An Introduction to Personal Finance (4th Edition)

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A unique textbook introducing the principles of personal finance for students studying third-level courses and modules on personal finance. It is tailored to provide specific information for the Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom.

ISBN:  978-1-910374-63-4
Published:  14/09/2016
Format:  Paperback, 288 pages
Price: -   


Product type:  
Strategic finance and management reporting, Student texts
Who is this for:  Student
Edition:  4th
Copyright date:  14/09/2016
Weight:   0.452 kg
Dimension:  156 mm X 234 mm

This unique textbook, is designed for third-level courses and modules on personal finance, both in the Republic of Ireland and in the United Kingdom, and covers the main personal finance issues facing individuals.

This 4th edition is up to date to the 2016 Budgets for both jurisdictions, including changes to the welfare systems, personal taxation legislation affecting individual income and the current regulatory framework for both jurisdictions. The text is written in the context of the current economic climate.

The key areas covered in this textbook include:

  • Preparing a financial plan
  • The financial life-cycle
  • Risk management
  • Debt management
  • Savings management
  • Investment management
  • Retirement planning
  • The regulation of financial services.

A range of self-test questions plus additional, more challenging questions and case studies are provided for each topic. Adopting lecturers can access the solutions to the challenging questions and case studies upon request.

For further information, contact or telephone on (+353) 01 637 7204

The Author

Anne Marie Ward is Professor of Accounting at the University of Ulster (Jordanstown). Her teaching specialities are managerial finance and financial accounting. She has taught both topics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Anne Marie also lectured for Chartered Accountants Ireland for 18 years. She has authored three other textbooks, including Finance: Theory and Practice (3rd Edition, Chartered Accountants Ireland, 2014) and has published widely in academic journals.

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