Frank Paiano

Professor
School of Business and Technology
Southwestern Community College

Aye, Paquito!

Fall 2016 Semester started August 22nd

Quick Links:
BUS-121, Financial Planning & Money Management, Fall 2016
BUS-123, Introduction to Investments, Fall 2016

SWC Online Student Technical Support Services
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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.

Visitors, please feel free to peruse presentations, listen to lectures, view handouts, e-mail questions, etc.

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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!  Marketwatch.com


Financial Planning and Money Management -- Fall 2016

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

Section Code Syllabus Next Exam Days Times Room
BUS-121-501 03887 Syllabus
Syllabus Commentary
Class Web Site
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself (YouTube)
Text Book Information
Exam 2: Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7
Thursday, October 13th to Sunday, October 16th

Chapter 4: Savings and Payment Services
Chapter 5: Consumer Credit: Advantages, Disadvantages, Sources, and Costs
Chapter 6: Consumer Purchasing Strategies and Wise Buying of Motor Vehicles
Chapter 7: Selecting and Financing Housing
Online Class Online Class Online Class
BUS-121-502 03888 Syllabus
Commentary
Class Web Site
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself (YouTube)
Text Book Information
Exam 2: Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7
Thursday, October 13th to Sunday, October 16th

Chapter 4: Savings and Payment Services
Chapter 5: Consumer Credit: Advantages, Disadvantages, Sources, and Costs
Chapter 6: Consumer Purchasing Strategies and Wise Buying of Motor Vehicles
Chapter 7: Selecting and Financing Housing
Online Class Online Class Online Class
Presentations, Handouts, Assignments, Audio Lectures Downloads, Textbook info, etc.


Introduction to Investments -- Fall 2016

BUS-123 - Introduction to Investments - Fall 2016

Section Code Syllabus Next Exam Days Times Room
BUS-123-501 03890 Syllabus
Syllabus Commentary
Class Web Site
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself (YouTube)
Text Book Information
Exam 2: Chapters 5 and 6
Thursday, October 13th to Sunday, October 16th

Chapter 5: Introduction to Stocks
Chapter 6: Common Stock Valuations (Present Value and the Dividend Discount Models)
Online Class Online Class Online Class
Presentations, Handouts, Assignments, Audio Lectures Downloads, Textbook info, etc.


Instructor Availability - Fall 2016
Availability Fall 2016 Office Hours
Main Campus Office: 210F Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Donovan Correctional Facility
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 to 8:20 p.m. Online (Via Skype or by phone or at a determined location)
On main campus by appointment
Please Contact Me!
E-mail: fpaiano@swccd.edu
Office Phone: 619-421-6700 x 5692
Home Phone: 619-223-5264 (emergency -- not after 8:30 p.m., please)



Resources for Online Students


Southwestern Online Learning Orientation
California Online Education Initiative Student Success Resources
California Online Education Initiative Readiness Resources
What it takes to be a successful online student
Canvas Online Tour for Students



Free Software
Open Office -- Free office software
Libre Office -- More free office software
Google Docs -- Even more free office software
Free Presentation Viewer


"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
35 Years of Income Distribution in the USA -- 1985 to 2014
Disturbing video of mall cop throwing a 15-year-old girl to the ground for failing to listen to his lecture

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?
"We Couldn't Have Done Worse If We Tried"  Orange County Judge / Prosecuter says it is time to end the War on Drugs
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?


Scams
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!


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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


Read!

Very Cool Bikes

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In Loving Memory Of

Silvia Arechiga-Pearce

Administrative Secretary II
1960-2000

(Has she really been gone this long?)

We Miss You Silvia

We Miss You Very Much