You and Your Money

Making Sense of Personal Finance

by Henry E. Riggs


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Softcover
$19.99
Hardcover
$29.99
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/19/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781479792917
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781479792924
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781479792931

About the Book

This book addresses the very many considerations persons face in handling their income, savings, investing, borrowing, protecting against risks, and tax planning.

Somewhat surprisingly our educational system, at the high school level and beyond, rarely addresses this myriad of issues – both problems and opportunities -- that can be categorized as personal finances. Our schools lecture) ceaselessly about the challenges of drugs, sex, alcohol, smoking, social media and wellness -- and appropriately so, since young people are exposed to endless opportunities to make poor and harmful decisions regarding each of those matters.

But so also are adults at all ages – teenagers to senior citizens – confronted by a host of challenges and opportunities as to how to manage their personal finances -- from before they receive their first paychecks and continuing on through retirement and death. As we proceed through high school, college, and even graduate school, we may take courses in accounting, finance, economics, and taxation, all of which offer tidbits of advice on handling our personal finances, but none are comprehensive in addressing personal finance. This book seeks to fill that void.


About the Author

Henry Riggs has had extensive professional and personal experience in the world of finance. He is the author of seven books and numerous articles and op-ed pieces. A graduate of Stanford University and the Harvard Business School, his career spans both industry and academe. A former chief financial officer of a public company and a long-time, distinguished professor at Stanford, he spent twenty years in senior academic leadership positions before his retirement. For over 20 years he was a director of a number of mutual funds; he has also served as a bank director and a director of several industrial companies. He now lives on the Stanford campus. He is a father of three and grandfather of six, all of whom were on his mind as he authored and dedicated this book!