Online Workshop: February 16, 18, 23, 25, 2021

Personal Finance Workshop Series

You and Your Finances

From foundational skills like setting goals and creating budgets to more advanced topics such as investment strategies, you will gain practical skills and essential knowledge to confidently make decisions about your personal finances.
  • Number of Workshops

    Each Delivered Online
  • Length of Each Workshop

    6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Cost of Series

    Includes all 4 workshops

Four Part Workshop Series

This workshop introduces the participants to the earnings and spending relationships and pattern, provides a few fundamental tools to get started tracking spending patterns to build a spending and savings plan.

Activities after class: Start tracking earnings and spending, pivot tables, establish a trading account

  • Date: February 16, 2021
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern
  • Delivery: Online

This workshop helps participants think about long run goals through investing and budget mindfulness. We dive back into the budgeting process and help participants make adjustments (that include modifying investments) to help reach longer-term goals and start on a path to investing. We ask participants to talk about the stocks that they purchased and stocks they would like to own.

Activities after class: Identify a savings goal, a time horizon, and monthly changes to meet that goal

  • Date: February 18, 2021
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern
  • Delivery: Online

This workshop helps participants understand the types of savings plans and investments. We walk through the differences of stocks and bonds, talk about insurance types and the risk-reward trade-off. We discuss compounding and the power of starting early.

Activities after class: Open a stock account, purchase at least 1 share of stock

  • Date: February 23, 2021
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern
  • Delivery: Online

At the end of Workshop 3, participants will be asked to open an individual trading account (Schwab, TD-Ameritrade, Robinhood, etc.), fund the account and purchase at least 1 share of stock. During Workshop 4 we will look at the stocks that people purchased, track the history of prices of those stocks, talk about dividends and stock-splits and talk about the reasons why people chose the stocks that they did. Participants will engage in research to build out a diversified portfolio of stocks that they would like to hold.

Activities after class: Make another purchase of a stock, identify a schedule of actively saving and investing money towards a goal.

  • Date: February 25, 2021
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern
  • Delivery: Online

Master Your Money

Learn how to build a budget, set spending and savings goals, and invest to get more from your money. Register today for this four-part, online Personal Finance Workshop Series.

  • Practical

    Whether you are newly independent or looking for a tune-up, this workshop series provides practical lessons to take control of your personal finances.
  • Convenient and Accessible

    Each of the four two and a half hour workshops will be delivered online.
  • Action-Oriented

    You will take the lessons learned in each workshop and apply them in after-class activities assigned by the instructor.

Expert Instructor

Thomas Smith
Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance

Tom Smith

Smith is an expert in the areas of labor economics, pricing, film finance, sports economics and finance, and the economics of the entertainment and health care industries. He’s regularly featured on television and radio – CNN, NPR, and The Huffington Post to name a few. An energetic and enthusiastic instructor, Smith helps participants expand their thinking and develop a more holistic view of finance.