1 Planning Your Personal Finances 1. Personal Finance Basics and the Time Value of Money Appendix: The Time Value of Money 2. Financial Aspects of Career Planning Appendix: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews 3. Money Management Strategy: Financial Statements and Budgeting 4. Planning Your Tax Strategy 2 Managing Your Personal Finances 5. Financial Services: Savings Plans and Payment Accounts 6. Introduction to Consumer Credit 7. Choosing a Source of Credit: The Costs of Credit Alternatives 3 Making Your Purchasing Decisions 8. Consumer Purchasing Strategies and Legal Protection 9. The Housing Decision: Factors and Finances 4 Insuring Your Resources 10. Property and Motor Vehicle Insurance 11. Health, Disability, and Long-Term Care Insurance 12. Life Insurance 5 Investing Your Financial Resources 13. Investing Fundamentals 14. Investing in Stocks 15. Investing in Bonds 16. Investing in Mutual Funds 17. Investing in Real Estate and Other Investment Alternatives 6 Controlling Your Financial Future 18. Starting Early: Retirement Planning 19. Estate Planning
Dr. Jack Kapoor is a Professor of Business and Economics in the Business and Services Division. Dr. Kapoor has taught Business and Economics at College of DuPage since 1969. He received his B.A. and M.S. from San Francisco State College and his Ed.D. from Northern Illinois University. Professor Kapoor was recently awarded the Business and Services Division's Outstanding Professor Award for 1999-2000. Dr. Kapoor is known internationally as a co-author of several textbooks including Business: A Practical Approach (Rand McNally), Business (Houghton Mifflin), and Focus on Personal Finance (Richard D. Irwin/McGraw-Hill).