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BA218 Personal Finance

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Explores the role of the consumer in our economy, problems of financing family and individual needs, including budgeting, banking relationships, borrowing, insurance, risk management, real estate, investing, portfolio management, retirement and personal taxes. Prerequisite: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide.)

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23367SE Remote
from 12 to 1:50pm

From April 1 through June 10, 2021
Textbooks for CRN 23367
Instructor: Teresa S Langford
Tuition: credit Fees: $0

Course details: CRN 23367

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Open educational resources (OER)

The following free or inexpensive materials are used for this course:


  • Access to computer and internet
  • PDF Viewer
  • Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Instructor comments:

  •  Learn how to make money and keep the money.
  • Live Lectures/Office Hours: Our class meets online via Zoom Thursdays. Camera is not required.
  • Thursday Lectures/Office Hours are recorded and uploaded to D2L. Attendance is not mandatory.
  • Required Text: FREE textbook "Personal Finance" (Siegel, R. & C. Yacht, 2009), ISBN 978-0-98236-186-3. https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/31
  • Optional Text: A print version of the textbook is available for purchase at the PCC campus bookstore. ISBN 978-0-00024-104-7.
  • Course materials and other online activities are accessed via D2L.
  • Assignments, discussions, and final reflections projects are submitted via D2L course.
  • Our syllabus and tentative course calendar will be emailed to registered students before the first day of the term. 
  • Any questions, email teresa.langford@pcc.edu

 I look forward to learning with you in Spring 2021 term. 

Thank you.


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