Title

Master Your Money

Date

6-1-2017 8:30 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 10:30 AM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Computer Science

Session Chair

Scot Morse

Session Chair

Ted Beers

Session Title

Computer Science & Information Systems Capstone Individual Projects

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Scot Morse

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

For students who lack basic financial skills, the Master Your Money desktop application is a learning tool that will help students build the fundamental skills needed for managing their finances post graduation. The system will have separate modules with different purposes. Initially it will have an expense tracking module that will help users visualize where exactly their money is going and how to decide what to cut back on and a loan calculator that will identify the best order in which to pay off multiple loans and offer a look into the future of how much their loans will actually cost depending on the path they decide to pay them off in. Unlike every other finance suite that focuses on powerful reports and requires fundamental finance skills to use, the goal of this product is to educate the basic fundamental skills of budgeting and provide easy visualizations and breakdowns to help the user make their own decisions. While this program will focus on easy to read breakdowns and helpful visualizations with decision trees it will not lack “power user” features such as complex reports, budget planning, and future predictions of expenditures and savings.

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Jun 1st, 8:30 AM Jun 1st, 10:30 AM

Master Your Money

WUC Pacific Room

For students who lack basic financial skills, the Master Your Money desktop application is a learning tool that will help students build the fundamental skills needed for managing their finances post graduation. The system will have separate modules with different purposes. Initially it will have an expense tracking module that will help users visualize where exactly their money is going and how to decide what to cut back on and a loan calculator that will identify the best order in which to pay off multiple loans and offer a look into the future of how much their loans will actually cost depending on the path they decide to pay them off in. Unlike every other finance suite that focuses on powerful reports and requires fundamental finance skills to use, the goal of this product is to educate the basic fundamental skills of budgeting and provide easy visualizations and breakdowns to help the user make their own decisions. While this program will focus on easy to read breakdowns and helpful visualizations with decision trees it will not lack “power user” features such as complex reports, budget planning, and future predictions of expenditures and savings.