Exploring the Mysteries of Finance

This course will provide an introduction to the basics of personal finance: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, asset allocation, portfolio selection, diversification, 401(k)s and 403(b)s, mortgages, and social security. The exploration will include planning for and during retirement, grounded on an understanding of financial markets, corporate financial reports, compound interest, and discounting. The aim is to provide knowledge necessary to avoid geriatric poverty; for the quantitatively challenged, and all others.

Instructor: Richard A. Miller

Two Wednesdays:
4:30-6:00 P.M. in 004 Albritton Center
April 13, 20
Richard A. Miller

Richard A. Miller is Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics Emeritus. At Wesleyan, he taught courses in introductory economics, microtheory, industrial economics, antitrust, business ethics, and corporate finance. His research interests include structure-performance in U.S. manufacturing, mergers, gender discrimination, cost curves, cost of capital, and how algebra helps to understand the mortgage crisis.