Personal Finance II

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Finance
Course Code
FINC 3300
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Hybrid
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
Personal Finance II gives the student a broad understanding of personal financial planning issues and techniques. The course will require the student to analyze client financial situations and plans, and give informed advice on moderately complex personal financial planning scenarios. Technical knowledge areas will include debt, insurance, investment, with emphasis on financial analysis, insurance, retirement, estate planning and taxation.
Course Content

1. Financial planning using FP Canada assumptions
2. Financial analysis using TVM calculations
3. Tax planning fundamentals in financial planning
4. Business and family law as it relates to financial planning scenarios
6. Accident and sickness insurance, and group insurance
7. Life insurance for short term and estate planning
8. Investment fundamentals and appropriate investment asset allocation
9. Applications of segregated funds and annuities in retirement planning
10. Application of professional ethics in financial planning

Methods Of Instruction

Lecture, seminar, and online. This course focusses on the development and presentation of professional financial planning advice. It will be interactive and make use of cases, supplementary materials, and class presentations.

Means of Assessment

Assessment will be based on course objectives and will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. 

Assignment(s) or case(s)

20% - 30%

Tests or Midterm exams

40% - 60%

Final Exam

30% - 40%

 TOTAL

100%

No single assessment will be worth more than 40%.

Students must achieve a minimum grade of 50% on the combined invigilated components to pass the course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:

1. Prioritize personal financial goals and prepare statements for moderately complex financial planning scenarios
2. Incorporate life, disability and other risk management strategies in financial planning scenarios
3. Incorporate debt management, asset management, risk management and tax planning strategies that allow investors to reach retirement and estate planning goals in moderately complicated financial planning scenarios
4. Integrate government benefit programs such as CPP, OAS, RRSPs, RESPs, RDSPs and TFSAs as well as pensions and investment planning into moderately complicated retirement and estate planning recommendations
5. Provide advice on personal investment management
6. Explain the role of law and fair and ethical business practices in preparing a personal financial plan
7. Demonstrate application of the Certified Financial Planning Code of Ethics

Textbook Materials

Textbooks and materials to be purchased by students may be chosen from:

Institute of Financial Services Educators (IFSE) LLQP Common Law materials, or

The Canadian Institute of Financial Planning Risk Management and Estate materials or

Retirement and Estate Planning in Canada, Coleen Clarke, Captus Press, Latest Canadian Edition

References:

Madura and Gill, Personal Finance, Latest Canadian Edition, Pearson
KPMG Tax Planning for Canadians, latest edition

All textbooks are subject to change with approval of the department.

Calculator: Texas Instruments BA II Plus or as approved by Department.

 

Requisites

Prerequisites

FINC 2300 with “C” or higher and (FINC 3390 with “C” or higher or the Canadian Securities Course) 

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) AU FNCE 322 (3) 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BFIN 3XX (3) 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN BADM 2XX (3) 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR ACCT 3XX (3) 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ACCT 2XXX (3) 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31
Langara College (LANG) LANG BUSM 2XXX (3) 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BUS 1XX (3) 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU BBUS 3XXX (3) 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC COMM 2XX (3) 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV BUS 245 (3) 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC COM 2XX (1.5) 2014/09/01 to 2015/12/31

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15048
Mon
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Fraser
Morna
Open
Online
This course will include synchronous on-line tests/exams. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
34
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
15:30 - 18:20