The purpose of the Final Paper is to
demonstrate what you have learned in this course. You will display your
understanding in the field of personal financial management through the
development of a contingency plan for the future that includes retirement and
Focus of the Final Paper
Use various sources (including Prudential Retirement Planning) and course-related concepts to examine your current
financial condition and life goals. Apply this knowledge to develop suitable
retirement and estate plans. Your contingency plan should incorporate
sufficient detail to demonstrate both course knowledge and financial
sophistication. Prepare a four- to six-page paper (excluding the title and
reference pages) in APA format describing your plan.
Writing the Final PaperThe Final Paper:
Must be four to six double-spaced
pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages), and formatted
according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the
a. Title of paper
b. Student’s name
c. Course name and number
d. Instructor’s name
e. Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory
paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper
with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that
reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least four scholarly
resources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford Online Library, in
addition to the textbook.
Must document all sources in APA
style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference
page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for
the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.