These financial literacy workshops are designed for high school students. In the not too distant future, these students will be required to elect majors, pursue internships and eventually commit to a career path. This program is meant to aid those students in making important choices. The coursework is designed to teach personal finance, build familiarity with investment products and expose the students to the role the economy plays in our everyday lives. These workshops lay the groundwork to prepare the students for more advanced studies in finance at the collegiate level.
The workshops instruction will be interactive and focus on the basic concepts of the financial industry. Students are encouraged to participate at their own comfort level and questions are warmly welcomed. The program strives to simplify the coursework so that all students benefit from their participation. Any student, regardless of their academic background, is able to comprehend and apply the knowledge.
The Common Cents Program wants to stress that there is no previous financial knowledge required. In fact, it is expected that the participants will have little to no prior knowledge regarding the subject matter.
Mastering the Markets
Mastering the Markets provides a general understanding of economic principles. The students will learn how the economy and their daily lives intersect and impact each other. We expose the participants to numerous topics, including but not limited to: personal finance, stocks, bonds, commodities, mutual funds, hedge funds, and private equity. The workshop is taught in a manner meant to simplify complexities.
This workshop is an interesting and interactive experience that challenges the participants to implement the knowledge they have garnered from the Workshop I classes. The students are required to perform basic analysis, generate investment ideas and make critical asset allocation decisions. The goal of this workshop is to build an understanding of the investment process and its application helps students build confidence in their own individual decision-making.