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|[pic] |Course Syllabus | | |College of Humanities | | |FP/101 Version 4 | | |Foundations of Personal Finance |

Copyright © 2011, 2010, 2009 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.Section: AAGH155JN3

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the elements necessary for effective personal financial planning and the opportunity to apply the techniques and strategies essential to this understanding. Primary areas of study include creating and managing a personal budget, understanding and paying taxes, working with financial institutions, wise use of credit cards and consumer loans, financing automobiles and homes, and the use of insurance for protecting one’s family and property.

Policies

Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Bajtelsmit, V. L. & Rastelli, L. G. (2008). Personal finance: Managing your money and building wealth. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Personal Financial Planning | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |List the five steps in the personal financial planning process. |Monday-Sunday | | | |Summarize what influences personal financial planning. | | | | |Identify parts of a financial plan. | | | |Course Preparation |Read the course description and objectives. | | | | |Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 1 of Personal Finance. | | | |Reading |Read Appendix A. | | | |Participation |See Below. |Monday-Sunday | | |Participation & Discussion |Respond to weekly discussion questions and participate in class discussion as indicated |Monday-Sunday |3 | |Questions |above. Students are required to respond to 3 of the 5 DQs a week. DQs count toward | | | |...
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