Personal Finance Essentials You Always Wanted to Know
by Ankur Mithal
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Pub Date 08 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 03 Oct 2023
Personal Finance Essentials You Always Wanted to Know is a guide that will help you understand money and manage it like a pro.
Do you break out into a sweat at the mention of the word ‘financial planning?’
Do you often struggle with meeting your expenses?
Do you worry about the future and ensuring your financial stability?
And is the time for filing tax returns stressful for you?
Countless others go through the same experience, but it need not be this way.
This book answers all your pressing questions about finance and many more. It makes an effort to remove the fear that is often associated with the subject of finance by offering all the essentials in a conversational manner to engage the readers.
Packed with fun facts and quizzes, it tackles subjects that constitute the world of personal finance which everyone has to deal with, whether we like it or not.
With the help of this book, you will:
• Learn how to budget, save, and invest for your future.
• Get an overview of home ownership, taxation, insurance, and retirement planning.
• Calculate your income, expenses, and budget using practical templates.
• Become better at managing your finances.
Personal Finance Essentials is a ready reckoner for individuals who would like to know more but do not know where to start.
It could be you and me, or students beginning a course in Finance, or youngsters exploring different lines of education and career.
It could also be an organization attempting to help employees understand money management. This book has something for everyone.
It is a part of the Self-Learning Management Series designed to help students, managers, career switchers, and entrepreneurs learn essential management lessons.
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Average rating from 4 members
Ankur Mithal's Personal Finance Essentials You Always Wanted to Know (Vibrant Publishers 2023) provides a thorough overview of personal finance topics for the novice and others who want to backfill holes in their knowledge. Topics include:
Important Financial Concepts
I'm pretty savvy on many of these topics, but still, Mithal managed to surprise me with a facts I didn't know--
"Fun fact Well-known investor Warren Buffet is understood to have started his investing journey at the age of 11 when he bought 6 shares of Cities Service preferred stock—three each for his sister Doris and himself, at $38 per share, eventually selling them for $40. When asked if he had any regrets about having started out at the age of 11, Buffet’s response was that he wished he had started out earlier, presumably hinting at the time value of money and the opportunity he lost by not having done so."
The book is written in layperson language making it easy to understand and consume. I didn’t have to look up words or memorize ideas to figure out what Mithal was saying. He kept it simple enough that each topic organically grew from prior ones. Chapters are delineated into essential items, key principles, and topics readers should expect to understand by the time they finish the book. Each chapter includes a chapter summary and a quick quiz to review essential topics and remind readers of the important elements. I’m not a fan of quizzes but in this case, it serves the serious student well to confirm their knowledge base for the upcoming chapters.
Overall, this is recommended to those with an interest in money and personal finance who might consider those topics too complicated or over their heads. With this book in hand, they aren't.