Mutual Funds For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))

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Sooner or later, we all need to plan for our financial futures. The rich can afford personal financial advisors to help them out — but what about the rest of us? Offering you instant diversification and low-cost access to some of the best money managers in the business, mutual funds are the great equalizers. The problem is, with 10,000 mutual funds to choose from, even experienced investors can suffer from information overload. To make them work for you, you need expert advice from someone who knows mutual funds inside and out and who understands how they can help you realize your unique financial goals.

Mutual Funds For Dummies, 4th Edition is just the ticket. Written by leading financial journalist and author Eric Tyson, it cuts through mutual fund confusion and shows you how to make your money work harder for you. It quickly gets you up to speed on how to:

  • Pick the best funds and avoid the losers
  • Avoid common pitfalls
  • Assemble and maintain a portfolio
  • Select the best stock funds for growth
  • Choose bond and money funds for long-term security
  • Access mutual fund information online

Mutual Funds For Dummies, 4th Edition offers you a unique opportunity to cash in on the investment savvy of a personal financial expert. Chock-full of useful examples and insider tips of the trade, it helps you navigate the mutual funds landscape and tells you what you need to know about:

  • Making sure a fund you like is managed properly
  • New tax law changes and new theories on socially responsible investing
  • Finding great funds and where to buy them
  • Establishing a solid fund portfolio
  • Knowing when to sell, buy, or hold
  • Understanding tax forms for mutual funds
  • Fixing common fund problems
  • Making sense of fund ratings
  • Investment gurus and financial newsletters
  • Money management software, investment research software, and retirement planning software
  • Getting information on the Web

Whether you’re growing a retirement nest egg or saving for your kids’ education, you can’t go wrong when you invest in Mutual Funds For Dummies, 4th Edition.

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From the Back Cover:

Completely revised and updated

Covers all the new tax laws and their impact on your fund portfolio

Cash in on the investment savvy of personal finance expert Eric Tyson with this freshly updated classic. It offers the latest fund data and wealth-building techniques – including new fund recommendations and full coverage of changes in the industry. If you want to build wealth, make Mutual Funds For Dummies your first investment.

Discover how to:

  • Pick the best funds and avoid losers
  • Assemble and maintain a portfolio
  • Select the best stock funds for growth
  • Choose bond and money funds
  • Access mutual fund information online

Praise for Mutual Funds For Dummies

"You don’t have to be a novice to like Mutual Funds For Dummies . . . Eric Tyson clearly has a mastery of his subject."
– Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine

"A light touch . . . the pages fly by. A primer for those who flinch when contemplating the thousands of funds you can now buy."
– Brian Banmiller, KTVU FOX-T

"Injects common sense into the dizzying world of mutual funds."
– Oakland Tribune

About the Author:

Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor, syndicated columnist, and the author of bestselling For Dummies books on personal finance, taxes, and home buying.

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