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Macmillan Higher Education

Personal Finance (2nd Edition)

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Paperback - 9780230348110

15 December 2011

$69.99

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Fulfilling the need for a UK-centred introductory personal finance text, this dedicated author team provide academic, professional and general readers with what they really need to know about personal finance.

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Fulfilling the need for a UK-centred introductory personal finance text, this dedicated author team provide academic, professional and general readers with what they really need to know about personal finance.

Personal Finance is an innovative text that builds confidence and competence in making personal financial decisions. Using a socio-economic approach to personal finance, it illuminates the many factors and relationships that help improve financial capability, including:

* Decisions on spending, borrowing, saving and investing are set within a broader context.
* Concepts such as income and expenditure, risk and return, and assets and liabilities are related to issues of home ownership, caring responsibilities and lifestyle changes.
* The impact of important economic events, such as the financial crises of recent years, on individuals and households is shown.
* Case studies are used to demonstrate practical relevance, while diagrams and activities help distil complex issues into digestible form.

'Keeping a text in this area up to date was always going to be a critical and monumental challenge. The editors have done a timely and impressive job.' – Professor Peter Howells, Centre for Global Finance, UWE Bristol

'Personal Finance addresses a particular gap, and the overview is impressive.' – Steve McKay, Bristol University (Personal Finance Research Centre)

'What distinguishes this book is that it focuses not only on 'what you need to know' about personal finance, but also on 'what you might be interested in knowing' about the socio-economic context in which financial decisions are made – it makes the text more useful for an academic course and certainly makes for interesting reading.' – Jane King, Oxford Brookes University

'Personal Finance presents the subject of financial planning in an intellectually stimulating way which links theory to practice and is comprehensible to both the student and the layperson.' – James Mallon, Napier University

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Introductory level coverage with assumption of only basic maths skills
Provision of a sound social and economic background to aid individual financial decision making
Coverage of recent events including the financial crisis, housing collapse and introduction of tuition fees
Ideal for undergraduate study - but also for the FE market
Great ancillary support, including revision questions, powerpoints and video links

Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Setting the Context; A.Shipman
Income; G.Callaghan
Expenditure and Budgeting; M.Higginson
Debt; M.Upton
Savings and Investments; J.Lowe & J.Rutterford
Housing and the Financial Balance Sheet; G.Callaghan & I.Fribbance
Pensions; J.Lowe
Sharing and Caring; S.Himmelweit
Insurance and Life Events; I.Fribbance
Personal Finance: the Changing Context; G.Callaghan & M.Higginson
Glossary
Index.

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GEORGE CALLAGHAN Lecturer in Economics at The Open University, UK.
IAN FRIBBANCE Lecturer in Economics at The Open University, UK.
MARTIN HIGGINSON Lecturer in Economics at The Open University, UK.

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GEORGE CALLAGHAN Lecturer in Economics at The Open University, UK.
IAN FRIBBANCE Lecturer in Economics at The Open University, UK.
MARTIN HIGGINSON Lecturer in Economics at The Open University, UK.

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