Life Happens: Personal Finance From College To Career

Free online course: 83 videos, 17 comprehensive problem-solving exercises. Digital text sold separately. – Free Course

What you’ll learn

  • Upon completion of the course, students should be able to: tConstruct and manage a personal budget that takes into account their short and long term financial goals and objectives tUnderstand the importance of saving and investing in the achievement of their personal goals and objectives tPlan for major purchases and higher education costs tChoose between, manage and protect credit alternatives, especially those involving credit cards, higher education loans, auto loans, etc. tUnderstand the types of insurance that may be particularly relevant for them at this point in their lives tWeigh the financial, economic and other impacts of the different career choices they may be contemplating tProblem-solve their way through day-to-day and moderately complicated situations involving personal financial issues


  • An open mind, basic computer skills and, most of all, an interest in learning how to take control of your financial life.


      A nuts-and-bolts financial literacy course for students on both sides of college. 

      With more than 80 engaging videos in 17 information-packed segments, Personal Financial Management from College to Career delivers knowledge you can put to use today and later on in life. 

      Since 2009, Mitchell D. Weiss has been teaching his typically oversubscribed personal finance course at the University of Hartford. Now, Mitch is bringing both the course and its accompanying “un-college-textbook,” Life Happens, to vivid life online. 

      You’ll learn how to evaluate student loans, bank loans and competing credit card offers, approach buying a house or car, protect against ID theft, prepare for and choose between career opportunities, compare different insurance products, deal with financial adversity, and much more. Mitch’s straightforward explanations and wide-ranging advice are easy to follow and implement. 

      The 17-section course can be taken from start to finish or sampled la carte, if you prefer to focus on just what you need today. The e-text contains thought-provoking questions, real-life problems, and links to the same online tools Mitch uses on screen to solve those problems. The book also includes hundreds of additional links to even more educational resources and informative articles on this important subject.
  About your instructor:

       Mitchell D. Weiss is an experienced financial services industry executive and entrepreneur, adjunct faculty at the University of Hartford a former member of the board of the universitys Barney School of Business and co-founder of its Center for Personal Financial Responsibility. He also is adjunct faculty at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.

       In addition to Business Happens: A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurial Finance for Small Businesses and Professional Practices, he is also the author of Life Happens: A Practical Guide to Personal Finance from College to Career-2nd Edition and its companion course book, and College Happens: A Practical Handbook for Parents and Students. 



  Business Happens – A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurial Finance for Small Businesses and Professional Practices 

Author(s): Mitchell D. Weiss

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