Crowell School of Business
Basic Money Management
Learn to navigate important financial decisions with skill.
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Overview

Daily living often becomes complicated as you seek to drive a car, own a home, open an online banking account, pay for college tuition, direct money to certain retirement vehicles, use insurance, pay off credit cards, and maintain a strong credit score. This course, featuring video lectures from Professor Shane Enete of Biola University's Crowell School of Business, is designed to help you navigate these important financial decisions with skill so that you might faithfully steward the resources that God has entrusted to you.

Shane Enete, CFA, is the director of the Personal Financial Planning Program at Biola University through the Crowell School of Business. He also founded the Biola University Inspire Research Initiative for Biblical Responsible Investing during 2017. He worked as an investment research professional for over 10 years for large institutional asset managers. His duties included valuing public stock securities, modeling asset allocations for billion dollar pension plans and serving as a forensic accountant for a trillion dollar bond manager. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, a M.S. in Mathematical Finance from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and he is a PhD candidate for Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University. He is married to his lovely wife, Tammy, and has two kids, Sage and Silas.

In this course, you will receive:

  • Video lectures by Professor Enete to walk you through different financial decisions
  • Reflection questions to help you process what you learned in the videos
  • A downloadable coursepack with lecture notes and assignments to help you apply your learnings to your own financial situation

This course is the third course in the Financial Literacy Series of courses available on Biola LEARN. The full list of courses in this series, present in their recommended order of completion, is:

  1. The Bible and Personal Finance
  2. Personal Financial Planning
  3. Basic Money Management (Basic Money Management for Church Leaders also available)
What You Earn
Instructor
Shane Enete
Crowell School of Business

Shane Enete, CFA, is the director of the Personal Financial Planning Program at Biola University through the Crowell School of Business. He also founded the Biola University Inspire Research Initiative for Biblical Responsible Investing during 2017. He worked as an investment research professional for over 10 years for large institutional asset managers. His duties included valuing public stock securities, modeling asset allocations for billion dollar pension plans and serving as a forensic accountant for a trillion dollar bond manager. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, a M.S. in Mathematical Finance from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and he is a PhD candidate for Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University. He is married to his lovely wife, Tammy, and has two kids, Sage and Silas.

Biola University's Crowell School of Business offers undergraduate, graduate and degree completion students a premier business education taught by experienced, professional faculty. While providing excellent academic preparation, Crowell takes learning beyond the classroom — teaching you to broaden your perspectives and bring important wisdom and expertise into your workplace.

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Syllabus

Course Introduction
Video
Lesson Introduction:When you go to the bank and...
Overview
Using Credit, Part 1
Video
Using Credit, Part 2
Video
Using Credit, Part 3
Video
How to Build Credit
Article
The New Loan Sharks
Article
Lesson 1 Assignment
Misc
Coursepack
Misc
Lesson Introduction:For most people, the two...
Overview
Auto Buying
Video
Cars are Full of Tech that Gets Outdated Fast
Article
Four Hidden Dangers of Leasing a Car
Article
Home Buying
Video
For First-Time Home Buyers, Here's a Primer
Article
A Home Buying Primer
Article
Lesson 2 Assignment
Misc
Lesson Introduction:In this session, we will...
Overview
Investments, Part 1
Video
Investments, Part 2
Video
Investments, Part 3
Video
Biblically Responsible Investing
Article
Lesson 3 Assignment
Misc
Lesson Introduction:A buried treasure chest, or...
Overview
Banking
Video
8 Questions to Ask Before Opening a Bank Account
Article
Bank vs. Credit Union
Article
Your Definition of Retirement
Reflection
Retirement
Video
Work and Retirement
Reflection
Your 401(k): 10 things to find out
Article
What is an IRA? Everything you need to know
Article
Lesson 4 Assignment
Misc
Lesson Introduction:The cost of college used to...
Overview
Educational Planning
Video
Compare and Contrast State 529 Plans
Video
529: College Savings Demystified
Article
Parents: Here’s a primer for college savings
Article
The Impact of College Savings on Financial Aid
Article
Lesson 5 Assignment
Misc
Lesson Introduction:Tragic, unexpected, events...
Overview
Risk Management
Video
Term and Whole Life Insurance
Video
What You Need to Know about Life Insurance
Article
Property and Casualty Insurance
Video
Insurance 101
Article
What You Need to Know about Disability Insurance
Article
Should You Get Identity Theft Insurance?
Article
Understanding Umbrella Insurance
Article
Lesson 6 Assignment
Misc
Recommended Resources
Misc
Course Evaluation
Misc

Course FAQ

Each lesson is designed to take approximately 2-4 hours, depending on how deeply you engage the assignments. Since this is a self-paced course, the time it will take you to complete it will depend on the speed with which you want to progress through the course.

No. The course contains everything you need to successfully complete the course. Be sure to download the coursepack contained in this course so that you have all of the course materials. There are resources recommended at the end of the course that you are free to purchase if you wish to pursue further study on the course topic.

Since this course is designed as a completely self-paced experience, you will not have any interaction with the professor during the course.