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FIN302 ONLINE (rev 2015a): Personal Financial Planning (for GE Credit) - Summer 1 2020

Section: 10174
Taught by: G. Michael Phillips


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)

This version of Fin302 is an online version of Personal Finance taught using the www.BoringFinance.com platform and the www.WileyPLUS.com learning platform.

There is no additional fee for CSUN students to use the www.BoringFinance.com website for this class.

There is a charge to acquire access to the class online textbook, Personal Finance by Bajtelsmit, which is available at the campus bookstore or at www.WileyPLUS.com.


This is an online version of Finance 302.  The course is built around the online textbook available at www.WileyPLUS.com along with many learning resources.  Additional learning resources and a platform for submitting all graded 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 approximately 150 points possible through various short essays.  You must earn at least 90 points for an A, 80 for a B, and 65 for a C. We do not give D grades in this class.  Anything below 65 (of approximately 150 possible) is an F.