Planning Your Financial Future (The Dryden Press series in finance)

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9780030988448: Planning Your Financial Future (The Dryden Press series in finance)

The goal of this text is to help readers make better financial decisions. It adopts a life-cycle approach to financial planning. The writing style, designed for readers with diverse educational backgrounds, is informal and relatively non-technical. The emphasis is on practical application and decision-making. Concepts are reinforced with diverse real-life examples, up-to-date information, expert advice, and a problem-solving format. Easy-to-complete worksheets are integrated into the text. The result is a quality text that is current and provides a thorough, conceptually sound treatment of the subject for both students and instructors alike.

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After a long and distinguished career, Louis E. "Gene" Boone passed away just before the publication of the Thirteenth Edition of CONTEMPORARY MARKETING. Over the years, students and colleagues at the University of Tulsa, the University of South Alabama, and other schools in the U.S., Australia, and Europe were fortunate to be influenced by Gene's insights. Many marketing instructors knew Gene through his distinguished career and remember the numerous contributions he made to business education. Gene was a pioneer of the marketing discipline and arguably the best and most creative business writer of his generation.

David L. Kurtz has taught at a number of major U.S. and foreign universities and has co-authored best-selling books with Louis E. Boone. Their publications have been translated into Chinese, French, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish. Dave has lectured extensively throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He attended Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia, before entering the graduate business school at the University of Arkansas, where he met Gene Boone. Gene and Dave became longtime co-authors; together they have produced more than 50 books. In addition to writing, Dave and Gene have been partners in several entrepreneurial ventures. But four years at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia, turned him around. Excellent teachers helped get Dave on a sound academic footing. His grade point average soared--enough to get him accepted by the graduate business school at the University of Arkansas, where he met Gene Boone. After graduate school, the two became career co-authors, with over 50 books between them. Gene and Dave also got involved in several entrepreneurial ventures. Today, Dave Kurtz is back teaching at the University of Arkansas after duty tours in Ypsilanti, Michigan; Seattle; and Melbourne, Australia. He is the proud grandfather of five "perfect" kids and a sportsman with a golfing handicap too high to mention. Dave, his wife, Diane, and four demanding canine companions (Daisy, Lucy, Molly, and Sally) live in Rogers, Arkansas. Dave holds a distinguished professorship at the Sam M. Walton College of Business in nearby Fayetteville, home of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Professor Douglas Hearth is a member of the finance faculty at the Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, where he currently serves as director of the personal financial management program. He also served as finance department chair from 1989 to 1996. Prior to that, Dr. Hearth was a faculty member at the University of Colorado. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. Dr. Hearth is the author of numerous academic and professional articles, and has served as a consultant for government and business. He is also the co-author of Contemporary Investments, published by South-Western.

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For the past 35 years, Louis E. Boone and David L. Kurtz have pursued distinguished academic careers. Each has taught at a number of major U.S. and foreign universities, and the two have collaborated on writing best-selling books. Their publications have been translated into Chinese, French, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish. They have lectured extensively throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Kurtz and his wife live in Rogers, Arkansas, where he holds a university professorship at the University of Arkansas in nearby Fayetteville.

During his high-school days, no one in Salisbury, Maryland, would have mistaken Dave Kurtz for a scholar. In fact, he was a mediocre student, so bad that his father steered him toward higher education by finding him a succession of back-breaking summer jobs. Thankfully, most of them have been erased from his memory, but a few linger, including picking peaches, loading watermelons on trucks headed for market, and working as a pipe fitter┬'s helper. Unfortunately, these jobs had zero impact on his academic standing. Worse yet for Dave┬'s ego, he was no better than average as a high-school athlete in football and track. But four years at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia, turned him around. Excellent teachers helped get Dave on a sound academic footing. His grade point average soared┬--enough to get him accepted by the graduate business school at the University of Arkansas, where he met Gene Boone. After graduate school, the two became career co-authors, with over 50 books between them. Gene and Dave also got involved in several entrepreneurial ventures. Today, Dave Kurtz is back teaching at the University of Arkansas after duty tours in Ypsilanti, Michigan; Seattle; and Melbourne, Australia. He is the proud grandfather of five ┬"perfect┬" kids and a sportsman with a golfing handicap too high to mention. Dave, his wife, Diane, and four demanding canine companions (Daisy, Lucy, Molly, and Sally) live in Rogers, Arkansas. Dave holds a distinguished professorship at the Sam M. Walton College of Business in nearby Fayetteville, home of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Professor Douglas Hearth is a member of the finance faculty at the Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, where he currently serves as director of the personal financial management program. He also served as finance department chair from 1989 to 1996. Prior to that, Dr. Hearth was a faculty member at the University of Colorado. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Hearth is the author of numerous academic and professional articles, and has served as a consultant for government and business. He is also the co-author of Contemporary Investments, published by South-Western.

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