Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

Plus 50 Expo

Due to the potential for inclement weather, and the uncertainty of road conditions on Tuesday, March 13, the Wake Tech Plus 50 Expo will be postponed until Thursday, March 15 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but hope to see you on Thursday at Wake Tech's Northern Wake Campus!

Free event!
Thursday, March 15, 2018
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wake Tech Northern Wake Campus
Building K

Sample Wake Tech's Lifelong Learning classes and services, and attend presentations from community partners. The event features vendor booths, refreshments, workshops, and opportunities to speak with Wake Tech staff about your "next move!"

Learn more and register now!

Interested in having a booth at the Plus 50 Expo?
Or have your business featured at the event?

Become a Plus 50 Sponsor


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

Behavioral Finance
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
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
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
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