Personal Finance

In effort to pass on useful ‘tools’ for taking control of your own financial picture, another really good book is The Complete Personal Finance Handbook: Step-by-Step Instructions to Take Control of Your Financial Future by Teri B. Clark. In our current economic climate, personal finance has become the priority. The need for sound financial guidance is critical for everyone In order to prevent financial disaster, or recover from one, it is imperative that we learn to control our money so our money doesn’t control us.

 The Complete Personal Finance Handbook: Step-by-Step Instructions to Take Control of Your Financial Future begins with the logical first step of creating and analyzing your personal budget. Then in the following chapter on banking, Teri Clark helps you navigate the banking system and gives sound instruction on keeping your accounts balanced so you to keep your budget in tact. It all works together.

 The chapters on saving, wealth management, insurance, and retirement are designed to help you keep more of your money and make it work for you. Then, Teri then addresses how to use credit wisely, how to avoid bankruptcy, and improving your credit history if you have already made some mistakes. (Trust me you can quickly recover a bad credit score, I did!)

 The chapter on buying a home is particularly relevant since so many are making their first foray into real estate with latest tax incentives. The Complete Personal Finance Handbook: Step-by-Step Instructions to Take Control of Your Financial Future is an invaluable primer for the first-time home buyer to navigate the terminology and processes involved in buying a home. I wish Teri had written this book in 2004 when I bought my home. I would have done a few things differently

 The appendices included in the back of the book, The Complete Personal Finance Handbook: Step-by-Step Instructions to Take Control of Your Financial Future , give you sample documents, checklists, and worksheets to manage every aspect of your finances.

Knowledge is power, and The Complete Personal Finance Handbook: Step-by-Step Instructions to Take Control of Your Financial Future gives you the power to correct or improve your financial future whether you are financially stable or financially troubled.

 Have a great year!

 L. Gee    www.geesbooks.com

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