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Personal Finance


This is an introductory personal finance course that covers personal financial planning and budgeting, money management and tax strategies, banking services, consumer credit, home financing, transportation options, insurance, investing fundamentals and retirement planning.


Textbooks, calculators and solutions manuals are available in the Learning Commons.

Assistance is available on a one-on-one or small group basis.

Please bring all class notes and handouts with you when asking for assistance.






 Textbook Information


​A hardcopy of this textbook is available for use in the Learning Commons.

FIN 1100
Madura, Jeff. Personal Finance. 5th Ed. Boston, MA: Pearson, 2014.​



The Learning Commons offers handouts to help students understand important concepts in personal finance.​

Personal Income Tax Concepts (pdf)

Personal Income Tax Worksheet (pdf)

Components of a Personal Financial Plan (pdf)

The Personal Financial Planning Process (pdf)

Building Your Own Financial Plan (pdf)


 Other Useful Links


These are additional resources that our staff and students have found helpful.

Personal Monthly Budget - Download a free Monthly Budget Spreadsheet for Microsoft® Excel® from Vertex42​

Personal Budget Spreadsheet - Download a free Personal Budget Spreadsheet for Microsoft® Excel® from Vertex42

Dave Ramsey’s Seven Baby Steps - Begin your journey to financial peace.

Contact Information

For more information contact the Learning Commons by phone (850) 201-8193 or e-mail

7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mon - Thu
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fri

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Students can get additional help by accessing Smarthinking via Canvas
TCC strives to make all materials accessible to all individuals. Please contact (850) 201-8193 for materials in alternative format.

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