Personal Finance

Are you considering Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as an investment strategy? Is your individual retirement account (IRA) or 401K set up to earn the maximum return possible? Are you nearing retirement and want to learn how to make money when you don't have a job? Or do you need to learn how to manage debt and use credit wisely?

Wake Tech offers a variety of personal finance classes to help you build a foundation for better financial decision-making. Search our catalog below, or contact us to inquire about courses that may not be currently listed. 

Search by course name, course number, class section number, or keyword

Can't find what you are looking for? Contact us | View Full Non-degree Catalog | View Available Non-degree Classes

Introduction to Bitcoin and CryptocurrencyCSP-4000HM2
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are becoming more popular as an alternative for investments and daily use. Learn the fundamental concepts of cryptocurrency. Discover how it works from addresses and transactions, to mining and the blockchain, to wallets and exchanges. Best...
Making Your IRA or 401K Work for You: Proven Strategies to Lower Taxes, Fees & RiskCSP-4000HN2
Is your individual retirement account (IRA) set up to earn the maximum return possible? Review the top 5 blunders people make with their IRAs and how you can avoid them. Discover how required minimum distributions have changed for your benefit, and how you may be able to inc...
Maximizing Social SecurityCSP-4000JP2
There are thousands of options for claiming your Social Security, and retirees and pre-retirees are understandably apprehensive about making a costly mistake and filing for benefits at the wrong time. Whether you’re single, married, divorced, or widowed, this course will giv...
Pathways to Careers in FinanceHRD-3004BI2
If you like math and money, this course will help you explore merging the two into an exciting career in the fast-growing world of finance. You will learn about work in accounting, banking, lending, and insurance. The class covers how to research positions, qualifications,...
Principles of Retirement PlanningCSP-4000JR2
Learn the principles of conservative retirement planning. This course highlights the ABC Planning Model and covers income planning, retirement budgeting, financial decision making, changes in planning paradigms, the history of markets, the impact of bear markets, and more. I...
Retirement Planning TodayCSP-4000JI2
You’ve worked hard to provide for your family and save for your future - now, your money should work for you! This course will show you how to keep more of what you've earned, whether you're approaching retirement or just beginning to think about it. You'll learn how to set...
Smart Money ManagementHRD-3008O2
Developing money management skills, especially when facing unemployment or reduced wages, can be a daunting challenge. Our Smart Money Management course will provide financial management skills for adults in these situations, along with tips for living on less. Participants...
Smarter Money Management: Keys to Making Good Financial DecisionsHRD-3008R2
Financial planning is essential for adults seeking to move toward a living wage. Learn how to start a budget, re-build credit scores, manage debt, manage expenses, eliminate unnecessary spending, and develop a wage improvement plan. Discover a framework for making sound econ...
Stock and Options Trading for BeginnersSEF-3001MH2
In the information age, investing and trading in stocks and options is a part of life - as routine as using computers for daily transactions. This interactive course provides an overview of financial markets to help consumers understand business news on TV or online, and all...
Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh My!BAF-3272BE
Looking for a good solid class in the basics of stocks, bonds, finance, and investing? Haven't the slightest clue how to prepare for retirement, pay for college, or even manage your personal finances? And do you wish you could do it all without having to pay a broker or a fi...