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Personal Finance

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Rachel S. Siegel
December 2018
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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Personal Finance

Personal Finance was written with two simple goals: to help students develop a strong sense of financial literacy and to provide a wide range of pedagogical aids to keep students engaged and instructors on track. It is a practical introduction that covers all of the fundamentals and introduces conceptual frameworks in a way that students can grasp and use in their personal lives.

New in This Version:
  • Updated to reflect changes in tax code.
  • Updated figures, statistics, references, and links.
  • Refreshed photos and artwork.
  • Expanded explanation of math steps and calculations.
  • More in-depth discussion of exchange traded funds (ETFs).

  • Includes clear learning objectives, key takeaways, and exercise problems in each section.
  • Includes personal finance planning problems, solutions, and exercises.
  • Includes links to videos, blogs, and other external applications.
  • Customizable.

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Rachel S. Siegel Northern Vermont University

Rachel S. Siegel, CFA, was a professor of finance, economics, and accounting at Northern Ver­mont University from 1990-2016. She has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at TrinityCollege (Vermont), Granite State College (New Hampshire), Springfield College (Massachusetts), the Univer­sity of Vermont, and in Tel Aviv, Israel, for Champlain College.
Siegel earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2003. She has been a consultant to the CFA Institute on exam development, data forensics, and curricula, and has consulted on variou­s exam prep courses in finance.
Siegel has also developed a freelance career as a financial editor and writer, for both invest­ments firms and academics. Her column "Follow the Money" has been a regular feature of the Northstar Monthly since 2001.
Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, Siegel earned a BA in English literature (1980) and an MBA (1989) from Yale University. She lives in Barnet, Vermont.
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