Whether you're a sophomore or senior, a political science major or an artist, you've probably thought about what it's going to take to keep your head above water for the next sixty years. Balancing your checkbook is just the beginning of taking care of your money.
Learn how and when to go about investing in retirement; how to buy your first house; pay off your student loans; and a bunch of other things you haven’t even thought about yet.
Kogod's Personal Finance Portfolio
The personal finance portfolio consists of three courses and offer students the chance to create a lifetime of financial stability.
FIN-200 - Personal Finance
This course provides the background for making personal financial decisions within a social and institutional context and developing future financial plans. Shows how to set financial goals, devise strategies to attain them, and understand the tradeoffs inherent in the decisions-making process. Includes cash flow control, banking, credit, taxes, financing houses and automobiles, insurance, investments, and estate planning. Prerequisite for General Education credit: COMM-100 or ECON-100 or GOVT-110 or SOCY-150.
FIN-312 - Investment Markets, Choices & Planning
This course focuses on the key institutions and markets, both domestic and global, that are important in making sound investment and saving decisions. The course familiarizes students with key investment concepts and develops basic frameworks for analyzing individual and investment portfolios. Note: students may not receive credit for both FIN-312 and FIN-469.
FIN-373 - Principles of Real Estate
Principles and practices of listing real property, agreement of sale and the transfer of title or ownership and interests. Drawing documents, contracts, deeds, leases, financing and other instruments. Private and public property rights, liens, taxes, assessments, and other claims on real estate. Prerequisite: FIN-365 or FIN-200 and upper division standing.
You’re probably wondering when someone will show you how. We will, and we'll do it before you graduate. Meet with your advisor today to fit the Personal Finance Portfolio into your schedule.