Table of contents for Reaching financial goals : advice from finance industry experts about saving, investing, and managing money using such financial tools as cash investments, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and annuities, along with facts about researching investment opportunities, tips for avoiding fraud, a glossary, and directories of resources for additional help and information / edited by Karen Bellenir.

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Table of Contents
Preface
Part I: Identifying Your Financial Goals
Chapter 1¿Dream It and Achieve It: How to Set and Attain Financial Goals
Chapter 2¿How to Budget and Save
Chapter 3¿Financial Security: A Roadmap
Chapter 4¿Insurance Helps Protect Your Assets
Chapter 5¿Young Adults: A To-Do List for Ages and Stages of Money Management
Chapter 6¿Couples and Money
Chapter 7¿Financing College
Chapter 8¿Financing Retirement
Chapter 9¿Receiving a Financial Windfall
Chapter 10¿Estate Planning
Part II: Learning about Financial Tools
Chapter 11¿What Determines Interest Rates?
Chapter 12¿Cash Investments
Chapter 13¿Investing in Bonds
Chapter 14¿Certificates of Deposit (CDs)
Chapter 15¿U.S. Treasury Securities
Chapter 16¿Municipal Bonds
Chapter 17¿Investing in Stocks
Chapter 18¿Microcap Stocks
Chapter 19¿Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
Chapter 20¿Exchange Traded Options
Chapter 21¿Convertible Securities
Chapter 22¿Mutual Funds
Chapter 23¿Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Chapter 24¿Closed-End Funds and Unit Investment Trusts
Chapter 25¿Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Chapter 26¿Annuities
Chapter 27¿Hedge Funds
Chapter 28¿Speculation in Futures Contracts: Opportunity and Risk
Part III: Taking Action
Chapter 29¿What You Should Know about Financial Planning
Chapter 30¿Tips for Checking Out Brokers and Investment Advisors
Chapter 31¿Investing Basics
Chapter 32¿Finding Money to Invest
Chapter 33¿Asset Allocation, Diversification, and Rebalancing
Chapter 34¿Keys to Being a Smarter Investor
Chapter 35¿How You Can Avoid the Biggest Investor Mistakes
Chapter 36¿How to Get and Understand Financial Statements, Corporate Reports, and Other Information 
For Investors
Chapter 37¿How You Can Learn More about Foreign Companies and Markets
Chapter 38¿Understanding Market Indices
Chapter 39¿Understanding Closing Prices
Chapter 40¿Analyzing Analyst Recommendations
Chapter 41¿Trade Execution: What Every Investor Should Know
Chapter 42¿Holding Your Securities
Chapter 43¿Direct Investment Plans (DRIPs)
Chapter 44¿Periodic Payment Plans Can Be an Expensive Way to Invest
Chapter 45¿Margin: Borrowing Money to Pay for Stocks
Chapter 46¿Market Volatility Procedures and Trading Suspensions
Chapter 47¿After-Hours Trading: Understanding the Risks
Chapter 48¿Day Trading: Your Dollars at Risk
Chapter 49¿When Does "Investing" Become a Gambling Problem?
Part IV: Avoiding Fraud and Unscrupulous Practices
Chapter 50¿How to Avoid Investment Fraud
Chapter 51¿Outrageous Advertising: Beware
Chapter 52¿Precious Metals and Other Commodities: Beware of Unrealistic Promises
Chapter 53¿Mini-Tender Offers: Proceed with Caution
Chapter 54¿Mutual Company Conversions: Abuse Potential
Chapter 55¿Junk Faxes
Chapter 56¿Identity Theft
Chapter 57¿Safeguarding Online Brokerage Accounts
Chapter 58¿Internet Investment Scams
Chapter 59¿Phishing Fraud
Chapter 60¿"Wrong Numbers" and Stock Tips on Your Answering Machine
Chapter 61¿Pump and Dump Schemes
Chapter 62¿Promissory Note Fraud
Chapter 63¿Pyramid and Ponzi Schemes
Chapter 64¿Worthless Stock Swap Scams
Chapter 65¿Foreign Currency Trading Frauds
Part V: Additional Help and Information
Chapter 66¿Glossary of Investment Terms
Chapter 67¿A Directory of Finance Information Resources
Chapter 68¿A Directory of Investor Protection Services Agencies
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Investments -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Finance, Personal -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Saving and investment -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Financial services industry -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
Advertising, Fradulent -- United States.