1st Edition

Private Money Management
Switching from Mutual Funds to Private Money Managers

ISBN 9781574443011
Published June 22, 2001 by CRC Press
280 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

USD $84.95

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Book Description

If you knew exactly how much money you would need at retirement, you could figure out how much risk you'd have to take to get there. You could stop focusing on finding the next hot investment and set about building your overall net worth. You'd develop a plan to manage your existing assets and future resources to meet your anticipated needs. Private Money Management: Switching from Mutual Funds to Private Money Managers supplies a blueprint of investment objectives that does just that.

Private Money Management: Switching from Mutual Funds to Private Money Managers gives you the confidence and ability an ever-expanding, competitive marketplace of investment products demands. From basic investing to advanced planning, you get step-by-step strategies to achieve your financial goals. You will understand which combinations of investments will give you the highest probability of making up any shortfalls, lower your costs, and operate your investment program fully aware of the tax consequences.
Get in-depth coverage of:

  • Investing for retirement
  • The power of tax-deferral
  • IRAs and the Roth IRA
  • Retirement plans for the independent business
  • 401(k) or 403(b)
  • Annuities and variable annuities
  • Social Security: good news to save you money
  • Financial planning on the Internet
  • Selecting your financial advisor or investment advisory team
  • Qualifications you should demand from your money manager
  • How to analyze an investment and read a prospectus
  • Invest to pay for college

    Leave the gambling to others, and base your decisions on accurate information. Your investment program should be designed to meet your financial goals, not beat the stock market. Private Money Management: Switching from Mutual Funds to Private Money Managers provides you with an investment strategy that has the highest probability of achieving the absolute dollars you need, within your time frame, and with the appropriate level of risk - and will teach you how to use it.
  • Table of Contents

    Investment Strategies - What Works and What Doesn't
    Misleading - Information
    Get a Financial Coach
    Financial Needs Discovery Worksheet
    Understanding How Mutual Funds Work
    All About Mutual Funds
    Understanding Stocks
    Understanding Bonds
    How Investments Work Together
    How Investments Work Together
    The Seven Deadly Mistakes
    Planning Your Route
    Achieve Balance
    Lowering Investment Risk
    How to Chose a Money Manager
    Understanding Manager Styles
    Investment Performance Confusion
    Making that Final Choice
    The Final Breakthrough
    Trusting International Signals
    Monitoring/Controlling Risks
    The Twelfth Step - Teaching Your Kids
    Investing - Tax Deferred
    Investing for a Longer Retirement
    What are Annuities?
    Social In-Security
    Do-it-Yourself - On-Line
    Your Investment Plan
    How to Analyze an Investment - What to Watch Out For!
    Other Types of Assets
    How to Read a Prospectus
    How to Pay for Your Children's College!
    Putting it All Together

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