A very practical course which teaches you how to create a financial plan to realize goals, such as home ownership and early retirement. By taking this course, you will learn how to avoid credit trouble, save money on automobile purchases, and buy a desirable home. You will also learn how to protect yourself from financial disaster through the purchase of the lowest cost and safest insurance policies. Finally, you will learn how to make your money grow by investing in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Using the techniques you learn in this class will allow you to plan, save, and spend wisely so you and your family will enjoy a better way of life. Three class hours.
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Students in this course may gain extra credit by working with Rural Opportunities Inc. as tax preparers. Students who choose this option will receive full training in the preparation of taxes, and will work weekly at a preparation site in the city of Rochester. Tax sites primarily serve low income and elderly residents of ROI housing developments.