Save Wisely, Spend Happily (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Antal sidor
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
black & white illustrations
229 x 152 x 20 mm
513 g
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23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam

Save Wisely, Spend Happily

Real Stories About Money and How to Thrive From Trusted Advisors

Häftad,  Engelska, 2017-05-30
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As a CPA, you know that understanding personal finances can seem like an overwhelming task to your clients. Yet it doesn t have to be especially if they have the guidance of a trusted advisor. Published in honor of the AICPA s 125th Anniversary and edited by best-selling financial author and CPA Sharon Lechter, this collection of CPAs advice gives your clients the information and tools they need to make managing their money less intimidating and helps them thrive at any stage of life. Developed as a complement to the AICPA s successful 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy program, this practical guide makes a great gift for your clients or prospective clients and reminds them that you are their best resource for navigating the tricky money issues that can arise throughout all of life s phases. The book discusses how to: * Build a basic budget, plus tricks for sticking to it * Understand good debt versus bad debt * Tackle credit card debt and use credit strategically * Plan for a major purchase, such as a car or a house * Give to your favorite charity and make it work with your budget * Combine your finances with your spouse or partner * Teach kids about money at an early age, and then reinforce those lessons throughout the teen years * Save for your children s college and your retirement * Prepare for life s ups and downs, from planning for a wedding or dream vacation to dealing with unexpected household repairs, identity theft, or an unforeseen disaster * Ensure your loved ones are secure by having critical documents in order, such as a will, power of attorney, or trust, as well as adequate insurance coverage * Choose the best financial advisor for your needs Filled with detailed information, money saving strategies, and expert advice, each chapter is reinforced with personal stories many from the contributors own life experiences that bring home the book s lessons. These tales of financial setbacks, recoveries, and eventual successes demonstrate that with persistent planning, and a little guidance, it is truly possible to save wisely and spend happily.
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Sharon L. Lechter, CPA, CGMA, Founder/CEO of Pay Your Family First, is creator of the award-winning ThriveTime for Teens board game, coauthor of Think and Grow Rich-Three Feet from Gold, and Rich Dad Poor Dad, and annotator of Outwitting the Devil with the Napoleon Hill Foundation. She served as a member of the first President s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, and is a member of the AICPA s National CPA Financial Literacy Commission. For more information visit


Section 1: The Basics 1 Chapter 1: Goal Setting 3 Smart Goals 4 Specific 4 Measurable 5 Attainable 5 Relevant 5 Time-bound 5 Smart Goal Application 6 Smarter Goals 8 So Why Don t People Set Goals? 13 In Summary 15 Chapter 2: Taking Control Budgeting 101 17 Examine Your Financial Goals 19 Identify Your Current Monthly Income and Expenses 20 Evaluate Your Budget 25 How Do You Compare? 25 How To Get On Track 27 Easy For Her to Say 29 From Paycheck to Paycheck to Savings 31 Creating Structure 33 Importance of Keeping Records 35 In Summary 36 Chapter 3: Budgeting Strategies 37 The Importance of Paying Yourself First 38 The Real Difference Between Wants and Needs 40 The Ripple Effect 42 Walk The Talk 44 Where s The Cash Going? 46 Back To The Envelopes 47 Have An Emergency Fund 49 Don t Forget The Obvious 51 Increase Your Means 52 The Benefit of Asking For Help 55 In Summary 55 Chapter 4: Penny Wise and Savvy Investor 57 Small Savings Add Up to Big Money 58 Delayed Gratification 61 Garage Sale Treasures 62 Bulk Buying Benefits 63 Be Mindful of Receipts 65 Taking Advantage of Every Opportunity 66 Reducing Your Income Taxes 68 The Savvy Investor 70 In Summary 73 Chapter 5: Good Debt, Bad Debt 75 Credit Cards Good Or Bad? 81 The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly 83 Credit Cards and Emotion 85 Debt Counselors 87 But It s Interest Free Debt! 89 They Chose Me! 91 What is My Credit Score and Credit History? 93 So How Do I Get From A Bad Credit Score to A Good Credit Score? 95 In Summary 96 Section 2: Money and Relationships 97 Chapter 6: Money and Marriage 99 The Money Talk 101 Prenuptuals 102 Postnuptials 104 The Dream and Plan Talk 104 The Putting Into Practice Talk 105 The Credit and Debt Talk 108 The Reality Check Talk 110 In Summary 111 Chapter 7: The Dreaded Divorce 113 Divorce and Personal Financial Planning 114 Planning For Your Advisors 116 Mediated Or Traditional Divorce? 117 Hidden Costs of Parenting Post Divorce 122 In Summary 124 Section 3: Raising Financially Savvy Children 125 Chapter 8: Kids and Money 127 Setting Goals 129 The Power of The Bank Book 131 Making It Fun 134 Making It A Game 135 The Family Vacation 136 The Family Budget 138 My Own Budget 142 The Entitled Generation 143 The Power of Earning It 144 From Earning to Investing 146 Investing In Stock 147 In Summary 148 Chapter 9: Allowance 149 Spend Less Than You Earn 154 Where Does My Money Go? 156 Budgeting Basics 157 Write It Down 159 In Summary 162 Chapter 10: Teens and Money 163 Value of Money 164 Lesson 1: Developing A Budget 165 Lesson 2: Getting Creative Earning More and Stretching More 169 Stretching the Budget 171 Igniting Creativity 173 Lesson 3: Saving For The Future 174 Having Savings Creates Options 175 Utilize and Maximize Your Savings Opportunities 177 Lesson 4: Using Credit Wisely 178 College Out of Sight But Still In Your Pocket 181 College, Pizza, and Bouncing Checks 183 Lesson 5: Parents As Bankers 184 Support Not Dependence 184 In Summary 186 Chapter 11: Paying for College 187 Systematic Savings From Birth 189 Systematic Savings Vehicles 191 Traditional Savings Accounts 191 Education Specific Savings Accounts 192 Outside The Box Innovative Systematic Savings Ideas 193 Scholarships and Grants 197 Scholarships 197 Grants 198 When You Still Need A Loan 199 Federal Education Loans 199 Private Borrowing 200 In Summary 202 Chapter 12: A First for Everything 205 First Cell Phone 206 First Checking Account 207 First Car 209 Moving Out 213 First Home 218 Your Wedding 224 In Summary 226 Chapter 13: Importance of Charity 227 Experience is The Best Teac