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An important part of managing your entrepreneurial career or business is the understanding of financial basics. Not just business basics, but the basics of your own financial future. Understanding the various financial products and options can help ensure future financial security. This course gives you a practical guide to understanding the foundations of personal finance. You’ll learn about mortgages, lines of credit, leases, credit scores, TSFA’s, real estate, taxes, etc. and understand the choices and rationale to use them that can make a huge difference in your life or your business. This is a course for someone who has no financial training but wants to know how to build a solid personal financial foundation for the future
Students are permitted to register up until the first week without approval. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more for a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Prepare personal financial statements for planning and budgeting.
Demonstrate and evaluate financial planning goals and objectives.
Analyze and describe various consumer debt products.
Assess various types of insurance coverage options.
Compare various mortgage instruments.
Describe types of investments and their features and limitations.
Explain tax and investment products for taxation benefits.
Describe and explain retirement planning issues and will benefits.
Explain criteria for determining a financial advisor.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016
VENT 1822 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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