Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults 50 and over that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement, or explore personal interests. 

At our Plus 50 events, you can sample courses and attend presentations from community experts on a wide variety of topics - small business counseling, long-term healthcare, retirement, beer brewing, flying commercial drones, and much more! Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming Plus 50 events. 


Check out these programs and resources:

Become an Entrepreneur

You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor (live and in person!) in a free, confidential session, any time questions arise.

Launch Your Business

Retired to Re-hired!

Going back into the workforce can be daunting: You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace - or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Workforce Continuing Education division can help -- and the Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. This unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Career Transitions Forum


Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Behavioral Finance
Name
SEF-3001AB2
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Seniors and people interested learning about the foundation for better financial decisions
Description
This course introduces students to behavioral finance and provides a foundation for better financial decision-making. The first step to successfully investing money is to not lose it! The course will cover the theory and practice of behavioral finance, including common heuristics – biases that impact human behavior – and the application of research in this field. Case studies will help students understand the concepts.
Course Objectives
  1. learn about behavioral finance history, evolution, and key concepts
  2. learn about the systems involved in the psychology of Money
  3. learn about confidence, confirmation, and similar concepts of Investor Heuristics
  4. explore choice architecture, opting in versus out and a history of pricing.
  5. learn to examine common mistakes and creatively overcome the situation
Outline of Instruction
  1. What is Behavioral Finance?
  2. The Psychology of Money
  3. Investor Heuristics
  4. Choice Architecture
  5. Creating ways to overcome ourselves
Contact Hours
6
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
None
Text and Supplies Needed
None
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
None
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
None
Intended Audience
Seniors and people interested learning about the foundation for better financial decisions
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Passport to Retirement - CSP-4000ED2
  • Investment Strategies for Reaching Financial Goals - CSP-4000FB3
Course Contact Information
Michael Langer
919-532-5526