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Personal Financial Planning




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides an introduction to personal financial planning. Personal financial goals are examined with a focus on investment risk and returns, markets, and analysis tools useful in assessing financial situations.



What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Combine economic principles in relation to personal goals.
  • Apply present value and future value calculations.
  • Create financial budget utilizing balance sheets and cash flow statements.

Week 2

  • Identify the financial services available to assist in managing financial goals.
  • Develop plans that create good credit.
  • Discover strategies in negotiating major purchases effectively.

Week 3

  • Evaluate the characteristics of stocks and bonds.
  • Evaluate investments.
  • Develop a comprehensive investment plan.

Week 4

  • Determine the best risk management strategies.
  • Evaluate various forms of health care.
  • Differentiate between the various types of insurance policies.

Week 5

  • Determine savings needs to achieve retirement goals.
  • Develop plans for the protection and distribution of an estate.
  • Describe the steps involved in completing tax returns.


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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