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How to Eat an Elephant: Achieving Financial Success One Bite at a Time

How to Eat an Elephant: Achieving Financial Success One Bite at a Time

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If it's time to take charge of your financial life, look no further. How to Eat an Elephant offers real solutions that will save you time, money, and headaches.
If it's time to take charge of your financial life, look no further. How to Eat an Elephant offers real solutions that will save you time, money, and headaches.

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Published by: Wiley Canada on Nov 01, 2012
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CONTENTS
Acknowledgements ixHow to Use this Guide xiIntroduction 1PART ONE: Understanding Your Finances 3Chapter 1: Setting and Achieving Goals 5Chapter 2: Where Are You Now? 19Chapter 3: How to Save a Lot o Money! 31Chapter 4: Income and Debt Management 53PART TWO: Protecting Your Finances 71Chapter 5: Benefts 73Chapter 6: Risk and Living Insurance 93Chapter 7: Lie Insurance 107PART THREE: Growing Your Finances 131Chapter 8: Retirement and Estate Planning 133Chapter 9: Investing 163Chapter 10: Tax Planning 187PART FOUR: Ensuring Financial Success 211Chapter 11: Wills, Powers o Attorney, andPersonal Care Directives 213Chapter 12: Finding the Right Advisors 237Conclusion 257About the Employee Financial Education Division 259Index 261About the Author 273
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SETTING AND ACHIEVING GOALS
The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim toohigh and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.—Michelangelo
IF YOU ASKED MOST PEOPLE i they had goals, almost everyone wouldsay they did. So the real question becomes, why is it that most people don’twork toward achieving their goals? The main reason is that their goalsaren’t in ront o them on a daily basis. Another reason is that when theyset their goals, they don’t do so properly. For example, someone might tellyou something like, “I want to go to Hawaii.” Although this is a goal, it isnot set up properly to be met with success. Let’s look at what needs to bedone to increase the likelihood that goals will be met.
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You may be wondering why a personal fnance book has goal-setting as the subject o the frst chapter. The reason is to help youidentiy the things that are most important to you so that, when youare making fnancial decisions later on, your ocus and priorities willbe on these goals.
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