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    May 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

FIN 1010 - Starting Your Financial Life & Applied Investing

Goals: Money is power – in more ways than you may think! Money gives you control of your life.  It gives you options.  It enables you to do the things you really want to do. Your college years will fly by. Then, ready or not, here comes a career – launching you into your financial future.

Starting Your Financial Life & Applied Investing is designed to get you started on the path to financial freedom. The goal is to let you hit the ground running when you finish school.

Content: The course covers what everyone should know about financial planning. Topics include spending on both big items and small, debt/credit management, earnings, budgeting, savings, and retirement planning. In addition, you’ll get practice investing with real money. The class will be managing approximately $200,000 of the Hamline University’s endowment funds as you learn and apply both classic investment strategies of 1) stock picking and 2) asset allocation with mutual funds and ETFs.  

Taught: Fall and spring semesters

Prerequisite: None. The class is open to anyone. Do not worry if the world of investing is new to you; you will learn as you go and get guidance along the way.

Credits: 4