Frank Paiano

School of Social Sciences, Business, and Humanities
Southwestern Community College

Aye, Paquito!

Summer 2016 Session starts June 13th

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BUS-121, Financial Planning & Money Management, Summer 2016

BUS-123, Introduction to Investments, Spring 2015

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Lectures now available on iTunes University, YouTube, and 3cMediaSolutions
Apple mobile users (iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone) can now view the audio/visual presentations at iTunes University. Go to iTunesU and search for "BUS121" or "BUS123" to find the classes. The lectures are also available in YouTube and 3cMediaSolutions. Please see the links on the class web page. YouTube has closed-captioning but it is not very good. 3cMediaSolutions has excellent closed-captioning.

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BUS-121 In The News!  Kinda', sorta', well, it's a start, at least.
BUS-123 In The News!  Or at least on a blog ...
BUS-121 One of Top Ten Personal Finance Classes
San Diego is about to be hosed by the Chargers!

Financial Planning and Money Management -- Summer 2016

BUS-121 - Financial Planning & Money Management - Summer 2016

Section Code Important Links Next Exam Days Times Room
BUS-121-501 03072 Syllabus
Syllabus Commentary
Class Web Site
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself Using YouTube
Text Book Information
Final Exam: Chapters 12, 13, and 14 (specific)
Chapters 1 - 11 (general)
Tuesday, August 2nd to Saturday, August 6th

Chapter 12: Investing in Stocks
Chapter 13: Investing in Mutual Funds
Chapter 14: Retirement and Estate Planning
Online Class Online Class Online Class
Class Web Site -- Presentations, Handouts, Assignments, and Audio Lectures Downloads

Introduction to Investments -- Spring 2015

BUS-123 - Introduction to Investments - Spring 2015

Section Code Syllabus Next Exam Days Times Room
BUS-123-01 91711 Syllabus
Final Exam: Chapters 15, 14, 2, and miscellaneous topics
Review all other chapters
Thursday, May 28th, 8:00 a.m. (Note time!)
Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Room 221
BUS-123-501 91712 Syllabus
Final Exam: Chapters 15, 14, 2, and miscellaneous topics
Review all other chapters
Friday, May 22nd, to Tuesday, May 26th
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Presentations, Handouts, Assignments, Audio Lectures Downloads, Textbook info, etc.

"I pledge allegiance to the Corporations
of the Citizens United of America
and to the Billionaires,
for whom they benefit,
one nation, under SuperPACs,
economically divided,
with liberty and justice
for the 0.1%."

Wealth and Income Distribution in the United States
Pale Blue Dot
Do you have $2,385,036? No? Then you are not in the wealthiest 1%.  Scroll down for a very good video.
"There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning."
-- Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

Goal setting lesson from Nestor  14-year-old creates a goal and accomplishes it 10 years later.
Update: Community steps forward

Watch two crazy liberals debate immigration policy  Ronald Reagan and George Bush, the Elder

Fight Ignorance -- Read!

Good Deal for Students from Amazon
Music from trash This is good. Scroll down and play the video.
Agribusiness Comes To Mexico  And the results ain't pretty.
What is the world's population percentages of the three major races?

Ending Prohibition II  Uh, it's about time, dontcha' think?
It's High Time to End Prohibition II
What Science Says About Marijuana  Psst! It is far less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco
Why Is Marijuana Illegal?  Can you say, "Racism?" Sure you can!
The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests Did anyone say, "Racism?" Sure they did!

Climate change? What climate change!?  Shhh. Don't show this to your Republican friends.
Southern Florida is in big trouble  And their governor refuses to allow state employees to say the words "climate change."
And Greenland's glaciers and ice sheets are melting  Courtesy of Yale Climate Forum. Yale? Wasn't that where W went to college?

Untold Riches Can Soon Be Yours!  Real estate scam

CFOs give their best personal finance advice in one minute and 12 seconds
Excellent advice from an 84-year-old financial planner
Five Years After The Financial Meltdown Tom Petruno of the Los Angeles Times Discusses the Winners & Losers
A Wall Street Money Manager Criticizes the Republicans Inferior People Should Not Be Allowed to Vote!
Benjamin Graham Financial Network - Buy When Stocks Are On Sale! - Commentary
Jack Bogle on Yahoo! Breakout - Session #1 - Stocks are still the best long-term investment    
Jack Bogle on Yahoo! Breakout - Session #2 - "Buy 'n' hold" is still the best strategy
Mr. Bogle sticks it to the insurance companies  And Senator Hatch is not amused...

An hour of TV takes 22 minutes from your life!
The National Institute of Health's quick take on the study

Good explanation of what Goldman Sachs is being sued for
What's in a Name? Another example of investor silliness.
Run with the herd? Or ag'in' it?
Retired abroad?

Remembrance of Sir John Templeton
Quotes from some of the best investors of the last 100 years
This is what buying low feels like -- A bit of humor

The Oracle of Manitoba?
Randolph McDuff -- Forbes Article
The Oracle of Manitoba is Buying -- Sept 2011
Why He is Bullish -- Interview on Marketocracy -- Sept 2011

What's that McRib made of, anyway?  Uh, maybe you do not want to know...

The World According to Cris Fitch  Saved for posterity. Quite possibly a new understanding of sub-atomic particles.

Just for Laughs!

Canadian Screaming Severed Head (Yes, it is funny. Not scary.)
This guy is crazy!
FireFox or Chrome or IE?
Guess the Web Browser!
I don't ever want to drive in Russia ...
Spurious Correlations   Per capital consumption of cheese and civil engineering Ph.D's!


Support Same-Sex Marriage

Everyone Deserves The Right To Be Miserable!

In this day and age, no one should be denied the opportunity
to make what could be the worst decision of their lifetime!
Equality California

Excellent video of the struggle for equality

Instructor Availability - Fall 2016
Availability Tentative Office Hours
Main Campus Office: 210F Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. Donovan Correctional Facility
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 to 8:20 p.m. Online (Not sure about this?)
On main campus by appointment
Please Contact Me!
Office Phone: 619-421-6700 x 5692
Home Phone: 619-223-5264 (emergency -- not after 8:30 p.m., please)


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In Loving Memory Of

Silvia Arechiga-Pearce

Administrative Secretary II

(Has she really been gone this long?)

We Miss You Silvia

We Miss You Very Much