About This Book.
Icons Used in This Book.
Where to Go from Here.
Chapter 1: Establishing and Achieving Your Financial Goals.
What Does "Wealth" Mean to You?
Prioritizing Your Savings Goals.
Building Emergency Reserves.
Saving to Buy a Home.
Funding Kids' Educational Expenses.
Saving for Big Purchases.
Chapter 2: Dealing with Debt.
Reducing Consumer Debt.
Getting Tough on Your Credit Card Use.
Turning to Credit Counseling Agencies.
When Bankruptcy Is Your Best Move.
Chapter 3: Demystifying Investment Concepts.
What Are Your Investment Goals?
Exploring Your Options for Primary Investments.
Forsaking Futures, Options, and Other Derivatives.
Understanding the Potential Returns on Your Investments.
Weighing the Potential Risks of Your Investments.
Taking Some General Investment Advice.
Chapter 4: Preparing for Retirement.
Figuring Out How Much You Need for Retirement.
Understanding Retirement Building Blocks.
Making Up for Lost Time.