RFC121 - Introduction to Financial Planning and Economics

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Subject Title
Introduction to Financial Planning and Economics

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to the various aspects of the financial services industry and the discipline of financial planning. It is suitable for students who wish to pursue career studies in financial planning, leading to working in the industry.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Explain the basic principles of personal financial planning.
2. Explain the financial planning process and the financial planning industry.
3. Prepare personal net worth statement, cash flow statement, and budget.
4. Identify potential cash management vehicles.
5. Explain the importance of an emergency fund.
6. Identify, analyze, and evaluate various consumer credit vehicles.
7. Analyze and evaluate personal debts, loans, leases, and mortgages.
8. Evaluate investment returns including time value of money.
9. Explain the basics of the elements of financial planning:

  • Tax Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Investment Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Risk Management and Insurance

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