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BSAD 009 – Personal Finance & Investing

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Analyze the process for making personal financial decisions; develop personal financial goals in view of an individual's background and emotions related to money, debt, spending habits, risk taking etc.; assess economic factors that influence financial planning.

Section Description: It has been said that Economics is about “the allocation of scarce resources”. This is a good definition of Personal Finance. None of us have enough resources to meet all of our needs, and all of our wants. This course is about how to accumulate financial assets, how to budget, how to invest (and spend), how and when to borrow and how to deal with the expected events in life (Insurance and Wills). You will use one text: Focus on Personal Finance (fifth edition) Kapoor/Dlabay/Hughes & Hart (McGraw Hill Education, 2016).

CRN: 12916

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 58/60

Days Time Location
MW 17:05 - 18:20 DEWEY HALL 314

Instructor(s): Eric H. Hanson

Meeting Dates: 16 Jan 2018 - 04 May 2018