Personal Economics : Personal Finance Essay

1109 Words Jan 10th, 2016 null Page
The goal of this course is to get you thinking about personal finance issues at a point in your life when you still have time to benefit from the power of time in generating wealth to accomplish your other life goals. The financial decisions you make early in life with determine in great extent the quality of life you will enjoy later, especially given the turbulent and uncertain economic conditions. Money isn’t everything, but a lack of it will impact almost every aspect of your life and those who surround you.

This course will provide the basis for your success not only by satisfying a course requirement, but also by providing you the fundamentals to be financially secure throughout your life. Concepts such as the time value of money can either act as your friend or your nemesis depending upon whether you employ this concept for your benefit or to your detriment. Likewise knowledge of insurance can make major life events far less traumatic or will at least allow you concentrate on important issues and not be overwhelmed by financial distractions. Real estate and stock investments, retirement and estate planning will also be discussed as tools to help you attain financial success.

Corse Format:
This class will be taught in a distant education format. I will have ‘live’ lectures via Blackboard Collaborate on Tuesdays at 5:30PM each week. The live lectures will be “screen captured” and loaded to YouTube so that you may watch them at your convenience at a later…

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