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FHCE Lecture Notes August 22, August 24, August 26

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FHCE Lecture Notes August 22, August 24, August 26 FHCE 3200

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These notes go over the end of Module 1 and beginning of Module 2
Intro to Personal Finance
Matthew Goren
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Intro to Personal Finance Planning, Intro to Personal Finance, fhce
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Date Created: 08/26/16
August 22 Module 1g,h Recap with Goren  APR= often quoted by anyone you’re going to go into debt with; annual percent interest rate  APR divided by number of payment periods a year, add up all those monthly charges to get APY (Actual interest rate given that there’s going to be compound interest)  Ex. APR is 2.4%. Monthly interest rate is 2.4%/ 12= .2% o Take your principal ($1000) and divide by .2% every month o First month is $2. Next month you multiply $1002 by .2% to get $2.004, and so one  When you’re on the investment side, they quote the APY to make return sound better  When you’re on the debt side, they use APR to make interest seem lower  Compounding Interest: The longer you invest, the greater and greater the effect of compounding; see huge increases later on o If you start investing now and maxing out 401K’s, then in your 50’s your investments will be making more than your salary is Module 1i,j,k  SMART Goals o Specific: eg. Not just “I want to get fit” o Measurable: Know what success is o Achievable: eg. Instead of quitting cold turkey, do a little bit less each day o Realistic o Time-Bound: Affix certain timeline; give yourself deadlines o Q: The max annual contribution for a ROTH IRA is $5500. This helps people save for all the following reasons except: Trick Question--It’s all  Specific: I will save for retirement with this amount of money and I’ll do it by the end of the year  Measurable: Did I save this amount of money  Achievable: Yes on average income  Realistic: Yes  Time-Bound: Set to do by the end of the year  Setting a Goal: Use a Top-Down Approach o Ex. Buying a car  Primary goal = buy reliable car within one year  Sub goal = qualify for car loan  Task a = increase ay by working more hours  Task b = apply for a starter loan to establish repayment history  Task c = get prequalified for car loan  Sub goal = Identify type of car to buy  Sub goal = Get approved for car loan  Sub goal = Locate actual car to buy  Sub goal = Obtain auto insurance  Financial Statements o Net Worth Statement = Balance Sheet  Assets (things you own)  Liquid: how quickly they can be converted to cash o Current Assets: CD’s, Savings, Money Market o Help in a situation when you need money now  Investable: riskier with potential for greater returns across time o Stock, bond, mutual fund o Don’t want to touch unless you need to access them (not very liquid)  Personal Use: Tings you pay money for that you use on daily basis o Shampoo, clothes o May have value to you but value is based on how much you can sell them for o Generally worthless on a balance sheet  Collectibles: Precious metals, jewelry, art, sculpture, etc.  Q: A car that you own is: an asset  Liabilities (what you owe)  Short Term/ Current: due within a few years  Long Term Debt: mortgage, student loans, auto loans  Q. Auto Loan is: a liability  Net Worth = Total assets – Total liabilities  Q. Your income for the year is: neither an asset nor liability; you don’t have it yet  Q. How much is your net worth if you own an $8000 car, have a $4000 car loan, and you have $4000 in student loan debt. You also have a DVD collection that you paid $1000 for. You have an income of $22,000.  Net Worth: $8000 - $4000 - $4000 +$1000 = $1000 o Income Statement August 24 Module 1i,j,k Cont.  Why Is Net Worth Important? o Companies always want to know net worth when determining credit worthiness o Most don’t take into account human capital o Some used human capital to estimate credit rating in the future  Financial Ratios Current Assets o Current Ratio = Current Liabilities **Hinted that this will be on test  Should be greater than 1.0  Current liabilities: liabilities paid within 1 year  If you needed to pay of your liabilities, could you do it with the cash on hand Total Liabilities o Debt Ratio = Total Assets  Should be greater than 40%  If up to 36%, you are overleveraged (too much debt)  Income Statement (Cash Flow Statement) o Where is money coming in, and where is it going out? o How things are going to be changing over time  Compare to Balance Sheet, which shows inflow and outflow in that specific moment in time; changes daily o Income sources: Salary, business income, investments o Expenses: Fixed vs. Variable and Essential vs. Discretionary  Fixed: Rent, insurance premiums  Variable: Hospital, spontaneous trip  Essential: Have to have them; home, food, health  Discretionary: Help you have higher quality of life but don’t need  Try to minimize fixed discretionary expenses (e.g. Netflix subscription)  Many overpay for fixed needs  Variable discretionary expenses are what makes a high quality of life (e.g. birthdays, vacations)  Budgeting o Keeps track of income and expenses o Step 1: Monitor income and expenses over time o Step 2: Estimate how much your income and expenses will be next period o Step 3: Compare actual income and expenses to estimated o Step 4: Monitor and calibrate estimates o is very helpful o Decide where you want to be financially, track resources, develop budget (guideline for how to save/spend), compare real spending vs. budgeted spending o Budget categories: Income, Savings, Expenses Module 2a,b: Income  Wealth Accumulation o Must spend less than you earn o Income – Expenses = Surplus (or Deficit) o Surplus increases net worth while deficit decreases it o Deficit results from a decrease in assets (prior savings) or an increase in liabilities (borrowing against future income) o Okay to run deficit for short period of time—use some savings to pay it of  Periodic Savings Savings o Savings rate: Income = how much of your income you are saving  Depends on when you start saving and when you want to retire  Savings rate if you want to retire at age 65…  If you start in 20’s… 10%  If you start in 30’s… 12%  If you start in 40’s…20%  Average millionaire saves over 20% of their income o Because of Time Value of Money, if you start saving at younger age, you don’t need to save as much  Compound growth  Savings Strategy for Recent Grads o Start with 4% and commit to save 50% of future pay raises o Way to increase savings while still increasing the income you get o Doesn’t feel like you’re losing money because the only money you’re saving is the money you weren’t already making o “Save More Tomorrow” strategy o Beware: You might need to save more than you originally thought  You may be okay living of of $50,000 in retirement so you save for that  BUT $50,000 in the future will not be nearly as valuable as it is today  Good Debt vs. Bad Debt o Good Debt: mortgage, modest amount of student loans  Does not decrease credit score  Builds human capital  Increases potential for higher income o Bad Debt: Doesn’t increase quality of life or human capital  Credit card debt, payday loans, high interest rate loans, most car loans  Buying pizza Module 2a,b Cont.  Debt o Too much of debt (both good and bad) prevents you from saving o Debt-to-Income Ratio = TOtal Required Debt Paymenx100 GrossIncome  Should be less than 36% of gross income o If you had 36% Debt-to-Income Ratio, you may only see about 25% of your salary  20% to taxes, 20% to Social Security, 401k contributions, 36% to debt  If you make $100k, you’d only see $25k o Debt can cripple you: force you to not move houses, forces you to not travel, constrains decisions o Be aware of what your investment in yourself is going to get you  Will the debt be worth it  Will you be able to pay it of  Ex. Make sure your student loans will provide an education that will enable you to get a job that will allow you to pay it of  Income Portion of Budget o Wage: what employer will pay employee to complete a task  Usually based on hourly rate  Minimum wage is $7.25; $2.13 for customarily tipped employees o Salary: payment over a period of time o Commission: payment based on the sale of a product or service o Fair Labor Standards Act workers must be paid 1.5x their regular wage if they work overtime (over 40 hrs a week)  Exemptions: doctors, lawyers, teachers, outside sales reps, people covered under a collective bargaining agreement Module 2c,d,e  Self-Employment o Self-Employed: Work for their own business or a family-run business o Independent or Sub-Contractor: Ex. Consulting  You are self-employed when your employer does not withhold FICA taxes  If you are responsible for paying all of the Medicare/ etc. taxes then you are self-employed  Starting Own Business o Large portion are self-funded (boot-strapped company) o PPT has many links to resources that provide funding o Can get funding from investors o Idea of companies making money has been fading  Twitter has lost $200 millions dollars a year for several years  Sole-Proprietorship vs. Partnership o Self-Proprietor: you own your own business  You make al business decisions  You are liable for all consequences  Very easy to set up  Unlimited liability: business’ debts, lawsuits, and taxes fall on the owner  You can lose everything if someone sues you  Harder to earn capital; can’t issue stock o Partnership: you are part owner of a business along with other partners  Share decisions with partners  Profits and losses shared among partners  Very easy to set up  Unlimited liability: business’ debts, lawsuits, and taxes fall on the owners  Harder to earn capital; can’t issue stock o Get some liability protection by having Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), Limited Liability Corporations (LLC), and Corporations (C and S elections)  Corporation o Corporation: separate legal entity that is separate from the owners  Owners are stockholders  Limited Liability  Can delay when you get income and, therefore, taxes  Separate taxation between corporation and owners  Money Made by Self-Employed o Averages out to $44,000 annually o Vey misleading statistic  Many get nothing/ lose money o 10% of working population is self-employed o 2/3 of the millionaire population is self-employed


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