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Russell, David T.; Chong, James T.; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
Consumers face hard choices when they need cash quickly. Hard choices can lead to emotional or economically unsound decisions. Traditional classroom discussions of raising funds to pay for expenses usually focus on generating income, borrowing, or the sale of real and financial assets, if hardship is discussed at all. However, many families have…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Insurance, Credit (Finance), Decision Making
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Solis, Oscar J. – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
An innovative 2015 Financial Education Event utilized collaborative learning, peer-to-peer learning strategies, and multimedia to engage students and deliver financial content. Thirty-three students in a financial counseling class hosted the event for students from a personal finance course as well as the university community. For the event, the…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Cooperative Learning, Multimedia Instruction, Money Management
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Joyner, Donald T. – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
A factor that complicates the posting of the journal entries related to the issue of bonds is that the amount of money received by the issuing company may be different from the face value of the bond. If the bond stated rate is higher than the market interest rate at the time of issue of the bond, the company can sell the bond at a premium; on the…
Descriptors: Recordkeeping, Bond Issues, Money Management, Accounting
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Mangiero, George A.; Kraten, Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
Financial analysts generally create static formulas for the computation of NPV. When they do so, however, it is not readily apparent how sensitive the value of NPV is to changes in multiple interdependent and interrelated variables. It is the aim of this paper to analyze this variability by employing a dynamic, visually graphic presentation using…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Visual Aids, Computer Graphics, Business Administration Education
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Campbell, Robert D. – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
This paper presents an example of an approach to teaching financial theory at the college and post-graduate levels that I call "teaching backwards". In the more traditional approach, instructors begin by explaining financial theory, then proceed to give examples of the way this theory can be applied to a business problem, structuring…
Descriptors: College Students, Teaching Methods, Money Management, Economics Education
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Jennings, Penelope R.; Jennings, William P.; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2016
While financial planning students are expected to be able to understand client retirement plans, subtle differences in cost-of-living adjustments can have major impact on the success of client retirement plans. This teaching note compares the cost-of-living adjustments in the largest government sponsored retirement systems and a hypothetical…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Preretirement Education, Monte Carlo Methods, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Schmidt, Carolin E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2016
Real-life applications of financial concepts are a valuable method to get students engaged in financial topics. While especially non-finance majors often struggle to understand the importance of financial topics for their personal lives, applying these theories to real-life examples can significantly improve their learning experience and increase…
Descriptors: Preretirement Education, Money Management, Concept Teaching, Retirement Benefits
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Tuner, James A. – American Journal of Business Education, 2016
Many introductory finance texts present information on the capital budgeting process, including estimation of project cash flows. Typically, estimation of project cash flows begins with a calculation of net income. Getting from net income to cash flows requires accounting for non-cash items such as depreciation. Also important is the effect of…
Descriptors: Business Education, Money Management, Budgeting, Budgets
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Arling, Priscilla A.; Kirby, Jill; Saajasto, Kegan – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
For college graduates entering the workforce, contributing to an employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plan can be an important way of saving for the future. However, contribution rates for young people in these plans are far below recommended percentages, leading to concerns about future financial stability for these individuals. Prior work has…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Preretirement Education, Financial Services
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Petro, Fred; Gean, Farrell – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
Of the three financial statements in financial reporting, the Statement of Cash Flows (SCF) is perhaps the most challenging. The most difficult aspect of the SCF is in developing an understanding of how previous transactions are finalized in this document. The purpose of this paper is to logically explain the indirect approach of cash flow whereby…
Descriptors: Accounting, Reports, Money Management
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Joyner, Donald T.; Banatte, Jean-Marie; Dondeti, V. Reddy – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
The indirect method for preparing the statement of cash flows, as described in many standard textbooks, involves an item-by-item approach, telling you to add to or subtract from the net income, the increases or decreases in the balance sheet items, such as accounts payable or accounts receivable. Many business students, especially at the…
Descriptors: Algebra, Business Administration Education, Accounting, Money Management
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Yates, Dan; Ward, Chris – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
This study represents an extension of longitudinal studies regarding personal financial literacy. Graduating college students must have a financial plan in place as they enter the workforce along with a "game plan" on how to attack their college debt. A college personal finance course can help each student develop their personalized…
Descriptors: Money Management, Knowledge Level, Consumer Education, Longitudinal Studies
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Seiver, Daniel Alan; Haddad, Kamal; Do, Andrew – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
Many academic disciplines have examined the role that variation in Jungian personality types plays in the academic performance of college students. Different personality types tend to have different learning styles, which in turn influence student performance in a variety of college courses. To measure the impact of learning styles on student…
Descriptors: College Students, Cognitive Style, Personality Traits, Introductory Courses
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Chung, Yunhyung; Park, Youngkyun – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
This study investigates the joint effects of financial education and educational networks on students' financial literacy. With a sample (N = 105) of senior students in a business college, the study finds that not only financial education, but also strong networks with professors, are positively related to the financial literacy of business…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Student Surveys, Money Management, Knowledge Level
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Mong, Donald – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
Experienced managers know that cash affects virtually every aspect of a company's strategy and operations. Business students and new managers, however, sometimes lose sight of the importance of cash amidst the details of accrual-based accounting courses, formula-based finance courses, and production-based management courses. We therefore use…
Descriptors: Accounting, Money Management, Administrators, Investment
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