Posted by Tim on July 13, 2022 in Academics
MGF 100: Introduction to personal finance
Students will learn why it is essential to have a spending plan and why budgeting is important. The course will guide students on concepts and tools on savings and investments (stocks and bonds), and how it fits into the budget; theory around managing risk relative to returns complemented by practice using financial tools/models; role of banks and financial institutions in risk management and as intermediaries; what is a credit score leading into consumer credit and the simple mathematics around calculating interest on student loans, credit card and personal loans; understanding your paycheck and how income tax impacts disposable income and investments decisions; discussions around taxes, society and the services it provides; increasing use of apps such as Venmo, PayPal and Apple Pay and discussions around these tools – are they safe?
The course is designed to promote creativity, modeling, observing, developing and demonstrating tools critical in acquiring financial literacy skills. It will be important to explore behavioral aspects of personal finance, focusing on areas such as the temptation in use of credit cards and how accumulation of debt could negatively affect the society in general and the broader economy. The objective will then be to tie this into a personalized spending plan. Students will hear from other recently graduating student’s cognitive impact of past behaviors, and how that has influenced their decisions, now as working adults.
I am pleased to announce that The Graduate School at North Carolina State University will host its Fall Campus Visit Program from November 20-22, 2022.
Prospective students will visit their graduate programs of interest and learn more about the graduate educational environment at NC State. Travel expenses are covered for all participants.
The agenda from the previous visit program, the application and additional information are available by clicking HERE. The deadline to submit an application is October 4, 2022.
Research and Project Workshops
UB Honors Students engage in meaningful research and/or creative
endeavors that deepen their learning in many different academic
pursuits, all while counting as their necessary Honors Experience
Sign up for an informative session to learn more about planning your
research-based or creative endeavor!
Wednesday, August 31st at 1 p.m. (128 Capen)
Thursday, September 1st at 10 a.m. (Via Zoom)
Wednesday, September 7th at 11:30 a.m. (Via Zoom)
Thursday, September 8th at 3 p.m. (128 Capen)
To sign up for one of the informative sessions!
Dates are for the Tuesday 7PM Zoom discussions. Weekly announcements, with the week’s Goldenrod Handout and url for the Tuesday Zoom will go out to the list three days earlier—late Saturday afternoon.
All films are available for rental on Amazon Prime (with membership) except The Wind Rises (it is available for streaming on Prime, but for purchase only, $12). Most are also available for rental on other streaming services (Apple, Hulu, etc.) as well. You can check that at https://www.justwatch.com/us/search. Some are available free or for rental on YouTube; often (not always) the free versions on YouTube are far lower resolution than the rental versions. Several of the films will also be available free to UB email account holders through the UB Library’s Kanopy and Swank portals; that list will go out later this summer.
Great Directors/Buffalo Film Seminars Fall 2022
Aug 30 William Wellman, Wings 1927
Sept 6 Jean Renoir Rules of the Game 1939
Sept 13 Michael Curtiz Casablanca 1942
Sept 20 Nicholas Ray, In a Lonely Place 1950
Sept 27 Luis Buñuel Viridiana 1961
Oct 4 Orson Welles Chimes at Midnight 1966
Oct 11 Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein 1974
Oct 18 Arthur Penn Night Moves 1975
Oct 25 Sydney Pollack Tootsie 1982
Nov 1 Akira Kurosawa Ran 1985
Nov 8 Martin Scorsese Goodfellas 1990
Nov 15 Hiayo Miyazaki The Wind Rises 2013
Nov 22 Ava Duvernay Selma 2014
Nov 29 Pedro Almodóvar Parallel Mothers 2021
Dec 6 Ang Lee Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000