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Personal Finance in Plain English

300+ Essential Financial Terms You Need to Know

About The Book

Discover the ins and outs of personal finance—in a language you can actually understand—with these clear, straightforward definitions and explanations of all things finance from income and assets to credit, loans, and debt, to stocks, bonds, money markets, and more.

The personal finance book you wished you had in school!

Managing your money is not an easy job, and it’s made even more complicated by the specific terminology used in personal finance. Reading through a loan agreement, credit card terms and conditions, or a stock market report can leave even the most financially responsible people wondering what exactly does this mean? Now, Personal Finance in Plain English has the answers.

You’ll find straightforward explanations of 350 personal finance terms ranging from banking and taxes to credit cards, student loans, and mortgages, to stock, cryptocurrency, retirement planning, and more. This quick, easy-to-use glossary teaches you what the term means, how the concept works, and how it is used. Read through the chapters for a solid primer in personal finance or refer to specific definitions as needed when reviewing your financial documents.

Take control of your financial goals and master the complex language of finance with Personal Finance in Plain English.

About The Author

Michele Cagan is a CPA, author, and financial mentor. With more than twenty years of experience, she offers unique insights into personal financial planning, from breaking out of debt and minimizing taxes, to maximizing income and building wealth. Michele has written numerous articles and books about personal finance, investing, and accounting, including The Infographic Guide to Personal FinanceInvesting 101Stock Market 101, and Financial Words You Should Know. In addition to her financial know-how, Michele has a not-so-secret love of painting, Star Wars, and chocolate. She lives in Maryland with her son, dogs, cats, and koi. Get more financial guidance from Michele by visiting

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