This course gives students an overview of the important areas of managing finances. Topics include: buying on credit, borrowing money, using bank services, and selecting insurance coverage for the home and auto. In addition, the pros and cons of home ownership versus renting will be discussed. Students will learn sources of investment information and the issues of investing in stocks and bonds. Income tax, Social Security, and Medicare will be reviewed. Retirement planning topics such as annuities, estate planning, wills and estates will also be covered.