Taking an integrative view that promotes teamwork across corporate functions and responsibilities, the book contains dozens of charts, diagrams, and actual Excel® screenshots to reinforce the practical applications of every topic it covers. The first two sections— Financial Statements and Cash Budgeting— explain how to use spreadsheets for:
The third and final section—Capital Budgeting— covers capital structure, the cost of capital, and leverage; the basics of capital budgeting, including taxes and depreciation; applications, such as new facilities, equipment replacement, process improvement, leasing versus buying, and nonresidential real estate; and risk analysis of capital budgets and the potential impacts of unforeseen events.
Corporate Financial Analysis with Microsoft® Excel® takes a broad view of financial functions and responsibilities in relation to those of other functional parts of modern corporations, and it demonstrates how to use spreadsheets to integrate and coordinate them. It provides many insightful examples and case studies of real corporations, including Wal- Mart, Sun Microsystems, Nike, H. J. Heinz, Dell, Microsoft, Apple Computer, and IBM.
Corporate Financial Analysis with Microsoft® Excel® is the ideal tool for managing your firm’s short-term operations and long-term capital investments.
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index is the most watched index in America--if not the world. Whether you're an individual investor purchasing stocks, an executive researching corporate competitors, or a job seeker looking for concise and up-to-the-minute overviews of potential employers, you'll find the critical, often hard-to-find information you need in Standard & Poor's 500 Guide, 2011 Edition. Easy to use and packed with market intelligence on all 500 companies listed in the S&P 500 Index, this authoritative reference includes:Information on the bluest of blue chip stocks, from Abbott Labs and GE to Microsoft and Yahoo! Summaries of each company's business activity, sales history, and recent developments Earnings and dividends data, with four-year price charts Exclusive Standard & Poor’s Quality Rankings (from A+ to D) New introduction by David M. Blitzer, Ph.D., Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee, Standard & Poor's
In addition, you get unique at-a-glance details about:Stocks with A+ Quality Rankings Companies with five consecutive years of earnings increases--a key indicator of strong long-term performance Per share data, income statement analyses, and balance sheet overviews of each company covered
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Why waste a great opportunity?
By applying the advice of Al Depman, a.k.a. “The Practice Doctor,” you can transform your financial services practice into a legacy-focused business that will add substantial wealth to your retirement nest egg.
How to Build Your Financial Advisory Business and Sell It at a Profit walks you through the steps of developing, managing, and growing a profitable practice you can sell for enhanced value or bequeath to family members.
Depman guides you through the process of forming a sound plan for your financial services business, including how to:Create a team of advocates in marketing and administration Build a sophisticated referral process Develop sales and casedevelopment systems Write a best-practices operations manual Maximize new technology to streamline operations Put a succession plan in place
Building a long-term business model is not just good for your future. It will also make you happier and more profitable today. You’ll be able to spend more time with clients. You’llput more energy into finding new ones. You’ll focus more on referral sources. And someone else will do the grunt work.
Use How to Build Your Financial Advisory Business and Sell It at a Profit to build your business into more than a simple means to a paycheck—and reap the rewards of your hard work long after you choose to leave the firm.
Investing for a Lifetime shows:how younger investors can set savings goals how both younger and older investors can choose investment portfolios to achieve these goals how investors can sustain spending once reaching retirement.
Younger and older investors alike should understand savings goals that will provide enough income to sustain spending in retirement. They should devise rates of saving that allow them to reach their goals by the time of retirement. Though retirement is often the main goal of investing, it’s not the only one. Marston discusses how funding a child’s education or saving for a down payment for a home affects overall saving.
Sensible investing is also necessary for savings goals to be realized. Investing need not be complicated, but Marston explains that a diversified portfolio should include a mix of different types of U.S. stocks, foreign stocks, real estate as well as bonds. He describes each of these asset classes and shows how they fit in an investor’s portfolio. He shows how investors can monitor the performance of their portfolios by establishing benchmarks for each asset class to judge how well their investments are doing.
He focuses particular attention on those investors nearing retirement. In today’s low interest rate environment, he discusses whether it is possible to fund retirement from interest and dividends alone. He shows how savings combined with Social Security can fund retirement spending. And he asks how the “New Normal” of lower returns might force investors to save more than in past decades, and to spend less in retirement than in the past.
Investing for a Lifetime is for investors who want to understand more about the savings and investment process, particularly those who worry about whether their retirement savings will last a lifetime.
It’s no surprise that even my most successful friends feel confused or paralyzed. Even if they have a shelfful of personal finance books, they don’t have time to make sense of all the information available. They don’t just want good advice, they want the best advice—so rather than do the “wrong thing,” they do nothing. Their 401(k) and bank statements pile up, unexamined or maybe even unopened.
What they don’t realize is that bad calls about money aren’t failures; they’re just what happens when emotional creatures have to make decisions about the future with limited information. What I tell them is that we need to scrap striving for perfection and instead commit to a process of guessing and making adjustments when things go off track. Of course we’re going to make the best guesses we can—but we’re not going to obsess over getting them exactly right.
The fact is, in a single page you can prioritize what you really want in life and figure out how to get there. That’s because a great financial plan has nothing to do with what the markets are doing, what your real estate agent is pitching, or the hot stock your brother-in-law told you about. It has everything to do with what’s most important to you.
By now you may be wondering, “What about the details? How much do I need to invest each year, and how do I allocate it? How much life insurance do I need?” Don’t worry: I’ll cover those topics and many more, sharing strategies that will take the complexity out of them.
The most important thing is getting clarity about the big picture so you can cope with the unexpected. Maybe you’ll lose the job you thought was secure; you’ll take a financial risk that doesn’t pan out; you’ll have twins when you were only budgeting for one. In other words: Life will happen.
But no matter what happens, this book will help you bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to go.
Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles.
Vital and indispensable, The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.
Investing in the stock market is a great way to build your wealth, but for those of us who aren't professional stockbrokers, knowing what information to trust and where to put your money can seem overwhelming. Stock Market Investing for Beginners provides you with the strategic advice and knowledge necessary to make informed investment decisions. Equipping you with everything you need to take control of your financial future, Stock Market Investing for Beginners removes the guesswork from investing.
Stock Market Investing for Beginners gives you the tools to start investing wisely and successfully, with:A Comprehensive Overview covering the fundamentals of stock market investing Strategic Advice on buying, selling, owning, and diversifying Invaluable Tips on building your financial portfolio through stock market investing
“As a financial advisor, I recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn the Wall Street stock market game and build wealth.”—Cheryl D. Broussard, reader and financial advisor
Learn how to make the best of your investment with Stock Market Investing for Beginners.