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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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FIN 230 - Personal Finance

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-E
Principles and practices of money management, consumer credit, savings, investments, taxation, and consumer protection.

Equivalent Quarter Course: FIN 2300.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-E -Lifelong Learning and Self-Development
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Develop personal financial goals
  2. Calculate time value of money situations to analyze personal financial decisions
  3. Relate money management and savings activities to achieving financial goals.
  4. Describe the importance of taxes for personal financial planning.
  5. Describe the costs and benefits of different types of payment accounts.
  6. Examine your credit capacity and build your credit rating.
  7. Develop a plan to manage your debts.
  8. Identify strategies for effective consumer buying for a motor vehicle or a home.
  9. Describe home, motor vehicle, health insurance, property and life insurance.
  10. Describe fundamentals for investing in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
  11. Describe retirement planning and estate planning.

E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development Learning Outcomes
  1. develop intellectual, practical, and/or physical skills and abilities that will serve them throughout their lives;
  2. apply their learning to other pursuits within and outside of the classroom; and
  3. demonstrate the capacity to make informed and ethical decisions.

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