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FIN 101 First 3 Weeks of Notes

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FIN 101 First 3 Weeks of Notes FIN 101

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These notes cover information given out by Professor Boylan during the first 3 weeks of classes, including test questions he put in our notes.
Personal Finance for Fiscal Wellness
Daniel Haffner Boylan
fin, Finance and Personal Fiscal Wellness, FIN 101, Finance 101
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Date Created: 02/01/16
1/13/16 Chapter 1 ­ What is Financial Planning? ● Financial Planning: the process to accomplish goals ● It’s not about getting rich, it’s about enriching your life ● Life is risky, and people want stability ● Plans have to be flexible ● Money can minimize pain Test Question Q: Strategies for making good financial choices include all of the following except: A: Overspending 1/20/16 Fashion Week ● Being rich is about having options, not money Chapter 2 ­ Budgeting ● We budget because we have goals ● 6 out of 10 American families have no budget in place 3 Financial Statements ● Income Statement ● Balance Sheet ● Cash Flow Statement Income Statement ● It is comprised of revenue (money earned) & expenses (money spent) ● Income = Value X Time X Scalability ● Surplus: positive Net income ● Deficit: negative Net income ● Spending Plan: needs to account for auto payments, insurance, rent/mortgage, food,  entertainment, etc. ● “My Money” vs. “Our Money” = combining bank accounts after marriage vs. keeping  separate accounts Balance Sheet ● Comprised of assets (what you own) & liabilities (what you owe others) ● Balance sheets show Owner’s Equity, or Net Worth; they are made of everything  you’ve accumulated over the course of your life Test Questions Q: Balance sheet liabilities should be recorded at their: A: Current Outstanding Balance Q: How should a home be represented on a balance sheet if it was bought in 1990 for  $100,000, but its current value is $175,000 and the owner owes $55,000? A: $175,000 in assets and $55,000 in liabilities Savings Plans ● Envelope: control spending by putting money for specific things in separate envelopes ● Allowance: everyone has an allowance; this can minimize fighting ● Calendar: this helps you keep track on how much you spend and when ● 90% Rule: automatically save 10% of what you make Test Questions Q: What is included in a budget? A: Cash Inflow, Cash Outflow, & Identifying Surplus/Shortfalls *Quicken is the most common personal finance software* 1/27/16 Chapter 3 ­ Choosing a Bank ● Cash Management Types of Federal Institutions 1. Federally Chartered Banks 2. State Chartered Banks 3. Credit Unions ­ not banks, but a union of credit 4. Mutual Banks ­ like credit unions, shareholders are the depositors 5. Online Institutions 6. Brokerage Firms Test Question Q: Consider all of the following when opening a checking account except: A: Friendly Tellers Assets ● Liquid assets: cash, or anything that can be quickly turned into cash ­­examples: a short term investment, or a car actively for sale ● Non­Liquid asset: anything it is difficult to turn into cash ­­examples: a house, or a retirement fund Types of Accounts ● Savings Account ● Checking Account ● NOW (Negotiable Order of Withdrawal) ● Money Market Deposit Account ● Money Market Mutual Funds ● Asset Management (someone else manages the account) ● Certificate of Deposit (high interest rate, but the money is locked away) Checks ● ALWAYS WRITE CHECKS IN INK ● Fill out the date, name of the recipient, and amount due ● Use the memo line to ensure your money goes to the right place Banking Fees ● Overdraft Protection: Don’t intentionally overdraft, if you do it 3 times in amounts of  $5,000 or more, it is considered fraud and you can be arrested ● Transaction Fee ● Account Maintenance Methods of Calculating the Time Value of Money ● Present Value of a Dollar (PV) ● Present Value of an Annuity (PVA) ● Future Value of a Dollar (FV) ● Future Value of an Annuity (FVA) 4 Ways to Solve these Problems on a Test ● Formula­ difficult to memorize ● Calculator­ not allowed in testing areas ● Tables­ cumbersome ●  Common Sense  : PV is always less that FV because of interest


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