BUS-121 - Financial Planning & Money Management
Spring 2018

Southwestern Community College
Instructor: Frank Paiano


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Be not afraid.

"The moral arc of the universe in long, but it bends toward justice." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"This country is so fundamentally strong it can survive its leaders." -- Louis Rukeyser

Is the American republic built to withstand a malevolent president?

Same arguments as during Fascism in the 1930's and 1940's.



  *** Text Book Information at the Bottom of the Page ***  

Yes, yes, I know. This web page looks intimidating. "All those links!"
Relax. Much of it is duplicated. (In the case of the presentations, quaduplicated!)
Just get started and remember to work on the class material an hour each day.




Next Exam

Next Exam
BUS-121-03
Face-to-face Chula Vista
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:10 am to 11:45 am
Exam #1: Chapters 1, 2, and 3
 Chapter 1: Personal Financial Planning in Action
 Chapter 2: Money Management Strategy: Financial Statements and Budgeting
 Chapter 3: Taxes in Your Financial Plan
Tentative: Tuesday, February 20th
BUS-121-80
Face-to-face San Ysidro
Tuesdays & Thursdays
2:15 pm to 3:40 pm
Exam #1: Chapters 1, 2, and 3
 Chapter 1: Personal Financial Planning in Action
 Chapter 2: Money Management Strategy: Financial Statements and Budgeting
 Chapter 3: Taxes in Your Financial Plan
Tentative: Tuesday, February 20th
BUS-121-501
BUS-121-502
Online Exam #1: Chapters 1, 2, and 3
 Chapter 1: Personal Financial Planning in Action
 Chapter 2: Money Management Strategy: Financial Statements and Budgeting
 Chapter 3: Taxes in Your Financial Plan
Thursday, February 22nd to Sunday, February 25th



Announcements

Announcements   (also available in Canvas)

Week #4 – Finishing Chapter 3 on Taxes – Exam #1, Chapter 2 Assignment, and Saving 10% Forum - Video - Video (CC) - Audio
    Due: Exam #1, Chapter 2 Assignment, Saving 10% Discussion Forum

Week #3 - Taxes! - Chapter 1 and Goal Setting Discussion Forum Posts Due - Exam #1 Next Week - Video - Video (CC) - Audio
    Due: Chapter 1 Assignment, Goal Setting Discussion Forum, Exam 1 next week
Week #2 - Chapter 2 on Money Management and Financial Statements – Discussion Forums - Video - Video (CC) - Audio
    Due: "If I had a million dollars, I would ..." Discussion Forum
Week #1 - Introduction and Welcome to BUS-121, Financial Planning & Money Management, for Spring 2018 - Video - Video (CC) - Audio
    Due: Please Introduce Yourself Discussion Forum
Week #0 - Presemester Announcement  For students enrolled on the roster of BUS-121, Financial Planning and Money Management
Week #0 - Presemester Announcement  For students on the waiting list of BUS-121, Financial Planning and Money Management



Chapter Presentations, Handouts, and Assignments


Part 1: Planning Your Personal Finances

Chapter 1:
Personal Financial Planning
in Action


Syllabi:
BUS-121-03 Face-to-Face Class Syllabus - Audio commentary will be created during Lecture 1 on January 30th
BUS-121-80 Face-to-Face Class Syllabus - Audio commentary will be created during Lecture 1 on January 30th
  You could also listen to the Audio Commentary for the Online Classes Syllabus. It is almost exactly the same.
BUS-121-501 Online Classes Syllabus - Audio Commentary of Online Classes Syllabus - Long Format  Long format in Canvas
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself (Closed Captioned) -  Look for Video (CC) for the closed captioned videos.
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself with just audio -  Look for Audio for the audio commentaries.
A Guided Tour of the Class Web Site - Video (CC) - Audio  Uh, the class web site is what y'er lookin' at right now.



Chapter 1 Materials
Presentation  Every chapter has a presentation that can be read with Powerpoint, Open Office, Libre Office, or Google Docs.
Study Guide - Video Commentary - Video Commentary (CC) - Audio Commentary
Assignment - Audio Commentary
Rubric for Goals Assignment - Commentary
Discussion Forums Assignment - Commentary
  Add your picture to the discussion boards!  We want to see your smiling face!

Chapter 1 Bonus Assignments -- Fun!
Bonus Assignment / Extra Credit - Examples: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Commentary   Chapter 1 Bonus   
   Say No To Tobacco    New Hit Song Sweeping The Nation!
Bonus Assignment / Extra Credit - Commentary   Chapter 6 Bonus - Huh? It is for the Stupor Bowl.

How to Submit Assignments (Online students only) - Commentary
Attendance Formula (Face-to-face students only)

Marriage and Finance

Future Value Handouts and Tables
Future Value Handout - Commentary - Answer Key
Future Value Tables - (Need for future value calculations)
Future Value Practice - Answer Key
Future Value Practice - On Your Own

Online Audio Lectures (MP3 format which can be downloaded to mobile device or CD.)
Chapter 1 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 18    Introduction: Personal Financial Planning
Chapter 1 - Lecture 2 - Slides 19 to 39    Goal Setting & the Time Value of Money
Chapter 1 - Lecture 3 - Slides 40 to 47    Financial Aspects of Career Planning

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS121" in iTunes.)
Chapter 1 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 18    Introduction: Personal Financial Planning
Chapter 1 - Lecture 2 - Slides 19 to 39    Goal Setting & the Time Value of Money
Chapter 1 - Lecture 3 - Slides 40 to 47    Financial Aspects of Career Planning

Online Audio/Video Lectures on YouTube (Closed captioning available)
Chapter 1 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 18    Introduction: Personal Financial Planning
Chapter 1 - Lecture 2 - Slides 19 to 39    Goal Setting & the Time Value of Money
Chapter 1 - Lecture 3 - Slides 40 to 47    Financial Aspects of Career Planning

Online Audio/Video Lectures on 3CMediaSolutions (Excellent closed captioning available)
Chapter 1 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 18    Introduction: Personal Financial Planning
Chapter 1 - Lecture 2 - Slides 19 to 39    Goal Setting & the Time Value of Money
Chapter 1 - Lecture 3 - Slides 40 to 47    Financial Aspects of Career Planning

Face-to-face Audio Lectures
TueThur 10:10 a.m. Lecture Lecture 1 Audio - 30 Jan    Welcome and Introduction: Personal Financial Planning
TueThur 10:10 a.m. Lecture Lecture 2 Audio - 1 Feb    Goal Setting & the Time Value of Money
TueThur 10:10 a.m. Lecture Lecture 3 Audio - 6 Feb    Financial Aspects of Career Planning

Chapter 2:
Money Management Strategy:
Financial Statements
and Budgeting


Chapter 2 Materials
Presentation
Study Guide
Assignment - Audio Commentary
Financial Statements Practice - Answer Key
Financial Statements Practice On Your Own

Creating a Good Password: Good - Better - Best
Creating a Good PIN

Computer Laboratory: Financial Statements
Excel Spreadsheet - Google Spreadsheet - Video - Video (CC) - Audio

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 2 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 14    Money Management & Financial Statements

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS121" in iTunes.)
Chapter 2 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 14    Money Management & Financial Statements

Online Audio/Video Lectures on YouTube (Closed captioning available)
Chapter 2 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 14    Money Management & Financial Statements

Online Audio/Video Lectures on 3CMediaSolutions (Excellent closed captioning available)
Chapter 2 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 14    Money Management & Financial Statements

Face-to-face Audio Lectures
TueThur 10:10 a.m. Lecture Lecture 1 Audio - 6 Feb    Money Management & Financial Statements

Chapter 3:
Taxes in Your Financial Plan


Chapter 3 Materials
Presentation
Study Guide
Assignment - Audio Commentary
Supplemental Form 1040 Tax Assignment - PDF File   (Similar to First and Second Income Tax Exercises)

After Tax Worksheet - Commentary - Answer Key  (Lecture #1)

Tax Returns
First Income Tax Exercise - Schedule A  (Use with Lecture #2)
Second Income Tax Exercise Instructions - 1040 PDF File - Commentary - Answer Key
1040EZ Example - Commentary

IRS Web Site and Forms
www.irs.gov  Please use IRS web site for your research questions
2017 IRS Form 1040
2017 IRS Form 1040 Schedule A
2017 IRS Form 1040EZ
2017 Tax Tables
2017 IRS Form 1040 Instructions
Publication 17  Publication 17 is a very popular and thorough guide to most all tax returns

Tax Cuts of 2017
The Rich Get Richer
Tax Cuts Benefit the Ultra Rich, Not the Merely Rich
How the tax cuts will affect you

IRS Audits and Appeals
How Do IRS Audits Work?
Doing Battle with the IRS
How far back can the IRS audit you?
The IRS can revoke your passport!? Yep!

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 3 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 12    Taxes & Financial Planning; How Much Does It Really Cost?
Chapter 3 - Lecture 2 - Slides 13 to 32    A Typical Homeowner's Form 1040
Chapter 3 - Lecture 3 - Slides 33 to 50    Tax Resources, Audits, & Strategies

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS121" in iTunes.)
Chapter 3 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 12    Taxes & Financial Planning; How Much Does It Really Cost?
Chapter 3 - Lecture 2 - Slides 13 to 32    A Typical Homeowner's Form 1040
Chapter 3 - Lecture 3 - Slides 33 to 50    Tax Resources, Audits, & Strategies

Online Audio/Video Lectures on YouTube (Closed captioning available)
Chapter 3 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 12    Taxes & Financial Planning; How Much Does It Really Cost?
Chapter 3 - Lecture 2 - Slides 13 to 32    A Typical Homeowner's Form 1040
Chapter 3 - Lecture 3 - Slides 33 to 50    Tax Resources, Audits, & Strategies

Online Audio/Video Lectures on 3CMediaSolutions (Excellent closed captioning available)
Chapter 3 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 12    Taxes & Financial Planning; How Much Does It Really Cost?
Chapter 3 - Lecture 2 - Slides 13 to 32    A Typical Homeowner's Form 1040
Chapter 3 - Lecture 3 - Slides 33 to 50    Tax Resources, Audits, & Strategies

Face-to-face Audio Lectures
TueThur 10:10 a.m. Lecture Lecture 1 Audio - 8 Feb   Taxes & Financial Planning; How Much Does It Really Cost?, Begin: A Typical Homeowner's Form 1040
TueThur 10:10 a.m. Lecture Lecture 2 Audio - 13 Feb   Continue: A Typical Homeowner's Form 1040
TueThur 10:10 a.m. Lecture Lecture 3 Audio - 15 Feb   Tax Resources and Audits, Tax Strategies, Second Tax Exercise, 1040EZ, Review for Exam


Part 2: Managing Your Personal Finances

Chapter 4:
Savings and Payment Services


Chapter 4 Materials
Presentation
Study Guide
Assignment - Audio Commentary

Reconciliation Worksheet  The reconciliation worksheet is used for the checkbook reconciliation problems.
Reconciliation Practice Problem 1 - Check Register Answer Key - Reconciliation Answer Key
   Presentation - Presentation (CC) - Audio
Reconciliation Practice Problem 2 - Check Register Answer Key - Reconciliation Answer Key
Reconciliation Assignment   (Part of the chapter 4 assignment)

CheckBook Spreadsheets
CheckBook1: Excuse - Google Docs
CheckBook2: Expel - Google Docs  Demonstrates another method to reconcile practice problem #1
  Presentation: Video - Video (CC) - Audio

It is expensive being poor and "unbanked"  This family shows you why
Why 56 million Americans have no bank account  Some research that shows for the poor, banks are more expensive than loan-until-payday outlets
A very good reason not to hide your money at home  One of many, by the way ...

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 4 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 8    Savings and Payment Services

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS121" in iTunes.)
Chapter 4 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 8    Savings and Payment Services

Online Audio/Video Lectures on YouTube (Closed captioning available)
Chapter 4 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 8    Savings and Payment Services

Online Audio/Video Lectures on 3CMediaSolutions (Excellent closed captioning available)
Chapter 4 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 8    Savings and Payment Services

Chapter 5:
Consumer Credit:
Advantages, Disadvantages,
Sources, and Costs


Chapter 5 Materials
Presentation
Study Guide
Assignment - Audio Commentary
Interest Calculation Worksheet - Commentary - Answer Key

Annual Credit Report One free credit report each year from each of the three credit bureaus
Annual Credit Report FAQ
Credit Solicitations - Video Commentary - Video Commentary (CC) - Audio Commentary
Credit Solicitation Images - Video Commentary - Video Commentary (CC) - Audio Commentary
The rewards (and pitfalls) of being a Loyal, Obedient Member of the Benevolent Machine

Tales from the Credit Card House of Horrors - Commentary
Debt Consolidation Loan  Roll all your credit cards into a debt consolidation loan ... and then run up your credit cards all over again!
LA Times: Statute of Limitations on Being Sued for a Debt
CreditCard.com: Statute of Limitations on Being Sued for a Debt  The debt is then "time-barred."

How is your FICO score calculated?
10 Reasons I Am Canceling My Credit Cards
Yes, Credit Cards Are Making You a Bad Person
The Dark Side of Debt Collection   Aye! This is some really scary stuff!
The $2,400 debt that would not die!
$36 worth of Girl Scout Cookies!?   A debt collector goes after someone for $36 worth of cookies he did not buy

A High Credit Score is a Predictor of What?!   Couples with higher credit scores report healthier and happier relationships
How Much Debt Does Each Generation Carry?   Scroll down to see the median debt levels for each generation
You think your student loan balance is bad?   How would you like a $210,000 student loan balance?

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 5 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 34    Introduction to Credit; Credit Cards and HELOCs; Credit Capacity
Chapter 5 - Lecture 2 - Slides 35 to 67    Credit Scores; Identity Theft; Credit Problems & Bankruptcy

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS121" in iTunes.)
Chapter 5 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 34    Introduction to Credit; Credit Cards and HELOCs; Credit Capacity
Chapter 5 - Lecture 2 - Slides 35 to 67    Credit Scores; Identity Theft; Credit Problems & Bankruptcy

Online Audio/Video Lectures on YouTube (Closed captioning available)
Chapter 5 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 34    Introduction to Credit; Credit Cards and HELOCs; Credit Capacity
Chapter 5 - Lecture 2 - Slides 35 to 67    Credit Scores; Identity Theft; Credit Problems & Bankruptcy

Online Audio/Video Lectures on 3CMediaSolutions (Excellent closed captioning available)
Chapter 5 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 34    Introduction to Credit; Credit Cards and HELOCs; Credit Capacity
Chapter 5 - Lecture 2 - Slides 35 to 67    Credit Scores; Identity Theft; Credit Problems & Bankruptcy

Text Book

Here are links to venders who sell or rent our text book: "Focus on Personal Finance"
The text book is also available at the college book store as well as numerous other outlets.
It should also be available as an on-line text book.
You can use any of the editions below. They are all basically the same. Required assignments are on this class web site
Only optional and recommended assignments are taken from the book. You can find similar assignments in any of the editions.
DISCLAIMER: I receive NO COMMISSION, KICKBACK, REMUNERATION, ETC. from any of these venders.
Do not complain to me if they turn out to be superflakes (or worse) who lose your order twice (or try to rip you off).
Personally, I am very wary of buying products via the Internet and I very rarely do so. Good Luck!
Focus on Personal Finance -- 5th Edition
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Personal-Finance-Mcgraw-Hill-Series-Insurance/dp/0077861744/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
Half.com: http://product.half.ebay.com/Focus-on-Personal-Finance-An-Active-Approach-to-Help-You-Achieve-Financial-Literacy-by-Robert-J-Hughes-Jack-R-Kapoor-Melissa-M-Hart-and-Les-R-Dlabay-2015-Paperback/206597696&tg=info
Chegg.com: http://www.chegg.com/etextbooks/focus-on-personal-finance-5th-edition-9781259355240-1259355241?trackid=7abab35c&strackid=6c68188d&ii=5
Focus on Personal Finance -- 4th Edition
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Focus-Personal-Finance-Successful-McGraw-Hill/dp/0078034787/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462473020&sr=1-1&keywords=Focus+on+Personal+Finance+4th
Half.com: http://product.half.ebay.com/Focus-on-Personal-Finance-An-Active-Approach-to-Help-You-Develop-Successful-Financial-Skills-by-Jack-Kapoor-Robert-J-Hughes-and-Les-Dlabay-2012-Paperback/143664068&tg=info
Chegg.com: http://www.chegg.com/textbooks/focus-on-personal-finance-4th-edition-9780078034787-0078034787?trackid=73073f53&strackid=6c68188d&ii=1
Focus on Personal Finance -- 3rd Edition
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Personal-Finance-Kapoor-Dlabay-Paperback/dp/B009O3FZ5Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462473106&sr=1-1&keywords=Focus+on+Personal+Finance+3rd
Half.com: http://product.half.ebay.com/Focus-on-Personal-Finance-by-Jack-Kapoor-Robert-J-Hughes-and-Les-Dlabay-2009-Paperback/103083266&tg=info
Chegg.com: http://www.chegg.com/textbooks/focus-on-personal-finance-3rd-edition-9780073382425-0073382426?trackid=2fb37bd6&strackid=6c68188d&ii=11
Focus on Personal Finance -- 2nd Edition
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Personal-Finance-Mcgraw-Hill-Insurance-Estate/dp/0073530638/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1216955819&sr=8-1
Half.com: http://product.half.ebay.com/Focus-on-Personal-Finance_W0QQprZ60710344QQtgZinfo
Chegg.com: http://www.chegg.com/textbooks/focus-on-personal-finance-2nd-edition-9780073530635-0073530638?trackid=d9j3HAJh&ii=1&om_ss=1

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