Investing For Dummies: Edition 5

John Wiley & Sons
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Become a savvy investor with this updated Wall Street Journal bestseller

Want to take charge of your financial future? This national bestselling guide has been thoroughly updated to provide you with the latest insights into smart investing, from weighing your investment options (such as stocks, real estate, and small business) to understanding risks and returns, managing your portfolio, and much more.

  • Get time-tested investment advice -- expert author Eric Tyson shares his extensive knowledge and reveals how to invest in challenging markets
  • Discover all the fundamentals of investing -- explore your investment choices, weigh risks and returns, choose the right investment mix, and protect your assets
  • Navigate Wall Street -- understand the financial markets and the Federal Reserve, avoid problematic buying practices, and evaluate investment research
  • Build wealth with stocks, bonds, and mutual funds -- use indexes, understand prices, minimize costs, and diversify your investments
  • Get rich with real estate -- find the right property, evaluate the market, finance your investments, work with agents, and close the deal
  • Start, buy, or invest in a business -- write a business plan, finance your business, and improve profitability
  • Manage college and retirement savings accounts -- establish your goals, evaluate your investment options, and tame your taxes

Open the book and find:

  • Recommendations on the best stock, bond, and money market funds
  • The best times to buy and sell stocks and bonds
  • The scoop on exchange-traded and hedge funds
  • Tips for reading and analyzing financial reports
  • The best online brokers
  • How to make safe and profitable real estate investments
  • A wealth of information on the best investment tools and resources
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About the author

Eric Tyson, MBA, is a nationally recognized financial counselor, a syndicated columnist, and the author of bestselling For Dummies books on personal finance, investing, real estate, and taxes. He has been featured in hundreds of local and national publications and media outlets.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Feb 23, 2009
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9780470507681
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Personal Finance / General
Business & Economics / Personal Finance / Investing
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Eric Tyson
Become a savvy investor with this updated Wall Street Journal bestseller

Want to take charge of your financial future? This national bestselling guide has been thoroughly updated to provide you with the latest insights into smart investing, from weighing your investment options (such as stocks, real estate, and small business) to understanding risks and returns, managing your portfolio, and much more.

Get time-tested investment advice -- expert author Eric Tyson shares his extensive knowledge and reveals how to invest in challenging markets Discover all the fundamentals of investing -- explore your investment choices, weigh risks and returns, choose the right investment mix, and protect your assets Navigate Wall Street -- understand the financial markets and the Federal Reserve, avoid problematic buying practices, and evaluate investment research Build wealth with stocks, bonds, and mutual funds -- use indexes, understand prices, minimize costs, and diversify your investments Get rich with real estate -- find the right property, evaluate the market, finance your investments, work with agents, and close the deal Start, buy, or invest in a business -- write a business plan, finance your business, and improve profitability Manage college and retirement savings accounts -- establish your goals, evaluate your investment options, and tame your taxes

Open the book and find:

Recommendations on the best stock, bond, and money market funds The best times to buy and sell stocks and bonds The scoop on exchange-traded and hedge funds Tips for reading and analyzing financial reports The best online brokers How to make safe and profitable real estate investments A wealth of information on the best investment tools and resources
Eric Tyson
Eric Tyson
Now updated — America's #1 bestselling home-buying book!

Want to buy a house, but concerned about the market? Have no fear — this trusted guide arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and updated strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. You'll discover how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications.

New to this edition — new and expanded coverage to help homebuyers take advantage of low home prices, understand the subprime mortgage crisis, obtain a mortgage, and improve credit scores

To buy or not to buy? — weigh the advantages of owning versus renting, get your finances in order, and know how much house you can safely afford

Handle financing — understand your credit rating, navigate the different types of mortgages, and complete all paperwork

Play the real estate game — find the right location and property, assemble an all-star real estate team, and make the most of the Internet's real estate resources

Let's make a deal — negotiate with finesse, make successful offers, inspect and protect your new home, and cover all your bases in escrow

"Invaluable information, especially for the first-time home buyer."
—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"A reference you'll turn to time after time."
—St. Petersburg Times

Open the book and find:

Reasons why home prices rise and fall

Hands-on instruction for buying a home in up or down markets

How to pay the price you want

The best mortgage options

A sample home-buying contract

Pros and cons of comparable market analysis

Tips for overcoming mortgage and appraisal problems

How to cope with buyer's remorse

The best real estate Web sites

Eric Tyson
Understand personal finance and put your money to work!

Is your money working to increase your wealth? If not, it's time to take stock of your financial situation. Personal Finance For Dummies, 8th Edition offers time-tested financial tips and advice on how to continue to grow your financial assets in light of the changing market and economic conditions. A new breed of fiscal consciousness has arisen—and it's high time for you to join the movement by taking control over your financial life. This relevant text guides you through major financial subject areas, such as budgeting, saving, getting out of debt, making timely investment choices, and planning for the future. By looking at all aspects of your financial wellbeing, you can pinpoint the areas in which you need to change your strategy, and can identify how you can use the assets you have to continue to grow and protect your wealth.

Personal finance is an important topic, as your financial wellbeing has an integral impact on so many aspects of your life. Taking the pulse of your finances every now and then is critical to ensuring that you're on the right track—and to identifying the areas in which you can improve your financial strategies. Explore time-tested financial tips and advice that help improve your financial wellbeing Consider how different aspects of your financial life work with and against one another, and how to bring them into alignment to enhance your overall financial situation Discover updated recommendations and strategies that account for changing market and economic conditions Look at your financial situation from a new perspective, and understand what you can do to improve it

Personal Finance For Dummies, 8th Edition shows you how to take stock of your financial situation and put your money to work.

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