Personal Finance for Engineers (CS 007) is a new course being offered during the 2017-8 academic year at Stanford University. Led by MBA (and Stanford graduate) Adam Nash, the class explores real-life situations using the latest info from behavioral finance and practical statistics. (Here are Nash's thoughts about the first class, including a survey of his students.)
Nash is making his lecture notes available via Slideshare. Here are links to the sessions that have been completed:
- Week one: Introduction and overview
- Week two: Predictably irrational
- Week three: Getting paid
- Week four: Spend less than you make
- Week five: Your financial profile
- Week six: All about debt
- Week seven: Good investing is boring
- Week eight: Financial planning and goals
Here, for instance, are the slides from the seventh lecture, “Good investing is boring”.
Future sessions of the class will cover topics such as real estate and taxes.