The right education can lead to a financially secure and comfortable lifestyle. But, no matter how many degrees you earn and post-nominal abbreviations you wear, a lack of fiscal responsibility and know-how could threaten your financial well-being. By incorporating a quality financial education into your course of study; however, you can better safeguard your earnings and make your money multiply.
As you know, not all educations are created equal and, in many cases, the quality of a course is determined by the competence of the instructor. How, then, can you determine if a finance course–and its teacher–are worth your while?
One cannot stress enough the important of taking the time to look into your professor’s qualifications before selecting a finance course. According to “Under-Qualified Financial Educators Pose Risk,” studies show that on top of academic qualifications, “an educator’s passion, enthusiasm, and commitment play critical roles in successful student development, and a correlation exists between an educator’s level of personal commitment and students’ financial futures.” Yes, your ability to make wise financial decisions that will greatly impact your future wealth will be greatly influenced by the quality of the financial education you receive.
But don’t panic. Help is here. There are certain things to look for when determining if an instructor is worthy of your time and money.
You would likely never take a creative writing course taught by someone who has never been published. Nor would you learn French from an instructor who isn’t fluent. Why, then, would you settle for a financial instructor who has not proven themselves in their own field? You wouldn’t.
Here are a few things to look for in a professor.
A well-reputed college or university will likely boast a more impressive roster of instructors than a less prestigious institution. When it comes to finding a school that offers top-notch finance courses–and, therefore, teachers– Finance Degree Center.com has compiled the list, “Top Ten Schools Offering Bachelors Degree for Finance,” with the University of Pennsylvania reigning supreme.
If you are looking to integrate a finance course or two into your studies, these ten educational facilities are noted for excellence in the business and financial realm–better ensuring that the financial education that you receive will be a good one.
You’ve worked hard to earn your degree and the big salary that is likely to follow. By incorporating a sound financial education into your studies, you will be able to safeguard your well-deserved income and watch your money grow. It makes perfect “cents.”
The ability to pass your financial knowledge onto future generations is another perk that comes from choosing the right course of study. If you’d like to learn more, check out How Do You Teach Your Children to Make a Budget?“
Kimberley Laws is a regular contributor to HowDoYou.com and the author of two blogs, The Embiggens Project and Searching for Barry Weiss. A "Jill of all trades," she is a High School English Teacher and Certified Career Counselor with a background in makeup artistry, retail banking, and graphic design. She is also a scrapbooking, PEZ-collecting, car enthusiast who loves travelling and New York City.
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