School of Management Offers Personal Financial Management Course

Posted: March 31, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With April 15 looming, perhaps you’re thinking it’s time to take a closer look at how you manage your personal finances. The School of Management is offering a course during the Summer Term designed to help you do just that–Personal Financial Management (FNAN 300).

“I am looking forward to teaching this class in a fun an interactive way to take the fear and anxiety out of talking about money,” says Patty Lobingier, assistant professor of accounting in the School of Management, who teaches the course.

Some of the key topics that will be taught are understanding financial planning, creating a personal budget, managing personal loans and credit cards, buying versus leasing cars, buying versus renting a home, managing insurance, paying for education, managing your taxes, planning for retirement, and establishing wills, trusts, and estates–who needs them and why. The course is designed to be both informative and fun, and there are no prerequisites.

The class begins Monday, May 17, and runs through June 15. It meets Monday through Thursday from 9:30 to 11:35 a.m. For more information, contact Lobingier at 703-993-1849 or via e-mail at Consider using your tuition waiver to enroll.

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