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Finance 101: Personal Finance

Selected aspects of finance encountered by an individual during his or her lifetime. Lower-level elective credit only. Not applicable to the finance major. Open to all UAB students.

Finance 102: Money and Society

The basic principles of the use of money in society are presented in a decision making framework. The objective of this course is to provide students with the tools necessary to analyze financial issues from a global and societal perspective.

Finance 103: Money Management 101

Covers selected aspects of financial planning encountered by an individual during his or her lifetime. Cannot count as credit toward the finance major.

Finance 104: Debt Management 101

Covers selected aspects of managing credit and insurance needs that an individual might encounter during his or her lifetime. Does not count toward the finance major.

Finance 105: Saving and Investing 101

Covers selected aspects of managing investments that an individual might encounter during his or her lifetime. Does not count toward the finance major.

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Students

America Saves Week

February 25- March2, 2019

America Saves Week brings together diverse nonprofit, government, academic, and business groups to encourage and support Americans to save effectively. America Saves provides participating organizations with useful savings tools and resources ranging from engaging contests to social media posts and graphics to sample presentations and activities.

Students

Financial Education Week

March 30- April6, 2019

Money Smart Week will be held from March 30th to April 6th, 2019. Money Smart Week helps consumers better manage their personal finances. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance.

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Money Smart Week

Read Papers and Publications

Money and Happiness

We review the subjective well-being (SWB) literature with an emphasis on works that focus on the impact of money and wealth on SWB. Our review indicates a clear relationship between money and happiness with the nature of the relationship dependent upon the specific aspect of money under consideration. We find evidence that unethical behavior, debt and a materialistic orientation decrease happiness and financial efficacy, relative income, income adequacy and certain non-pecuniary factors increase happiness. We argue that these findings support the need for financial education and financial counseling – especially in the workplace and in educational settings.

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