Finance Bootcamp

The Pitt Pennysavers offers a free 6 week class on personal finance, open to all students at the University of Pittsburgh. Students who complete the course will gain an understanding of all the financial issues they will encounter as adults, based on the topics listed below, and will also recieve a certificate of completion.

Syllabus

Budgets                                                                                                                      Week 1

What is a budget?

Income

Expenses

Time

Tools

What are the steps for creating and using a budget?

 

Bank Accounts                                                                                                           Week 2

Why have a bank account?

Checking, Savings, and Other types of accounts

What you should know about your bank?

Speaker Summary and Speaker Notes

 

Taxes                                                                                                                           Week 3

What are taxes and who has to pay them?

Local, State, & Federal
Income and Tax Deductions
Tax Software

 

Financial Aid                                                                                                              Week 4

FASFA
Grants vs Scholarships

Speaker Summary and Speaker Notes

 

Student Loans                                                                                                           Week 5

Principal and Interest
Federal vs Private

 

Credit and Your Identity                                                                                           Week 6

Credit Score and Credit Reports
Credit Karma
Uses of Credit