Personal Finances

Definition: The application of the principles of finance to the monetary decisions of an individual or family unit.

Personal Finance addresses the ways in which individuals or families obtain, budget, save and spend monetary resources over time, taking into account various financial risks and future life events. Components of personal finance might include checking and savings accounts, credit cards and consumer loans, investments in the stock market, retirement plans, social security benefits, insurance policies and income tax management.

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Personal Finances for Graduates