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Course Information
Family Resource Management

Course Description
This course offers a survey of current personal finance and family resource management literature to provide an overview of current consumer finance research from multiple perspectives.

Maurice MacDonald
Office: 785-532-1594
FAx: 785-532-5505

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Resource Management for Individuals and Families
Elizabeth B. Goldsmith
Edition: 5th
ISBN: 9780132955140

168 Hours: You Have More Time than You Think
Laura Vanderkam
Edition: 2011
ISBN: 978-1591844105
Publisher: Portfolio

Stuffocation: Why We've Had Enough of Stuff and Need Experience More Than Ever
James Wallman
ISBN: 1591843313
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
Kathryn J. Edin & H. Luke Shaefer
ISBN: 9780544303188
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Course Access
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at K-State, the K-State campus coordinator, Rachel Ohmes, will email an instructional course access packet to students for courses taught by K-State. Using the instructional packet, students create their K-State eID and complete the K-State Course Access Form at least 5 days before the first day of class. Students meeting all deadlines for eID creation and submission will have access to K-State Online by the first day of class.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.


The "Resource Management for Individuals and Families" textbook is required. Students can choose two out of three of the other textbooks.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

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