SpringerBriefs in Finance

Finance for Academics

A Guide to Investment for Income

Authors: Francisco, Ronald A.

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​The purpose of this book is to provide a hands-on guide to finance and investment for academics with an objective of providing strategies to maximize income, minimize fees, and legally minimize taxes.  There are many risks in finance and investment such as stock market crashes, inflation, corruption, fees and interest rates.  This book stresses that stocks and bonds are the mainstay of most investors. Dividend-growth stocks mitigate the risk of inflation. In addition, they cost nothing once they are purchased, unlike mutual funds that have constant fees.  The author explains how to find dividend-growth stocks whose payout increase exceeds inflation and how to compound quarterly in order to make projections for future growth in the number of shares or in the value of the capital itself.  The author, in addition, discusses the value of bond funds and master-limited partnerships for an investment portfolio.  Retirement income is a major concern for senior academics and the median level of retirement savings for those 55 to 64 is only $145,000, which is insufficient.  The author stresses the need to mix dividend-growth stocks and closed-end bond funds to fund retirement as well as explains Roth IRAs, 401(k)s and other such tax-free forms of retirement financing.  Finally, the book examines financial risks and shows how to mitigate them to the extent possible.  This book is a must-have for any professor or academic approaching retirement age or looking to secure their future income.​

About the authors

Ronald A. Francisco is Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas. For eight years he has also been the author of highly-downloaded guide on finance and investment for income, 'Finance for Academics', which introduces necessary facts and concepts of finance to the academic world.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Finance for Academics
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Investment for Income
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Finance
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Ronald A. Francisco
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3244-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3244-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3243-2
Series ISSN
2193-1720
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 129
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