This class was tough.
I would recommend this course because it not only helps to refresh upon the knowledge gained in prior courses and provide a basic foundation towards understanding the financial structure and issues facing corporations, but it also assists in personal financial development through the use of books as well as basic financial tools used when analyzing key financial decisions made by individuals.
This course made me realized the importance of not only getting through college, but also of maintaining a financially secure lifestyle in the future. Although finding a valuable career is important after high school, it does not have to be the main focus throughout life until retirement. Other key investments of money could be made to help make money work for you instead of you having to invest all of your time and energy working for money. I also learned the importance of saving and investing money to make that money grow into more money in the future, which will prove to be a vital asset in the years to come since a main issue for a lot of people is not having enough money saved to help fund retirement. We need to learn about the opportunities out there and become comfortable with not only saving more and spending less, but also taking risks through investments to potentially grow our wealth without having to work hard every day until retirement.
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Advice for students:
I would recommend reading not only the textbook, but also thoroughly studying notes that you can take in class as well as brush up on your basic economics that you will learn, or need to learn, before taking this course. Learning and applying financial theory can be challenging and hard to understand at times, so my advice to those students that are taking, or will take, this course also includes attending the professor's office hours whenever needed. Forming study groups with fellow peers is also a great way to study and succeed in not only this course, but also throughout college.