The money lessons you wish you’d learned in school Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies helps Millennials and Zoomers like you make smart financial moves. It’s not as tough as it looks to reduce and file your taxes, pay off your student debt, buy a home, keep a budget to save and invest wisely, or start that side hustle, just to name a few. With a little bit of focus, you can start a clear path to financial freedom and avoid mistakes today. Your future self will thank you. This edition is full of updates for the 2020s; wrap your mind around your investment opportunities, the realities of making a second income, higher ed options for career advancement, and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re in need of financial guidance—and who isn’t?—this is the book you need. Pay off loans, manage your credit, begin the home-buying journey, and more Set realistic money goals so you can create a solid path for financial success Make smart decisions to beef up your bank account and investment portfolio Protect the money you have today and learn how to put your money to work for the future Get ready to turn up the volume on your financial know-how and stop worrying about money!
The best way to take control of your post-career financial future Retirement is lasting longer for all of us. That’s why—and however long you decide to keep working—it’s essential to plan ahead so you can live your post-career life as you wish. The latest edition of Personal Finance After 50 For Dummies details what you need to know—making it the perfect book to shelve next to your diet and fitness library, so you can keep your finances, as well as your health, in peak condition. Whether you’re new to financial planning or are pretty savvy but want to cut through the noise with targeted information and advice, you’ll find everything you need to know about how best to spend, invest, and protect your wealth so you can make your senior years worry-free, healthy, and fun. In plain English, retirement and financial experts Eric Tyson and Bob Carlson cover all the issues from investing, Social Security, and the long-term insurance marketplace to taxes and estate planning—including state-by-state differences. They demystify the muddy world of financial planning and provide strategies that make the course ahead crystal clear. They also dive into less obvious territory, showing how it’s possible to strategize financially to avoid the worst impact of unexpected events—such as the COVID-19 crisis—as well as exploring what investment approaches you can take to protect the most important possession of all: your own and your family’s health. Minimize your taxes and make wise investing decisions Find out how the SECURE Act affects retirement accounts and savings Navigate the latest Medicare, Social Security, and property tax rules Dig into what’s new in estate planning and reverse mortgages Get what you want from your career as you approach retirement Whether doing it for yourself or for parents, it’s never too late to begin retirement planning—and this highly praised, straightforward book is the best way to take control, so you can be confident your senior years are exactly what you want them to be: golden.
Discover a concrete financial plan to finance a college education Financing a college education is a daunting task no matter what your circumstances. Bestselling author and personal finance expert, Eric Tyson offers tried and true strategic advice on how to understand loans, know your options, and how to improve your financial fitness while paying down your student loan debt. Armed with the checklists and timelines, you’ll be able to: Figure out what colleges actually cost Get to know the FAFSA® and CSS Profile(TM) Research scholarship opportunities Quickly compare financial aid offers from different schools Find creative ways to lighten your debt load Explore alternatives such as apprenticeships, online programs Paying for College For Dummie s helps parents and independent students navigate everything from planning strategically as a married/separated/divorced/widowed parent, completing every question on the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE forms, understanding tax laws, and so much more. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing and paying or college.
Negotiate a great price Find your best mortgage Discover applications and checklists online Get the Best Deal on Your New Home! When it comes to buying a home, it's hard to know where to begin. You want to buy at a fair price at the right time—not always easy in a fast-changing market. The updated Home Buying Kit has all you need: strategies to secure the optimal deal, the ins and outs of home financing, how to evaluate rent vs. buy, and the latest on regulations around mortgage interest and property tax. Whether a first-time buyer or veteran homeowner, this book will help you make the smart decisions that move you into your dream home in no time! Inside… Get your finances in order Improve your credit score Choose the right mortgage Build your real estate team Maximize your financial health Inspect and protect your home Understand and minimize closing costs
Pick winning stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs Develop and manage your portfolio through all economies Invest in real estate and small business Time-tested investing advice to secure your future Investing for your future is wise and essential. Of course, you want to make solid investment choices and minimize mistakes. This updated, best-selling guide educates you on investing concepts and lingo so you can make the best decisions in all economies and markets. Understanding how to find and make smart investments is a skill that can be learned, and this book by money-pro Eric Tyson will help you by discovering how to weigh risk vs. return, offering tips on choosing stocks and funds, getting started in real estate and small business, and so much more. Inside… Selecting investments wisely Increasing your wealth through stocks and funds Understanding tax laws and their impact on investing Choosing a brokerage firm Investing in a home and other real estate Discovering how politics and policy affect your money