Personal Finance

Primary Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200–250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:

Personal finance is defined as the management of money and financial decisions for a person or family. This includes the following areas:

  • Budgeting
  • Credit management
  • Retirement planning
  • Investments

Pick 1of these areas that you are most interested in learning more about or have seen discussed in the media, and tell us why it is interesting to you.

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 50–100-word reply about their Primary Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following question:

  • What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Discussion Board Rubric

ExpectationPoints PossiblePoints EarnedCommentsApplication of Learning Material Content: Post demonstrates understanding of Learning Material content.

20

Application of Course Knowledge: Post contributes unique perspectives or insights gleaned from personal experience or examples from discipline.

20

DB Responses: Responds substantively to two posts. Responses encourage interaction in the Discussion Board and classroom community.

20

Organization: Post presents information logically and is clearly relevant to discussion topic.

8

Professional Language: Posts contain accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation with few or no errors. (APA formatting is not required.)

7

Total Points

75

Total Points Earned

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