Personal Finance Workshop Series

Goizueta Business School

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Goizueta Business School

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Finance is an integral and most important component of any business, so everyone needs to improve their competence in this area. Finance courses will ...

Who should attend

Whether you are newly independent or looking for a tune-up, this workshop series provides practical lessons to take control of your personal finances.

About the course

From foundational skills like setting goals and creating budgets to more advanced topics such as investment strategies, you will gain practical skills and essential knowledge to confidently make decisions about your personal finances.

WORKSHOP SERIES

Workshop 1: Lay of the Land - You and Your Finances

This workshop introduces the participants to the earnings and spending relationships and pattern, provides a few fundamental tools to get started tracking spending patterns to build a spending and savings plan.

Activities after class: Start tracking earnings and spending, pivot tables, establish a trading account

Workshop 2: Workshop 2: Identify Goals and Discuss Investing Methods

This workshop helps participants think about long run goals through investing and budget mindfulness. We dive back into the budgeting process and help participants make adjustments (that include modifying investments) to help reach longer-term goals and start on a path to investing. We ask participants to talk about the stocks that they purchased and stocks they would like to own.

Activities after class: Identify a savings goal, a time horizon and monthly changes to meet that goal.

Workshop 3: More Investing Methods – Looking at Stock Charts and Movements

This workshop helps participants understand the types of savings plans and investments. We walk through the differences of stocks and bonds, talk about insurance types and the risk-reward trade-off. We discuss compounding and the power of starting early.

Activities after class: Open a stock account, purchase at least 1 share of stock

Workshop 4: Active Investing

At the end of Workshop 3, participants will be asked to open an individual trading account (Schwab, TD-Ameritrade, Robinhood, etc.), fund the account and purchase at least 1 share of stock. During Workshop 4 we will look at the stocks that people purchased, track the history of prices of those stocks, talk about dividends and stock-splits and talk about the reasons why people chose the stocks that they did. Participants will engage in research to build out a diversified portfolio of stocks that they would like to hold.

Activities after class: Make another purchase of a stock, identify a schedule of actively saving and investing money towards a goal.

Workshop 5: Goals PLUS Investing

This workshop helps participants think about long run goals through investing and budget mindfulness. We dive back into the budgeting process and help participants make adjustments (that include modifying investments) to help reach longer-term goals and start on a path to investing. We ask participants to talk about the stocks that they purchased and stocks they would like to own.

Practical

Whether you are newly independent or looking for a tune-up, this workshop series provides practical lessons to take control of your personal finances.

Convenient and Accessible

Each of the four two and a half hour workshops will be delivered online.

Action-Oriented

You will take the lessons learned in each workshop and apply them in after-class activities assigned by the instructor.

Experts

Tom Smith

Thomas More Smith holds a PhD in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is considered an expert in the areas of labor economics, pricing, sports economics and finance, the economics of the entertainment industry, the economics of the health care industry and film finance. He is ...

Personal Finance Workshop Series at Goizueta Business School

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