Metropolitan State University

PFIN 101 : Personal Finance and Investing

A. Course Description
Credits: 3
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
People make financial decisions daily and, with increasing frequency, decisions affecting their long-term financial well-being. This course provides an introduction to the world of personal investing and finance including the formulation of intelligent and practical investment and personal financial plans.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/01/1998 - 09/05/1999 09/06/1999 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Be able to explain how to recognize financial predators.
  2. Be able to explain the major components of a personal estate and the resources needed to protect it.
  3. Be able to explain what to consider for conserving wealth and minimizing taxes.
  4. Be able to formulate and execute a personal financial plan to protect your family, your assets, and your financial future.
  5. Be able to identify and explain some of the psychological aspects of poverty and wealth.
  6. Be able to identify to whom to go for financial advice and assistance.
  7. Have a basic competency in computing the time value of money.
  8. Understand and be able to explain the difference between cash and money.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information