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FIN302OL: Personal Finance -- Bajtelsmit 2e - Fall 2020

Section: 13629-13747-13834-13849
Taught by: G. Michael Phillips


This is the web home for all Personal Finance (FIN302OL) sections taught by Dr. Mike Phillips.

This version of Fin302OL is an online version of Personal Finance taught using the www.BoringFinance.com platform and the www.WileyPLUS.com learning platform.

FINANCE 302OL (Personal Finance) is an ASYNCHRONOUS online course. It is self paced and requires using the WileyPLUS implementation of Personal Finance(2e) by Vickie Bajtelsmit (Wiley,2020).  Students in the course will be automatically charged for the book in the myCSUNDigitalAccess program unless they opt out following instructions in the syllabus.  The WileyPLUS and Bajtelsmit textbook materials are required.  It is not possible to pass this class without them.

You will use this website (www.BoringFinance.com) to access the syllabus, obtain selected supplemental materials, and turn in your draft and final paper.  This website is free and does not have any additional charge.  While a CANVAS site exists for the course, it is not used for the Phillips sections.

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Now also open to business and economics majors. Examination of the concepts necessary for the rational allocation of personal resources. Emphasis is on the significant financial decisions facing each household during its life cycle. The role of financial institutions and governmental economic policy is evaluated in the context of their potential impact on personal financial planning. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning & Information Competency)


Additional learning resources and a platform for submitting all written work are at www.BoringFinance.com, the primary class website.  This course is self-paced and does not have any regularly scheduled or required meetings or examinations.


Please note: There are more than 100 points possible through adaptive assessments for each chapter, the paper draft, and the final version of a 2,500 word (minimum) paper.  Students must earn at least 90 points for an A, 80 for a B, and 65 for a C. D grades are not used in this class.  Anything below 65 (of 104 possible points) is an F.