J-Term 2017: Adults in our society are expected to be able to pay their taxes, buy insurance (home, auto, life, etc.), purchase a home and cars, use credit, and save for future goals. In this course, students will participate in hands-on tasks such as opening a Roth IRA, completing a 1040 tax form, comparison shopping for auto insurance, developing a retirement plan, identifying financial scams, evaluating different mortgage scenarios, and other activities. Students will learn the basics of life-long financial planning as well as strategies to overcome typical mistakes of the average American investor. May not be used toward courses required in the Economics or Business major.