Course DescriptionIn this three-part series of hands-on personal money management sessions, you will begin to learn financial fundamentals while being introduced to MS Excel. Learn the power of beginning to save just five dollars a day which can provide positive direction in changing your life. Learn how to calculate future value formulas in Excel based on various interest rates, daily saving amounts, and differing time horizons for both short and long-term savings goals. You will create your own personal spending plan in Excel with helpful techniques for acknowledging your daily successes as you adhere to your plan. Wants versus needs and immediate gratification versus saving for your long-term financial freedom will be discussed and evaluated as Pivot Tables are introduced. You will learn the most important bill/payment to be paid first without exception. The Joy of Saving thirty-day challenge will be introduced. We will delve into choices for creating passive income and investigating your long-term monies while balancing your everyday lifestyle choices. These include discussions on real estate, stocks/bonds/mutual funds, 401K's, and how you might utilize your IRA for purchasing an investment property. Estimations for Social Security benefits will be included.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Achieve and demonstrate basic practical knowledge for creating future value formulas in Excel for saving five dollars a day with various interest rates, daily saving rates, and differing long-term time frames.
- Achieve and demonstrate basic practical knowledge for creating a personal spending plan in Excel.
- Achieve and demonstrate basic practical knowledge for understanding and balancing your required needs versus wants and always paying the most important bill first.
- Achieve and demonstrate basic practical knowledge for automating your personal spending and savings plan and monitoring your spending with utilizing a Pivot Table.
- Achieve and demonstrate basic practical knowledge for investing in real estate, 401K's/IRA's and what you can expect from Social Security Benefits.
If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center at ph. 734-9210 (V), 447-1379 (videophone), or email email@example.com.
Please note: you will need to contact Kapi’olani CC’s DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi’olani CC course even if you’ve already registered or are receiving services at another UH campus’s disability support program.
Kapi‘olani Community College Refund/Drop Policy:
100% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 10 business days or more prior to start date of course.
50% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 5-9 business days prior to start date of course.
0% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made less than 5 business days prior to start date of course.