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Personal Financial Management: The Core 4 Pillars


Course no.: 02-01-EXC-12241-A /B

 

Managing your finances is one of the most important issues you must handle in your life. It is the difference between living a life your handed or living the life you choose! This is a self-contained and non-technical introductory course to all students interested in having a better control over their financial life. The course will address many critical personal financial planning topics in order to help students learn prudent habits both while in school and throughout their lifetime. The course will not make anyone a financial expert, it will, however, provide the solid foundation students need to understand the language of budgeting and financial planning.

 

Purpose:

  • Identify the Core 4 Principles of Personal Financial Planning
  • Time value of money
  • How to manage your cash and savings in order to make better financial decisions
  • Using Credit and Personal loans
  • Personal Investments: Basics of stock markets and investments
  • How insurance works
  • The interplay between investments, credit and insurance
  • The importance of saving for retirement sooner rather than later

 

Session

Class A Date
(Thur)

Class B Date
(Thur)

Time

Venue

Contents

1

26 Sept

24 Oct (Thur)

*Changed Date*

Class A & B:
18:30-20:30

Class A & B:
R402  

 

Overview of personal financial planning and 4 core pillars: Identifying major financial needs and path to financial security

2

3 Oct 

7 Nov (Thur)

Managing cash, savings and using personal loans

3

10 Oct 

 

14 Nov (Thur)

Personal investments: rules of investing – debt; equity; mutual funds; ETFs

4

17 Oct 

 

21 Nov (Thur)

Managing risk:  insurance and retirement planning

Language

English

Quota

20

Instructor

Mr Clive Ho

Clive has been teaching undergraduate and MBA programme in Finance for The University of Hong Kong as a demonstrator since 2007. And he concurrently holds a part-time lecturer appointment with the University of London (International programme) in HKU SPACE, mainly teaching Year 2 finance core course.

 

 

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