Professor Michael Finke

Professor Michael  Finke
  • Texas Tech University
  • The Ohio State University
Money Management requires knowledge...but it also requires an understanding of how we as fallible humans make mistakes.

Professor Michael Finke is a Professor of Personal Financial Planning and Director of the Retirement Planning and Living Consortium at Texas Tech University, where he leads the doctoral program—considered the premier academic program in financial planning. He has doctoral degrees in Consumer Science from The Ohio State University and in Finance from the University of Missouri.

A longtime advocate for ethical financial advice, Professor Finke is the former president of the American Council on Consumer Interests and serves as an expert on regulatory and legal issues related to financial planning. He is the author of numerous award-winning research articles in the fields of retirement income, investment advice, and investor decision-making. He has also received numerous awards as an instructor of a wide range of financial planning courses, from basic undergraduate personal finance to doctoral-level research methods.

He frequently speaks at industry and academic conferences on advanced financial planning topics. As an expert on personal finance issues, Professor Finke has appeared in the national press, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA TODAY, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and SmartMoney. He is also a frequent guest on national radio shows, such as NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook.

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  1. Money Management Skills

    Money Management Skills

    Michael Finke
    4.5 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (47)
    Starting at $169.95 Starting at $169.95 $199.95 $169.95$199.95
    Money management can be intimidating. Fortunately, most of us only need to learn a few basic principles to make good financial decisions. Get a comprehensive overview of what everyday people need to know. Whether you’re just getting started in life or contemplating retirement, this course offers an excellent primer with all the information you need to build a financial plan to achieve your goals.
  2. (Set) Money Management Skills & Financial Literacy Set

    (Set) Money Management Skills & Financial Literacy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Gain true financial literacy with this set. First, work with a financial professional to understand exactly how to budget, spend, and invest for maximum happiness throughout your life. Then, learn to find your way around the financial markets and make the best decisions for you and your family.
  3. (Set) Money Management Skills & Thinking like an Economist Set

    (Set) Money Management Skills & Thinking like an Economist

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
    Overcome your brain's natural biases with this set. First, work with a financial professional to understand exactly how to budget, spend, and invest for maximum happiness throughout your life. Then, gain the critical thinking skills necessary to make the wisest financial choices, even in hard times.
  4. (Set) Money Management Skills & Understanding Investments Set

    (Set) Money Management Skills & Understanding Investments

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Get your financial house in order with this set. First, work with a financial professional to understand exactly how to budget, spend, and invest for maximum happiness throughout your life. Then, delve deeper into the world of investing to see the opportunities that await there.
  5. (Set) Money Management Skills & How the Stock Market Works Set

    (Set) Money Management Skills & How the Stock Market Works

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $369.90 Starting at $369.90 $419.90 $369.90$419.90
    Learn how to make your money work for you with this set. First, work with a financial professional to understand exactly how to budget, spend, and invest for maximum happiness throughout your life. Then, take an in-depth tour of the stock market and learn how to make investing in stocks work for you.
  6. (Set) The Art of Investing & Money Management Skills Set

    (Set) The Art of Investing & Money Management Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Money management can be intimidating but this two-set course can help you navigate the risky waters. First, discover the key traits that the world’s most outstanding traders have employed to build huge fortunes in The Art of Investing: Lessons from History’s Greatest Traders. Then, learn how to make sound financial decisions without obsessing over the daily changes in the market with Money Management Skills.
  7. (Set) Money Management Skills & Money and Banking Set

    (Set) Money Management Skills & Money and Banking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
    Gain a full understanding of personal finance with this set. First, work with a financial professional to understand exactly how to budget, spend, and invest for maximum happiness throughout your life. Then, peer into the sometimes mysterious world of banking and learn exactly what happens to the money you put in the bank.