client triumphs and tragedies. The author’s unbiased perspective is neither insurance nor investment skewed, and provides industry secrets.
Founder of popular website Get Your Shit Together blends personal story and must-have advice in the ultimate guide to getting your affairs in order--from wills and advance directives to insurance, finances, and relationships--before the unthinkable happens. Authoritative yet personal, grounded but irreverent, Reynolds' voice carries readers through a tough subject with candor and compassion. Weaving personal story with hard-won wisdom, What Matters Most is the approachable, no-nonsense handbook we all need to living a life free of worry and "what ifs."
This book presents selected papers on the factors that serve to influence an individual's capacity in financial decision-making. Initial chapters provide an overview of the cognitive factors affecting financial decisions and suggest a link between limited cognitive capacity and the need for financial education. The book then expands on these cognitive limitations to explore the tendency for overconfidence indecision-making and the interplay between rational and irrational factors. Later contributions show how credit card companies benefit from limitations in consumer financial literacy, how gender and cognition intersect to play an important role in financial decision-making, and how to improve financial capacity through financial literacy and education campaigns, including those addressing developed marketplaces.
This book provides an overview of current issues associated to financial literacy improvement around the world. Each chapter is dedicated to a particular component of financial literacy from education to capability. The book describes useful initiatives and can play a role of improvement for investors. This book’s audience is academics, students and anyone in the role of a financial literacy coach.
This book is a great resource for students looking to supplement their federal financial aid package with aid from colleges and universities. This comprehensive directory points you to complete and accurate information on need-based and non-need gift aid, loans, work-study, athletic awards, and more. It has an easy-to-use Colleges-at-a-Glance comparison chart, organized by state, that lists the full costs that can be expected, aid packages, and more for each of more than 2,500 four-year colleges and universities. It also has a comprehensive overview of the financial aid process, common financial aid questions, samples of financial aid award letters, how to file the FAFSA and more. Indexes include Non-Need Scholarships for Undergraduates, Athletic Grants for Undergraduates, Co-op Programs, ROTC Programs, Tuitions Waivers, and Tuition Payment Plans.
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Financial Literacy Education: edu-regulating our saving and spending habits by Asta ZokaityteThis book analyzes consumer financial education that aims to increase financial literacy skills and consumers’ abilities to understand and manage their money, using programs in the UK as a case study. New conceptual frameworks introduced in the book offer academic audiences an innovative way of thinking about the project on financial literacy education. It challenges the mainstream representation of financial literacy education as a viable solution to consumer financial exclusion and poverty. The author argues the importance of financial literacy education that acknowledges dependences between consumer financial behavior and the socio-economic, political, and cultural context within which consumers live. Finally, it calls for financial education not to oversimplify and underestimate the complexity of consumer financial decision-making.