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Take Charge of Your Personal Finances

Thursday, November 24, 2022 13:00to14:00

This session will provide:

  • An overview of McGill Personal Finance Essentials (MPFE), a free, online course offered in collaboration with RBC Future Launch and The Globe and Mail. MPFE is available in English and French and is taught by professors in the Desautels Faculty of Management. The course covers budgeting, borrowing, real estate and beyond and was developed to help Canadians improve their financial literacy.
  • An introduction to Investing: what are the main choices, from stocks to bonds, mutual funds and GICs, and most importantly, what are the common mistakes that need to be avoided?
  • Q&A

About the speaker:

Dr. Croitoru joined McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management in 2000, where he teaches introductory finance, investments and asset pricing at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral level.

Dr. Croitoru's research has been concerned primarily with improving the understanding of asset prices in the presence of the type of imperfections that occur in real-life (such as taxation, differences in beliefs, or portfolio constraints such as restrictions on short sales). He has presented his research at the American Finance Association and the Western Finance Association meetings, as well as other conferences and universities in Europe and North America. His research has been published in leading journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science and the Review of Financial Studies.

Dr. Croitoru currently serves as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs. He is also the Academic Director of the McGill Personal Finance Essentials free online course, which has attracted over 200,000 participants since it was launched in November 2019.

To register

  1. Access Minerva
  2. In the Employee Menu, click on Training Menu, select Health and Well-Being, and select this course to register
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