Life Happens: Personal Finance from College to Career
- An open mind, basic computer skills and, most of all, an interest in learning how to take control of your financial life.
A nuts-and-bolts financial literacy course for students on both sides of college.
With more than 80 engaging videos in 17 information-packed segments, Personal Financial Management from College to Career delivers knowledge you can put to use today and later on in life.
Since 2009, Mitchell D. Weiss has been teaching his typically oversubscribed personal finance course at the University of Hartford. Now, Mitch is bringing both the course and its accompanying "un-college-textbook," Life Happens, to vivid life online.
You'll learn how to evaluate student loans, bank loans and competing credit card offers, approach buying a house or car, protect against ID theft, prepare for and choose between career opportunities, compare different insurance products, deal with financial adversity, and much more. Mitch's straightforward explanations and wide-ranging advice are easy to follow and implement.
The 17-section course can be taken from start to finish or sampled à la carte, if you prefer to focus on just what you need today. The e-text contains thought-provoking questions, real-life problems, and links to the same online tools Mitch uses on screen to solve those problems. The book also includes hundreds of additional links to even more educational resources and informative articles on this important subject.
About your instructor:
Mitchell D. Weiss is an experienced financial services industry executive and entrepreneur, adjunct faculty at the University of Hartford a former member of the board of the university’s Barney School of Business and co-founder of its Center for Personal Financial Responsibility. He also is adjunct faculty at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts.
In addition to Business Happens: A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurial Finance for Small Businesses and Professional Practices, he is also the author of Life Happens: A Practical Guide to Personal Finance from College to Career-2nd Edition and its companion course book, and College Happens: A Practical Handbook for Parents and Students.
Business Happens - A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurial Finance for Small Businesses and Professional Practices
- Students in as well as on both sides of college
- 1.1 Establishing Goals, Timelines, Costs & Priorities01:07
- 1.2 A 'Zero-Sum' Equation01:39
- 1.3 Track, Assess & Revise01:36
- 1.4 Cars, Houses & Apartments00:50
- 1.5 Budgeting for Committed Relationships02:11
- 2.1 Gross vs. Net Pay01:22
- 2.2 Problem Solving - Part One, Problem #103:19
- 2.3 Checking Account Policies & Practices05:11
- 2.4 Debit Cards01:30
- 2.5 Strategies for Success01:20
- 2.6 Record Retention Recommendations01:31
- 3.1 Federal Taxes & Forms03:38
- 3.2 State Income Taxes00:25
- 3.3 Calculating Federal Taxes01:54
- 3.4 Managing Withholdings02:05
- 3.5 Problem Solving - Part One, Problem #205:27
- 4.1 The 5-C's of Credit05:42
- 4.2 Credit Bureaus01:19
- 4.3 Credit Bureaus03:24
- 4.4 Managing Credit03:23
- 4.5 Identity Theft05:19
- 5.1 The Decisioning Process02:25
- 5.2 Loan Amortization02:06
- 5.3 Problem Solving - Part Two Problem #103:02
- 5.4 Financing Manipulations03:56
- 5.5 Problem Solving - Part Two, Problem #501:43
- 5.6 Consumer Loan Agreement Terms & Conditions11:27
- 5.7 Refinancing & Loan Recasting01:47
- 5.8 Problem Solving - Part Two, Problem #202:07
- 5.9 Underwater Loans01:37
- 6.1 Government Loans01:24
- 6.2 Private Student Loans01:49
- 6.3 Strategies for Controlling Student Loan Debt06:25
- 7.1 Mechanics, Policies & Practices02:29
- 7.2 Key Components of a Typical Lease04:24
- 7.3 Considerations & Strategies00:26
- 7.4 Problem Solving - Part Two, Problem #402:47
- 8.1 Mechanics, Policies & Practices07:52
- 8.2 Prepaid Cards02:34
- 8.3 Credit Cards & Cellphones01:50
- 8.4 Strategies for Managing Credit Card Use04:05
- 8.5 Problem Solving - Problem #302:16
- 9.1 Prioritizing Your Borrowing Options01:52
- 9.2.Debt Management04:05
- 10.1 Education & Human Capital02:26
- 10.2 School & Program Choices05:37
- 10.3 Borrowing the Right Amount01:34
- 10.4 Problem Solving - Part Three, Problem #103:04
My background is on the lending side of the financial services industry. I have owned and run commercial finance companies and served as an executive officer at several banks. I am an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Hartford, part-time faculty, co-founder of its Center for Personal Financial Responsibility and A former member of the university's Barney School of Business' Board of Visitors. I also teach at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University via its Arts Online program.