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Bond Investing For Canadians For Dummies

Expert information and easy-to-follow advice for today’s Canadian bond investors Bond Investing For Canadians For Dummies will show you how to invest in bonds in today’s environment and strengthen and protect your investment portfolio. Bonds are a great choice for anyone looking to make a smart investment that will provide a steady income, and this book is a great choice for anyone ready to get started. With clear, jargon-free guidance on the best reasons to buy various types of bonds and what type of bonds to invest in, you’ll be ready to minimize your investment risks by adding bonds to your portfolio. Let this book, which focuses on the Canadian bond market, teach you to wisely buy and sell your bonds by considering both risks and returns. Find out how to make the right bond investment for you. Identify your investment goals and choose the best investment strategy for you Use Canadian and international bonds to diversify your portfolio and build a safe income stream Learn about the many different types of bonds, including Government of Canada Bonds and treasuries, municipal and provincial bonds, and agency bonds Find out how to buy bonds at the right time, and when to sell Understand the risks and returns on your bonds so you can meet your personal targets Learn about the impact of Canadian taxes on bonds and other fixed-income investments Bond Investing For Canadians For Dummies is perfect for new and experienced investors who want to learn all the ins and outs of the bond market.

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Wills & Estate Planning for Canadians For Dummies

Practical advice as you prepare to leave your legacy You’ve worked your entire life to give your loved ones the best life they can have. Don’t let death be the end of your caring and thoughtfulness. You can make sure your family is taken care of after your death and your wealth and assets go where you intend with the help of Wills & Estate Planning For Canadians For Dummies, 3rd Edition. This easy-to-follow guide takes some of the stress and uncertainty out of this unpleasant topic by offering straightforward advice about preparing end-of-life documents and planning your estate. Discover the best way to transfer your assets to your heirs and the charitable organizations of your choice. Find out how to prepare a living will, donate organs, and give instructions for your burial. You also get expanded information about family law in Canada, details on why you need a power of attorney, and guidance on will preparation, funeral planning, green burials, tax implications, and more. With Wills & Estate Planning for Canadians For Dummies, 3rd Edition: Understand the laws surrounding estates, wills, trusts, and taxes in Canada Get details on buying life insurance, naming your heirs and beneficiaries, and designating an executor Find advice for discussing inheritance matters with a legal professional when you have a tricky situation Put your mind at ease with a solid plan for your assets and your end-of-life care Thanks to practical advice from an expert author, you can ensure that your affairs are in order and your loved ones will honor your final wishes. This guide will help you leave behind a meaningful legacy for all who know and love you.

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REITs For Dummies

Get the 411 on real estate investment trusts (REITs) and how they might fit into your portfolio Are you looking for exciting—but responsible—new investment opportunities that go beyond simple stocks and bonds? In REITs For Dummies, celebrated investing lecturer and author Brad Thomas delivers an easy-to-understand guide to getting started with real estate investment trusts—also known as “REITs.” These flexible and lucrative investment tools package together individual properties so you can invest in land and buildings without the hassle of being a landlord. In the book, you’ll get a straightforward tour of REIT property sectors and the different ways you can invest in REITs. You’ll also find: Strategies for selecting the best REITs for you and your family Ways to navigate the sector and generate durable income that helps you sleep well at night Options for those who want to go beyond the United States and investigate international REIT products.You already know about the basics of stock and bond investing. Now it’s time to learn about some of the other interesting financial products available to the responsible investor. In REITs For Dummies, you’ll get the jargon-free and easy-to-follow guidance you need to wrap your head around this exciting opportunity.

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Investing in Stocks For Dummies

Yes, you can make money in the stock market—this guide shows you how Investing in Stocks For Dummies gives you a straightforward introduction to stock investing. You’ll learn the basics of buying and selling stocks, including how to research stocks and the factors that influence their performance. Even in an uncertain and challenging marketplace, you can profit by making smart financial decisions and investing wisely. This book explains how to calculate net worth, deal with tax laws, and do all the things that will make you a successful investor. This Dummies guide is packed with clear instructions and solid advice so you can start investing with confidence. Learn how to choose the best stocks for your goals and create a diverse portfolio Understand the risks involved in stock investing and choose a strategy that works Navigate the market’s ups and downs with time-tested techniques Plan for your financial future and invest according to your timelineThe expert info in this book will start you off on the right foot as you begin your journey down Wall Street.

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Investing in Cryptocurrency For Dummies

Unlock the mysteries of cryptocurrency investing Investing In Cryptocurrency For Dummies gives you detailed information and the expert advice you need to successfully add cryptocurrency to your investment portfolio. If you’re interested in making money in the unregulated cryptocurrency markets, this is the guide for you. You’ll learn how to buy and sell digital currencies, profiting from price fluctuations regardless of the market environment. You’ll also gain the knowledge you need to make smart long-term investments in crypto. Real-world examples show you how to maximize your profit potential and avoid common pitfalls. Figure out what cryptocurrency is and learn the ins and outs of the crypto market Learn how to buy and sell digital currencies Understand cryptocurrency wallets and why you need one Make smart trades for the long and medium term Incorporate cryptocurrency into a broader strategy for a diversified portfolioInvesting In Cryptocurrency For Dummies is a great resource, whether you’re a curious newbie who has countless crypto questions or an experienced investor who wants to expand their crypto strategy.

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500 Great Ways to Save For Dummies

Get smart and start saving—without sacrificing the things you love With high prices for everything from food to gas, how can you make ends meet—and still have enough for the things you love? 500 Great Ways to Save For Dummies is packed with creative ideas for cutting costs in small and big ways, in dozens of categories, ranging from groceries and healthcare to education, travel, and major purchases. This fun book helps you get into a saving mindset, know where your money goes, and whittle down debt. These quick tips are so easy you can start saving today! Reduce everyday costs of groceries, restaurant meals, gas, utilities, home maintenance, healthcare, and insurance Save money on fitness, pet care, entertainment, and all your hobbies Cut costs on big-ticket items including vacations, cars, and appliances Find free stuff, special discounts, and money-saving apps This is the only book you need to save money throughout the year!

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Budgeting For Dummies

Build a budget that puts you on solid financial footing Ask any financially successful person how they achieved their goals, and chances are they’ll tell you it all started with a budget. And that’s exactly where you should start. Budgeting For Dummies shows you how to create a plan that fits your lifestyle, manages everyday needs, and builds your savings. Author Athena Valentine, founder of the Money Smart Latina blog, offers step-by-step details for creating and following a budget without feeling like you’re depriving yourself and your family of all the things that make life worth living. This book shows you how to figure out where your money comes from and where it goes so you can live the life you want and work toward your financial goals. Find out how to establish an emergency fund, eliminate debt, improve your credit score, and stick to your budget through economic ups and downs. Discover budgeting methods that work so you can live within your means Create a budget for your unique situation to get a handle on your income and expenses Deal with common budgeting challenges without taking on more debt Increase your credit score and save toward a major purchaseYou don’t need to make six figures to achieve your financial goals. Valentine, who also writes for Slate.com, knows the struggle of trying to make ends meet and is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge with anyone who wants to improve their financial literacy. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to managing your money, you can depend on Valentine’s tried-and-true advice in Budgeting For Dummies to set you on the right path.

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529 & Education Savings Plans For Dummies

Don’t let money get in the way of your kids’ best education 529 & Education Savings Plans For Dummies helps you sort through the vast amount of information about education savings accounts and choose the plans that are best for you and your family. A college or private K-12 education is generally parents’ single largest expense for their children. 529 plans and 530 plans (Coverdell accounts) are relatively solid investment vehicles that can make saving for college much easier, providing tax advantages that other types of investments can’t match. Education savings can be part of your overall wealth accumulation strategy, and this book can show you which plans are right for you, help you decide when to start saving, and guide you through determining how much to save per year in order to meet your goals—and help your kids meet theirs. Learn about the different types of tax-sheltered and tax-advantaged ways to save for education Create a saving and investment strategy that makes sense for your family Demystify the 529 and 530 plan rules and maximize your tax advantage Help set your kids on the path to success and to their college of choiceThis is the perfect Dummies guide for parents or family members who want to begin saving for a college or K-12 education and who may want to supplement their current savings with tax-sheltered, education-specific accounts, or tax-advantaged investment accounts that may be used for education funding.

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Living Well in a Down Economy For Dummies

As the economic pendulum swings, it’s time to start living smart Living Well in a Down Economy For Dummies offers ideas for keeping more money in your pocket during a topsy-turvy economy. With more than 100 tips, it shows you how to tighten your belt without feeling a big pinch in your day-to-day life. Discover innovative and effective ways to cut expenses and boost your income in today’s economy. It isn’t about making sacrifices. It’s about setting priorities. Gain the skills you need to take control of your spending, make smarter choices, and stop the financial drain that can accompany a downturn in the economy. Inside, you’ll find practical advice on how to live and thrive when prices creep up or your income falls. Get tips for spending less in all areas of life—utilities, groceries, pet care, entertainment, and beyond. And figure out how to slip in some self-care without breaking the bank. You can do this, thanks to this no-judgment For Dummies guide. Reduce your expenses by cooking at home, doing your own car maintenance, cutting your own hair, and more Discover creative ways to increase your income, interview for better-paying jobs, and continue to save for college or retirement Save money on home maintenance, insurance, and other reoccurring costs Minimize your tax bill, improve your credit, and avoid foreclosureIf you’re looking for practical tips on how to make ends meet that you can implement today, this For Dummies guide is for you.

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Real Estate Investing All-in-One For Dummies

Build wealth through real estate Real Estate Investing All-in-One For Dummies will show new and seasoned real estate investors how to make smart decisions. With seven books in one, this complete resource will teach you how to purchase real estate, flip houses, invest in commercial real estate and foreclosures, sell your house, buy real estate internationally, and more. We even explain the ins and outs of short-term rentals like Airbnb, so all your passive income options are covered. With this book, you can start investing in real estate quickly and easily, thanks to user-friendly information and expert tips that will help you avoid costly mistakes. It’s your one-stop resource for all things real estate. Learn how to buy and sell real estate, including how to find the best deals Determine whether flipping houses or short-term rental management is for you Maximize your earnings and minimize your tax bill in real estate investment Extend your reach outside the United States by investing in real estate globallyThis is the perfect Dummies guide for amateur real estate investors who need a hand getting started, and for seasoned investors looking to up their game with commercial, international, and other investment strategies.

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