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Personal Finance 13th Edition by Jack Kapoor, ISBN-13: 978-1260013993

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Personal Finance 13th Edition by Jack Kapoor, ISBN-13: 978-1260013993

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  • Publisher: ‎ McGraw Hill; 13th edition (February 19, 2019)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 832 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1260013995
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1260013993

Decisions students make today can affect not only their life now but have an impact on their future. If students make wise financial decisions, life can become a more joyous experience. On the other hand, if students make bad decisions, life may not turn out so well. Personal Finance was written with one purpose: To provide the information students need to make informed decisions that can literally change their life. The 13th provides the information needed to take advantage of opportunities and to help manage their personal finances.

This new edition of Personal Finance is packed with updated information and examples to help students plan for the future and achieve financial security. For example, we have revised important topics like taxes, college loans, health care, and investments to provide the most current information available. Other important topics including credit, housing, legal protection, retirement planning, and estate planning have also been revised in this edition.

Table of Contents:

Section 1: Planning Your Personal Finances

Ch. 1 Personal Finance Basics and the Time Value of Money

Ch. 1 Appendix: The Time Value of Money

Ch. 2 Financial Aspects of Career Planning

Ch. 2 Appendix: Résumés, Cover Letters, and Interviews

Ch. 3 Money Management Strategy: Financial Statements and Budgeting

Ch. 4 Planning Your Tax Strategy

Section 2: Managing Your Personal Finances

Ch. 5 Financial Services: Savings Plans and Payment Accounts

Ch. 6 Introduction to Consumer Credit

Ch. 7 Choosing a Source of Credit: The Costs of Credit Alternatives

Section 3: Making Your Purchasing Decisions

Ch. 8 Consumer Purchasing Strategies and Legal Protection

Ch. 9 The Housing Decision: Factors and Finances

Section 4: Insuring Your Resources

Ch. 10 Property and Motor Vehicle Insurance

Ch. 11 Health, Disability, and Long-Term Care Insurance

Ch. 12 Life Insurance

Section 5: Investing Your Financial Resources

Ch. 13 Investing Fundamentals

Ch. 14 Investing in Stocks

Ch. 15 Investing in Bonds

Ch. 16 Investing in Mutual Funds

Ch. 17 Investing in Real Estate and Other Investment Alternatives

Section 6: Controlling Your Financial Future

Ch. 18 Starting Early: Retirement Planning

Ch. 19 Estate Planning

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.

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).

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.

Melissa Hart is a permanent lecturer in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. She was inducted into the Academy of Outstanding Teachers and nominated for the Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology. She teaches courses in personal finance and corporate finance and has developed multiple ways to use technology to introduce real-life situations into the classroom and online environment. Spreading the word about financial literacy has always been a passion of hers. Each year she shares her common sense approach of “No plan is a plan” with various student groups, clubs, high schools, and outside organizations. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) where she serves on multiple committees. She received her BBA from the University of Maryland and an MBA from North Carolina State University. Prior to obtaining an MBA, she worked eight years in public accounting in auditing, tax compliance, and consulting. Her hobbies include keeping up with her family’s many extracurricular activities and traveling. She travels extensively with her family to enjoy the many cultures and beauty of the state, the country, and the world.

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