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Focus on Personal Finance: An Active Approach to Help You Develop Successful Financial Skills

Jack R. Kapoor Les R. Dlabay Robert J. Hughes


McGraw Hill Higher Education

Personal finance


576 pages

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Focus on Personal Finance is a brief, 14-chapter book, covering the critical topics in Personal Finance courses. This 4-color, paperback text is designed and written to appeal to a range of ages, life situations, and levels of financial literacy. A unique aspect of this text is its active approach. This text will not only get your students thinking about their current situation and financial goals, but also encourage them to put these in writing to use as a guide and revise over the course of their lives. The more a student involves themselves in the assessments, exercises and worksheets provided, the more they will discover about their current habits and how to improve them for greater financial freedom. Students have many different financial goals, but none are more important than having a basic understanding of financial issues and peace of mind with regard to their decisions. The ultimate goal of Focus on Personal Finance is to get students to this point as a first step to achieving the many financial goals they have set for themselves.

By:   Jack R. Kapoor, Les R. Dlabay, Robert J. Hughes
Imprint:   McGraw Hill Higher Education
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   4th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 274mm,  Width: 221mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   2.156kg
ISBN:   9780078034787
ISBN 10:   0078034787
Pages:   576
Publication Date:   October 2012
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print

Chapter 1 Personal Financial Planning in Action Chapter 2 Money Management Skills Chapter 3 Taxes in Your Financial Plan Chapter 4 Financial Services: Saving Plans and Payment Accounts Chapter 5 Consumer Credit: Advantages, Disadvantages, Sources, and Costs Chapter 6 Consumer Purchasing Strategies and Wise Buying of Motor Vehicles Chapter 7 Selecting and Financing Housing Chapter 8 Home and Automobile Insurance Chapter 9 Health and Disability Insurance Chapter 10 Financial Planning with Life Insurance Chapter 11 Investing Fundamentals and Bonds Chapter 12 Investing in Stocks Chapter 13 Investing in Mutual Funds Chapter 14 Starting Early: Retirement and Estate Planning Appendix A Education Financing, Loans, and Scholarships Appendix B Developing a Career Search Strategy Appendix C Consumer Agencies and Organizations Appendix D Daily Spending Diary Index

Dr. Jack Kapoor is a Professor of Business and Economics in the Business and Services Division. Dr. Kapoor has taught Business and Economics at College of DuPage since 1969. He received his B.A. and M.S. from San Francisco State College and his Ed.D. from Northern Illinois University. Professor Kapoor was recently awarded the Business and Services Division's Outstanding Professor Award for 1999-2000. Dr. Kapoor is known internationally as a co-author of several textbooks including Business: A Practical Approach (Rand McNally), Business (Houghton Mifflin), and Focus on Personal Finance (Richard D. Irwin/McGraw-Hill). Les Dlabay teaches in the Department of Economics and Business at Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois. Over the past 25 years, he has taught more than 30 different courses in high school, community college, university, adult education, and teacher preparation programs. Dr. Dlabay has developed a wide variety of textbook materials, student activity guides, instructor manuals, testing programs, audio-visual materials, and software packages in the areas of Personal Finance, Consumer Economics, and International Business. Dr. Dlabay has served as a consultant to corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. He has presented more than 140 workshops and seminars in over 20 states to encourage teachers to actively involve students in the learning process with video presentations, newsletters, interviews, and Internet research activities. Professor of business at Dallas County Community Colleges, believes that these two words can literally change people's lives. Whether you want to be rich or just manage the money you have, the ability to analyze financial decisions and gather financial information are skills that can always be improved. In addition to writing several textbooks, Dr. Hughes has taught personal finance, introduction to business, business math, small business management, small business finance, and accounting since 1972. He also served as a content consultant for two popular national television series, It's Strictly Business and Dollars & Sense: Personal Finance for the 21st Century, and is the lead author for a business math project utilizing computer-assisted instruction funded by the ALEKS Corporation. He received his BBA from Southern Nazarene University and his MBA and EdD from the University of North Texas. His hobbies include writing, investing, collecting French antiques, art, and travel.

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