Personal Finance: Turning Money into Wealth (Prentice Hall Series in Finance)
Author: Keown, Arthur
Number Of Pages: 656
Release Date: 30-12-2014
Details: Product Description Key Benefit: Personal Finance: Turning Money into Wealth empowers readers 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 readers lifelong tools that will help them effectively cope with an ever-changing financial environment. The Seventh Edition has been updated 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. Key Topics: The Financial Planning Process; Measuring Your Financial Health and Making a Plan; Understanding and Appreciating the Time Value of Money; Tax Planning and Strategies; Cash or Liquid Asset Management; Using Credit Cards: The Role of Open Credit; Student and Consumer Loans: The Role of Planned Borrowing; The Home and Automobile Decision; Life and Health Insurance; Property and Liability Insurance; Investment Basics; Investing in Stocks; Investing in Bonds and Other Alternatives; Mutual Funds: An Easy Way to Diversify; Retirement Planning; Estate Planning: Saving Your Heirs Money and Headaches; Financial Life Events―Fitting the Pieces Together Market: Suitable for readers looking to manage their personal financial future. 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 Excellence at Virginia Tech, he has received five Certificates of Teaching Excellence, the W. E. Wine Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, and in 1999 he received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State of Virginia. Professor Keown is widely published in academic journals. His work has appeared in Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Portfolio Management, and many others. Two of his books are widely used in college finance classes all over the country – Financial Management and Foundations of Finance: The Logic and Practice of Financial Management. Professor Keown is a Fellow of Decision Sciences Institute and served as Department Head for twelve years. In addition, he has served as the co-editor of both the Journal of Financial Research and the Financial Management Association’s Survey and Synthesis Series. He was recently inducted into Ohio Wesleyan’s Athletic Hall of Fame for wrestling. His daughter and son are both married and live in Madison, Wisconsin, and Denver, Colorado, while he and his wife live in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he collects original art from Mad magazine.
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