Book Description: Sooner or later, we all need to plan for our financial futures. The rich can afford personal financial advisors to help them out — but what about the rest of us? Offering you instant diversification and low-cost access to some of the best money managers in the business, mutual funds are the great equalizers. The problem is, with 10,000 mutual funds to choose from, even experienced investors can suffer from information overload. To make them work for you, you need expert advice from someone who knows mutual funds inside and out and who understands how they can help you realize your unique financial goals.Mutual Funds For Dummies, 4th Edition is just the ticket. Written by leading financial journalist and author Eric Tyson, it cuts through mutual fund confusion and shows you how to make your money work harder for you. It quickly gets you up to speed on how to:Pick the best funds and avoid the losersAvoid common pitfallsAssemble and maintain a portfolioSelect the best stock funds for growthChoose bond and money funds for long-term securityAccess mutual fund information onlineMutual Funds For Dummies, 4th Edition offers you a unique opportunity to cash in on the investment savvy of a personal financial expert. Chock-full of useful examples and insider tips of the trade, it helps you navigate the mutual funds landscape and tells you what you need to know about:Making sure a fund you like is managed properlyNew tax law changes and new theories on socially responsible investingFinding great funds and where to buy themEstablishing a solid fund portfolioKnowing when to sell, buy, or holdUnderstanding tax forms for mutual fundsFixing common fund problemsMaking sense of fund ratingsInvestment gurus and financial newslettersMoney management software, investment research software, and retirement planning softwareGetting information on the WebWhether you’re growing a retirement nest egg or saving for your kids’ education, you can’t go wrong when you invest in Mutual Funds For Dummies, 4th Edition.