This class was tough.
I recommend it to finance majors and non-finance majors because you learn about so many useful aspects of money management that everyone has to endure when they graduate college.
In this course, you gain knowledge about how to properly invest in the market and avoid investing in too similar securities--a point that could save you a lot of money. Many people put all of their eggs in one basket, but this classs goes in depth about why that's a huge mistake in the world of finance. This course also teaches you how to protect yourself when it comes to misleading interest rates. The professor shows you real life examples of how car dealerships and banks can show an interest rate that isn't necessarily the rate you'll be receiving. You learn the tools needed to see past the typical contract, and you learn how to read the fine print.
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Advice for students:
This course requires you to put in as much time as possible. It is not a class you can study the day before an exam; you should be studying every day. You should be trying to thoroughly understand the concepts PAST what you see on the lecture notes or definitions in the book. A lot of the concepts relate to one another and tying all the knots together is one of the most important tricks of the class. I recommend making a study page for each chapter in the book so you can break down each chapter's ideas, concepts, and formulas, and then take a step back to see how they build on one another.