Every choice you make about education, career, where to live, housing, and family, and investments entails economic benefits and costs. The decisions you make will affect your lifetime standard of living. The emphasis of the course is the development and application of the life-cycle model as the framework for evaluating all of your personal finance decisions and getting the best economic deal in life.

EC171 is an introduction to applied economics, which applies the personal economic decisions to personal economic decisions including spending, saving, and borrowing; matriculation and choosing careers, jobs, and where to live; marrying, having children, and divorcing; retiring, retirement accounts, taking Social Security; and investing in stocks and bonds.

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Created by: Aaron Stevens, azs@bu.edu
Last update: 30 August 2013