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FASS 208 - Introduction to personal financial planning for students
Introduces students to how to optimize their financial resources. Some of the topics which will be covered are debt avoidance and management, saving vs investing, creating and maintaining a budget, tax planning strategies, passive income, cryptocurrencies, and side hustles, and the importance to networking. The goal is to help students learn and develop the habits needed to reach their financial goals.
FASS 208 runs May 9 - June 6, 2023. Complete before the workload of your other classes kick in!
What you will learn and when it is offered
What you'll learn
- How to save money effectively and the power of compound interest.
- Smart spending (appreciating vs. depreciation assets) and living within your means (budgeting).
- Delayed gratification and investing as a way of building wealth.
- Different storages of wealth- gold, real-estate, crypto-currencies (NFTs, Bitcoin)
- Safeguarding and improving credit.
When it is offered
Location: Burnaby Campus
- May 9
- May 16
- May 23
- May 30
- June 6
- 2:30 pm - 5:20 pm
Mark Ting CFP, BA, FEA is a partner and portfolio manager with Foundation Wealth Partners where he helps high net-worth families achieve their financial goals. He is also the Guide to Personal Finance on CBC Radio’s “On the Coast” with Gloria Macarenko and a regular op-ed contributor for CBC.ca. Every week he gives his insight into topics such as mortgages, real estate, personal finance and investment strategies.
Mark is a life-long entrepreneur who understands how difficult it is to acquire, grow and preserve wealth. He believes that a strong financial acumen prepares families and businesses to successfully adapt to a changing world. He is the season 2 host of UBC Alumni’s Podcast “My Financial Life," a guest speaker for various community groups and volunteers in local schools with JA British Columbia, an organization whose goal is to improve the financial literacy and decision-making skills of B.C. students.
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