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2015-2016 University Catalog 
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CSR 10300 - Introduction To Personal Finance

Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will provide knowledge and skills for young adults to be active, informed, and rational managers of their financial life. The course will particularly address the following 4 areas of personal finance. Managing money: Why it’s useful to plan one’s financial affairs, budgeting, being an informed manager of one’s money and consumer of financial products. Financing large items using savings and credit: Know how credit works, how to use it wisely, and how to avoid overindebtedness. Learn savings strategies to maximize the growth of your money. Using financial markets: What are the different ways to invest, and how to make them work for you and your objectives (such as retirement). Managing risk: How to use financial tools (such as insurance) to protect yourself against risk.The course will emphasize age-relevant knowledge and practical advice, with the objective to help students make better financial decisions and adopt better financial behaviors for the long term. Typically offered Fall Spring.