This one-semester course is intended to help you familiarize yourself with the basic and essential concepts of personal finance. This course covers the fundamentals of personal finance, role of consumers in the economic system of the United States, financial planning in personal life, ways to manage finances, and different investment strategies. It also covers various career options available in the field of personal finance. This course will help you meet the following goals: Identify the role of the consumer in the economic system of the United States. Describe types and services of financial institutions and their role in personal financial planning. Describe various career options in personal finance. Identify the basics of personal financial planning. Manage personal and family incomes and expenses.