This course applies economic reasoning to identify how strategic decision-making can help you take steps toward living a personally rewarding and financially secure life. Attention is drawn to job choice, consumption, saving, investment, and debt and using zero-based budgeting to analyze trade offs in practical personal finance.
On completion of this course, learners will:
- identify choices that are associated with lifestyles that are both personally fulfilling and financially secure;
- use a budget spreadsheet to assign a responsible task to every dollar brought into a households;
- identify choices that are prudent with respect to saving, consuming, investing, and taking on debt; and
- set reasonable short-, medium, and long-term goals given lifestyle choices.
Target Audience: Students, teachers, and life-long learners.
Course is offered by Florida State University and Northern Michigan University.