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A letter that Ralph W. Ketner received from a recent Catawba graduate made him realize that young adults need lessons in personal finance.
Now, the 90-year-old Food Lion founder is co-teaching a one-hour class in personal finance at Catawba during the spring 2011 semester with Professor Al Carter, a classroom veteran of 42 years, to try to share those lessons.
Documents such as insurance statements, lease agreements and 401K statements are being used in the course as a way to help students be able to operate knowledgably in today's society and to make good, real-life decisions.
The class also taps resources in the community such as local bank representatives, real estate agents and insurance agents. Other topics for the class include how to balance a bank statement, knowing how to determine the true cost of late payments on credit cards, how to calculate the cost of points on car insurance, the benefits of term versus whole life insurance, and how to prepare a budget. Read more »