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BUS 110 - Personal Finance


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Description
A course in the management of personal finances. Topics include the budgeting of income and the care and proper use of checking accounts. Attention is given to insurance, various features of U.S. Savings Bonds and other forms of savings, home ownership, securities and the stock market, income taxes, retirement planning, and estates.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. List and analyze the elements needed to make a personal financial decision.
  2. Demonstrate competence in making financial decisions through the development of a personal financial plan.
Listed Topics
  1. Planning for the future.
  2. Developing budgets and financial statements.
  3. Personal income taxes.
  4. Using commercial bank services.
  5. Establishing consumer credit.
  6. The housing decision.
  7. Purchasing consumer durables.
  8. Property and liability insurance.
  9. Health and disability insurance.
  10. Life insurance.
  11. Investment strategy.
  12. Fixed-income securities.
  13. Common stock.
  14. Mutual funds.
  15. Retirement planning.
  16. Estate planning.
Reference Materials
Current textbook.
Supplementary materials such as study guides, videos, handouts, library resources.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 01/13/2005


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