The Wall Street Journal. Guide to Starting Your Financial Life

The Wall Street Journal. Guide to Starting Your Financial Life

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Your Road to Lifelong Financial Independence Ita€™s about time you felt empowered to better manage your money becausea€“in tough economic times more than evera€“your financial freedom depends on making smart choices. But ita€™s hard to know where to begin, especially when youa€™re just starting out. And of course, it only gets more complicated as you go through life: How do you establish good credit? Do you buy or rent? What kinds of health coverage do you really need? How do you actually stay afloat in an uncertain market? The Wall Street Journal Guide to Starting Your Financial Life gets you off on the right financial foot, from tackling everyday choices like cell-phone plans and pet ownership to big decisions such as smart investment strategies and buying a car or a house. Youa€™ll learn: a€c How to open your first checking and savings accounts, get your first credit card, and establish good credit a€c The ins and outs of starting a job, including information about taxes, choosing health insurance options, and saving for retirement a€c How to budget for big purchases and expenses, such as paying off student loans, buying a car, and affording your housing a€c Strategies for buying the little things you want and need without going broke a€c The basics of investing, how to manage an inheritance, and the documents you need to protect your assets This valuable resource puts you in the drivera€™s seat, so you will be in control of your money and on your way to achieving lifelong financial independence across any economic terrain. From the Trade Paperback edition.In that case, work on improving your credit score before you start shopping and save for a bigger down payment. agt; Shop around ... The car dealer ishappy to lend to you, since it makes money from your loans as well as your purchase. But you ... But over five years. youa#39;ll pay almost $600 tnore a€”$l7, S2l in total versus $17, 241 for the fouryear loan. Many people have been lured into leasing by low monthly.

Title:The Wall Street Journal. Guide to Starting Your Financial Life
Author:Karen Blumenthal
Publisher:Crown Business - 2009-04-07


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