The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Personal Finance

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The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Personal Finance gives you clear, simple explanations of the complextities you face every day in your financial life. This revised and updated edition also includes the information you'll need to make smart decisions about -- and avoid the pitfalls of -- banking, credit, home finance, financial planning, investing and taxes.

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Kenneth M. Morris and Virginia B. Morris update this now classic handbook to the fundamental principles that govern personal financial management. The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Personal Finance covers the basics of banking, credit, home finance, financial planning, investing, and taxes in a concise and unambiguous manner. The details--amplified by graphics and peripheral data that consistently make its points easier to understand--range from the pros and cons of different types of banking institutions and the various kinds of checking accounts they offer, to the methods available for handling credit-card billing errors and the steps to employ when deciding how large a mortgage one can afford. Obviously, a book of this nature cannot fully answer all questions that might arise in every area it addresses; this one, however, goes a long way toward providing the relevant information that most readers will need to make knowledgeable decisions on their own. --Howard Rothman

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Kenneth M. Morris is the chairman and CEO of Lightbulb Press, a print and Internet publishing company he founded in 1990. One of the nation's leading experts in simplified communications, Ken created the first easy-to-read documents for the brokerage, banking, and telecommunications industries, as well as the 1040EZ for the IRS. He is now spearheading the development of point-of-need online products for websites and interactive devices.

Ken is the coauthor of The Wall Street Journal guides and other Lightbulb books, and serves on the boards of the Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF), the Information Design Journal, and Visible Language.

A graduate of Cornell University, he holds a PhD from Columbia University.

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