Economics (ECO)

Economics Courses

ECO 8051. Introduction to Stock Options. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Learn how to evaluate, buy, sell, and profit with investment tools that were once thought to be only for the pros. This course will teach you how to protect your portfolio and profit in a down market, an up market, or even a flat market. Learn to leverage your investment dollars for potential profits that surpass those possible with stocks.

ECO 8052. Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh My!. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Join us for this online course in the basics of stocks, bonds, finance and investing. Learn about the stock markets, 401k plans and preparing for retirement to make your own investment decisions easier. You'll leave this course with a comprehensive and thorough education in personal finance and investment.

ECO 8053. The Analysis and Valuation of Stocks. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This comprehensive course uses everyday language to provide you with conventional and advanced techniques in researching and valuing stocks. Learn to read financial statements and calculate financial ratios. Perform industrial comparisons, value stocks and conduct economic and industrial research.

ECO 8100. Post Retirement Investment Strategies. 0.0 Hours. Class-10.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

You have earned it; now what do you do with it? Learn how to manage your money after you have stopped earning it. Specific strategies for post-earning stages of life will be discussed. Topics include investments, taxes, insurance, and more.

ECO 8105. Financial Planning for Women. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Single women, widows, divorcees in today's world have unique needs. There are circumstances they need to be aware of, understand and plan for. In this class, women will gain a base level of knowledge enabling them to become independent, involved financial planners. Topics such as budgeting, managing income, savings, taxes, investments, insurance and estate planning will be covered in addition to the unique challenges a single woman faces. All CPCC Financial Education classes are taught for education purposes only.

ECO 8201. Let the Buyer Beware. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. This course is a must for savvy consumers. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from rip-offs, bogus deals, and other consumer headaches. This course will give - you - the buyer, the tools needed to make wise decisions in today's marketplace. Topics cover most major expenses, from buying a new car to buying a home, paying for college, or booking a cruise. Participants will receive a copy of the GSA Consumer Action Handbook.

ECO 8202. Money Smart - Part I. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Financial education fosters financial stability for individuals and for the entire community. The more you know about credit and banking services, the more likely you are to increase your savings, buy a home and improve your overall financial health and well-being. FDIC's Money Smart curriculum helps individuals build financial knowledge, develop financial confidence and use banking services effectively. Part I is an introduction to banking services, credit, checking accounts, budgeting and tracking your money effectively and the importance of savings. This course is a must for anyone who wants to establish sound financial practices. Materials are included in the cost of the course.

ECO 8203. Money Smart - Part II. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Financial education fosters financial stability for individuals and for the entire community. The more you know about credit and banking services, the more likely you are to increase your savings, buy a home, and improve your overall financial health and well-being. FDIC's Money Smart curriculum helps individuals build financial knowledge, develop financial confidence and use banking services effectively. Part II covers your rights as a consumer, how credit history affects credit future, credit cards, borrowing basics, and buying a home, perhaps the biggest investment of your life. This course is a must for anyone who wants to become financial savvy in today's world. Materials are included in the cost of the course.

ECO 8204. Identity Theft: Prevention & Survival. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Identity Theft claimed over 10 million victims last year. Law-enforcement authorities call it the fastest growing crime in our country today. For a criminal, identity theft is a relatively low-risk, high-reward endeavor. Consequently, most victims don't even know how it happened or who stole their financial information. Find out what steps you need to take to keep from becoming a statistic and what recourse you have if you are a victim. Arm yourself with knowledge and take control of your personal information.

ECO 8205. Retirement Planning Today. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

You have many options for financing your retirement, but have you taken the time to plan how you will live during your retirement years? Without a clear plan, it is difficult to prepare financially for the next chapter of your life. Understand not only the traditional retirement plans, but explore the new view of retirement with additional opportunities and responsibilities. This course is appropriate for individuals just starting out in their careers, as well as those considering retirement.

ECO 8206. Self-Help: Credit Repair Workshop. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Credit plays an important role in our society. It is often misunderstood and misused, which can have a negative impact on our lives for many years. The purpose of this class is to provide a basic understanding of credit reports. Participants will learn about important credit legislation and the truth about credit counseling, debt management, and bankruptcy program. Participants will also learn the right way to correct and restore their credit.

ECO 8207. Self-Help: Improving Your Credit Score. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Credit scores are utilized by creditors, insurance companies, employers and even licensing agencies as a tool to determine a person's creditworthiness and character. Unfortunately, many people do not fully understand the importance of this three-digit number. This class will examine credit scores and their potential impact on someone?s future. Participants will learn to improve and maintain good credit scores.

ECO 8210. Understanding Credit and Credit Scores. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Your credit score. It's just three numbers, but it dictates whether you'll get credit and what interest rate you will pay. Insurers use it to set premiums. Landlords use it to make renting decisions. Discover how credit and credit scores affect many aspects of your life.

ECO 8211. Using Credit Wisely: Credit Cards, Personal Loans, Buying a House/Car. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Credit is a necessity in today's world, yet many consumers are not knowledgeable about using credit wisely. Misinformation or credit abuse may lead to financial stress including collections, judgments, foreclosure, and bankruptcy, which can all have a negative impact on one's financial future.

ECO 8213. Financial Security: Insurance, Identity Theft, and Consumer Protection. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Risks are found in all aspects of daily living. This course will focus on three major areas that may affect our financial success. Many consumers do not fully understand insurance policies available for financial security. Participants will learn how to protect themselves from various financial risks.

ECO 8215. Budgeting Basics for Paying Off Debt. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

It's never too late to gain control of your finances. Understand debt and gain the knowledge to create a workable financial budget that will put you back in control of your finances. Courses are taught for educational purposes only.

ECO 8216. Where Does All My Money Go?. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Do you have trouble saving money? Do you wish you had financial security? Discover how to make conscious decisions about spending and saving. Find out where your money goes and learn how to make informed choices about where you want it to go. Learn how to fund your dreams and how to save money. If you have ever felt lost about where to start working on your finances, this course is for you. Offered in partnership with ed2go.

ECO 8220. Becoming An Educated Consumer. 0.0 Hours. Class-6.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Identity theft...Internet shopping...Scams and Frauds... Today's headlines require us to be a Smart Shopper. This course will help you become an educated and informed consumer within the marketplace. Whether purchasing a service or a product, this course will offer important tools to use when making buying and spending decisions. Vital information on ways to avoid becoming a victim of frauds and scams will be included.

ECO 8230. Social Security and Medicare: Where do I begin?. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Are you a Baby Boomer, confused on how to get started with Social Security and Medicare? This information session will simplify the puzzle by examining each component of these programs in a step-by-step, easy to understand approach. Learn what benefits are provided and how to plan for and utilize the benefits to their greatest value. Specific topics will include Social Security limitations and benefits and Medicare Part A through D (benefits, costs and limitations). You will take home a handy resource book to help you navigate the Social Security and Medicare systems with confidence.

ECO 8244. Income Tax Preparation Workshop. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

It's that time of year again! Are you curious about credits or deductions you might be entitled to? This tax workshop is especially designed for individuals who wish to prepare their own income tax return. Participants will gain a better understanding of tax rules and become more organized with their personal income tax preparation. Taught by a CPA, the course covers the latest information and changes related to preparing your federal and state returns. Planning and time saving tips for future income tax preparation are also included.

ECO 8265. Investing 102: Turning Your Retirement Nest Egg Into a Monthly Income. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Over the past five to 10 years, stocks, mutual funds and 401(k) investments have not led to the financial freedom so many seek.Discover the answers to questions about achieving financial independence by investing in other areas, besides these traditional investments. Understand the alternative investments that are available and how they might provide financial solutions without the roller coaster ride of the stock market and the low interest rates of traditional bank deposits.

ECO 8520. Spend Yourself Rich. 0.0 Hours. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Can you spend your way to wealth? YES! Discover your spending personality and learn to spend in ways that support your values and goals. Many practical ways to save on both small and large purchases will be discussed. Use the savings to pay off debts or fund other financial goals. Required textbook is $10, available from instructor.