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Author Kramon, James M.

Title What they don't teach you in college : a graduate's guide to life on your own / James M. Kramon.

Imprint Naperville, Ill. : Sphinx Pub., 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 FSCC Non-Fiction  646.7 KRA 2006    ---  DUE 04-18-23
Description xvi, 304 pages ; 18 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- section 1. The basics : work and money -- ch. 1. Your job -- Employment contracts -- Terms used in employment contracts -- Checklist for employment contracts -- Employment benefits -- Checklist for employment benefits -- Paperwork for new employees -- Checklist for new employees -- Sample Form W-4 -- Changing employment -- Checklist for ending employment -- ch. 2. Managing finances -- Making and using a budget -- Checklist for making and using a budget -- Sample monthly budget -- Saving money -- Checklist for managing your finances -- Terms regarding student loans -- Sample letter to bank -- Sample letter to credit card company -- Checklist of dos and don'ts for checking accounts -- Terms used in banking -- Tax-qualified retirement plans -- Things to do to provide for possible death or disability -- Checklist of things to do to provide for possible death or disability -- ch .3. Your income taxes -- Income tax basics -- Terms used in income tax matters -- FICA (Social Security and Medicare) -- W-2s and 1099s -- Sample Form W-2 -- Sample Form 1099 -- Filing tax returns -- Checklist for preparing for tax time.
section 2. The necessities : home and car -- ch. 4. Renting an apartment -- Finding an apartment -- Checklist for finding an apartment -- Dealing with real estate brokers -- Checklist for dealing with real estate brokers -- Your lease -- Terms used in leases -- Checklist for your lease -- Complaints and requests -- Checklist for complaints and requests -- Sample complaint to landlord -- Dealing with a roommate -- Checklist for dealing with a roommate -- Apartment insurance -- Terms used in apartment insurance policies -- Checklist for apartment insurance -- Making a claim under your apartment insurance policy -- Checklist for making a claim under your apartment insurance policy -- Sample letter to apartment insurance company -- ch. 5. Automobiles -- Should I buy a car? -- Checklist for costs of owning a car -- Buying a car -- Checklist for buying a car -- Financing the purchase of a car -- Car inspections -- Checklist for car inspections -- Automobile insurance -- Checklist for components of automobile insurance -- Accidents -- Checklist for handling accidents -- ch. 6. Buying a house -- Buying your first house -- Terms used in buying a house -- Checklist for buying a house -- Contract to buy a house -- Checklist for a contract to buy a house -- Homeowners insurance -- Checklist for homeowners insurance -- Closing -- Checklist for house closing -- Repairs and improvements to your home.
section 3. The essentials : insurance and medical care -- ch. 7. Liability insurance -- Obtaining liability insurance -- Checklist for obtaining liability insurance -- ch. 8. Medical care -- Types of medical insurance -- Checklist for types of medical insurance -- Selecting an HMO -- Terms used in HMO provider agreements -- Checklist of factors to consider in selecting an HMO -- Sample worksheet for comparing HMOs -- Forming a relationship with your HMO -- Checklist for forming a relationship with your HMO -- Specialists, testing, drugs, and other medical care -- Checklist for obtaining specialists, testing, drugs, and other medical care -- Resolving disputes -- Checklist for resolving disputes with your HMO -- Sample letter to HMO that refuses to provide a specialist -- ch. 9. Life and disability insurance -- Life insurance -- Terms used in life insurance policies -- checklist for purchasing life insurance -- Disability insurance -- Checklist of possible sources of money in the event of disability -- Terms used in disability insurance policies -- How to obtain disability insurance -- Checklist for obtaining a disability insurance policy -- Making a claim for disability benefits.
Section 4. The lessons : resolving problems -- Avoiding disputes -- Checklist of ways to avoid disputes -- Sample chronology prepared for a lawyer -- Handling legal disputes -- Checklist for writing a legal letter -- Sample letter regarding defective repairs -- Sample letter to bank regarding checking account -- Sample letter requesting approval to see a specialist -- Sample letter regarding lack of trash removal services -- Conclusion -- About the author -- Index.
Local Note 31
Subject School-to-work transition -- United States -- Life skills guides.
College graduates -- United States -- Life skills guides.
Life skills -- United States.
ISBN 157248554X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781572485549 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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